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Hello all is there anyone that can help me I just recently got a 1981 honda frommy dad and he told me it was a 550 Gold Wing but from what I remember it looks like a CX 500 or a Silver wing, and if it is a Gold Wing is there any Gold Wings with a 550 and is there any without the side and top carriage things. Thanks so much for anyones help
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Hello and welcome to the forum. The smallest engine on a Goldwing is (was) 999cc. They came in undressed versions up to 1984. You need to have a read of the Wings history, it will explain everything you want to know:

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there was a silver wing which came in I think both a 550 and 600 version. Never really sold well as it was pricey and the cx engines had a lot of vibration. It was sort of like paying almost as much for 1/2 the bike.

I had a cx500 which I added a fairing and bags, was a great around town bike but would kill you on a 500 mile day
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Where can I go to, to find out about the facts on the silverwing and about the CX 500
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Hey greenmotorcyclerTry Google, there is a bunch of links about the Honda Silverwing. Good Luck







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What model makes the 550 in a 1981 honda
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Honda's version of a Moto Guzzi, the Silverwing. I know where there is a nice one outside of Kansas City




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I am not sure what you are asking , but I seem to remember 1975-77 seeing a couple of 550 Silverwings,,,but I don't know what other years or models Honda had a 550cc engine...some of the other guys may know....







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I recall "The Silver Wing" had a 550cc and as in "Brojees" picture the "Cylinders" were on a wierd angle simlular to the "Moto Guzzi" and it was an "Excellent" bike, almost bullet proof as far as not having any problems!

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I believe the Silverwing only came in 500cc GL500and 650cc GL650, both turbocharged. It had the reputation of being underpowered and died a quiet death around 1984. Look for the CX 500 for more data on the actual engine, etc. It's an 80deg v twin mounted transverse. Twists the bike over with it's torque just like a Guzzi.

I like them, but I am the rare bird here who likes Moto Guzzis as well.I had to laugh at the vibration issue!! Goldwing riders are so spoiled on vibration, even a CB750 would "Shake us to death".


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