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New Member from Manitoba

Posted: Wed Jul 01, 2009 6:40 pm
by GLsouris
Just joined and having a good look around. My wife and I are just getting back into riding after a 18 year absence. Our first bike is a 82 Silverwing

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The next one looks like it will be a 83 650 Silverwing Interstate. I will post a pic if I get it tomorrow.

Posted: Wed Jul 01, 2009 7:19 pm
by Gummiente
Welcome to TMW, Larry!

Posted: Wed Jul 01, 2009 8:55 pm
by jaskc78
howdy.

Posted: Thu Jul 02, 2009 12:18 am
by blues2cruise
Welcome to TMW from British Columbia.

You 82 Honda looks like is new. What is the mileage?

Posted: Thu Jul 02, 2009 12:49 am
by wrecks
:tricycle:

Posted: Thu Jul 02, 2009 6:32 am
by GLsouris
blues2cruise, Thanks the bike is in nice shape, but has a few paint chips, a cracked signal light etc, and has 18000 K's. A lady owned it and she only road a bit while the kids were small, now that they are older she went out and got a 750 Shadow.

Posted: Sat Jul 04, 2009 7:24 pm
by GLsouris
Just picked up the 1983 GL650 Silverwing. My wife is laying clain to it, but I think I prefer the 500 anyway.

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Posted: Sun Jul 05, 2009 9:01 am
by High_Side
Welcome to the site. That 650 is also in great condition. Once you run it side by side with the 500, you will be surprised at how much more powerful it really is. Too bad Honda never evolved the design because these were excellent bikes.

Congrats on your new bike (or maybe your wifes new bike....).

Posted: Sun Jul 05, 2009 9:27 am
by airbrush guy
nice classic goldwing ..welcome

Posted: Mon Jul 06, 2009 8:52 am
by dean owens
great bikes. i have a 650 i'm looking to sell soon. it was a hard choice. and i too wish that honda had taken that line further. they are great bikes.

if you haven't already, check out

http://choppercharles.com/cs/

there are a lot of great folks on that site who know a lot about these bikes.

Posted: Mon Jul 06, 2009 12:50 pm
by Johnj
High_Side wrote:Too bad Honda never evolved the design because these were excellent bikes.
Hmm let's see a, v motor, transmission under the crank, shaft drive with removable luggage. Kinda sounds like a ST to me.

Posted: Tue Jul 07, 2009 8:29 pm
by High_Side
Johnj wrote:
High_Side wrote:Too bad Honda never evolved the design because these were excellent bikes.
Hmm let's see a, v motor, transmission under the crank, shaft drive with removable luggage. Kinda sounds like a ST to me.
Yep, they're kinda close but completely different animals due to the extra 4 cylinders.

Posted: Sun Jul 12, 2009 9:13 am
by GLsouris
You are right High_Side, the 650 has a lot more snap than the 500. I do wish we would have found a 500 in as good shape though, because our insurance in Manitoba take a big jump after 500cc. My wife has opted for the 500, because it just feels better to her. The 650 has a throttle lock, and I must get one for the 500, they are great.

Posted: Tue Jul 21, 2009 4:47 pm
by kawgurl
Hello Larry from Souris - welcome from a former neighbour Manitoban (Oak Lake - now in Alberta). Great looking older bike! My husband rides a Valkyrie and loves his Honda.

Posted: Tue Jul 21, 2009 8:35 pm
by Amdonim
I don't know anything about GWs that old, but is that a longitudinally mounted v-twin?

Posted: Tue Jul 21, 2009 9:35 pm
by GLsouris
It is called a transvers twin, and it is a Silverwing, not a Goldwing. Oak Lake is not that far away, and as a matter of fact, I grew up in Kemnay, between Oak Lake and Brandon.

Posted: Tue Jul 21, 2009 9:40 pm
by jstark47
Amdonim wrote:I don't know anything about GWs that old, but is that a longitudinally mounted v-twin?
Not a GW, a Silverwing....(back before a Silverwing was a scooter.) Yes, that's a longitudinal V-twin... like a mini-Moto Guzzi.

Posted: Thu Jul 30, 2009 2:22 pm
by kawgurl
GLsouris wrote: Oak Lake is not that far away, and as a matter of fact, I grew up in Kemnay, between Oak Lake and Brandon.
Oh no kidding - Kemnay - I know it well...! Small world for sure. :D