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Re: '80 CB650C Cruiser - Project Wraith - My 650 was lonely.
« Reply #250 on: March 18, 2011, 02:05:14 pm »
At the end of the day TC having a bike for the summer is the goal right?


Well...at the end of the day, I have my Vulcan.   ;)   This project can take as long as it needs to take.

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Re: '80 CB650C Cruiser - Project Wraith - My 650 was lonely.
« Reply #251 on: March 18, 2011, 04:20:37 pm »
Well, I just took the Vulcan on a short ride.  GOD THAT FELT GOOD!!!  I'm usually able to tune it out over the winter, but that first ride makes it all flood back.


At anywho, I did some thinking and I have officially decided that I'm swapping just the front ends, since we've determined that they're a straight shot.  To swap the whole frame, I gotta move the engine, carbs, wiring harness, rear suspension, etc.  I really don't think that's worth the work (Plus, I'd maintain matching VINs, which is good.)

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Re: '80 CB650C Cruiser - Project Wraith - My 650 was lonely.
« Reply #252 on: March 18, 2011, 04:35:59 pm »
WIMP ;D
I think the thing I most like about motorcycling is the speed at which my brain must process information at to avoid the numb skulls who are eating pies, playing the ukulele, applying make-up etc in the comfort of their airconditioned armchairs as they make random attempts to kill me!!!!!!!

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Re: '80 CB650C Cruiser - Project Wraith - My 650 was lonely.
« Reply #253 on: March 18, 2011, 04:37:58 pm »
Yeeeeah, you got me.

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Re: '80 CB650C Cruiser - Project Wraith - My 650 was lonely.
« Reply #254 on: April 04, 2011, 08:57:35 am »
I think the fact that the whole site changed since last time I stopped in here is a sign that I really need to get back to work on my bike...

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Re: '80 CB650C Cruiser - Project Wraith - My 650 was lonely.
« Reply #255 on: April 04, 2011, 02:24:03 pm »
Yup
I think the thing I most like about motorcycling is the speed at which my brain must process information at to avoid the numb skulls who are eating pies, playing the ukulele, applying make-up etc in the comfort of their airconditioned armchairs as they make random attempts to kill me!!!!!!!

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Re: '80 CB650C Cruiser - Project Wraith - My 650 was lonely.
« Reply #256 on: April 04, 2011, 04:56:08 pm »
Actually the "whole" front is easy enough.   The upper triple a bunch of wire connections and with proper lifting of the frame and compression of the forks you can walk the whole thing out with the tire on. 
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Re: '80 CB650C Cruiser - Project Wraith - My 650 was lonely.
« Reply #257 on: April 04, 2011, 04:59:03 pm »
Actually the "whole" front is easy enough.   The upper triple a bunch of wire connections and with proper lifting of the frame and compression of the forks you can walk the whole thing out with the tire on.

Thanks for the confirmation.  That was my plan, and the fact that I have a bike lift should make it easier.  Jack one bike up, remove the frontend, block it in place, jack the other bike up and swap.

Gonna try to dive into the brakes on the '81 some times before the end of the month to make sure that it's salvageable.  Unfortunately, my weekends are pretty packed in April, so I'm going to have to see where I can fit it in.

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Re: '80 CB650C Cruiser - Project Wraith - My 650 was lonely.
« Reply #258 on: May 26, 2011, 06:55:58 am »
Ugh.  One can never get ahead in life, can they?  Part of the reason I'd backed off for a while was to focus on paying off the remainder of the debt incurred earning my nickname, and I did so.  Now, I find myself just getting out of a mini-vacation in the hospital once again (nothing too serious, but another financial setback.)

Can we see about some government assistance program for motorcycle projects, already? ???

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Re: '80 CB650C Cruiser - Project Wraith - Another setback
« Reply #259 on: May 26, 2011, 07:30:18 am »
Maybe you could pass your project off as a "quality of life" issue.   ;D
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Re: '80 CB650C Cruiser - Project Wraith - Another setback
« Reply #260 on: May 26, 2011, 07:35:11 am »
Maybe you could pass your project off as a "quality of life" issue.   ;D

Sir, I like the cut of your jib.

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Re: '80 CB650C Cruiser - Project Wraith - Another setback
« Reply #261 on: May 26, 2011, 11:54:07 pm »
Sorry to hear that Crippler, we get "free" if not fast health care here in NZ because of our hideously high taxes. >:( :) :o
I think the thing I most like about motorcycling is the speed at which my brain must process information at to avoid the numb skulls who are eating pies, playing the ukulele, applying make-up etc in the comfort of their airconditioned armchairs as they make random attempts to kill me!!!!!!!

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Re: '80 CB650C Cruiser - Project Wraith - Another setback
« Reply #262 on: December 15, 2011, 02:07:57 pm »
This is just a quick check-in to say, yes, I'm still alive and, no, I haven't abandoned my project.  Good news is, there's light at the end of the tunnel, and I hope to have some spare cash to throw at my project here in the new year.

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Re: '80 CB650C Cruiser - Project Wraith - Another setback
« Reply #263 on: December 28, 2011, 08:24:18 pm »
Hope 2012 is better for you mate. :)
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Re: '80 CB650C Cruiser - Project Wraith - Another setback
« Reply #264 on: December 28, 2011, 08:27:01 pm »
Thanks buddy.  I appreciate that you've had the patience to keep following this project.

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Re: '80 CB650C Cruiser - Project Wraith - Another setback
« Reply #265 on: December 30, 2011, 02:33:01 pm »
I just love those last 650's eh, especially when they are yellow. ;) Have a happy new year dude. :)
I think the thing I most like about motorcycling is the speed at which my brain must process information at to avoid the numb skulls who are eating pies, playing the ukulele, applying make-up etc in the comfort of their airconditioned armchairs as they make random attempts to kill me!!!!!!!

 

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