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PHOTOS!!!

Postby bandwidth69 » Sat Feb 03, 2007 10:34 am

hiya, finally got photos of the bike, just finished the brakes at last, im 1 happy bunny!!! :D
http://s168.photobucket.com/albums/u194/bandwidth69/
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Postby Volker_P » Mon Feb 05, 2007 3:17 am

Really good job. Nice line, correct color! Looks fast. After all that effort you got a fine bike there.
The completely silver front with the silver brakes looks fine. One could try how it looks like with the chromed instrument rings (first by photoshop/gimp).
What is the circular gauge (or whatever it is ?) at the right fork for? Looks really important :lol:.

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Postby bandwidth69 » Mon Feb 05, 2007 4:54 am

Thanks. She's certainly a heartbreaker! The contrast between as she was and how she is always astonishes me. The disk think of which you speak is just a chrome tax disk holder, or road fund liscence or whatever name it goes by where you are. I'm not sure actually, though not a purist, where the correct placing os the holder is? Iv always put it on the front "fender" anyway. I know a guy who has one as a key fob! A bit awkward, but it never gets stolen - which is a common thing apparently!

Appreciate your comments. Have one replacement chrome dish to fit. Not going to go "chrome" for the sake of it. Keeping it subtle I think. :D
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Postby pae » Mon Feb 05, 2007 2:13 pm

Like it a lot. Looks good de-badged, very clean lines. I'm thinking along the same lines, subtly updated and nice and clean, not concours or massively changed from stock - although my colour choce may be a bit louder than yours! :D

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Postby bandwidth69 » Mon Feb 05, 2007 4:51 pm

Thanks Phil. I chose the colour, because, and don't laugh, It's the same colour as my car. So I figured I'd have a matching set! As its turned out, I inherited a CB 250 from my brother, which is black...bought a CBX 750 which is black, a Suzuki GSX650F which happened to be...black and the chop of course which is...blue!

I apreciate your comments. The 650's previous owner wanted a "streetfighter" - so had set about taking as much chrome off the thing as possible. Cut back minimal front mudguard. Minimal rear mudguard (basically the numberplate) mini indicators, square headlamp, Renthal bars - loads of orange paint and he'd even slid the headstock down the fork tubes an inch or so to make the nose dive a bit. It looked Ok - but this is better!
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Postby pae » Tue Feb 13, 2007 11:40 am

bandwidth69 wrote:The 650's previous owner wanted a "streetfighter" - so had set about taking as much chrome off the thing as possible. Cut back minimal front mudguard. Minimal rear mudguard (basically the numberplate) mini indicators, square headlamp....


Got the indicators still, and any pics? Might have a use for some.

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Postby bandwidth69 » Tue Feb 13, 2007 1:24 pm

Hi Phil. They are in a box somewhere in the shed. i'll take a peek as soon as I have got five minutes mate. They are plastic ones, thet ype you find hanging up in most motorcycle dealers in the accessories section. I think he bought them from Halfords actually! There are in a state though. One of the lenses is smashed. Don't know if they will be of any use. I have some chrome ones somewhere too. Though these are long stem 6v suzuki items.
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Postby bandwidth69 » Tue Feb 13, 2007 1:27 pm

Soz. typing in a hurry always mucks up my spelling (that's my excuse and im sticking to it!) You can just about se the indicators in the video still I have of the CB before I got my hands on it. They are attached to the headlamlp bracket where the orange reflectors should live!
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Postby pae » Wed Feb 14, 2007 5:57 am

Don't worry about searching if they're not in a tidy condition; as you say there's plenty around. If they were good and just taking up space in yuor shed then we might have had a deal, but not if they're a mess. Thanks anyway.

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Postby Ibsen » Wed Feb 14, 2007 1:09 pm

It looks good. :)

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Postby bandwidth69 » Wed Feb 14, 2007 4:21 pm

Thank you. Its not a show machine - but its my no1. Incidentally - I saw this and thought of you!

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/HONDA-CB-650_W0QQ ... dZViewItem

It could be a real showstopper. The most complete and original Brit CB I have set my eyes on for a good while. :)
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Postby Ibsen » Thu Feb 15, 2007 4:54 am

Yes I saw that too the other day, and it is a really nice bike.

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Postby bandwidth69 » Wed Feb 21, 2007 2:29 pm

The above CB 650 went for £250 of our english pounds on e-bay UK ! :(
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Postby pae » Fri Feb 23, 2007 1:19 pm

bandwidth69 wrote:The above CB 650 went for £250 of our english pounds on e-bay UK ! :(


Bargain!

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Postby bandwidth69 » Fri Feb 23, 2007 4:51 pm

talk about sick as a dog! Mind you - eye of the beholder and all that. My donor bike was a heap and about 80% complete. I bought it for £30! Buying wholesale can be a good investment sometimes!! :) :P
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