1982 HONDA GL500 Silverwing GL 500 ‘Urban Scrambler’

This is the first scrambler we built, which is based on a 1982 Honda GL500 Silverwing. Bigger rear wheel, On/Off-road tires, different gas tank, new electrics, new suspension, new exhaust, headers warped, 3D printed stuff – it’s quite a massive transformation. I think it ticks all the boxes we are known for. For the design we were inspired by a mix of urban and off-road influences. We wanted the urban character of agile SUVs like the Volvo XC60. But also the flexibility for country and dirt roads.

The base bike was in pretty ban condition, so we really saved if from going to the junk yard. Also the frame didn’t have a title, so we swapped it to a less rusty one, which we could register. On the engine, the water pump was sealed with something like bathroom silicone – something every bike builder loves 😉 so we had to replace the seal there.

Here is the complete list of modifications and some additional thoughts:

New and raised rear frame and triangulation for a floating look
loop and kick-up in the rear
CX500 18inch rear wheel
Suspension setup to new bike geometry and weight, done by Wilbers. we measured weight distribution with and without rider and everything for this.
New Wilbers black line mono shock
New Wilbers fork interiors and overhaul + fork boots
Free frame triangle with DNA XVr pod filters
Carbs refurbished, tuned and glass bead blasted
CX 500 C gas tank with hand-crafted knee dents (?) and new positioning
also the filler cap of this tank looks so much more “Scrambler” than the stock GL one
Sparkling metallic grey paint with a new KASPEED MOTO logo lettering
Bright yellow stripes on the tank to fit the fantastic Shoei EX-Zero helmet, which we enhanced with a black and grey arrow vinyl wrap
KOSO Thunderbolt LED headlight with custom fairing
the fairing is 3D printed and will be available in our upcoming online shop very soon!
Koso DB-EX 02 digital tachometer which aligns with the upper edge of the fairing
LSL handlebar including cross bar
Honda CB750 SevenFifty switches
Brown leather seat with unique stitching pattern that contemplates the tough scrambler feel
the leather was also stained by hand. done by Marcus Seidel of http://sattlerei-seidel.de/
matching brown grips
Metzeler Tourance tires – the widest On/Off-Road tires we could fit to the rim and swingarm
Arrow Pro Race muffler coming from the customized 2-into-1 collector
titan colored exhaust warp
Blacked out rims, engine, frame and suspension
li-ion battery inside the gas tank tunnel
aluminum fenders front and rear
new brake cylinder, Magura reservoir and braided steel lines up front
Side to rear licence plate holder
road legal bike
50 HP
John Doe riding gear with customized moto shirt, cargo pants, shifter shoes and tracker gloves
Ariete goggles

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