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Author Topic: My new ride: 83 CB650  (Read 2037 times)

Offline Jewbacca

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My new ride: 83 CB650
« on: Jun 14, 2016, 02:58:00 »
Well, it's been 3 years since I had my 750 and the wife could tell I was going to be jonesin bad this year. So, thorugh some careful financial planning on her part, she presented me the option of grabbing a running bike on the cheap so I could ride while building the TX. Cue rabid scouring of Craigslist. Found this little gem literally 1/2 mile from the house. She runs, very well I might add, has a title, is 100% complete, only has a slim 22k on the odometer, and even has the original side covers and air box assembly! She may not be the prettiest belle at the ball, but she purrs like a kitten, and surprisingly, has more than her fair share of oomph. I dare say it's comparable to a CB750 but feels much lighter, probably because it's almost 100lbs less in factory trim. Anyway, the wife said this one wasn't to be torn down, but that she understands the cosmetic aspect needs to be addressed and has always mentioned she liked the look of the old 750. So, while it won't be a full teardown, over time she will be getting a mild cafe treatment. I stress mild because the front end has what seems like anyway, a much more raked out angle on the neck, and she's a shafty, although she does have the Enkei mag wheels (+100000 cool points). So, just a simple side shot for now, but as time and progress goes on, more will be added.
1979 Honda CB750K- Soon to be CB750K-SC Night-Ninja (SOLD)
http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=18771.0
1974 TX500A "Yamahonda" http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=66736.0"
1983 Honda CB650SC
http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=70532.new#new
Gives me a major cramp in my wedding tackle..." Fellow PNW Rocker Dave Simmons

Offline JustinLonghorn

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Re: My new ride: 83 CB650
« Reply #1 on: Jun 14, 2016, 08:46:55 »
Huzzah!
I'm going to eat your brains and gain your knowledge.

Into The Sunset, CB750 build

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Offline Jewbacca

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Re: My new ride: 83 CB650
« Reply #2 on: Jun 20, 2016, 01:59:57 »
First mod done! Well, first fix anyway. One of the turn signals was badly beaten up, and I had some spares sitting in my pile of leftover parts so I swapped them on to be all good with Johnny Law.
1979 Honda CB750K- Soon to be CB750K-SC Night-Ninja (SOLD)
http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=18771.0
1974 TX500A "Yamahonda" http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=66736.0"
1983 Honda CB650SC
http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=70532.new#new
Gives me a major cramp in my wedding tackle..." Fellow PNW Rocker Dave Simmons

Offline Flugtechnik

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Re: My new ride: 83 CB650
« Reply #3 on: Jun 20, 2016, 13:23:38 »
Ian's back!  Nice ride!



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Offline Jewbacca

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Re: My new ride: 83 CB650
« Reply #4 on: Jun 20, 2016, 22:39:39 »
Ian's back!  Nice ride!



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Haha! Yes, yes I am! Took me a while, but while I'm slowly chipping away on the TX, this is just something to basically paint and polish and keep me in the saddle until the project is done.
1979 Honda CB750K- Soon to be CB750K-SC Night-Ninja (SOLD)
http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=18771.0
1974 TX500A "Yamahonda" http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=66736.0"
1983 Honda CB650SC
http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=70532.new#new
Gives me a major cramp in my wedding tackle..." Fellow PNW Rocker Dave Simmons

Offline Jewbacca

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Re: My new ride: 83 CB650
« Reply #5 on: Jun 23, 2016, 00:42:57 »
Got a meet up this weekend down in oregon. Going crazy and driving 410 miles on a bike I've only put about 100 on LOL. Well see if I make it back... or even there.
1979 Honda CB750K- Soon to be CB750K-SC Night-Ninja (SOLD)
http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=18771.0
1974 TX500A "Yamahonda" http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=66736.0"
1983 Honda CB650SC
http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=70532.new#new
Gives me a major cramp in my wedding tackle..." Fellow PNW Rocker Dave Simmons

Offline canyoncarver

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Re: My new ride: 83 CB650
« Reply #6 on: Jun 23, 2016, 01:17:19 »
Road trip!
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YZF750/1000R The Fly
KZ 750 Twin
ZRX 1100
The Shovelhead springer chopper
A bunch of KZ's...some Suzukis', and a disassembled CB550
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Offline Jewbacca

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Re: My new ride: 83 CB650
« Reply #7 on: Jun 23, 2016, 15:29:48 »
For sure. Now that I'm meeting up with more people, the route just went from 7 hours to 10. I'm gonna be sore.
1979 Honda CB750K- Soon to be CB750K-SC Night-Ninja (SOLD)
http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=18771.0
1974 TX500A "Yamahonda" http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=66736.0"
1983 Honda CB650SC
http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=70532.new#new
Gives me a major cramp in my wedding tackle..." Fellow PNW Rocker Dave Simmons

Offline djmaynard

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Re: My new ride: 83 CB650
« Reply #8 on: Jun 23, 2016, 15:36:01 »
650s keep up in the highway and not scream?

Offline coyote13

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Re: My new ride: 83 CB650
« Reply #9 on: Jun 23, 2016, 17:30:14 »
Shouldn't be a problem if it's geared correctly for the application
Half the fun's in the get there...