another 1981 CB650 Custom

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Lumo423
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another 1981 CB650 Custom

Postby Lumo423 » Sun Jun 09, 2013 10:52 pm

Bought this bike off a guy for $850 while I was still in Afghanistan. It went from this:

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To this in 4 months:

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Re: another 1981 CB650 Custom

Postby my79650 » Mon Jun 10, 2013 1:11 am

Nice.

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Re: another 1981 CB650 Custom

Postby Volker_P » Tue Jun 11, 2013 2:57 am

Welcome here! :D

Looks fine! :)
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Re: another 1981 CB650 Custom

Postby Lumo423 » Tue Jun 11, 2013 9:27 pm

Thanks it took a lot of work, it's my first motorcycle and the first time I've ever worked on a motorcycle. I've learned a lot from wrenching on it and have even started working on bike #2 also an '81 CB650C.

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Re: another 1981 CB650 Custom

Postby simple1 » Thu Jun 13, 2013 10:37 pm

very nice work.

I like that color combination. can you tell me how much approx it cost to get it painted like that? thanks

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Re: another 1981 CB650 Custom

Postby Lumo423 » Tue Jun 18, 2013 12:55 am

Simple1 thanks, I bought a used tank and side covers on ebay, but now that you mention it I should get a quote to see how much the tank would cost to get repainted. Overall the total for the partial restore was $1997, the bike was $850 (price included in overall total.

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Re: another 1981 CB650 Custom

Postby canuck1sailor » Tue Jun 18, 2013 8:18 pm

Well done. Nice to see old machinery brought back to life as opposed to parting out.

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Re: another 1981 CB650 Custom

Postby cb650 » Wed Jun 19, 2013 8:43 am

Very cool!!!!!!!!
Did you clean the tank out?!?!?!?!

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1981 CB650C #2

Postby Lumo423 » Sat Jun 29, 2013 9:46 pm

Here is a pic of my other bike I'm working on, I'm going to café it out.

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Re: another 1981 CB650 Custom

Postby Lumo423 » Fri Feb 21, 2014 11:33 pm

It's been a few months since I had a piston self destruct but she's all back together now she starts but dies.

I sand blasted the top end and gave it a couple of coats of VHT cast aluminum paint. I'm need to solve the starting issue before I paint the bottom end.


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Re: another 1981 CB650 Custom

Postby Lumo423 » Mon Feb 24, 2014 1:24 pm

Tweaked a couple things juggled a couple of wires and she now starts but dies out when I let off the choke. Looks like I have some carb cleaning to do...


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