My 83' GL650 SilverWing, aka the "babywing"


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My 83' GL650 SilverWing, aka the "babywing"

Post by flogger » Tue Nov 24, 2015 9:20 pm



I picked this up this past summer, I had one 30+ years ago and was thrilled to find a mint one available now...
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Re: My 83' GL650 SilverWing, aka the "babywing"

Post by Aussie81Interstate » Wed Nov 25, 2015 2:56 am

That is a lovely example.

Those were never imported to Australia - my friend has one - and it is a great cruising bike.

Enjoy :)

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Re: My 83' GL650 SilverWing, aka the "babywing"

Post by flogger » Wed Nov 25, 2015 10:07 am

Ever noticed how your memory is linked with certain smells, sounds, etc? The sounds of this bike's starting or idling motor just trigger many memories for me... Those are very unique sounds and for me- they are associated with many things, many years ago...
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Re: My 83' GL650 SilverWing, aka the "babywing"

Post by jamie f » Sat Dec 19, 2015 9:50 pm

I just picked up this beauty for my wife.82 Silverwing Interstate.24 k miles on it.
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Re: My 83' GL650 SilverWing, aka the "babywing"

Post by flogger » Sat Dec 19, 2015 10:14 pm

That's a very nice looking one. I see you're in Wisconsin, find her up there? Do you know about the CX500 forum?
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Re: My 83' GL650 SilverWing, aka the "babywing"

Post by jamie f » Sat Dec 19, 2015 11:02 pm

Yes,found it in Wisconsin.Actually traded off a Yamaha Venture Royale for it.Was too big and heavy for my wife to ride.Now we have a 86 Aspy 1200 and 82 Silverwing Interstate. I'll check out that cx 500 forum,thanks for the heads up on that.

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Re: My 83' GL650 SilverWing, aka the "babywing"

Post by flogger » Sun Dec 20, 2015 12:01 am

Definitely, they are to the transverse twin, to all the CX/GL 500/600s- they are to those engines n bikes like what this site is to the Goldwing... Good group and a lot of expertise... Learn about the Quad or Triple Bypass, regular care, and more... I use the same user name there if you join... The Silverwing and the Customs have earned their place in history... Tell me more about your new find!
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Re: My 83' GL650 SilverWing, aka the "babywing"

Post by Aussie81Interstate » Sun Dec 20, 2015 12:34 am

Excellent site for the CX -as advised.

I have a Turbo I am restoring - (it's in my shed anyway) - but haven't had a lot of time recently to get much done on it. But I really want to ride this thing in the next year or two - fingers crossed. It will go on historic plates - and used for some minimal touring duties for local events (not trailered there but ridden).

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Re: My 83' GL650 SilverWing, aka the "babywing"

Post by flogger » Sun Dec 20, 2015 2:04 am

Nice pic, got your work cut out for you... You know where to get help!
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Re: My 83' GL650 SilverWing, aka the "babywing"

Post by Aussie81Interstate » Sun Dec 20, 2015 3:42 am

Also a member of an Australian CX association - and have had a previous CX500 Custom for several years as well.

Nice machines and nice people.. :)

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Re: My 83' GL650 SilverWing, aka the "babywing"

Post by roadwanderer2 » Sun Dec 20, 2015 8:42 am

here is a photo of my old 81 silverwing. it was my first "wing" which i traded up for my 83 GL1100 goldwing, 2nd photo, which i still have, and now i have an 86 GL1200 SEi goldwing, 3rd photo.

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Post by flogger » Sun Dec 20, 2015 5:38 pm

Nice bike all... Jamie, found you on the other forum, using the same name and pin!
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Re: My 83' GL650 SilverWing, aka the "babywing"

Post by Wingsconsin » Mon Jan 25, 2016 5:09 pm

The CX 500 forum is a great bunch of people...and there are a few 'experts' in Wisconsin who may be willing to help if you have any issues..Get to know them on the other forum..I have had 3 of them through my doors in the past few years..

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Re: My 83' GL650 SilverWing, aka the "babywing"

Post by North Ender » Wed May 11, 2016 10:17 pm

Looking for a stater or starter parts for my 83 GLg50 interstate in Canada. Now one here will touch it.

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Re: My 83' GL650 SilverWing, aka the "babywing"

Post by flogger » Thu May 12, 2016 3:41 am

North Ender wrote:Looking for a stater or starter parts for my 83 GLg50 interstate in Canada. Now one here will touch it.
Join the cx500 forum, use the same log in... I am there, we will get you taken care of...


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