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Author Topic: 1979 CB650 Brat. -New photos  (Read 5466 times)

Offline Aussie Steve

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Re: 1979 CB650 Brat. -New photos
« Reply #10 on: Aug 24, 2017, 15:20:43 »
 8) 8) 8) some cool beans there. Well done mate
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Offline timeless_kris

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Re: 1979 CB650 Brat. -New photos
« Reply #11 on: Sep 22, 2017, 16:54:30 »
8) 8) 8) some cool beans there. Well done mate

Thanks man!
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'78 Yamaha XS650 bobber
'66 T120 Chopper

Offline Jimbonaut

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Re: 1979 CB650 Brat. -New photos
« Reply #12 on: Oct 13, 2017, 14:19:05 »
Dude that bike looks rad and the paint job is out of this world.  Kudos man, cool looking ride!  How long have you been airbrushing?  Too cool!
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Offline timeless_kris

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Re: 1979 CB650 Brat. -New photos
« Reply #13 on: Oct 16, 2017, 10:14:34 »
Dude that bike looks rad and the paint job is out of this world.  Kudos man, cool looking ride!  How long have you been airbrushing?  Too cool!

Thanks man, I've been doing custom paint for roughly 5 years now. This was just a quick job as i have a lot on the go for other folks but I'm happy with the outcome.
'79 Honda CB650 brat
'78 Yamaha XS650 bobber
'66 T120 Chopper

Offline Popeye SXM

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Re: 1979 CB650 Brat. -New photos
« Reply #14 on: Oct 26, 2017, 23:04:13 »
Beautiful bike. I think the new tyres are much better, nobblies on a road bike ???. I like your bike a lot but for me, a small front fender and some holes in front disc would make even better looking. hey just my opinion, great bike as is, enjoy it.  ;)

Offline timeless_kris

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Re: 1979 CB650 Brat. -New photos
« Reply #15 on: Oct 27, 2017, 08:41:22 »
Beautiful bike. I think the new tyres are much better, nobblies on a road bike ???. I like your bike a lot but for me, a small front fender and some holes in front disc would make even better looking. hey just my opinion, great bike as is, enjoy it.  ;)

Thanks man, yeah I agree the knobby tires just didn't feel or look right to me on this bike. It may get a fender in the future if I can find something half decent, but I'm thinking of swapping the forks out in favor of something updated with better brakes so I might wait until then to address that.
'79 Honda CB650 brat
'78 Yamaha XS650 bobber
'66 T120 Chopper

Offline 1fasgsxr

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Re: 1979 CB650 Brat. -New photos
« Reply #16 on: Oct 27, 2017, 13:15:15 »
I agree...version 2.0 is much better looking. Very nice ride.
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Offline Blano

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Re: 1979 CB650 Brat. -New photos
« Reply #17 on: Oct 30, 2017, 10:59:33 »
Subscribed, very cool looking bike I hope to get as professional looking finish with my 79 cb650z project. Did you keep the original rear mudguard or buy an aftermarket one and modify it?


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Offline timeless_kris

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Re: 1979 CB650 Brat. -New photos
« Reply #18 on: Oct 30, 2017, 15:32:23 »
I agree...version 2.0 is much better looking. Very nice ride.

Thanks man!

Subscribed, very cool looking bike I hope to get as professional looking finish with my 79 cb650z project. Did you keep the original rear mudguard or buy an aftermarket one and modify it?


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Thanks. I kept the factory rear fender, filled all the holes and recessed it so it tucks into the frame hoop a bit
'79 Honda CB650 brat
'78 Yamaha XS650 bobber
'66 T120 Chopper

Offline timeless_kris

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Re: 1979 CB650 Brat. -New photos
« Reply #19 on: Nov 03, 2017, 13:20:37 »
Decided to take a few close up photos of the paint and such. For anyone wondering the bike is based in UPS brown, and has gold pearl sprayed over black on the sides of the tank and some of the engine covers as well as hand spun copper leafing. Engine and wheels are sprayed in tamco epoxy primer and so far everything is holding up great. Frame and lower forks are also sprayed in tamco black basecoat and hi-impact clear, however I don't think I'll be using that particular clear again. I've dealt with more durable clear coats that don't have the "Hi-impact" label. Also figured I'd post some photos of my hand painted m-switches, done with gold 1shot. (if you look closely at the last photo you'll be able to see the rear turn signals mounted on the upper shock studs, for the brackets I just shaped some aluminum angle the old fashioned way with a grinder/hand file as I'm not quite as equipped as some of the more established bike builders on here, but it does the trick. Front signals just wrap around the fork tubes right under the top tree.)

Thanks for looking

'79 Honda CB650 brat
'78 Yamaha XS650 bobber
'66 T120 Chopper