My BRAT 1979 CB650Z - Never Done

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Re: My BRAT 1979 CB650Z - Tools down - Done

Postby WnRn » Tue May 12, 2015 3:51 pm

Thanks to nashopics.com for taking the photo of me riding. Taken on the ThrottleRoll ride last Saturday.


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Re: My BRAT 1979 CB650Z - Tools down - Done

Postby WnRn » Wed May 20, 2015 3:40 am

My wife had a surprise for me today. She drew a portrait of me on my bike.

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Re: My BRAT 1979 CB650Z - Tools down - Done

Postby WnRn » Sun May 24, 2015 12:22 am

More fiddling on the CeeBee-6-Fiddy.
That huge fuse box on top of the handle clamps. Is gone.
Fuses are now under the seat.
Lowered the ignition.
Lowered the headlamp even further.
Cleans up the lines of the bike nicely.
I like the stance it now has.
Fitted some Renthal Ultra-Lows and bar end mirrors.
Did an oil change.

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Re: My BRAT 1979 CB650Z - Tools down - Done

Postby Folsoml » Sun May 24, 2015 5:50 am

WnRn wrote:My wife had a surprise for me today. She drew a portrait of me on my bike.

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That is awesome!
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Re: My BRAT 1979 CB650Z - Tools down - Done

Postby WnRn » Mon May 25, 2015 3:56 am

Folsoml wrote:
WnRn wrote:My wife had a surprise for me today. She drew a portrait of me on my bike.





That is awesome!


Cheers mate.

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Re: My BRAT 1979 CB650Z - Never Done

Postby WnRn » Mon Jun 08, 2015 4:52 am

I made a tank strap today. Made from one of my old leather belts.
Why? Cause I can.
Plus I am changing the ignition barrel soon so wont be able unlock the fuel cap latch.

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Re: My BRAT 1979 CB650Z - Never Done

Postby WnRn » Fri Jun 12, 2015 10:06 pm

Some shots my wife took of me and the CeeBee.

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Re: My BRAT 1979 CB650Z - Never Done

Postby WnRn » Sat Jul 04, 2015 9:08 pm

Inspired by the flat tracking I went to watch last weekend. Plus I have had plans for a bit to change the look of the CeeBee I give you the CeeBee-6-Fiddy Brat-Tracker.
TS185 head light and headlight cowl. H4 headlight fitting converted to allow me to mount a H4 globe in the TS headlight.
Biltwell Low Bars. My neck can't do long distances with the Ultra Lows fitted.
Biltwell Oxblood red Renegade grips.
Next will be new tires. Something like Avon Distanze.
Then the dreaded 70s suspension will have to be sorted.

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Re: My BRAT 1979 CB650Z - Never Done

Postby WnRn » Sat Jul 11, 2015 12:45 am

el Burro Loco - The Mad Donkey.

Slowly the CeeBee-6-Fiddy Brat is being brated even further.
New brat seat made from old skate board. Several layers of foam mat. Navajo print horse blanket for the seat covering.

A few more small details to be added soon.

ADV type tires when these wear out.

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Re: My BRAT 1979 CB650Z - Never Done

Postby WnRn » Sat Jul 11, 2015 7:56 pm

I should have covered a brick. It would have been more comfortable than the seat I made. Back to the drawing board.

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Re: My BRAT 1979 CB650Z - Never Done

Postby WnRn » Sat Jul 18, 2015 2:47 am

Sometimes Original is better.

I really like that mates have helped me out with this bike. That they have supplied me with bits and pieces via the beer economy.

Like the mini speed. Like the small headlight reflector. All good stuff. All stuff that the CeeBee has hated.

The combination of TS185 headlight and H4 globe did not work. The light spread and penetration is not there. Riding at night I have to rely on other road users headlights to see the road ahead. Not very good.

The mini speedo has LED lights in it. The CeeBee is wired like a trailer. Nothing earths to the frame. Plus the LED back light in the speedo would come on when the brake light came on. even though they are in no way connected. I have heard this can happen with LEDs. The needle in the speedo at freeway speeds was waving its merry self around.

So it was back to the original speedo and headlight today.

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Re: My BRAT 1979 CB650Z - Never Done

Postby WnRn » Sat Jul 18, 2015 10:28 pm

Need to carry crap. Sick of carrying it on my back. Bought old leather back pack. Made saddle bag. My back thanks me.

Hole in steering stem. Covered up with Sugar Skull pill box.

Wife snuck some photos of me tinkering.

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Re: My BRAT 1979 CB650Z - Never Done

Postby Shoestring-uk » Wed Aug 17, 2016 2:27 pm

Loving your bike. Just got myself a 1979 one and doing a full restore.
Would appreciate a photo of the centre stand buffer assemble. Fed up with the stand striking against the rear brake torque bar.

Dave


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