Honda GL500

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Honda GL500
Manufacturer Honda
Production 81-82
Successor Honda GL650
Engine 500cc
Sparkplug NGK DR8ESL '82
NGK D8EA '81
Battery YUASA YB14L-A2 '81 , '82
Front Tire 3.50-19 '81 , '82
Rear Tire 130/90-16 '81 , '82
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The Honda GL500 is a motorcycle produced by Honda from 1981 to 1982.

1981[edit]

1981 Honda GL500



The Honda Silver Wing, designated GL500'81, was sold in 1981. Two colors were available: Candy Muse Red and Cosmo Black Metallic. It had gold pinstripes, pro-link suspension, and a single front disc brake. Three configurations of seat and trunk design were available: dual seat with no trunk, solo seat with a small trunk, solo seat with backrest and a large trunk. The engine was a 496cc OHV liquid-cooled V-twin with a 5-speed transmission and shaft drive. The serial number began JH2PC0200BM000022.

1981 Honda Motorcycle Full-Line Brochure

1982[edit]


The GL500'82 Silver Wing was sold in 1982 in one of three colors: Candy Muse Red, Sterling Silver Metallic, and Brown. It had gold pinstripes, pro-link suspension, and a single front disc brake. The gas valve was now vacuum-operated with a reseve position. The engine was a 496cc OHV liquid-cooled V-twin with a 5-speed transmission and shaft drive. The serial number began JH2PC020*CM100001



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