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Offline DANFROMOZ

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G’day! I’m an Aussie in Canada with a 1979 CB650!
« on: September 13, 2018, 02:33:43 pm »
G’day, I’m DanFromOz and I have a 1979 CB650 that I’m about to modify, actually I think it’s going to be more of a ground up rebuild and modification with the plans I have in mind. I’m looking forward to sharing as much of the process as I can and I’m hopefully going to get started fairly soon. I’ve added some pics and tried uploading a couple of times then realized I’m not allowed to yet I think.....maybe I’ll try the gallery section. She’s done about 30k and it was passed on to me from a close family friend, as I was looking for a while for a few possible options and this just kinda fell into my lap! I’m an Aussie living on an island off the Atlantic coast of Canada, so if there’s anyone whose close by let me know.
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Re: G’day! I’m an Aussie in Canada with a 1979 CB650!
« Reply #1 on: September 13, 2018, 07:02:33 pm »
Welcome from 47 degrees north,

I think the magic number is 5 post.

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Re: G’day! I’m an Aussie in Canada with a 1979 CB650!
« Reply #2 on: September 15, 2018, 06:13:57 am »
hello from nova scotia!bill
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Re: G’day! I’m an Aussie in Canada with a 1979 CB650!
« Reply #3 on: September 18, 2018, 07:12:40 pm »
Hey guys, thanks for the replies. I just saw them, I'll have to watch a little closer. I just started a new post about tracking down a Yoshimura style exhaust for my CB650. Basically they don't seem to exist so I'm trying to convince Carpy from Carpy's Cafe Racers to create one, because I had my heart set on one ever since I heard one. Meanwhile, looking forward to getting my pics up before I pull this bike apart!

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Re: G’day! I’m an Aussie in Canada with a 1979 CB650!
« Reply #4 on: September 18, 2018, 09:36:37 pm »
Welcome from manitoba and to the fight with the 79 cb650 aftermarket I've been at it for awhile.

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Re: G’day! I’m an Aussie in Canada with a 1979 CB650!
« Reply #5 on: September 19, 2018, 07:15:18 pm »
Hello from Toronto area. Welcome aboard. I too have one 1979 cb650

You have come to right place, wealth of knowledge and willingness to help is all over the forums. I have benefitted a great deal from experience of members here

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Re: G’day! I’m an Aussie in Canada with a 1979 CB650!
« Reply #6 on: September 20, 2018, 07:27:58 am »
Welcome from 47 degrees north,

I think the magic number is 5 post.

-MD

Hi MD, Thanks fo the welcome!

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Re: G’day! I’m an Aussie in Canada with a 1979 CB650!
« Reply #7 on: September 20, 2018, 07:29:38 am »
Welcome from manitoba and to the fight with the 79 cb650 aftermarket I've been at it for awhile.

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Thanks for the welcome Westhewelder!

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Re: G’day! I’m an Aussie in Canada with a 1979 CB650!
« Reply #8 on: September 20, 2018, 07:33:00 am »
Hello from Toronto area. Welcome aboard. I too have one 1979 cb650

You have come to right place, wealth of knowledge and willingness to help is all over the forums. I have benefitted a great deal from experience of members here

Cheers


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Thanks for the welcome Can550, would you be interested in a Yoshimura style exhaust from Carpy's Cafe Racers? I'm trying to rally some support to have him feel like it's worth creating an off the shelf CB650 version, so when I talk to him again tomorrow I was going to hopefully point out that there would be enough interest in general for it to eventually be worth his while...

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Re: G’day! I’m an Aussie in Canada with a 1979 CB650!
« Reply #9 on: September 20, 2018, 07:58:02 am »
  So I'm getting pretty close to my first big step with the CB650, I'm doing the Cafe Racer type thing just like a lot of people, but it just looks sooo good. Happy to hear any opinions or assistance on my plans, I just want as much info as I can for the best decision making!
  I've been talking with Moto Cognito, Buchanan's and Excel and been trying to decide what wheels to get for the bike. I like the look of sportbike wheels, fat and awesome looking, but I don't think I want them on this build, I like the look of laced 18's in satin black, but still having the width that gives it kinda half classic and half sportbike look. Classic but tough I suppose.

   I'm pretty satisfied with an 18 x 3.5 on the front I think, 120/70 18 tire, maybe Pirelli Angel GT, but the rear is a tough one. Of the bikes I've see and really liked, they tend to have a 18 x 4.5 or 18 x 5 on the back, usually from a random bike, but ordering new it's mostly 4.25 is the largest unless you shoot up to a 5.5, which is cool looking, but I think too much meat for what I'm trying to do. So it looks like the basic choice I came up with is the front I've suggested and probably a 18 x 4.25 with a 160/60 18.

   I spoke to Excel in California and they're just a distributor really, but they have a bunch of 18 x 5 rims that are chromed Harley 40 spokes that have been sitting in their warehouse for a while, which I might be able to make work.... I'd have to dechrome and spacing them out the back might be tight, so I may even consider just picking up a rim for a later date and once I get the bike together it could be like a later project.

   Anyone got any ideas or thoughts? Also, I'll be taking pics of the process and maybe even videos, so should I put this build somewhere in particular (start a new post?) or just continue on here? I don't really know how the Forum thing really works...

   Other plans at this stage include GSX-R fork conversion and rear disc conversion. If things start to look ok I may still consider a monoshock rear end, I'm just a sucker for a monoshock, but not sure yet.... Sacha Lakic's CX500 is nuts and I can't stop thinking about it!

 

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Re: G’day! I’m an Aussie in Canada with a 1979 CB650!
« Reply #10 on: September 20, 2018, 03:52:12 pm »
120 front does not fit with stock fender on a 750..
 Check your clearance first..
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Re: G’day! I’m an Aussie in Canada with a 1979 CB650!
« Reply #11 on: September 20, 2018, 07:52:45 pm »
120 front does not fit with stock fender on a 750..
 Check your clearance first..

Thanks for the heads up. Don't think I'll reuse the front fender or rear for that matter.

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Re: G’day! I’m an Aussie in Canada with a 1979 CB650!
« Reply #12 on: September 20, 2018, 07:58:04 pm »
Heading to the mainland Monday, hopefully can grab some supplies. Haven't even started her up yet, wanted to wait and get the oil drained and replaced and give it a freshen up before I give it a crank. Any advice people, on what checklist I should go through before try starting her? I've been doing some research but haven't had to start a bike that hasn't run for about 6-8 years before. Gas tank looks a bit #$%*ty inside, all the gas has evaporated but left some residue....

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Re: G’day! I’m an Aussie in Canada with a 1979 CB650!
« Reply #13 on: October 06, 2018, 12:48:10 pm »
Have you dropped the carb bowls ? That will pretty well determine what you do next..
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My next bike will be a ..ANFOB.....

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Re: G’day! I’m an Aussie in Canada with a 1979 CB650!
« Reply #14 on: October 06, 2018, 12:58:12 pm »
That’s first thing to do

By the way CB650 carbs can be all sorts of pains including $$$

I just went eliminating air cut off route and it’s good except pilot screw comes out 2.5 turns instead of 1.25


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