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Last week I finally sold my 81 Silverwing to help fund the motor rebuild for my car, and I already miss it.
While it was difficult to compare it to the Weestrom I now own, the bike was solidly reliable and a decent starter for this un-newb. It was top-heavy, just plain heavy, and a little cramped (especially when I got used to the Wee then road the 'Wing, felt like my knees were up to my neck!) but it was my first bike.



Kick me now, but I'm in the market for a CX.
If that 650 I'd picked up some months back was still in decent shape I'd probably go that route but the motor's been cracked open in the elements for who knows how long and it doesn't look like the frame is straight either. Any other bike I might be willing to try a restore anyway (we did the Dude's CX500 with just a tiny bit more) but 650 parts are HTF so....




Anyway, I'm REALLY hoping I can come back here someday (soon) and proclaim my status once again of being a twisted-twin owner once again!! Until then, I just have to go over old memories and pictures and let nostalgia take me where it will.
 

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I'm sure you'll find something.I don't know why these bikes get under your skin,but they do.There's just something about the,"Bulldog" good looks<grin> of these,"Twisted Twins" that causes affection.



Once owned,never forgotten
 

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Bear and I ran into a guy today at a gas station who missed his gl500. He said he sold it because he bought a triumphs and then had to liquidate the gl and a harley to fund the new car. Obviously it was for more room in the garage and not funding as the money went to a 400 horsepower low profile no american convertible. He said this as he did a burn out on his way out of the gas station.



He will probably be back too.
 

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While I don't miss how top-heavy the bike was, the ease of working on it was great. Now with my Wee, doing the tappets means taking off an entire fairing and practically removing the engine (by comparison). The twisted twin made everything easy as it was all right there.
I think if I did another I'd try to find a CX Deluxe and make a cafe racer out of it, or similarly modify it to be my fun bike. But my old GL.... She never let me down, was a great bike to learn on (despite innumerable spills), easy to work on and will always hold a place in my heart.



Yeah. I'll likely be back.
 
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