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Author Topic: Bobbing my 1980 CB650  (Read 9268 times)

Offline Ritz cracker

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Re: Bobbing my 1980 CB650
« Reply #10 on: Nov 30, 2012, 21:35:34 »
i know this is a stupid question but do you paint the rims then put tires on or put tires on and then paint rims  thanks

Offline Tactical

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Re: Bobbing my 1980 CB650
« Reply #11 on: Dec 01, 2012, 10:25:46 »
I painted the rims first. Trick is lots of prep work, then several light coats of primer and paint, waiting at least day between coats for it to set up. It took a couple weeks but for me it wasn't an issue b/c it's a project bike. I've seen people paint them with the tires on by deflating the tires and using playing cards to mask with...

this is an ATV rims but you get the idea...
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Offline Ritz cracker

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Re: Bobbing my 1980 CB650
« Reply #12 on: Dec 01, 2012, 18:59:06 »
thanks thats  pretty slick

Offline Tactical

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Re: Bobbing my 1980 CB650
« Reply #13 on: Apr 04, 2013, 22:47:50 »
Been a cold and busy winter! Finally found some time and it warmed up enough so that my hands weren't sticking to the tools! Trying to get her together enough to fire her up and give it a shake down run, then I'll break it back down for paint and details.



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Offline rays650cafe

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Re: Bobbing my 1980 CB650
« Reply #14 on: Apr 04, 2013, 22:52:42 »
Yeah, time to order some stuff for mine!
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Offline ctluba

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Re: Bobbing my 1980 CB650
« Reply #15 on: Apr 05, 2013, 00:01:46 »
Cool build!! ;D

Offline legitmw

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Re: Bobbing my 1980 CB650
« Reply #16 on: Apr 07, 2013, 20:38:41 »
Red wheels with white wall tires on a bobber is such a good look!
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Offline Tactical

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Re: Bobbing my 1980 CB650
« Reply #17 on: Apr 22, 2013, 22:19:26 »
Mounted the speedometer tonight. I'm going to go without a tach.







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Offline VonYinzer

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Re: Bobbing my 1980 CB650
« Reply #18 on: Apr 22, 2013, 22:27:32 »
Maybe its me... But I'm a touch confused as to how that rear suspension works. I'm sure its just the pics, but I can't see where everything attaches/articulates.
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Offline Tactical

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Re: Bobbing my 1980 CB650
« Reply #19 on: Apr 26, 2013, 21:47:03 »
Maybe its me... But I'm a touch confused as to how that rear suspension works. I'm sure its just the pics, but I can't see where everything attaches/articulates.

That was my goal. Here's pic from my first attempt. I had to relocate the bottom shock mount later to get the rate of travel just right but it should give you a good idea of how I did it. It's pretty simple really, cause it uses the stock swingarm.
"There are sheep. There are wolves. I am the sheepdog."