Steve's Old GL500 Project Silverwing to Black Phantom
Posted 15 November 2011 - 09:00 AM
The engine was a engineering marvel in it's day.
Here is is shortly after I bought it and replaced the stock mufflers with some fishtail pipes -
Posted 15 November 2011 - 09:10 AM
Decided to rotate the fishtails
And tried some cafe bars for a short period of time
Ended up with some realistic handles and rode rode rode
Posted 15 November 2011 - 01:19 PM
1979 Honda CX500 Supertanker 72,000 miles and growing.
1983 Honda Gl650I Falcon-killer 63,000 miles
Pictures of my bikes Past and Present.
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Posted 15 November 2011 - 07:58 PM
Posted 16 November 2011 - 09:02 AM
Oh man, tough question - I think I bought it in 2006 or 2007. Sold my 919, wanted something "different" and that bike came along. Sold it probably 2010.
Put a lot of miles on it, they are great machines. And you know, they run a heck of a lot better than they get credit for, when properly tuned.
Thanks Wayne, and everyone!
Posted 16 November 2011 - 02:45 PM
pods, pipes, jets
Friends Don't Let Friends Put harley Parts On Their Hondas :D
Posted 18 November 2011 - 08:05 AM
Bedliner paint, it rocks. Just stand back a good foot ot two to get the desired "splatter" effect. Very forgiving, you do not have to get the surface completely smooth, no regrets for what it was, none. Cleaned up easy too, and no waxing!
That cheap gas picture was from a closed down station in Brunswick, MO - been closed a while!
Posted 28 November 2011 - 12:30 AM
lol. nice bike though seriously
Because novices built the ark
Professionals built the Titanic
1981 GL500 Bobber "Haulin' ass and leakin' gas!"
4/24/13= more custom then gl at this point
Posted 17 August 2012 - 11:15 AM
1983 GL650 "Dark Wing"
Kansas City, MO
Mechanic to my son the Hare Scrambler, Endurocross
Posted 17 August 2012 - 11:27 PM
Kawasaki 750 Turbo(3)
Screaming Eagle Road King
& a dozen battery chargers
Posted 18 August 2012 - 07:43 AM
I did my 1974 VW Thing (a Type 181) in a hot process bedliner. It took 31 gallons of material and they worked on it all day long (I was there the whole time). Twelve years later, it still looks great. I still haven't ruled out doing bedliner on my GL500i trike project since my Thing has looked so good for so long. As you may know, I've already done a wrinkle finish on my engine/frame on it.
Here's a link to my VW Thing pictorial for those who'd like to see it up close:
I did the engine compartment with a DIY cold process material called Durabak. It has held up every bit as good as the $5/sf commercial stuff. Just lay the stuff down with an undercoat gun or (are you ready for this!) -- a roller. Comes in 16 colors plus black. Good stuff.
The Ghost of The Trinity Trike (Past)