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#1 Unread post by GLsouris » Wed Jul 01, 2009 6:40 pm

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.
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#2 Unread post by Gummiente » Wed Jul 01, 2009 7:19 pm

Welcome to TMW, Larry!
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#3 Unread post by jaskc78 » Wed Jul 01, 2009 8:55 pm

howdy.
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#4 Unread post by blues2cruise » Thu Jul 02, 2009 12:18 am

Welcome to TMW from British Columbia.

You 82 Honda looks like is new. What is the mileage?
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#5 Unread post by wrecks » Thu Jul 02, 2009 12:49 am

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#6 Unread post by GLsouris » Thu Jul 02, 2009 6:32 am

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.
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#7 Unread post by GLsouris » Sat Jul 04, 2009 7:24 pm

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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#8 Unread post by High_Side » Sun Jul 05, 2009 9:01 am

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....).

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#9 Unread post by airbrush guy » Sun Jul 05, 2009 9:27 am

nice classic goldwing ..welcome

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#10 Unread post by dean owens » Mon Jul 06, 2009 8:52 am

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.
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#11 Unread post by Johnj » Mon Jul 06, 2009 12:50 pm

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.
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#12 Unread post by High_Side » Tue Jul 07, 2009 8:29 pm

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.

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#13 Unread post by GLsouris » Sun Jul 12, 2009 9:13 am

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.
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#14 Unread post by kawgurl » Tue Jul 21, 2009 4:47 pm

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.
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#15 Unread post by Amdonim » Tue Jul 21, 2009 8:35 pm

I don't know anything about GWs that old, but is that a longitudinally mounted v-twin?

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#16 Unread post by GLsouris » Tue Jul 21, 2009 9:35 pm

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.
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#17 Unread post by jstark47 » Tue Jul 21, 2009 9:40 pm

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.
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#18 Unread post by kawgurl » Thu Jul 30, 2009 2:22 pm

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
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