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by Vatch
Thu Jan 17, 2008 12:46 pm
Forum: Everything else
Topic: Ibsen is on the eternal ride…
Replies: 9
Views: 2453

Ibsen is on the eternal ride…

I received word from Bigjims that Ibsen passed away from a heart attack on Dec19, 2007. I have not checked in the board much since selling my 650 in the summer, but need to post this. He will be greatly missed. I learned a lot from Ibsen, and my bike would not have run as well as it did without his ...
by Vatch
Fri Jun 01, 2007 3:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: it happened quickly
Replies: 5
Views: 1485

it happened quickly

Well, it happened quickly. My former neighbor who rides an ’81 KZ440 noticed I was trying to sell my ‘99 Drifter. He asked how the CB650 was running, so we looked at it in the garage. I told him what I had done with it and what needed to be done. He took the bike for a ride and liked it, of course. ...
by Vatch
Thu May 24, 2007 11:09 am
Forum: Bikes
Topic: 79 cb650 Dragbike
Replies: 5
Views: 1865

79 cb650 Dragbike

by Vatch
Tue May 22, 2007 8:18 pm
Forum: Technical Discussion
Topic: Front turn signals?
Replies: 4
Views: 1257

looking good.

My bike has the stock 79 front blinkers
http://www.hondacb650.com/viewtopic.php?t=15

square things with chromed plastic backs.
by Vatch
Mon May 14, 2007 6:18 pm
Forum: Technical Discussion
Topic: engine 1981 650c
Replies: 24
Views: 3307

sorry , wrong picture :wink: the elton johnish yellow maybe too gay, I may go a nice black and do a red trim Hey, if you're going to post a picture of a giant rack have the decency to post a clear picture :lol: You could always tone down the yellow to say school bus yellow. At least they will see y...
by Vatch
Sun May 13, 2007 8:26 am
Forum: Technical Discussion
Topic: HHHmmmm....
Replies: 2
Views: 1021

Hue, Any handbar with 3/4 inch diameter tube will work, so yes, the cb500 will work. The light will be fine too. Most any motorcycle light will work as long as it doesn't pull too many more amps than the original. I don't think there will be a problem with the instruments either, but I'd certainly c...
by Vatch
Fri May 11, 2007 11:28 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ethanol as fuel?
Replies: 3
Views: 1225

Ethanol as fuel?

Might as well start a new thread. I'm not convinced ethanol is a solution to anything. What are the total costs for a liter of ethanol compared to gasoline? How about the farming costs (i.e. fertilizer, machinery, fuel for said machinery) and distillation costs (i.e. heat to cause the evaporation of...
by Vatch
Fri May 11, 2007 11:15 am
Forum: Technical Discussion
Topic: Oil Filter Assembly
Replies: 7
Views: 1565

I won't laugh at you. Two weeks ago I changed my oil and filter. I put the filter back on the bike and was about to add the oil when I saw the washer laying on the garage floor. I consulted the manual to see if it was an "important" piece. :roll:
by Vatch
Thu May 10, 2007 11:00 am
Forum: Bikes
Topic: Unfortunately, the time has come
Replies: 7
Views: 1834

[quote="Chris"]First of all, congrats on starting a family. Second, I can't blame you for having second thoughts. I purchased my CB650C as a cheap starter bike and now, I don't think I could replace it. There are other bikes that catch my eye, but the longer I have the CB650, the more atta...
by Vatch
Wed May 09, 2007 9:10 am
Forum: Technical Discussion
Topic: Muffler Disassembly
Replies: 33
Views: 8726

Was there anything in the mufflers that resembled a catalytic converter of any type? I know they were required on cars in the US as of 1972, but not sure about cycles. The smell from my exhaust compared to my newer bike makes me wonder if the exhaust is being treated at all.
by Vatch
Wed May 09, 2007 9:07 am
Forum: Bikes
Topic: Unfortunately, the time has come
Replies: 7
Views: 1834

That is a sweet paint job.

Sorry to see it has to go, but I understand. Having a young kid, house (maintenance), and such leaves a lot less time to tinker, maintain, or ride. If I sold my 650 it would be for the same reasons.
by Vatch
Mon May 07, 2007 11:35 am
Forum: Show it off
Topic: Another new owner/member
Replies: 9
Views: 2659

FREE!!??? :shock:

Nice find. That's in great shape too. Does it really have only 8600 miles on it? Wow.

And welcome.
by Vatch
Tue May 01, 2007 8:51 pm
Forum: Technical Discussion
Topic: engine 1981 650c
Replies: 24
Views: 3307

I love the shot of your garage, random front fork and wheel in the back ground. I'm guessing if you've worked on DOHC, a SOHC should not be much different, maybe a little simpler.
by Vatch
Sun Apr 29, 2007 3:41 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: morning starting procedure...
Replies: 10
Views: 2185

Hmmm, this sounds for me so complicated and difficult.... here's what I'm doing, even when its cold (like 3-5 celsius) Push bike out of the unheated barn to the road. Get on it, start rolling (no enigne, I live in the mountains) After 3 kms, pull on the choke, open fuel, turn ignition key, put 3rd ...
by Vatch
Sat Apr 28, 2007 10:35 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: morning starting procedure...
Replies: 10
Views: 2185

morning starting procedure...

I’ve been using the 650 to commute when not ride sharing. It’s interesting because I have not fixed (i.e. rigged) my choke cable yet. Yes, it has been almost 1 year. But I thought I would share my starting sequence with you, perhaps some of you can empathize. 1. Turn on gas and engine run switch 2. ...

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