HONDA GL500 SILVERWING, Carb elimination – Carpy’s Cafe Racers

Nicely, the 22 Diploma V Twin is in my workshop and now the  enjoyable begins by eradicating the carbs, this bike has 47,000 Miles on the clock however no concept what number of actual miles are on the motor, however to be trustworthy it does look pretty clear, besides the place the oil and grease have a tendency to stay.

With the outdated plugs eliminated and New ones prepared for later, I poured some Marvel Thriller Oil into the Bores as I do not know when this final ran, the tags say 2006 however no concept when she ran to be trustworthy, so thought that marvel will assist the rings for certain as I exploit that in my Flathead Motor to maintain the valves from sticking.

She has been sat for a few years however I’ve seen manner worse, I rode the CX500 for a few years however by no means had a GL500 however just about the identical motor, so now the enjoyable begins as I’ve to take away the air field then try to get the carbs out, I did take a look on you tube however nothing like simply leaping in and having a go, fairly enjoyable as we speak, albeit soiled and oily however love this type of stuff.

By the look of it, the body is far more forgiving than the CX mannequin because the airbox wasn’t an excessive amount of of a wrestle to get out and as I’m not placing it again in, I could make a sigh of reduction because the New carbs ought to simply bolt proper on.

Nonetheless, it’s out now and while I used to be there I pumped the suspension up because it was on the bottom virtually and bunged 65 kilos of air in that Mono shock system, I actually choose twin shocks if reality be identified however beggars can’t be choosers.

Nicely that’s that out of the way in which, proper, subsequent up is to make a begin on these carbs, I’m used to a rack of 4 carbs nowadays so these appeared a little bit simpler to get too however the cables have been a little bit of a ache comp[aired the CB750 and CB550 versions I usually work with.

I undid the hose clamps on the rubber intakes and then set about with an 8mm Ratchet wrench and undid the mounting bolts on the aluminum manifolds, te inners were a little awkward but I was persistent and got them to crack undone with no real issues.

I can see all that Oil and grime in between the cylinders and when I get the carbs off, I shall spray some st100 on it and remove it with cloths etc, may as well as thats the best time to get any sort of access to that area and with carbs on, its almost impossible to be able to reach your hand in that area.

After a few swear words and a good use of a screw driver, I managed to get the carbs out of the frame, way more room on a GL500 than a CX500 for sure, but still a bit of a struggle, the cables were the push pull variety with the 2 10mm hex nuts but a pain to remove the cable nipples from the arms, but managed to get them off, the choke was pretty easy as it is just a screw and bracket holding that.

Look at all that grime from years of riding etc, I am glad that I can now get in there with a rag and some ST100 cleaner to get the majority of it off and use a cloth as I dont want to use water, a long laborious job but I will clean it up and get it looking way better for sure.

From the right side you can see the oily substance that has sat itself here for many years, but usually if you can get it off, it kind of protects the casing underneath and it should come put quite clean after a bit of scrubbing.

Not show winning but so much better, I mean, how far should I go, I just want the bike to run, then make the new 2 into 1 exhausts for it, soon as the New Carbs arrive I can fit them.

So, I am now ready to top up the radiator reservoir tank and have some 50-50 in my Hot Rod, so will use that, and then I will call it a day and get on with some other stuff whilst I await New Carbs n Cables from Murrays.