1979 cb650

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1979 cb650

Postby Vatch » Sun Mar 05, 2006 11:06 am

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'99 1500 Drifter

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Postby Ibsen » Sun Mar 05, 2006 2:36 pm

Your bike looks really good. I have always liked it. :D

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Postby Vatch » Sun Mar 05, 2006 5:07 pm

Thanks. I like the factory look of it too. Now I just need another one to tear apart, customize, and repaint. :)

The picture was taken about 2 weeks after I purchased the motorcycle. If you look carefully at the master cylinder you can see a black sock. The other owner put it there to absorb leaking brake fluid! :? Needless to say the braking was spongy, and I did replace the master cylinder.
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Postby Vatch » Sun Mar 12, 2006 2:59 pm

A side shot:
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Postby Chris » Fri May 05, 2006 12:05 am

Looks sharp. Have you noticed that most of us can't settle for just one CB650? I've been thinking the same thing. I'd like to find another complete bike too. Is yours the one where there was some question (in the old forum) about the clearance between the front fender and the tire?
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Postby Vatch » Fri May 05, 2006 10:19 am

Chris wrote:Looks sharp. Have you noticed that most of us can't settle for just one CB650? I've been thinking the same thing. I'd like to find another complete bike too. Is yours the one where there was some question (in the old forum) about the clearance between the front fender and the tire?


No, but now that you mention it...I just look at the other bikes pictures and my tire is really close to the fender. I'd better make sure nothing is lose, rigged, and the tire is the correct size. It's the one from the previous owner. Gotta love previous owners. :lol:
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Postby Ibsen » Fri May 05, 2006 1:33 pm

The front tire is that close to the fender on my bike too. But that is how the European Z model came from the factory.

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Postby Vatch » Fri May 05, 2006 1:54 pm

I checked my tires (working at home today :) ). It's the correct size. I can fit my finger between the fender and tire. I think the camera angle make it look too close.
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Postby Chris » Fri May 05, 2006 11:42 pm

Roger that.
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Re: 1979 cb650

Postby Volker_P » Mon May 08, 2006 12:42 am

Yes, the original gap to the front fender is quite small also for the RC05.


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