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by Folsoml
Tue May 08, 2018 6:21 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: So would you use this to transport your 650?
Replies: 5
Views: 464

Re: So would you use this to transport your 650?

That's pretty cool! I wonder if the winch is removable, and that's why the mount looks like it does. I actually have a winch that came from a camper that I rebuilt (and did not need the winch). The bed of my trailer is pretty high and my motorcycle is very heavy (Harley Electra Glide). I should rig ...
by Folsoml
Mon May 07, 2018 2:59 pm
Forum: Technical Discussion
Topic: 1st gear only
Replies: 3
Views: 435

Re: 1st gear only

Hmm. I've not heard of that before. I hope someone comes along with some good advice for you.
by Folsoml
Mon May 07, 2018 2:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: So would you use this to transport your 650?
Replies: 5
Views: 464

Re: So would you use this to transport your 650?

I'm always somewhat hesitant to use anything from Harbor Freight that will potentially take something important with it when it breaks. :( I had a Harbor Freight wheel chock on my trailer. It gave way one day as I was coming to a stop and let my CB900C roll forward and fall over. Fortunately, it onl...
by Folsoml
Sat May 05, 2018 8:43 pm
Forum: Show it off
Topic: Spare Change Project First Bike
Replies: 42
Views: 3649

Re: Spare Change Project First Bike

Dads Toy wrote:Folsoml, Man you got skills. Very impressive and that is a large heavy bike too.



Thanks! The hard part is remembering which way to go!
by Folsoml
Fri May 04, 2018 9:51 am
Forum: Show it off
Topic: Spare Change Project First Bike
Replies: 42
Views: 3649

Re: Spare Change Project First Bike

Your bike has the VB44A carbs, so syncing them will not have an effect on how it handles under load. It will only smooth out your idle. If the bike is charging well, and has good compression, your problems under load are probably in the carburetor--something in there is still not clean enough. This ...
by Folsoml
Wed May 02, 2018 7:24 am
Forum: Show it off
Topic: Spare Change Project First Bike
Replies: 42
Views: 3649

Re: Spare Change Project First Bike

Great!
by Folsoml
Tue May 01, 2018 9:15 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My first CB650
Replies: 3
Views: 452

Re: My first CB650

Welcome, Stuart! What you have looks like a CB650Z model. I don't know a whole lot about those other than they were not available on my side of the pond (Hence, the reason I'm not familiar). Over here in the US, the 1983 CB650's were the SC models known as the Nighthawk. This was the year they began...
by Folsoml
Mon Apr 30, 2018 11:28 am
Forum: Show it off
Topic: My Cafe Racer
Replies: 7
Views: 2117

Re: My Cafe Racer

What size air filter pods did you get? Welcome to the forum! I can't answer the question about the pod size, but I can offer a word of caution: The carbs on his bike are PD51A carbs with mechanical slides, whereas your bike should have VB44A CV (vacuum slide) carbs. As the name suggests, the PB51A ...
by Folsoml
Thu Apr 26, 2018 9:07 am
Forum: Bikes
Topic: 1982 CB650SC Nighthawk for sale in CT
Replies: 2
Views: 1048

Re: 1982 CB650SC Nighthawk for sale in CT

Unfortunately the time has come for me to move on as I simply don't ride my CB650 enough to keep it around and worry about it. Thanks to all the help from this site! looking to get $1800 OBO. craigslist posting seen here: https://newhaven.craigslist.org/mcy/d/1982-honda-cb650sc-nighthawk/6571997366...
by Folsoml
Tue Apr 24, 2018 11:42 am
Forum: Technical Discussion
Topic: O ring
Replies: 3
Views: 420

Re: O ring

If you have a place like Fastenal where you're located, you can take one in and they'll help find the sizes you need.
by Folsoml
Mon Apr 23, 2018 7:15 pm
Forum: Technical Discussion
Topic: O ring
Replies: 3
Views: 420

Re: O ring

I know Sean uses Marco Rubber to buy them in bulk. If you contact them with the sizes you need, they can hook you up.

https://www.marcorubber.com/
by Folsoml
Sun Apr 22, 2018 3:57 pm
Forum: Technical Discussion
Topic: Where's Waldo of carb parts...
Replies: 3
Views: 458

Re: Where's Waldo of carb parts...

lostcause wrote:No there are stock PD50A carbs

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The 1979 CB650 should have PB51A carbs on it. The VB44 did not arrive until 1981. The VB44A's were used on the 1981 and 1982 CB650 and CB650C, and the VB44C's were used on the 1982 Nighthawk.
by Folsoml
Wed Apr 11, 2018 6:06 pm
Forum: Technical Discussion
Topic: Go Kart wiring
Replies: 16
Views: 1889

Re: Go Kart wiring

I've given up presuming anything to be "obvious."

Where does the solid black wire on your solenoid go?
by Folsoml
Tue Apr 10, 2018 1:12 pm
Forum: Technical Discussion
Topic: Go Kart wiring
Replies: 16
Views: 1889

Re: Go Kart wiring

There should be six wires--if you are counting the solid black the goes to the starter motor and solid red that goes to the battery.

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by Folsoml
Thu Apr 05, 2018 6:33 pm
Forum: Technical Discussion
Topic: Bogging when cold
Replies: 3
Views: 599

Re: Bogging when cold

Sounds pretty standard for a cold engine.

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