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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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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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greenmotorcycler wrote:
Where can I go to, to find out about the facts on the silverwing and about the CX 500
Hey greenmotorcycler:waving:Try Google, there is a bunch of links about the Honda Silverwing. Good Luck:)





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greenmotorcycler wrote:
What model makes the 550 in a 1981 honda
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!

type "Honda Silver Wing" into google's search engine (Box) or try "Delphi forums", Register and type in "Silver Wing" in their search box!
 

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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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Side and top carriage things? You mean the bags and the trunk? If you have seen a bike without those and the fairing, you are most likely looking at a CX and not a GL, Hey post some pictures so we can see what you have.
 

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they did have one glitch, the ignition pulser part of the alternator would go making for an engine removal and replacment of the alternator and/or pulser). If I remember the part cost me about $200 and I did the labor myself. otherwise they were nice running bikes. I sold my '81 cx500c with vetter fairing and krauser bags for about $800 two years ago, and it had about 45,000 miles on it
 
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Hey greenmotorcycler :leprechaun: Welcome to the best Goldwing Forum :clapper:eek:n the net. :clapper:

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thanks for everyones help i am starting to get there but i still havent a clue what model it is I have searched everywhere and still see nothing about a 550cc
 

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Greenmotorcycler,

Go to "google" and type in "Honda silver wing"

And go to "pg 2" and scroll down to (Honda GL500/650 SilverWing Internet contact Group) click on it and then click on to "Forums" !
 

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It looks like they made a 500 and 650 cc silver wing!
 

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82 was 500. 83 was 650. Aint no mo.
 

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What about "Larry" and "Curly' ?
 

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There were a pair of them sold in Belleview, WA a month or so ago on eBay; they were a 550 and a 650. One had the travel gear on it and the other had a more racy looking seat. Nice looking bikes, they both went for less than $600 each if I remember right.
 
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