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by Folsoml
Mon Jun 25, 2018 7:08 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New to the forum, from Maine!!
Replies: 8
Views: 156

Re: New to the forum, from Maine!!

I feel the CB650 is too small to ride double. That PLUS, I love me some CB900C!
by Folsoml
Mon Jun 25, 2018 7:05 am
Forum: Technical Discussion
Topic: 1981 CB650c Won't Start
Replies: 10
Views: 432

Re: 1981 CB650c Won't Start

Don't worry about bending any tabs. Your issue is definitely with those float needles. Also, the plastic floats you have are not adjustable. If you put the float needles side by side, are they the same size? If not, what is down in the needle seat that is keeping them from going all the way in? Spra...
by Folsoml
Sun Jun 17, 2018 6:50 pm
Forum: Technical Discussion
Topic: 1981 CB650c Won't Start
Replies: 10
Views: 432

Re: 1981 CB650c Won't Start

Did your kits include new float needles? If not, check the ones on the "floppy" floats and make sure the spring in the needle is springy. Also, try tapping on the float bowls with a screwdriver handle or something similar. Often this is all it takes to make them seat and stop leaking. The ...
by Folsoml
Thu Jun 14, 2018 7:12 am
Forum: Technical Discussion
Topic: New Fork Seals - Did I just screw up my forks???
Replies: 3
Views: 152

Re: New Fork Seals - Did I just screw up my forks???

I've always slide-hammered them apart. Did you see the manual here in the General Discussion forum? On page 111, it talks about replacing the fork seals.
by Folsoml
Thu Jun 14, 2018 6:59 am
Forum: Technical Discussion
Topic: Carburetor swap?
Replies: 7
Views: 249

Re: Carburetor swap?

The CB750 and CB900 carbs function different internally. The CB650 carb have one main jet, while the larger engine carbs have primary and secondary main jets. The larger bikes also used DOHC engines, so I doubt the intakes would line up correctly (Note that I've never tried to see how they'd fit).
by Folsoml
Wed Jun 13, 2018 7:53 pm
Forum: Technical Discussion
Topic: Carburetor swap?
Replies: 7
Views: 249

Re: Carburetor swap?

Cant say for sure. In 1983 the 650 Nighthawk switched to a double overhead cam engine. The cylinder heads are different, so the spacing may also be different.
by Folsoml
Wed Jun 13, 2018 5:48 pm
Forum: Technical Discussion
Topic: Carburetor swap?
Replies: 7
Views: 249

Re: Carburetor swap?

Mostly that it will need to line up with the cylinder head. There may be some that will work, but the only one I know of is the Nighthawk.
by Folsoml
Wed Jun 13, 2018 2:49 pm
Forum: Technical Discussion
Topic: Carburetor swap?
Replies: 7
Views: 249

Re: Carburetor swap?

Your bike has VB44A Carbs. The 81 and 82 CB650 and CB650C are the only bikes that used these carbs. The only others that I know would be compatible are the VB43C carbs from the 1982 Nighthawk 650.
by Folsoml
Thu Jun 07, 2018 8:34 pm
Forum: Technical Discussion
Topic: 1981 CB650c Won't Start
Replies: 10
Views: 432

Re: 1981 CB650c Won't Start

Have you checked out the carb cleaning manual here in the General Discussion forum? The carbs wont be exactly like your's, but the techniques are basically the same. Drop about a tablespoon of oil in each cylinder through the spark plug hole. If the compression improves, your problem it most likely ...
by Folsoml
Wed Jun 06, 2018 6:36 pm
Forum: Technical Discussion
Topic: Carb cleaning manual
Replies: 10
Views: 3996

Re: Carb cleaning manual

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by Folsoml
Sat May 19, 2018 1:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Forged in Fire--CB650
Replies: 3
Views: 565

Re: Forged in Fire--CB650

I only saw the commercial. The actual episode comes on Tuesday. From what I could see, it looked pretty good!
by Folsoml
Sat May 19, 2018 9:38 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Forged in Fire--CB650
Replies: 3
Views: 565

Forged in Fire--CB650

Does anyone here watch the show Forged in Fire? It is a blade smithing competition where people have just a few hours to forge knives in various scenarios. The knives are then tested for strength and durability by basically abusing them until they destroy something or the knife fails somehow. The pe...
by Folsoml
Sat May 19, 2018 9:31 am
Forum: Show it off
Topic: Spare Change Project First Bike
Replies: 42
Views: 3122

Re: Spare Change Project First Bike

You have to love working on these things as much as riding them. 8)
by Folsoml
Wed May 16, 2018 5:09 pm
Forum: Technical Discussion
Topic: Tachometer wont go below 2000 RPM suddenly *FIXED*
Replies: 4
Views: 281

Re: Tachometer wont go below 2000 RPM suddenly

Don't feel dumb! You fixed it!
by Folsoml
Mon May 14, 2018 4:49 pm
Forum: Show it off
Topic: Spare Change Project First Bike
Replies: 42
Views: 3122

Re: Spare Change Project First Bike

Did you try tapping on the float with something like a heavy screwdriver handle? That's usually all it takes to get the needles to seat.

I've never heard of that causing a bike to stall. Usually it just leaks. Have you checked the charging system?

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