These bikes are pretty rare at this point. What also makes this 1982 Honda Silverwing Interstate even better is it has only 14988 original miles at the time of this posting. This on a drivetrain that turned out to be almost a bulletproof engine.
The paint is reasonable for the year. It's a little faded although the gauges show no such sign. Silver is always prone to fading. But as you can tell from the seat condition, guages, etc., it spent very little if any time sitting in the sun. It was always garaged. It can be polished out to look a lot better but if you want to make the bike pristine, a new paint job is probably in order. And this bike is worth the investment.
The bike is also totally complete. I think the only thing it's missing is the honda logo on the back of the tourpack currently mounted on the bike. I have an extra seat and passenger seat backs for different arrangements as well as a larger rear tour pack...all factory original parts for this bike. And I have an extra rear tourpack like the one already on the bike. Add to that extra front forks and a complete rear drive shaft/swing arm assembly. These parts are worth a bunch, it will offset a big percentage of your purchase price should you elect to sell these extremely rare pieces.
Everything works with the exception of the extra small running lights in the front. They are functional, however the on off switch for the pair is broken and would need to be replaced. An easy fix. Even the old radio works :)
The bike runs out great and idles smooth once warm.
The tires have some good tread but they are old and I would suggest that if you're going to do any good amount of riding that they be replaced.
The bags have some stresscracks which show in the next picture. Nothing is falling off but if you want the bike to be perfect, these would be repaired when the paint it being redone.
The bike is quite useable as is although as I said, for safety purposes I would consider replacing the tires before embarking on a long trip. This is definitely a cool ride down Memory Lane.
I have had the privilege of owning several Honda Goldwings..Both of the 1500 size and the 1800 version. I love them both although they are distinctly different. Do you have an interesting Honda Goldwing story to tell us on this forum? Funny...technical...Love...Hate...You're the boss here. Enjoy and participate.
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