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by GLsouris
Wed Aug 19, 2009 8:56 am
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: 1st bike
Replies: 10
Views: 2932

My wife and I run older bikes {82 and 83 Silverwings], so I know what I am talking about with older bikes. First the asking price is too much on those bikes, second if you don't do your own maintanance, walk away now. Our bikes are very good, but I have spent about 8 hours working on them this past ...
by GLsouris
Sun Aug 16, 2009 8:43 am
Forum: The Soap Box
Topic: What did you do today...
Replies: 5471
Views: 814374

I tore the rear suspension apart on my 83 650 Silverwing, cleaned and molyed all the bushings. My wife and I went for a 100 km ride and it is just great, rides like a new bike. She had a little trouble keeping up at one point when I started to pull 8500 rpm shifts, but I couldn't resist.
by GLsouris
Fri Aug 14, 2009 7:02 am
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: My baby broke today
Replies: 13
Views: 2212

Sorry to hear of your troubles. Myself I like shaft drive over chain any day. The filth and constant maint of chain drive turned me off years ago. One thing I have found though is that most dealers don't have a clue about what lube is suposed to be used on the final drive, and that has a huge impact...
by GLsouris
Sat Aug 08, 2009 11:29 am
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Best budget bike under 2k
Replies: 13
Views: 4953

Last fall I picked up a 500 Interceptor in great shape for $800. The bike didn't fit my old body too well so I sold it and got a 82 500 Silverwing with 18000 km for $1200. My wife layed clame to that one so I found a 83 650 Silverwing Interstate with 39000 KM for $1750. The older bikes need a bit mo...
by GLsouris
Fri Jul 31, 2009 3:03 pm
Forum: Product Reviews
Topic: Joe Rocket jacket
Replies: 3
Views: 7971

I got a Joe Rocket mesh jacket from "New Enough", and I like it. The price was great too at $49, and it fit as they said. They have some good deals on some times.
by GLsouris
Tue Jul 21, 2009 10:48 pm
Forum: Start Your Engines - Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hello and How's everyone
Replies: 6
Views: 2983

Welcome, my wife rides too. We are just getting back to riding after a 18 year lay off. She is riding a 1982 500 Silverwing now. We did a 200 km ride today with our daughter on her bike and Grandson on behind me. If you would like to chat with her drop me a pm and I will give you her email.
by GLsouris
Tue Jul 21, 2009 9:35 pm
Forum: Start Your Engines - Introduce Yourself
Topic: New Member from Manitoba
Replies: 17
Views: 7839

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.
by GLsouris
Sun Jul 12, 2009 9:13 am
Forum: Start Your Engines - Introduce Yourself
Topic: New Member from Manitoba
Replies: 17
Views: 7839

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 g...
by GLsouris
Sun Jul 05, 2009 9:52 am
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Honda lovers
Replies: 9
Views: 5707

I have a GL500 and a GL650. They are great bikes as far as I am concerned. I have less than $3000 in the 2 bikes and they run great. With insurance costs the way they are, a mid sized bike saves a lot of $'s too.
by GLsouris
Sat Jul 04, 2009 7:24 pm
Forum: Start Your Engines - Introduce Yourself
Topic: New Member from Manitoba
Replies: 17
Views: 7839

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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by GLsouris
Thu Jul 02, 2009 6:32 am
Forum: Start Your Engines - Introduce Yourself
Topic: New Member from Manitoba
Replies: 17
Views: 7839

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.
by GLsouris
Wed Jul 01, 2009 7:52 pm
Forum: Start Your Engines - Introduce Yourself
Topic: Register Your Rides Here - Tell us about your ride!
Replies: 777
Views: 377407

Gummiente, the Siverwing came in several degrees of dress, and the 650 I should be picking up tomorrow is the Interstate model with full dress. XLR8R, I don't like what the Silverwing has become. I wish they would produce more mid sized bikes like the old Silverwing. I had a 85 500 Interceptor for a...
by GLsouris
Wed Jul 01, 2009 6:40 pm
Forum: Start Your Engines - Introduce Yourself
Topic: New Member from Manitoba
Replies: 17
Views: 7839

New Member from Manitoba

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 http://images50.fotki.com/v1527/photos/1/121396/7101378/Silver-vi.jpg The next one looks like it will be a 83 650 Silverwing Interstate. I will post a...
by GLsouris
Wed Jul 01, 2009 6:35 pm
Forum: Start Your Engines - Introduce Yourself
Topic: Register Your Rides Here - Tell us about your ride!
Replies: 777
Views: 377407

Current bike is a 82 Honda 500 Silverwing, and am making a deal on a 83 650 Silverwing to add to it. My wife and I both ride
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Previose bikes
79 GS1000
83 XJ650
83 GS650
82 550 Vision
83 400 Seca
82 400 xs