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Honda Motorcycles
Silver Wing GL500

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1981 Honda
Silver Wing GL500'81 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.
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Honda Cx/Gl500 & 650 V-Twins : 497Cc-673Cc. 1978 to 1986 Owners Workshop Manual, by Haynes
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Honda Cx & Gl500/650 Twins 1978-1983 Service Repair Maintenance, by Ed Scott
GL500I'81 The GL500I'81 Silver Wing Interstate was sold in 1981 and came in one of two colors: Candy Muse Red or Cosmo Black Metallic. The pinstripes were gold. The bike had a Pro-Link suspension and a dual front disc brake. The modular seat and trunk design had three configurations: A dual seat with no trunk; a solo seat with a small trunk, a solo seat with a backrest and a large trunk. The saddlebags were removable. The engine was a 496cc OHV liquid-cooled V-twin with a 5-speed transmission and shaft drive. The serial number began JH2PC021*BM000007.
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Honda Cx/Gl500 & 650 V-Twins : 497Cc-673Cc. 1978 to 1986 Owners Workshop Manual, by Haynes
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Honda Cx & Gl500/650 Twins 1978-1983 Service Repair Maintenance, by Ed Scott
GL500'82 GL500'82 GL500'82 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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Honda Cx/Gl500 & 650 V-Twins : 497Cc-673Cc. 1978 to 1986 Owners Workshop Manual, by Haynes
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Honda Cx & Gl500/650 Twins 1978-1983 Service Repair Maintenance, by Ed Scott
GL500I'82 The GL500I'82 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 JH2PC021*CM100001
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Honda Cx/Gl500 & 650 V-Twins : 497Cc-673Cc. 1978 to 1986 Owners Workshop Manual, by Haynes
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Honda Cx & Gl500/650 Twins 1978-1983 Service Repair Maintenance, by Ed Scott