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Re: '80 CB650 Bobber project

Posted: Sat May 18, 2013 3:06 pm
by 626
Looks great, nicely done! Cant wait to see it all together.

Re: '80 CB650 Bobber project

Posted: Sat May 18, 2013 10:05 pm
by Tactical
Thanks!

Tank is done...

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Re: '80 CB650 Bobber project

Posted: Tue May 21, 2013 2:38 am
by Volker_P
Any bad experience with the kill switch?
Or why did you feel the need for a self-destruction in the tank cap? :lol:

Re: '80 CB650 Bobber project

Posted: Tue May 21, 2013 2:40 pm
by sportmaster
Can you post more pictures of your batterybox under the swingarm? I'm trying to do the same thing. Where did you put the R/R and solenoid and other electronics?

Re: '80 CB650 Bobber project

Posted: Tue May 21, 2013 10:41 pm
by Tactical
Volker_P wrote:Any bad experience with the kill switch?
Or why did you feel the need for a self-destruction in the tank cap? :lol:

No worries buddy, those pics are with the cap in the open position. Push the center down, give it a 1/4 turn and it locks down almost flush. The shell cases only stick up about 1/8" . That's lower than the original tank cap.

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Re: '80 CB650 Bobber project

Posted: Wed May 29, 2013 9:27 am
by Tactical
sportmaster wrote:Can you post more pictures of your batterybox under the swingarm? I'm trying to do the same thing. Where did you put the R/R and solenoid and other electronics?


Looking at it from the bottom up

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Re: '80 CB650 Bobber project

Posted: Thu Jun 13, 2013 7:52 am
by Tactical
Got the valve spring remover tool in and I replaced the guide seals..
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Pic of the battery box I made with most of the electronics installed
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Battery box after swingarm was installed.
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Doing final assembly now, then I just have to wire it up!

Re: '80 CB650 Bobber project

Posted: Fri Jun 14, 2013 1:11 am
by Volker_P
Guess this is not a very preferential location for the electric stuff.
If you consider to make a protection cover, consider the RR will require cooling!

Re: '80 CB650 Bobber project

Posted: Fri Jun 14, 2013 11:27 am
by Tactical
There weren't many other options. Physically, the "electronics" are not fragile. If your concern is water, this will be a dry weather rider only.

Re: '80 CB650 Bobber project

Posted: Sat Jun 15, 2013 4:02 am
by MiGhost
Tactical wrote:If your concern is water, this will be a dry weather rider only.

Will it be a cold weather rider also? That RR will need some airflow to keep it cool otherwise. Once that RR burns up. You can expect the rotor, and igniters to follow shortly afterwards. Sounds like an expensive mistake to be cool!

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Re: '80 CB650 Bobber project

Posted: Tue Jun 18, 2013 8:49 pm
by Tactical
Doesn't the stock location have the RR buried behind a side panel? How is this any worse since it's open to the air? I guess I could fab up a simple scoop to channel air around it if people think it will really be too hot here, certainly don't want to create problems for it....
Started wiring it up today...

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This thing will be on the road in July!

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Re: '80 CB650 Bobber project

Posted: Tue Jun 18, 2013 9:30 pm
by nitroeagle
You're right about the stock location of the rectifier. Yours should be fine. I made a new batt box for mine that had the battery sideways under the seat & attached everything to that. I had the rr on the side of it with no problems. Still had side covers. The bike looks killer man.

Re: '80 CB650 Bobber project

Posted: Wed Jun 19, 2013 1:38 am
by Volker_P
The side pane location is a very clean one without too much vorticity.
This is why it is a good place for the airbox opening at practically every motorcycle, too.
Having a look at my main stand and other stuff there, the front of rear wheel location is not a clean one.
So the finned surface will get covered with dirt soon and there start the problems.

Additionally the air behind a finned airhead engine typically is rather warm air.

Re: '80 CB650 Bobber project

Posted: Fri Jul 12, 2013 2:47 pm
by Tactical
Done!!!!

First a before pic.....

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Re: '80 CB650 Bobber project

Posted: Sat Jul 13, 2013 9:08 pm
by nitroeagle
Looks really good. I've been waiting since you started this thread to see it done. How's it working?