1981 cb650 build thread

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ratrod79
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1981 cb650 build thread

Postby ratrod79 » Fri Jul 31, 2015 12:07 am

Hi im new to the forum but i wanted to post my build so far.all the work i do myself and im self taught. i bought my 81 cb650 2 years ago for $200. ripped it appart over the winter and did all new top end gaskets, took the frame down to bare metal and painted it satin black, welded a frame loop, chopped the exhaust and welded on some turndowns on it and header wrapped it, threw on some UMI pod filters, pulled off the gauges and center kickstand and a few other unnecessary parts and a ton of other stuff i cant remember.
the bike when i got it. ugly as hell
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this is actually the engne crash bar that i cut down and used as a frame loop

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Re: 1981 cb650 build thread

Postby ratrod79 » Fri Jul 31, 2015 12:16 am

everything got taken down to bare metal and then i painted the frame with vht satin roll bar paint
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i used the foot pegs from a 90's gsxr that i had laying around. i had to cut down the peg mounts and re-weld them and do a ton of grinding to the new pegs to make them fit right

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i painted all of the other parts gloss black to give it a nice contrast with the frame and also got a set of wire spoked wheels and some meaty tires. the front tire is a duro tire i got off of ebay and the rear came with the bike. i wish i took some more pictures of the build but oh well.

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Re: 1981 cb650 build thread

Postby ratrod79 » Fri Jul 31, 2015 12:23 am

i cut out part of the fuse cover for a cool look. still trying to find some more pics of the progress
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big jump in progress but this is the bike all together, i still need a seat of some sort

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Re: 1981 cb650 build thread

Postby ratrod79 » Fri Jul 31, 2015 12:27 am

my two loves in one picture

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close up of my battery hold down (no its not just the belt holding it on)

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and this is my favorite and most recent picture. i go riding all the time. still need to put a seat on it but its not terrible without one haha. let me know your thoughts and any suggestions

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Re: 1981 cb650 build thread

Postby JorgenL » Fri Aug 28, 2015 3:56 am

Nice build and a bad ass car!! 8)

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Re: 1981 cb650 build thread

Postby Folsoml » Fri Aug 28, 2015 7:22 am

Dos it not have a seat at all?
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Re: 1981 cb650 build thread

Postby Hawk213 » Sat Sep 03, 2016 6:09 pm

Looks nice!

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Re: 1981 cb650 build thread

Postby shopperaware » Fri Sep 23, 2016 10:41 am

It was nice...


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