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by Folsoml
Mon Aug 06, 2018 9:13 am
Forum: Accessories and Apparel
Topic: Parting Out: Honda CB650
Replies: 94
Views: 50177

Re: Parting Out: Honda CB650

Folsoml wrote:Did you try emailing him at witttom@yahoo.com (three "t's")? He get's those faster.



Honda still makes them. You can try your local Honda shop, or buy them online here:

https://www.partzilla.com/product/honda ... f2d7d941cc
by Folsoml
Mon Aug 06, 2018 9:10 am
Forum: Technical Discussion
Topic: Starting issues an air box
Replies: 4
Views: 879

Re: Starting issues an air box

cam2869 wrote:I split them but now having trouble to get the choke spring to work


What is it doing? Did you see the carb cleaning manual in the General Discussion forum? It has step by step instructions on how to reassemble your bank so the chokes open and close smoothly.
by Folsoml
Thu Jul 26, 2018 12:03 pm
Forum: Technical Discussion
Topic: Hello from a new member. 1979 Cb650 with a couple of issues.
Replies: 9
Views: 1301

Re: Hello from a new member. 1979 Cb650 with a couple of issues.

You say you cleaned the carbs, but did not take them apart? It's tough to get them really clean while they are still together. There are a lot of internal passages that can get plugged. Also, if the fuel tank has not been thoroughly cleaned, there may have been debris in the tank that came out and i...
by Folsoml
Wed Jul 25, 2018 5:15 pm
Forum: Technical Discussion
Topic: Need Help Troubleshooting
Replies: 5
Views: 792

Re: Need Help Troubleshooting

There is a free manual here in the general discussion forum. It contains information on how to adjust the clutch. If your battery is fully charged, but it is still not starting, try bridging the gap between the two bolts on the solenoid. If the engine turns over, its a pretty good indicator that you...
by Folsoml
Wed Jul 25, 2018 5:07 pm
Forum: Technical Discussion
Topic: New '82 Nighthawk 650 owner, having a few problems.
Replies: 5
Views: 936

Re: New '82 Nighthawk 650 owner, having a few problems.

Has it been doing this all along, or is it a new development? It may be worth checking again.
by Folsoml
Wed Jul 25, 2018 12:05 pm
Forum: Technical Discussion
Topic: New '82 Nighthawk 650 owner, having a few problems.
Replies: 5
Views: 936

Re: New '82 Nighthawk 650 owner, having a few problems.

I'd wager you have an air leak. Let the bike idle, and spray some brake cleaner (not carb cleaner) on each of the carb insulators. Any change in idle is an indication of a leak.

Good luck!
by Folsoml
Wed Jul 25, 2018 12:02 pm
Forum: Technical Discussion
Topic: Need Help Troubleshooting
Replies: 5
Views: 792

Re: Need Help Troubleshooting

The first thing is: Never believe anything a previous owner told you. :lol: If he said he cleaned them a month ago, he may have done it last year sometime. Seafoam IS one of the things that can cause something in the tank to come loose. There is a fuel filter built into the petcock, but over the yea...
by Folsoml
Tue Jul 24, 2018 4:22 pm
Forum: Technical Discussion
Topic: Need Help Troubleshooting
Replies: 5
Views: 792

Re: Need Help Troubleshooting

Welcome to the forum! You are correct in that your bike does not have a kickstand switch. When the bike dies when you put it in gear, does it feel like it wants to lurch forward at all? If so, the issue could be that your clutch is not disengaging. I know you say it shifts fine when the bike is off,...
by Folsoml
Thu Jul 19, 2018 5:45 pm
Forum: Technical Discussion
Topic: Starter Clutch Replacement
Replies: 3
Views: 2872

Re: Starter Clutch Replacement

Good stuff! Thanks for the correction.
by Folsoml
Thu Jul 19, 2018 7:44 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Advice on shady mechanic situation
Replies: 2
Views: 851

Re: Advice on shady mechanic situation

What do you think? I think they're screwing me a few hundred dollars. As I said earlier: You should never buy a 30+ year old ANYTHING unless you plan to work on it yourself. I know you've done a lot with it yourself, but if you are to the point where you HAVE to take it to someone, it may be time t...
by Folsoml
Sat Jun 30, 2018 9:12 am
Forum: Technical Discussion
Topic: 1981 CB650c Won't Start
Replies: 12
Views: 2134

Re: 1981 CB650c Won't Start

Since the bike won't run correctly as long as either problem exists, they are both equally important. The seats are not removable, and there should not be an o-ring or anything else in them. When you clean them, they should shine like new pennies. I use cotton swabs and a product called Nevr-dull. N...
by Folsoml
Thu Jun 28, 2018 7:46 am
Forum: Technical Discussion
Topic: CuzYNot's carb jets
Replies: 5
Views: 1352

Re: CuzYNot's carb jets

I took this pout of the carb manual thread and made it into a thread of it's own. Take a look at the side of one of your carb bodies. Your bike should have VB44A carbs. If they are from the 82 model, as CB650 suggested above, they will be VB44C carbs. If there is any other model number on them, tell...
by Folsoml
Thu Jun 28, 2018 7:39 am
Forum: Technical Discussion
Topic: Starter clutch issues
Replies: 9
Views: 1260

Re: Starter clutch issues

VOLKER!!!!!!! :D :D :D
by Folsoml
Wed Jun 27, 2018 7:58 pm
Forum: Technical Discussion
Topic: Starter clutch issues
Replies: 9
Views: 1260

Re: Starter clutch issues

Welcome to the forum!

Are you certain that the problem is not with the solenoid? Try bridging the gap between the two posts and see if the starter turns.

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