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Re: 1971 CB500K w/CB650 Cam
« Reply #125 on: September 05, 2012, 04:20:24 pm »
Thanks Stev-o, I love this bike.

Are you repainting yours like stock?  Ever look at that number inside the hub?

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Re: 1971 CB500K w/CB650 Cam
« Reply #126 on: September 05, 2012, 04:25:11 pm »

Are you repainting yours like stock?  Ever look at that number inside the hub?

After seeing yours, I'm rethinking the color. Bringing the bike to my buddy's shop tomorrow, so will have them off soon. Running out of room in the "mother lode cave"!
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Re: 1971 CB500K w/CB650 Cam
« Reply #127 on: September 05, 2012, 04:44:37 pm »

Are you repainting yours like stock?  Ever look at that number inside the hub?

After seeing yours, I'm rethinking the color. Bringing the bike to my buddy's shop tomorrow, so will have them off soon. Running out of room in the "mother lode cave"!

I'd say if you're keeping them like me, paint them however you please, but I think they appeal to a wider market of buyers (more $$$) with the stock look, because they want that nostalgic look.  It takes a lot of masking work to repaint them stock though..

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Re: 1971 CB500K w/CB650 Cam
« Reply #128 on: September 05, 2012, 05:40:22 pm »
Very nice Greggo. How is she handling these days?
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Re: 1971 CB500K w/CB650 Cam
« Reply #129 on: September 05, 2012, 06:18:23 pm »
Very nice Greggo. How is she handling these days?
David

She does alright for a mostly stock set up.  The $80 Cyclex shocks were a great replacement, and are at least equivalent to new stock shocks: not performance, and comfortable on the street.  The front end is stock 500/4, with fresh oil about a year ago.  I check the swing arm every few months, and I grease the collar periodically.  I have fun in the twisties, but I can't go into sharp corners too hot.  Some nice progressive springs are in the future..   

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Re: 1971 CB500K w/CB650 Cam
« Reply #130 on: September 07, 2012, 09:35:51 am »
NOS Hooker 4-1...How ya like this one Stev-o?  A little prettier than what I've got on there?? ;D


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Re: 1971 CB500K w/CB650 Cam
« Reply #131 on: September 07, 2012, 03:25:48 pm »
Yes, now your talking!  Where'd you find? Mother load?!
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Re: 1971 CB500K w/CB650 Cam
« Reply #132 on: September 07, 2012, 04:39:38 pm »
Yes, now your talking!  Where'd you find? Mother load?!

Nope!  I quietly bought that from another member (No friggen clue who it was) when I first joined this forum...I think I had maybe 20 posts ;D

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Re: 1971 CB500K w/CB650 Cam
« Reply #133 on: September 07, 2012, 05:10:14 pm »
You mean you've been hoarding these for 2+ years?  What are you waiting for?!
They look awesome...
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Re: 1971 CB500K w/CB650 Cam
« Reply #134 on: September 07, 2012, 06:53:47 pm »
GREGGO, really? COME ON DUDE>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

your collection of coolest parts ever continues to grow!
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Re: 1971 CB500K w/CB650 Cam
« Reply #135 on: September 07, 2012, 06:56:48 pm »
GREGGO, really? COME ON DUDE>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

your collection of coolest parts ever continues to grow!

I know, I'm jealous, he's got my mother lode beat! Off to search CL for more cool parts man, more parts!
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Re: 1971 CB500K w/CB650 Cam
« Reply #136 on: September 07, 2012, 07:12:54 pm »
GREGGO, really? COME ON DUDE>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

your collection of coolest parts ever continues to grow!

I know, I'm jealous, he's got my mother lode beat! Off to search CL for more cool parts man, more parts!

No way Stev-o!  Your motherlode included an (earlier?) K bike with Koni's!  I just got a bunch of parts motors, '80s stuff almost no one wants, and fifty junk seats :P I guess we'll see how much I pick up in the next haul (that's already paid for ;) )

Tews, I've been selling some goodies off too!  Gotta pare it down to the real good stuff ;)  BTW, you are first in line for something very special...let's talk.

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Re: 1971 CB500K w/CB650 Cam
« Reply #137 on: September 07, 2012, 07:15:18 pm »
Hey hey hey...I heard that!
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Re: 1971 CB500K w/CB650 Cam
« Reply #138 on: September 07, 2012, 07:41:11 pm »
I got the PM, responded. I just picked up another bike today.. Wife won't be pleased if I bring home more stuff right now... If I move some stuff I am definately interested.

Unlike Stev-o I only have a 2 car garage.. No storage units..... At the moment my wife puts her van in the garage any my side is taken up by 4 bikes.. God I got issues
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Re: 1971 CB500K w/CB650 Cam
« Reply #139 on: September 08, 2012, 12:08:18 am »
I, uh, did he just say he needed to pare it down to the really good stuff? So, what does that make the stuff you are trying to pawn off, er, I mean sell to the rest of us... ;D
joking around...

GREGGO, really? COME ON DUDE>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

your collection of coolest parts ever continues to grow!

I know, I'm jealous, he's got my mother lode beat! Off to search CL for more cool parts man, more parts!

No way Stev-o!  Your motherlode included an (earlier?) K bike with Koni's!  I just got a bunch of parts motors, '80s stuff almost no one wants, and fifty junk seats :P I guess we'll see how much I pick up in the next haul (that's already paid for ;) )

Tews, I've been selling some goodies off too!  Gotta pare it down to the real good stuff ;)  BTW, you are first in line for something very special...let's talk.
David stuck in the curvy back roads of "Upper East" TN

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Re: 1971 CB500K w/CB650 Cam
« Reply #140 on: September 08, 2012, 08:36:04 pm »
I, uh, did he just say he needed to pare it down to the really good stuff? So, what does that make the stuff you are trying to pawn off, er, I mean sell to the rest of us... ;D
joking around...


;D ;D You guys get the (just) good stuff.  I try to keep the really good stuff ;)



I adjusted the valves and went for a nice ride.  The handling is much improved with the new wheels.


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Re: 1971 CB500K w/CB650 Cam
« Reply #141 on: September 08, 2012, 10:10:49 pm »
Wonder what those wheels would look like on the bike painted in gunmetal or charcoal gray?
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Re: 1971 CB500K w/CB650 Cam
« Reply #142 on: September 09, 2012, 07:49:56 am »
I bet they would look great.  Black wheels have never done it for me, so I felt free to paint them however I pleased.  I'll be using the same paint for the motor I'm rebuilding this month for this bike with those low compression 1.00 over pistons, and, ahem, a turbo ;)

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Re: 1971 CB500K w/CB650 Cam
« Reply #143 on: September 09, 2012, 11:07:08 am »
Ahem, turbo?!   Wow.  We may have to change your name to "Turbo'd Greggo"?
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Re: 1971 CB500K w/CB650 Cam
« Reply #144 on: September 23, 2012, 11:29:25 am »
Ahem, turbo?!   Wow.  We may have to change your name to "Turbo'd Greggo"?

Yes Stev-o, here's the part where we (well, I at least ;D ) start having FUN 8) 8)



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Re: 1971 CB500K w/CB650 Cam
« Reply #145 on: September 23, 2012, 11:55:26 am »
Nice....that pipe is beautiful.
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