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Author Topic: 1979 Honda cb650z cafe build  (Read 18032 times)

Offline Habanero52

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Re: 1979 Honda cb650z cafe build
« Reply #40 on: Jul 28, 2015, 12:59:05 »
Is that a Fiat Spyder in the background?
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Offline kmcphee

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Re: 1979 Honda cb650z cafe build
« Reply #41 on: Jul 28, 2015, 13:06:15 »
I debated on a rear brake light for months. Single round light, square, old school etc. I started thinking outside the box and searching for chopper lights. I located these LED beauties from After Hours Choppers. There called Pair O Tit Mouse Lights, lol, don't ask, I have no idea where the name comes from but looking threw the sight it appears he is motivated maybe by titties!! hahaha

For the install I will be counter sinking them into the metal seat pan. I will fab up a bracket that they can bolt to on the inside. Once the bike is painted these polished alum lights will really pop !!!
« Last Edit: Jul 28, 2015, 13:36:49 by kmcphee »

Offline kmcphee

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Re: 1979 Honda cb650z cafe build
« Reply #42 on: Jul 28, 2015, 13:09:37 »
Is that a Fiat Spyder in the background?

no its a '73 TR6.........there's a bit more details on it and pics earlier in this thread

Offline Green199

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Re: 1979 Honda cb650z cafe build
« Reply #43 on: Jul 28, 2015, 13:24:18 »
Very cool rear-end!
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Offline kmcphee

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Re: 1979 Honda cb650z cafe build
« Reply #44 on: Jul 28, 2015, 13:27:53 »
Very cool rear-end!

Thank you........I really wanted something different rather than the standard café light.

Offline Luugo86

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Re: 1979 Honda cb650z cafe build
« Reply #45 on: Jul 28, 2015, 14:08:15 »
You'd better consider a green zip tie for that: safety first!

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Offline Luugo86

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Re: 1979 Honda cb650z cafe build
« Reply #46 on: Jul 28, 2015, 14:10:08 »
 Those handlebar grips are very nice.. Im interested in seeing how you make them work.
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Offline kmcphee

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Re: 1979 Honda cb650z cafe build
« Reply #47 on: Dec 07, 2015, 09:31:34 »
Well things have been moving along slowly with this project. My wife and I had our first child in August, healthy baby boy!! and I have lots of other projects in and around the house but things are getting done and I will have time this winter to finish the bike for spring!!

One of the big hurdles I had with this bike the past year was the rear rim / hub. Was having problems lacing it up then after talking with Devin at Cognito Moto we realized I had the wrong hub (Anyone looking for a polished 550 hub???) Got a new hub but still had troubles getting the spokes in. I finally shipped the whole works to Devin and he graciously got it done for me.

Here are a couple of shots of how she sits today. Now I can decide what shocks (and height) I want to order. Likely going with the Fox Podium R's. Would love to get the RC1's but I do have a few more big ticket items to get to finish off this bike.
Also getting ready to order all the Moto Gadget stuff for a new harness and a new set of carbs, Keihin CR29's.




Offline taggat

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Re: 1979 Honda cb650z cafe build
« Reply #48 on: Dec 07, 2015, 14:44:02 »
I like it and congratz on the baby!
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Offline BigNickel

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Re: 1979 Honda cb650z cafe build
« Reply #49 on: Dec 07, 2015, 17:26:02 »
This is pure inspiration for me. Great build so far and congrats on the addition to the family.