1982 Honda SilverWing

GL500 Interstate

Considered one of the best mid-sized touring bike.  The Honda SilverWing exemplifies excellence.  There are not too many of these bikes left.  They only made them for 2 years ('82 & '83).  There are many SilverWing internet groups.  Feel free to check them out for some background information.

1982 GL500 / GL500 Interstate
ITEM GL500 GL500 INTERSTATE
DIMENSIONS Overall length
Overall width
Overall height
Wheel base
Seat height
Foot peg height
Ground clearance
Dry weight
Curb weight (Wet)
2,207 mm (86.9 in)
875 mm (34.4 in)
1,178 mm (46.4 in)
1,495 mm (58.8 in)
788 mm (31.0 in)
322 mm (12.7 in)
152 mm (6.0 in)
207 kg (456 lbs)
224 kg (494 lbs)
2,305 mm (90.7 in)
875 mm (34.4 in)
1,504 mm (59.2 in)
1,495 mm (58.8 in)
778 mm (30.6 in)
315 mm (12.4 in)
148 mm (5.8 in)
230 kg (507 lbs)
247 kg (547 lbs)

ENGINE

Engine type
Cylinder arrangement
Engine weight
Bore and stroke
Displacement
Compression ratio
Cylinder compression
Valve Train
Oil capacity

Oil type
Fuel capacity - total
Fuel capacity - reserve
Water cooled, 4 stroke O.H.V. engine
Opposed V-twin

65.0 kg (143.3 lbs)
78 X 52 mm (3.071 X 2.047 in)
497 cm3 (30.3 cu-in)
10.0 : 1
1,200 kPa (12.0 kg/cm2 , 171 psi)
Chain driven camshaft and push rod
3.6 lit (3.8 US qt, 3.1 Imp qt) after disassembly
3.0 lit (3.2 US qt, 2.6 Imp qt) after draining
SAE 10W-40 SE, Honda 4-stroke oil or equivalent
17.6 liters (4.6 U.S. gal, 3.9 Imp. gal)
2.5 liters (0.7 U.S. gal, 0.5 Imp. gal)

Sources:

Official Honda Shop Manual 1981 - 83
Clymer’s CX500 & GL 500 Twins - 1978 - 82

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