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CB650C Cafe Project

Postby ChrisCook302 » Wed Nov 13, 2013 2:33 pm

New to the site and just wanted to post a pic of my cafe project. 1980 CB650C that my dad bought years ago to get running. With him being busy with this and that, I've taken on the project and talked him into a cafe build. Plans are to freshen up the motor, replace the forks, bars, gauges, brakes, 4-into-2 exhaust and cut the tail off and build a custom seat. Keeping the stock wheels and tank. I'll have a "for sale part list" up in a few month once I start tearing it down.
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1980 CB650C - Cafe project
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Re: CB650C Cafe Project

Postby Folsoml » Wed Nov 13, 2013 2:49 pm

Looks like a fun project! Good luck, and keep us updated with pictures.
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Re: CB650C Cafe Project

Postby ChrisCook302 » Wed Nov 13, 2013 2:59 pm

Will do!! This is my first bike. I've rebuilt a dozen or so Mustangs, and I use to do some chassis fab like air ride, lift kits and roll cages. Hopefully this forum will help with some of the things Im not familar with on these bikes or in general.
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Re: CB650C Cafe Project

Postby Folsoml » Wed Nov 13, 2013 4:09 pm

Welcome, and first bit of advice: Plan your rebuild using the existing airbox. Pods look cool, and they are easier to get on and off, but even with "proper" jetting, they do not work as well.

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Re: CB650C Cafe Project

Postby ChrisCook302 » Wed Nov 13, 2013 4:20 pm

Thanks! thats good advice. I wanted to use the pod style for that hot rod look but functionality would be ideal.
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Re: CB650C Cafe Project

Postby cb650 » Wed Nov 13, 2013 5:17 pm

What stangs you done work on?
Did you clean the tank out?!?!?!?!

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Re: CB650C Cafe Project

Postby Volker_P » Thu Nov 14, 2013 2:05 am

Welcome here! :D

Looks not bad, just a bit of dust. Probably not that many miles.
If the leakage traces on the engine should be oil, this would be a quite untypical oil leak.
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Re: CB650C Cafe Project

Postby ChrisCook302 » Thu Nov 14, 2013 1:23 pm

cb650 wrote:What stangs you done work on?


I've built up a few fox body, built a nitrous 351w for one of them, cleaned up an 86 SVO that I found in a barn, caged and wired up a 67 fastback with a blown big block. My daily is a 2006 GT, stock right now, just doing a little cosmetic work and some go fast parts are in its future.

Volker_P wrote:Welcome here! :D

Looks not bad, just a bit of dust. Probably not that many miles.
If the leakage traces on the engine should be oil, this would be a quite untypical oil leak.


Its been sitting in the garage for 6-7years collecting that dust. It wasnt charging back then. All the rubber needed to be replaced back then too. Its a solid bike just sat too long with no love.
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Re: CB650C Cafe Project

Postby cb650 » Fri Nov 15, 2013 10:18 am

Where u at? I have a couple fox bodies and many years ago we stuck a 460 in my uncles 67. Hooker used it as a model to make the headers for production.
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Re: CB650C Cafe Project

Postby ChrisCook302 » Fri Nov 15, 2013 10:54 am

cb650 wrote:Where u at? I have a couple fox bodies and many years ago we stuck a 460 in my uncles 67. Hooker used it as a model to make the headers for production.


DFW, TX. Future brother in law has a 70 Torino thats mini tubbed and He's building a 351w for it. We are switching off weekends for his project and mine since he has the welder in his garage. lol
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Re: CB650C Cafe Project

Postby cb650 » Fri Nov 15, 2013 6:00 pm

Too bad wasnt closer. I have a poor mans svo I'm building and need help/motivation.
Did you clean the tank out?!?!?!?!

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Re: CB650C Cafe Project

Postby ChrisCook302 » Mon Nov 18, 2013 12:46 am

cb650 wrote:Too bad wasnt closer. I have a poor mans svo I'm building and need help/motivation.

I miss my SVO alot.
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Re: CB650C Cafe Project

Postby cb650 » Mon Nov 18, 2013 9:30 am

Put a 85 turbo bird motor in 82 stang. Got to the wiring. then divorced and just went with the bikes and my vans.
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Re: CB650C Cafe Project

Postby ChrisCook302 » Mon Nov 18, 2013 1:33 pm

Pulled the tank, battery box, air box and carbs off. Removing the rest of the harness, gauges, and motor this weekend.
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