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First bike, great fun!

Postby larsenpedersen » Thu Jun 04, 2015 6:00 pm

Hi there,

Greetings from Copenhagen, Denmark!

I recently got my license for MC and have been looking for a bike ever since. I looked at a lot of different bikes, but finally came across a Honda CB650 from 1981 (according to the previous owner). I took it for a spin and was instantly in love - even though I still have to get used to this cold blooded beast (got my license on a new MT-07).

Here she is:

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I'm reattaching the original blinkers tomorrow and is trying to find a Copenhagen-based mechanic to give her a check-up :)

- Larsen Pedersen
Recently bought a Honda CB650

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Re: First bike, great fun!

Postby Folsoml » Fri Jun 05, 2015 4:42 am

Nice! Welcome to the forum!
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Re: First bike, great fun!

Postby cb650 » Fri Jun 05, 2015 4:57 am

Nice. looks like Ibsens bike.
Did you clean the tank out?!?!?!?!

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Re: First bike, great fun!

Postby larsenpedersen » Sun Jun 07, 2015 9:16 am

Folsoml wrote:Nice! Welcome to the forum!

Thanks a bunch - I'm hoping to gain a lot of knowledge about motorcycles in general and of course my own CB650.

cb650 wrote:Nice. looks like Ibsens bike.

Thanks - I don't know this Ibsen-fellow, but it sounds like he has a rad-looking bike 8)

Btw. do any of you guys know it my bike is actually a '81 from the looks of it or should I be able to find a VIN? - It has that red and gold "CB650"-logo on the side.
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Re: First bike, great fun!

Postby Folsoml » Sun Jun 07, 2015 2:25 pm

I don't know much about the European models, but in the US, an 81 would not have those PB carbs. Look on the steering neck and it should be there on the VIN plate.
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Re: First bike, great fun!

Postby larsenpedersen » Sun Jun 07, 2015 3:23 pm

Folsoml wrote:I don't know much about the European models, but in the US, an 81 would not have those PB carbs. Look on the steering neck and it should be there on the VIN plate.

I can't find the VIN plate which leadsme to believe that it is an older model. I can however find the following frame number: RCO3 2025330

Does this help?
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Re: First bike, great fun!

Postby larsenpedersen » Fri Jun 12, 2015 4:03 am

This might be a pretty stupid question, but what is "PB carbs"?
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Re: First bike, great fun!

Postby Folsoml » Fri Jun 12, 2015 4:14 am

I cannot explain what "PB" means, but it refers to the type of carburetor that is on your bike (at least, so it appears in your picture). Later CB650's (at least in the US) have a carburetor bank like this:

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Re: First bike, great fun!

Postby larsenpedersen » Sun Jun 14, 2015 2:40 pm

As you might have read here, my right handlebar switch and throttle are quite loose, so I'm trying to find replacement parts.

I could try to find original parts, but I think I'd rather try to upgrade the bike piece by piece.

Right not I'm looking at this switch:

http://www.wrenchmonkees.com/webshop/el ... ersal.html

- and a separate "throttle handle".
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Re: First bike, great fun!

Postby larsenpedersen » Fri Jul 03, 2015 1:18 am

Recently bought a Honda CB650

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Re: First bike, great fun!

Postby Nicklas_kamp » Sun Jul 05, 2015 1:09 pm

Looks great!
Good to see one from Denmark.
I believe that the VIN numbers starting with RC03 is from 1979. ( Mine is the same). If they are from 1980 called the rc05 and after 81 they switched to JH2RCxxxxxxxxxxxx .
Hope this helps.

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Re: First bike, great fun!

Postby larsenpedersen » Mon Jul 06, 2015 4:35 pm

Nicklas_kamp wrote:Looks great!
Good to see one from Denmark.
I believe that the VIN numbers starting with RC03 is from 1979. ( Mine is the same). If they are from 1980 called the rc05 and after 81 they switched to JH2RCxxxxxxxxxxxx .
Hope this helps.

Nicklas N


Hi Nicklas - Thanks for the reply!

Yeah, I came to the same conclusion about the frame number.

As you might have seen, I'm currently having a few "problems" with my bike.
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