It was expertly maintained and in beautiful shape in metallic blue. Next was the blue metallic with white stripe Shelby open face helmet. I look like the Cheshire Cat - I cant believe how much I missed riding. Will Not Start I had read that others had pulled the engine to fix inner gears when come to find out it was just the starter that was bad. And don't forget the O-rings that go between the cover and the engine block near the top.
So I've made more progress on the bike. The single camshaft was set high in the block, requiring a Hy-Vo chain with manual tensioning adjustment—the need for which was very infrequent. Includes all standard equipment, required fluids and full tank of fuel—ready to ride Fuel Capacity 3. The bike was a mess when I picked it up, definitely years of neglect. Some people think that this might be the cause of a higher rate of starter motor and starter clutch failures in 650 engines. We have no relationship to the listed companies. The smaller commuter box was an option, but if you wanted to go traveling, you might as well go big.
Mine has the minor nuisance of the chain but I don't have carbs. They aren't hard to make from a piece of steel. When you see a hundred or a thousand Gold Wingers together, more than half of them are running solo, and this Silver Wing was a perfect ride for a solo guy or gal. Put on a slightly stepped saddle and a smaller tank and call it a Custom. Feature clear step by step instructions covering the dismantling, inspection, repair and refitting of the engine, clutch and gearbox, cooling system, fuel and lubrication systems, ignition and exhaust systems, frame and fork, wheels, brakes and tires and the electrical system. Very comfortable, plenty of fun with a good power to weight ratio.
One nice gadget was the knob for adjusting the headlight while on the bike. If I ever build another garage, it will be well insulated as well as heated and cooled from the get go! I bought an automotive oil pan drain plug with the correct thread. I know this would make the job a lot bigger but it could save you a lot of work later on. I also have the after market accessory to relocate the trunk behind the passenger seat. I thought I had allowed enough time for life to get in the way a bit.
Rider stays nicely protected from the elements behind the same fairing as was installed on the Goldwings of the same vintage. Good luck and have a wonderful day. Been garaged pretty much it's whole life. . The achilles heel on the 500s is the waterpump; they will eventually leak.
Thanks again for the really great story. The names Honda, Yamaha, Kawasaki, Suzuki and any other trade names or symbols belonging to each respective corporation are stated for reference purposes only. This bike turned a respectable 14 seconds in the quarter mile at the drag strip, about half a second slower than the 13. The 25-liter saddlebags could hold a change of clothes. If you do not already have a suitable torque wrench get one before you start on this. Anyone out there any help? If you are having problems with your coolant over pressurizing, a malfunctioning Thermostat could easily be the problem, especially if the old one has furred up like the bottom of an electric kettle! I rode all day yesterday I don't think I am going to be able to wipe this grin off of my face for months!!! Let me digest and get back to you with more questions.
Very good condition, never been down. As an encore Honda figured the company could get inexpensive publicity by boring 82. The main reason the engine got pulled was because the starter clutch was slipping to the point of squealing when you tried to start it. Good luck and have a wonderful day. Still has the factor tool kit underneath the seat. If it fails, bent valves. If a person searches that issue and finds this page they may think that they too will have to pull out the engine to fix the issue.
Includes two helmets, service records, original tool kit, Honda owners manual, and Clymer and Haynes service manuals. The modular aspect of the luggage was clever, but it meant making a choice—you could either take your loved one or carry close to 30 liters of gear in the big trunk. Thank you John Noble P. It had 63000 km when I bought it and it now has 66000. New pics in the google photos folder for those interested.
When I did mine I was advised by MurrayF not to undo the 3 special Torx head screws. Greetings A little help please. Perfect for touring and city use, 50 miles a Gallon. Carburetion was by a pair of big 35mm constant-velocity Keihins. I had to prove my skills when I bought it from the ex-owner who was a professional motorcycle rider.
Mounting the trunk meant taking off the pillion seat and leaving it in the garage, which should have appealed to wives whose husbands liked to go traveling alone. They are a one year only motorcycle, making them fairly rare. That set the world back on its butt, but the turbocharging craze—which cost all four Japanese companies millions of unrecouped dollars—was not what the touring rider was interested in. Good luck and have a wonderful day. Ignition was transistorized and pointless, so to speak.