1980 CB650C - My very first motorcycle

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Plox
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Re: 1980 CB650C - My very first motorcycle

Postby Plox » Thu Oct 10, 2013 1:25 pm

Finally got around to painting the side covers. Also purchased a pair of chrome airbox covers from Witttom. What do you think? I can't decide if I love it or not yet with all the red.

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Re: 1980 CB650C - My very first motorcycle

Postby Volker_P » Fri Oct 11, 2013 1:26 am

You may try polishing clutch and crankshaft covers, too.
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Re: 1980 CB650C - My very first motorcycle

Postby witttom » Thu Oct 17, 2013 12:09 pm

I think it looks pretty good. :D
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Re: 1980 CB650C - My very first motorcycle

Postby Plox » Sat Oct 26, 2013 7:21 pm

Before and after:

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Re: 1980 CB650C - My very first motorcycle

Postby Folsoml » Sat Oct 26, 2013 8:33 pm

Looks better! What did you use to polish?
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Re: 1980 CB650C - My very first motorcycle

Postby Plox » Wed Oct 30, 2013 10:34 am

I didn't do any polishing on it. It was just a rattle can finish. The tank was sanded down to bare metal, primed, then painted. The side covers were just roughed up with some scotch-brite then painted. Looks worse in person =P


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