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Honda GL500 – Black beauty

Maybe in a shade of XV 920 splendor we’ve completed not that shout-out-loud bike. It’s Honda GL500 from 82′ and it looks like it’s becoming our specialty to build this glorious machines. It supposed to be black, and it is black. Mean. Beautiful. Something about the build: GSXR 750 front forks R1 rear shock Metzeler’s […]

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Ugly#05 Honda GL500 82′ – done.

Good times. This bike was a true challenge to build. I struggle to find the right balance and lines on the rear end of GL500 frame. It’s much easier with CX500 where You got single tube between carburettors. Here on Silverwing You got this fat straight lines of frame and Pro Link swing arm. I […]

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Before and After

Honda GL500 Silver Wing is a lovely, fat bike. Check it out how it can be changed. It took previous owner a bit to change the lines. But when Ugly Motors took the bike the lines start to draw by themselves…   /fot. @mokrzyckibartosz  

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The Seat.

Long time waited. GL500 seat.  Ash wood with solid rings structure buffed by red wood paint and covered with few solid varnish coats. Brown leather with vintage stripes sowed by our friend. Still waiting for mounting the light where the old will meet the future. Glorious detail about to complete bike overall effect.

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Ugly Honda GL 500 being built.

We started this build in January. You may follow other posts from the build, but now check some more details. We tried to merge, what is hard to combine. Classic and sporty. This build took more time during the design process than others. It wasn’t easy to make it look and feel connected. Relax and […]

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First look at the Honda.

Today we gathered bought and made parts and put them together. Take a look at the idea behind this GL500.

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Time to build.

Quietly, in my workshop, I made few steps forward with Honda GL500. I welded rear subframe, reworked rear damper and adopt Yamaha R1 spring. Frame and stuff got sand blasted and repainted. I worked on seat, engine, wheels and handlebar instruments. Next step is to match this work into one glorious machine. I still wait […]

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Strip baby, strip!

Main lines on this classy GL were drawn. It’s time to strip, weld, sand and repaint. So…    

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