1980 CB650 from NC.

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arthulia
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1980 CB650 from NC.

Postby arthulia » Sat Mar 01, 2014 7:02 pm

Hey everybody! I'm new to the forum (and motorcycle world). I just bought a 1980 CB650. It's my first bike. I have no plans set in stone for the bike aside for taking care of it. I'm not a big fan of chrome so some of that may be going away in the future. Who knows.

It's quite a fun bike. Hopefully this week I'll put tags on so I can ride it legally on the street. haha!

Here are some (bad) pics.

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Re: 1980 CB650 from NC.

Postby Folsoml » Sat Mar 01, 2014 7:13 pm

Looks nice! Welcome!
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Re: 1980 CB650 from NC.

Postby cb650 » Sun Mar 02, 2014 7:41 am

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

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Re: 1980 CB650 from NC.

Postby Bongskit » Sun Mar 02, 2014 8:42 pm

looks mint! how much did you pay pay for it?

welcome to the forum!

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Re: 1980 CB650 from NC.

Postby Volker_P » Tue Mar 04, 2014 2:58 am

Welcome here! :D

Looks good! Hope tyres are not too old.
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Re: 1980 CB650 from NC.

Postby arthulia » Sat Mar 08, 2014 10:31 pm

Thanks! Tires are still in good enough shape for this riding season, but I may end up replacing them anyways.

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Re: 1980 CB650 from NC.

Postby Volker_P » Tue Mar 11, 2014 3:14 am

My point is that tires older than say 7 years (still depending on storage) are typically hard and slippery.
No severe problem on dry roads at warm weather (although you should be careful with the rear brake!) but you are quite lost when wet and cold.
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Re: 1980 CB650 from NC.

Postby arthulia » Mon Mar 24, 2014 5:07 pm

Understandable. Thanks for the post.


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