Hey, I know, I know. Suzuki is as smooth as Polish roads. Gearbox rattle every time you shift, engins makes funny noise on idle. It’s hard to compare it to Honda or European brands. This particular GSX isn’t even smooth when You twist the throttle because it want’s to disassemble your wrists with sheer power. […]
I’ve started the long process of fitting the fiberglass CB750 fairing to enormous GSX 1200 wide body. To be honest it wasn’t the engine capacity that makes all the problems with the fairing. It’s the front end which is from GSX-R1000 and it’s just so big and with a different angles. Check out the photo […]
Lets get things started. I’ve done some kilometres on this bike and I must say it’s wonderful for a guy like me who still masters the thing called riding. It’s light on steering doesn’t wanna do wheelie and kill you on every throttle twist, but when you cross the 7-8k rpm border there’s a Mexican […]
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 […]
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
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.
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 […]
Today we gathered bought and made parts and put them together. Take a look at the idea behind this GL500.
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 […]
Last Sunday I went to an old timer bazar in Wroclaw. Driven by the force of bounty hunter I’ve searched parts for my new builds. There was plenty of parts, bike gear, tires and stuff! But unfortunately not many of those I’ve been looking for… To fill the void I went to see the exhibition […]