My BRAT 1979 CB650Z - Never Done

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Re: My 1979 CB650Z

Postby WnRn » Thu Apr 09, 2015 1:04 am

One side cover is done. Maybe to be re-made.
Perforated aluminum sheet. Black plastic backing. Cable ties to hold it on.

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Re: My BRAT 1979 CB650Z

Postby Volker_P » Thu Apr 09, 2015 4:49 am

Guess edges would improve the look of the covers considerably.
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Re: My BRAT 1979 CB650Z

Postby WnRn » Fri Apr 10, 2015 4:35 am

Volker_P wrote:Guess edges would improve the look of the covers considerably.


It is not 100% done yet. :D

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Re: My BRAT 1979 CB650Z

Postby WnRn » Sat Apr 11, 2015 4:22 am

Crash bars are gone. Crash knobs will be added soon.
Different mirrors fitted. Recycled the Arlen Ness ones. They had been on my Speedmaster at one stage.
I am undecided on the mirrors. I do have some oval ones.

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Re: My BRAT 1979 CB650Z

Postby JorgenL » Tue Apr 14, 2015 3:30 am

Nice progress there!

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Re: My BRAT 1979 CB650Z

Postby WnRn » Sat Apr 18, 2015 2:24 am

Wrapped the exhaust connector pipe with header wrap. This is to hide the chrome that is coming away from the ugly weld.

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Fitted a set of Drag bars. Lower is better.

Converted/mashed/cut up some CBR600 crash knobs in place of those horrid crash bars.

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Re: My BRAT 1979 CB650Z

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Re: My BRAT 1979 CB650Z

Postby WnRn » Fri Apr 24, 2015 9:12 pm

Just to break up the black. WnRn logo badge. Wait till you see what I am doing to the sidecover on the other side.

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Re: My BRAT 1979 CB650Z

Postby WnRn » Sat Apr 25, 2015 11:37 pm

Sidecovers done.
Right side has brass mesh in behind it. Airbox in-take is on that side. Its not supposed be an E. It was supposed to be a scallop. The perforations would not allow me to get the points of the scallop. Oh well.
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Now to clean salt that is attacking the engine. I live not far from the coast line. They storms we have had have brought sea salt inland.

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Re: My BRAT 1979 CB650Z

Postby KaiserKlayton » Sun Apr 26, 2015 5:06 am

Great bike...I've got a 4 into 1 on my Z as well. Really nice job with the seat minimization. If I could change one thing I'd do something similar.

I've never found anyone with my color scheme--albeit my bike's from Germany.
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Re: My BRAT 1979 CB650Z

Postby WnRn » Sun Apr 26, 2015 3:04 pm

KaiserKlayton wrote:Great bike...I've got a 4 into 1 on my Z as well. Really nice job with the seat minimization. If I could change one thing I'd do something similar.

I've never found anyone with my color scheme--albeit my bike's from Germany.


Thank you.
The seat guided how I was going to do the rest of the bike.

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Re: My BRAT 1979 CB650Z

Postby WnRn » Sat May 02, 2015 8:35 pm

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I am calling this done.

What did I do to the Brat - CeeBee-6-Fiddy.

Brat style seat made by Butlers Customs and Caferacers from Newcastle.
Drag Bars.
Biltwell Kungfu Grips.
Junked the massive tail light. Fitted a Lucas replica.
CB450 cut down rear guard.
Wrapped the mid pipe of the Marshall Deep Tone 4into1 connector pipe.
Mirrors made from 2 different sets of crusier style ones.
Smaller indicators.
Removed the tacho.
Made sidecovers from perforated sheet. Airbox side has brass mesh.
Made sidecover badges.
Removed crash bars that came with te bike. Replaced with CBR650 Crash Knobs.
Lowered headlight with different mounts.
Centred the speedo.
Move idiot light console. Fitted new lights.

A big thanks to Liam Butler for helping me make my vision come true for this bike.
To all on Sydney Cafe Racer FaceBook group and Central Coast Cafe Racers Group. You guys and girls have inspired me so much. Thanks you so much for your suggestions with this build.
My wonderful wife who has given me ideas for this build.
Greg Beckett for swapping this bike for my Speedmaster.

I am hooked on Honda SOHC. If only I could afford a 70s CB750.

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Re: My BRAT 1979 CB650Z - Tools down - Done

Postby WnRn » Sun May 10, 2015 3:12 am

That lasted a week. I should never say done.

Mini speedo fitted.
I hate wiring. Being colour blind does not help me.
I have no oil light. I have tested different lights and either LED or normal bulb it wont light up.
I know there is oil in the engine.
Original bars back on. The drag bars look great but after the long ride yesterday and the lane filtering my wrists have said no more with those bars.

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Re: My BRAT 1979 CB650Z - Tools down - Done

Postby Folsoml » Sun May 10, 2015 6:41 am

I like it!
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Re: My BRAT 1979 CB650Z - Tools down - Done

Postby Volker_P » Tue May 12, 2015 1:23 am

WnRn wrote:I have no oil light. I have tested different lights and either LED or normal bulb it wont light up.
I know there is oil in the engine.

The CB650 oil light indicates oil pressure, not oil level. It should switch at about 0.7bars, normal operation pressure is 3.5 bars or so.
So better get an idea if this is just an indicator problem as the engine won't survive at such low oil pressures.
More details e.g. here.
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