Awful quiet in this part of the forum...

for those of you that have M.B.S. (multiple bike syndrome) and have the "silver wing" models.
as our sponsors also have supplies for those bikes and they are popular with the "wing" crowd.

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Quiet here. The last post was over 2 years ago....

I'd offer to liven things up by posting what I'm doing with my CX here (as well as on CXforum) but since I stopped commuting I don't need to do nearly as much work on it so that has slowed to a trickle.
I could post some highlights of how Eccles became what it is. If anyone is interested let me know.
Mr. Honda ('83 GL1100/Dnepr) summer How a motorcycle evolves thread
The Famous Eccles ('84 CX650EI/VeloUral) winter Never Ending Build (CX500forum)
Click: Colour schematics for all GL1000 & GL1100 and GL1200 standard models plus instructions on how to download the full size version
"A guy with two sidecars can't be all bad." - Cookie
Another guy with two sidecars..... Hmmmm... must be something to that....
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A few of us had CXs over the years … mine's long gone … could never get really comfortable on it although it ran beautifully. Tried all sorts of adjustments, risers and peg lowering, but couldn’t make it fit.
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Had the same problem with my ST1100, great bike, but I couldn’t get comfortable on it.

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Guess I’m just a weird shape and size … the old Wings worked and the 'new' KLR is fine too.



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Reading almost everything posted on this site is part of my daily routine. Won't have much to contribute but I did have a Silverwing some years ago. Never could get used to riding it after being on four cylinder bikes since the early 70's. Keep posting, I'm reading.
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I havent touched my CX in over a year. Did a GL650 swap to it, rae-san ignition, murray carbs, modified mount, etc. Rode it for awhile and it started developing an odd issue on the left cylinder. Tried swapping ignition systems, carbs, comp check, etc. Everything except pulling the head. The next step is to swap another head on and make sure the cam doesnt have a flat lobe. Might get to it later in the year....
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Randakk ignition?
Mr. Honda ('83 GL1100/Dnepr) summer How a motorcycle evolves thread
The Famous Eccles ('84 CX650EI/VeloUral) winter Never Ending Build (CX500forum)
Click: Colour schematics for all GL1000 & GL1100 and GL1200 standard models plus instructions on how to download the full size version
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Another guy with two sidecars..... Hmmmm... must be something to that....
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Sidecar Bob wrote: Tue May 30, 2023 2:41 pm Randakk ignition?
my bad, rae san. doesnt help both of them are named Randall :shock:
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Rae-San's name is Ray.
Mr. Honda ('83 GL1100/Dnepr) summer How a motorcycle evolves thread
The Famous Eccles ('84 CX650EI/VeloUral) winter Never Ending Build (CX500forum)
Click: Colour schematics for all GL1000 & GL1100 and GL1200 standard models plus instructions on how to download the full size version
"A guy with two sidecars can't be all bad." - Cookie
Another guy with two sidecars..... Hmmmm... must be something to that....
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Sidecar Bob wrote: Tue May 30, 2023 3:34 pm Rae-San's name is Ray.
ray, randall, same thing.
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I won't tell them you said that :lol:
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The Famous Eccles ('84 CX650EI/VeloUral) winter Never Ending Build (CX500forum)
Click: Colour schematics for all GL1000 & GL1100 and GL1200 standard models plus instructions on how to download the full size version
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Another guy with two sidecars..... Hmmmm... must be something to that....
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I once almost bought a SilverWing but was deterred by the lousy rattle can paint and a few other things I don't quite recall. Maybe the price was just a little steep for what I was looking at and the owner was firm. What I remember is that he had all the accessories - both seats, trunk, saddle bags with the seat-belt attachment buckles.

More recently (1-2 years ago), I "almost" called a guy on a cafe-style CX with good Murray's carbs and what seemed to be minor damage from a lowside. He had started disassembly and sort of thrown in the towel after a couple years. And then the bike sold. My wife doesn't know it but should probably thank the person who bought that bike. I imagine I would have "needed" a parts bike to go with the project bike.

My son has a bit of a CX (or GL500) itch, but he has yet to scratch it. More recently, he's been eyeballing the old Interceptors looking for a project.
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I am a big fan of the 500/650's .. had an 81 CX500 was was a really nice bike. Would not turn one down, even though I really miss my GL1100. As I get older, holding the CX500 up at a stop light seems more practical. :-)
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Just get a sidecar and you won't need to hold it up :orange :orange :orange
Mr. Honda ('83 GL1100/Dnepr) summer How a motorcycle evolves thread
The Famous Eccles ('84 CX650EI/VeloUral) winter Never Ending Build (CX500forum)
Click: Colour schematics for all GL1000 & GL1100 and GL1200 standard models plus instructions on how to download the full size version
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Hmmm .. good advice.. :-)
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