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Hey all, I have been toying around with repainting my GL500 ever since the accident I had in October that added two unsightly dents on my tank. I like the original color, and was thinking of either finding something similar to it, or maybe going red or a dark blue. Well, I have since thought of yellow. Normally I don't like yellow, but I have seen some cruisers in yellow, and they look really nice. In fact, they would probably be safer too since they are so noticeable. Anyhow, I was trying to envision my GL in yellow, and I can't get a decent enough image of it in my head, so I was wondering if anyone here has done it? I know a member here has a cafe racer CX in yellow, but I want my GL to remain fairly stock, just maybe in yellow. Anyhow, any images/ideas/comments?



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With a yellow bike and matching helmet and wearing one of those blaze orange vests with the yellow X on it, you would probably have one of the safest rigs out there. Not cool in some peoples minds, but logical and practical.
 

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Phil's Old Yeller was a gl,,it's part mgb now though.
 

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To each his own, but I would not own a yellow vehicle of any kind, just not my cup of tea.
 

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Hey all, I have been toying around with repainting my GL500 ever since the accident I had in October that added two unsightly dents on my tank. I like the original color, and was thinking of either finding something similar to it, or maybe going red or a dark blue. Well, I have since thought of yellow. Normally I don't like yellow, but I have seen some cruisers in yellow, and they look really nice. In fact, they would probably be safer too since they are so noticeable. Anyhow, I was trying to envision my GL in yellow, and I can't get a decent enough image of it in my head, so I was wondering if anyone here has done it? I know a member here has a cafe racer CX in yellow, but I want my GL to remain fairly stock, just maybe in yellow. Anyhow, any images/ideas/comments?



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Dan
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To each his own, but I would not own a yellow vehicle of any kind, just not my cup of tea.


Must be a regional cultural difference Larry. In this part of the country, yellow vehicles are only driven by first year university girls, small cars Daddy bought for them. They are a safe colour though.
 

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Phil, that yellow GL does look really nice. I see it has pin striping on it similar to all factory GLs, pattern wise. Was that an original factory color? I really like that yellow, and it is definitely stirring me in that direction, though I am still not completely sure yet which color I will paint it. A dark metallic blue, or even the blue Larry (the carb king) painted his GL is nice. Oh well, I guess I'll make my ultimate decision in the Spring when I actually make the decision on what color to paint it.



Thanks for the input guys, even you gopher
I certainly wouldn't call myself a first year college girl who's daddy bought me a small yellow vehicle though, but as you have said, GLsouris, to each his (or her) own. I have seen some nice motorcycles in yellow though, and Phil proved that it will work nicely on a GL.



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Saw a yellow GL at Ephrata last summer. Will see if I have the picture at home, and if so will post it tonight.



Edit - could not locate the picture, not sure where it went.
 

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Personally, I like yellow and Phil's bike looks great. I think a yellow bike, besides being a safer vehicle, just sort of sets you off from the crowd. I ask you, if you saw about 50 bikers out on a ride and only 1 had a yellow bike, which one would you notice for sure? Of course, if you're up to something nefarious it's wise to look like everyone else.
 

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While not GLs they are CX500s with the early fairing and a Eagle Screens small windshield without a windlip.

The windlip is on the shield I'm showing without being attached to a bike.

The smoked screen with yellow bike I like. Bikes with chrome and yellow or silver and yellow look good I think.

The Eagle screen goes for $100 AU$ and about $40 shipping again Australian dollars. That is about $12x USD or with the windlip about $14x USD. Threw a red and white one in there for how it looks on a bike...



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While not GLs they are CX500s with the early fairing and a Eagle Screens small windshield without a windlip.

The windlip is on the shield I'm showing without being attached to a bike.

The smoked screen with yellow bike I like. Bikes with chrome and yellow or silver and yellow look good I think.

The Eagle screen goes for $100 AU$ and about $40 shipping again Australian dollars. That is about $12x USD or with the windlip about $14x USD. Threw a red and white one in there for how it looks on a bike...



David


What is the screen you have mounted on that 78? Eagle Screens doesn't show a screen for a 78, their fitment list starts at the 1980 model year.



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What is the screen you have mounted on that 78? Eagle Screens doesn't show a screen for a 78, their fitment list starts at the 1980 model year.



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This screen?
 

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What is the screen you have mounted on that 78? Eagle Screens doesn't show a screen for a 78, their fitment list starts at the 1980 model year.



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BrianB,



They list the '78-84 CX500 in the drawing with the stock cowling/fairing as being compatible with their H-58 windscreen. The European bikes that had the aftermarket screens fitted to the early CX-500s or CX-500 Deluxes had that style.

The cowling that Phil shows is the stock fairing/cowling. Works with that and a couple holes on each side for hardware to attach to the cowl. They have a cutout in the left side of the fairing for the reset on the mileage for the speedo/odometer.



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