1980 CB650Z Cafe Racer Project

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ross_cheeks
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1980 CB650Z Cafe Racer Project

Postby ross_cheeks » Tue Oct 14, 2014 1:43 pm

Thought I'd add some photos from the project

I bought two bikes, one was fairly complete, the other was a box of bits and a frame, the plan is to make some form of Cafe Racer

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This is the inspiration:
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Here is the seat I have ready for it:
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And the plan for a paint scheme on the tank which will be the standard one, is to create something along these lines and then follow through the whole bike with this colour scheme:
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Re: 1980 CB650Z Cafe Racer Project

Postby FordMan » Wed Oct 15, 2014 12:12 am

Looks like u got ur plan for the bike laid out, good luck with the build, i will stay tuned.
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Re: 1980 CB650Z Cafe Racer Project

Postby ross_cheeks » Wed Oct 15, 2014 6:43 am

when I bough it,they came with a brand new still in the box stainless motad 4-1 system so I will probably end up using that as it will save me tracking down another, but I haven't had a good look at it yet to see what the can is like and if it will suit.

Currently in the process of buying/moving into a house so no real work will be done until Christmas time, Id like to say ill get it somewhere near ready for this summer but working away a lot means time is limited so it will probably become a slightly longer term project.

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Re: 1980 CB650Z Cafe Racer Project

Postby ross_cheeks » Wed Oct 15, 2014 8:19 am

Here are some of my other toys...

ZZR600E1:
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1977 Vauxhall Chevette Rally Car (Project):
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Re: 1980 CB650Z Cafe Racer Project

Postby Pbiggs » Sun Oct 19, 2014 12:37 am

were the z models ever sent too u.s? I always like seeing them posted on the forum and would enjoy someday getting my hands on one.. looks like you've got a fun project.

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Re: 1980 CB650Z Cafe Racer Project

Postby Pbiggs » Sun Oct 19, 2014 12:37 am

were the z models ever sent too u.s? I always like seeing them posted on the forum and would enjoy someday getting my hands on one.. looks like you've got a fun project.

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Re: 1980 CB650Z Cafe Racer Project

Postby cb650 » Sun Oct 19, 2014 7:16 am

Yes the 79 is a z but it is diff than the other Z's. mainly wheels and tail lite.
Did you clean the tank out?!?!?!?!

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Re: 1980 CB650Z Cafe Racer Project

Postby ross_cheeks » Tue Oct 28, 2014 4:21 am

As I'm going to be stripping and replacing a lot of the standard parts on the bike is anyone interested in any particular parts? I can make a full list when I've properly starts but all I'll really be keeping in the frame, engine, forks, wheels, rear sets for now, brakes and tank.


so that means items like lights, grab rail, clocks, bars etc will be up for grabs.

I've also got a brand new standard seat that came with them, its not been fitted and is still wrapped up.

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Re: 1980 CB650Z Cafe Racer Project

Postby cb650 » Tue Oct 28, 2014 5:47 am

I would love to have the tail lite /seat but funds right now say no. And the shipping would be ridicules i'm sure.
Did you clean the tank out?!?!?!?!

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Re: 1980 CB650Z Cafe Racer Project

Postby ross_cheeks » Mon Nov 17, 2014 2:11 pm

Looking at buying this Speedo/Tacho, http://www.digital-speedos.co.uk/cafe-r ... 1277-p.asp

just wondering which speed sensor option would be best,not sure how the magnet one would work on comstars...

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Re: 1980 CB650Z Cafe Racer Project

Postby jcasey007 » Tue Nov 18, 2014 6:14 am

I recommend you go for a GPS speedo, I did. No pickup required and you can hide the small GPS antenna

http://www.speedhut.com/gauges/?gclid=C ... wgodD1EA7g

with speed hut you can customise the gauge on-line

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Re: 1980 CB650Z Cafe Racer Project

Postby ross_cheeks » Tue Mar 31, 2015 5:44 am

Afternoon, bit of a small update, started buying some goodies for it, if I've got them there they'll inspire me to kick on so I'm currently turning the unused wet room at the back of the extension on the house into a temporary workshop to build the bike in.

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Also think I've decided on a paint scheme for the tank etc and have decided to keep it in the Honda family and go for this type of design, the only issue is i cant work out what colour blue they are as there seems to be 2 types, a planet blue and a Polynesian blue which would appear to be almost identical, anyone able to shed some light on that?
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Re: 1980 CB650Z Cafe Racer Project

Postby ross_cheeks » Tue Mar 31, 2015 5:49 am

Also, the ZZR has gone and made way for this....
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Re: 1980 CB650Z Cafe Racer Project

Postby gojoego » Tue Mar 31, 2015 10:41 pm

Looks great! really like the levers you picked out, not a fan of the klunky gigantic old ones. :lol:

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Re: 1980 CB650Z Cafe Racer Project

Postby Volker_P » Wed Apr 01, 2015 2:22 am

According to http://www.motorera.com/honda/h0750/four.htm
your CB750 pictures probably show "Planet Blue Metallic".

Here is something about the color codes:
https://www.motorcyclespareparts.eu/hon ... codes.aspx
Cosky's great (free) online manual: http://cosky0.tripod.com

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