My BRAT 1979 CB650Z - Never Done

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My BRAT 1979 CB650Z - Never Done

Postby WnRn » Sat Mar 07, 2015 3:20 pm

Hi all. New to this forum. New to SOHC Honda's. Not new to bikes.

I swapped a 2008 Triumph Speedmaster for this 650 you see below. It has had a restoration and major engine work done. I have had it for a week now. Got to say I am loving this little Honda.

As it was soon as I rolled into my place.
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It was these headers that won me over to do the swap.

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On the way home from picking the CeeBee up I bought some new blinker, handlebars and grips. I had to make it my own. Plus those Honda blinkers are huge.

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Re: My 1979 CB650Z

Postby cb650 » Sat Mar 07, 2015 4:28 pm

Very sexy !!!!!!
Did you clean the tank out?!?!?!?!

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Re: My 1979 CB650Z

Postby socal1200r » Sat Mar 07, 2015 8:16 pm

Nice looking bike, I like the dual disc front end. I don't think those blinkers would be legal here in the States, at least not for directional signals anyway.

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Re: My 1979 CB650Z

Postby Volker_P » Tue Mar 17, 2015 3:03 am

Welcome here! :D

Really in great shape!
Cosky's great (free) online manual: http://cosky0.tripod.com

forum links to common technical issues

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Re: My 1979 CB650Z

Postby JorgenL » Wed Mar 18, 2015 5:07 am

Good looking bike, very clean!
Welcome to the Marshall exhaust club! I have exactly the same exhaust and I love it.
I had to open it up a bit by making a custom end-piece but it's sweet setup.

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Re: My 1979 CB650Z

Postby WnRn » Sat Mar 21, 2015 10:30 pm

JorgenL wrote:Good looking bike, very clean!
Welcome to the Marshall exhaust club! I have exactly the same exhaust and I love it.
I had to open it up a bit by making a custom end-piece but it's sweet setup.


You got photos ????

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Re: My 1979 CB650Z

Postby WnRn » Sat Mar 21, 2015 10:45 pm

The CeeBee-6-Fiddy is off having a BratStyle seat made for it.

Then that horrible tail light that looks like the docking bay of the Enterprise from Star Trek will come off. I have a nice period Lucas type tail light to mount.

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Re: My 1979 CB650Z

Postby andycog » Sun Mar 22, 2015 2:21 pm

Beauty! Nicely swapped sir!

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Re: My 1979 CB650Z

Postby WnRn » Sat Mar 28, 2015 2:51 am

The Brat has emerged...

Big shout out to Liam Butler of Butler's Customs and Race Racers for making the seat. My bike had been with him all week. He is a true garage artist. A true gentleman. He builds sweet rides.

I did not want major chopping done to the frame. So the rear frame loop/hump stayed.

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Most cut this off.

The seat mounting brackets have been removed. A new seat base crafted.

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That huge tail light is coming off. It looks like the docking bay of the USS Enterprise from Star Trek.

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Re: My 1979 CB650Z

Postby WnRn » Sat Mar 28, 2015 2:55 am

Today tail end has been attacked.

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The rear guard fought me the whole way. I drilled a hole in it and the chrome flaked off. I ended using the CL450 rear guard I had lying around. It was trimmed down to remove a rust patch.

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Re: My 1979 CB650Z

Postby WnRn » Sat Mar 28, 2015 2:57 am

Making sidecovers. They will be black.

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Re: My 1979 CB650Z

Postby WnRn » Thu Apr 02, 2015 1:15 pm

Some better photos. Still working on the perforated sidecovers. Day job gets in the way.

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Re: My 1979 CB650Z

Postby WnRn » Sat Apr 04, 2015 5:27 am

Attacked the front end today.

Different headlight ears. So I can lower the headlight. Which should change the lines of the bike.

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Got rid of the tacho. Made an idiot light console from a mirror.

Two goes at wiring these lights in. They have such fine wires that they break so easy. I have neutral light. OIl light comes on and stays on. I think the oil light is earthing twice. No I do not have an oil pressure problem. That will do till tomorrow.

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Re: My 1979 CB650Z

Postby WnRn » Sat Apr 04, 2015 10:25 pm

Finished lowering the headlight.
Now only have Speedo. Lowered it too.
Made idiot light console.
Cleaned from brakes and new brake fluid.
Fitted black rectangle bar end mirrors.
Still have to make the side-covers.

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Re: My 1979 CB650Z

Postby WnRn » Sun Apr 05, 2015 11:17 pm

Some general shots I took today..

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