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 hope You like the bike and photos. I’ve started to work with my friend photographer and the effects to me was stunning.

…ahead more challenges Suzuki GSX 1200 Inazuma and <hold it  >…..BMW K1200RS !

Photos by Bartosz Mokrzycki

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 scroll the photos.

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 for rear rubber, mufflers, fenders both front and rear and K&N RC-9410.

Take a look at first lines. I’ll update this gallery with some build progress.

Ugly#01 Suzuki GS 400 77′

Here. Where all started. Suzuki GS400 was bought somewhere near city of Jelenia Góra in January 2014r. It was a beautiful light-weight machine.

Principal was to catch the lightness of the frame and tank. To not overweight the bike with complex and big things like after market seat cowls so I’ve made one. I wanted to paint the bike with juicy colours. Inspired by Gulf Racing palette Aston Martin green plus Gulf Orange fitted perfectly the racing spirit of the bike.

Project features: seat (leather) sow by a friends, fibreglass tail – part that took tons and tons of work including battery fitting, rear sets, speedometer basket designed and welded by us plus led dashboard lights and gear position screen, V-shaped stainless steel – 2in1 polished exhaust – made by a pro who welded many chopper, quad and motorcycle elements, handlebar custom made, grips – strips made from nice Italian leather, registration plate mount – designed and welded by us.

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