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by flatlander80
Wed Aug 09, 2017 11:23 am
Forum: Show it off
Topic: Oil leak FINALLY solved, got out for a rip to celebrate
Replies: 7
Views: 1185

Re: Oil leak FINALLY solved, got out for a rip to celebrate

Beautiful bike. Is it the original seat only changed the cover Where did you get the seat cover? That is the original seat, but slightly modified. I shaved down the foam, rounding it off in the back. I added higher density foam (from a camping mat) for support. I also trimmed a bit off the bottom &...
by flatlander80
Mon Jul 31, 2017 1:49 pm
Forum: Technical Discussion
Topic: Carb flooding #2
Replies: 3
Views: 478

Re: Carb flooding #2

I still wouldn't say it's flooding. Fouled spark plugs could be a few different things (oil from rings or valve seals, for example), but I'd still bet money you're probably running lean. These bikes run lean at the best of times... If I were you I'd definitely get the carbs off and go through them. ...
by flatlander80
Mon Jul 31, 2017 11:58 am
Forum: Technical Discussion
Topic: Question about tank
Replies: 4
Views: 587

Re: Question about tank

Looks pretty awesome!


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by flatlander80
Mon Jul 31, 2017 11:57 am
Forum: Technical Discussion
Topic: Carb flooding #2
Replies: 3
Views: 478

Re: Carb flooding #2

I'm no expert on carbs and jetting, but here's what I know from a little experience and what others have written on various forums. If you have a cracked carb boot, you'd be running lean, not rich. Basically a crack there makes it way to easy to suck air in vs. fuel, and you'd be lean. If you're run...
by flatlander80
Thu Jul 27, 2017 11:10 pm
Forum: Technical Discussion
Topic: Question about tank
Replies: 4
Views: 587

Question about tank

You could bondo them... I'd be worried about the thickness of it though. Might be best to do in a few layers. Or, you could find emblems. I think I kept the tank from my parts bike... I'd have to check. Send me a message if you're interested. I just repainted mine. https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/2...
by flatlander80
Sat Jul 22, 2017 3:55 pm
Forum: Show it off
Topic: Finally able to get a bike!
Replies: 5
Views: 854

Re: Finally able to get a bike!

Welcome to the forum (and world of 650s). I saw you get raked on a few other forums. Some guys are ruthless!! Euro or tracker bars are excellent in my opinion. Pretty comfortable, not too aggressive. I have them on mine. I think they were 2" rise and 5" pullback. https://uploads.tapatalk-c...
by flatlander80
Mon Jun 26, 2017 3:25 pm
Forum: Show it off
Topic: Oil leak FINALLY solved, got out for a rip to celebrate
Replies: 7
Views: 1185

Re: Oil leak FINALLY solved, got out for a rip to celebrate

A couple more pics from the spring... shows more of what the bike looks like. She's been running like a champ!!

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by flatlander80
Thu Jun 22, 2017 5:05 pm
Forum: Technical Discussion
Topic: Swingarm removal?
Replies: 6
Views: 832

Re: Swingarm removal?

There are no special issues removing it. It's very straight forward. I'd remove it, clean it up, re-grease, re-torque to spec and see if you still have a problem.


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by flatlander80
Thu Jun 22, 2017 12:44 am
Forum: Show it off
Topic: Oil leak FINALLY solved, got out for a rip to celebrate
Replies: 7
Views: 1185

Re: Oil leak FINALLY solved, got out for a rip to celebrate

The 46x3 is under the outer cover. I ordered a 53x3 (measured the outer diameter of the pump at 53mm), and it worked perfect. No more leak...


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by flatlander80
Thu Jun 22, 2017 12:39 am
Forum: Technical Discussion
Topic: Swingarm removal?
Replies: 6
Views: 832

Re: Swingarm removal?

I don't know how much different a European 650 is from this diagram, but I'm guessing they're pretty close. I just checked my swingarm this spring. Thought I'd need new bushings, but it just needed some grease (it was pretty dry) and torqued to the right spec. Remove the mufflers, rear wheel (chain ...
by flatlander80
Mon Jun 05, 2017 9:38 pm
Forum: Show it off
Topic: Oil leak FINALLY solved, got out for a rip to celebrate
Replies: 7
Views: 1185

Oil leak FINALLY solved, got out for a rip to celebrate

I have a 1980 CB650C that I've worked on, restored/modified for the last few years. After redoing the head last year, my oil pump started leaking. The o-ring that sits between the pump and the bike is not on any Honda parts diagram. After trying an o-ring that was "close" almost ended in d...
by flatlander80
Tue May 09, 2017 8:07 pm
Forum: Technical Discussion
Topic: The All Too Common Bogging Down
Replies: 6
Views: 1108

Re: The All Too Common Bogging Down

Any time you have popping on deceleration you more than likely are running lean. Opening up the pipes and running without the airbox will lean out these bikes. As well, and passages/jets in your carbs that are plugged, or air leaks on the intake side will cause the bike to run lean... Sent from my i...

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