1980 Honda CB650C

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1980 Honda CB650C

Postby CB650CPastor » Fri Jan 08, 2016 11:06 am

Just finished all the work needed to get this bike back on the road. Craigslist find. It had been stored for many years. 8k original miles. It came with pictures of the bike in boxes (ugh!) so I knew it might need some reassembly work... No problem. That's fun for me.

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Here's what I did:
Flushed the fuel system, cleaned the tank, rebuilt and dynamically sync'ed the carbs
Changed the brake fluid
Rebuilt the steering head (it was incorrectly assembled and binding)
Rebuilt the rear hub (incorrectly assembled - spacer missing)
Cleaned ALL the electrical connectors, replaced some
Ordered and installed the correct 30A spade main fuse (partzilla)
Disassembled, cleaned and lubed the starter
Blasted and repainted the battery box and replaced the battery
Replaced the shifter shaft seal
Changed the oil
Rebuilt the horn (non-operational and rusted on the inside)
Adjusted the valves and cam chain
Replaced leaking seals on the camshaft ends (those little green o-rings)
Replaced the turn signal and tail light lenses
Upgraded the headlight from the sealed beam 1980 to the 1981 H4
Reassembled the rear brake correctly
Installed a front fender grommet for the speedometer cable
Adjusted the clutch
Painted the surface of the engine below the carbs
Internally cleaned all of the handlebar switches
Lubed all of the cables (re-routed almost all of them to the correct route (after the above picture was taken)
Lubed the chain
Lubed and adjusted the rear brake
Replaced the rear inner fender/mud guard (the old one was trimmed to aid in assembly - tacky!)

Running great and having fun! I ride year-round, as long as it's not raining or snowing.
Last edited by CB650CPastor on Sun Jan 10, 2016 1:51 pm, edited 2 times in total.
Tim
Current:1980 Honda CB650C Custom, 1969 Toyota Corona Deluxe Sedan
Past: '07 Honda Rebel 250, '80 Yamaha XS1100 Special, '69 Honda CB160, '67 K15 Suzuki Hillbilly

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Re: 1980 Honda CB650C

Postby coreyr6624 » Fri Jan 08, 2016 12:06 pm

Looks awesome

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Re: 1980 Honda CB650C

Postby Folsoml » Fri Jan 08, 2016 4:09 pm

Fantastic!
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Re: 1980 Honda CB650C

Postby cb650 » Fri Jan 08, 2016 5:10 pm

Very nice!!!! Glad you went back original
Did you clean the tank out?!?!?!?!

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Re: 1980 Honda CB650C

Postby CB650CPastor » Sat Jan 09, 2016 12:37 pm

YES! Original - all the way.
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Past: '07 Honda Rebel 250, '80 Yamaha XS1100 Special, '69 Honda CB160, '67 K15 Suzuki Hillbilly

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Re: 1980 Honda CB650C

Postby cb650 » Sat Jan 09, 2016 2:11 pm

Yes Even more original than mine. :D
Did you clean the tank out?!?!?!?!


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