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2001-11-07 1982 Honda GL500I Silverwing Touring Bikes View Listings

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As a new rider this is a great beginner bike. Smooth ride, enough power for the interstate, plenty of storage for trips. My husband rides his Silverwing when we ride together (he also has a Goldwing). I have put 2000 miles on mine since last of August. Took the MSF course, they suggest getting used 500-600 cc bike to start out on. I don't know if I will give this one up. Even if I get something a litter bigger (800 cc) later, I'll probably keep this one. Everywhere we go people think it's a bigger displacement and are surprised when we tell them it's 500 cc. We take overnight trips on them and I drive mine around town. We've had no problems with them even though one non-Honda dealer tried to discourage our purchase of them stating they tend to run hot(?)
- Nancy, Tennessee

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2000-09-22 1982 Honda GL500I Silverwing Touring Bikes View Listings

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This is the best motorcycle I have ever owned. I paid $1100 for a 1982 model in 1985 and put 52,000mi. on it and the only maintenance that I did was changing the oil (20w50 Castor)and put on tires. I did not even change the spark plugs! I rode the bike from Sacramento, California to Dallas, Texas the long way. I went through the Sierras, and all points in between, 1976mi., 47hrs.10mins. And I had a steady 68 to 78mph., 41.1mpg avg.. 47mpg high and 36mpg were low. this was not the fastest or the sexiest bike I have ever owned, but it was the most reliable and the most economical..
- SCOTT LITTLEFIELD, Joplin, Missouri

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2000-06-07 1982 Honda GL500I Silverwing Touring Bikes View Listings

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In 1982 the Silverwing Interstate was probably the best midsize touring bike available for the money. Though not a powerhouse the bike was (and is) very smooth and comfortable. The bike was still capable of 14-second quarter-mile times however. Comfort was not a problem on these bikes, nor was available storage space. Reliability was and is quite excellent as well. The only maintenance item of any concern is the mechanical seal at the water pump located between the engine and trans case. This item is pricey to repair and should not be attempted at home. The seal failure usually occurs around 25 to 35K. The engine should last 85 to 100K with normal maintenance, before needing anything major. Values from $700 to $2500 U.S. have been placed on this bike. A couple from England toured all of South America on a lesser model of this machine (CX500) two up! successfully! 1982 is nearing 20 years ago; with this in mind the bike could be considered excellent indeed.
- Keith Schneider, Villa Park, Illinois, U.S.A.

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