1980 CB650Z

Please post your bike pics here

Moderators: Volker_P, tidd650

User avatar
Vatch
Posts: 232
Joined: Sun Mar 05, 2006 10:26 am
Location: West Virginia, USA

Postby Vatch » Tue Apr 04, 2006 10:57 am

Just looking at the lines it still seems a little high.
'99 1500 Drifter

User avatar
Ibsen
Posts: 375
Joined: Fri Mar 03, 2006 12:09 pm
Location: Kongsvinger, Norway
Contact:

Postby Ibsen » Tue Apr 04, 2006 1:35 pm

Yes, it is still a bit high on the last pic. I have lowered it another 20mm tonight. I also pulled it another 20mm towards the rear.

User avatar
Vatch
Posts: 232
Joined: Sun Mar 05, 2006 10:26 am
Location: West Virginia, USA

Postby Vatch » Tue Apr 04, 2006 7:22 pm

Ibsen, off topic here, but I saw a mint KZ400 today. The paint was perfect. It was in the "not for sale" section of a used motorcycle shop.
'99 1500 Drifter

User avatar
Volker_P
Posts: 5347
Joined: Mon Mar 06, 2006 1:53 am
Location: southern Germany

Re: 1980 CB650Z

Postby Volker_P » Wed Apr 05, 2006 12:48 am

I think a test ride is essential. You will tear it off immediately if it will produce pulsed turbulences to your head. I would not expect that from a fairing of that small size, but I have not much experience. But I understand that it is fun to spend some time with the bike this way while the snow still keeps you off from riding. :wink:

User avatar
DammitDan
Posts: 111
Joined: Thu Mar 16, 2006 9:46 pm
Location: Nashville, USA
Contact:

Postby DammitDan » Wed Apr 05, 2006 2:13 am

I've never been a fan of the square headlights from the DOHCs. Like when they put square headlights on the Jeeps back in the 80s, it just never seemed... "natural".

Just consider the differences...

Image


Image


Image[/img]

Guest

Postby Guest » Wed Apr 05, 2006 5:39 am

I wouldn't consider the CB650Z model to be all round either. :) It's more something in the middle, between the 70's style and the 80's style, so I'm not shure if a round café racer fairing with a round headlight would look the best either.
And I really like that Vincent they are building, but it is more of a 50's or 60's style bike. And I have seen that fairing used on both the classic CB500 and CB750, but they have a different style from the 650Z. In fact, the 650Z shares some it parts with the CX500.


Image

Image

Image


Vatch, what year model is that 400?

User avatar
Ibsen
Posts: 375
Joined: Fri Mar 03, 2006 12:09 pm
Location: Kongsvinger, Norway
Contact:

Postby Ibsen » Wed Apr 05, 2006 8:54 am

Sorry, I forgot to log in. :oops:

User avatar
Vatch
Posts: 232
Joined: Sun Mar 05, 2006 10:26 am
Location: West Virginia, USA

Postby Vatch » Wed Apr 05, 2006 8:57 am

'75 with the blue paint with trim scheme. It was so clean it looked new. You would have drooled. :shock:
'99 1500 Drifter

User avatar
Volker_P
Posts: 5347
Joined: Mon Mar 06, 2006 1:53 am
Location: southern Germany

Re: 1980 CB650Z

Postby Volker_P » Wed Apr 05, 2006 9:03 am

In fact, the 650Z shares some it parts with the CX500.

I guess the CB650C shares more parts with the CX500C than with the CB650Z besides the engine.
I remember coming out of a building some years ago and found my CB standing in front of it. I was a bit irritated as something seemed wrong. I solved it by looking down my legs to find that I did not wear my motorcycle pants. Consequently this could not be my CB. :P (This all happend withing a fraction of a second). In fact it was a CX500C, but it required a closer look to distinguish. Walking around it, I found many parts that looked quite similar to my CB.

User avatar
Ibsen
Posts: 375
Joined: Fri Mar 03, 2006 12:09 pm
Location: Kongsvinger, Norway
Contact:

Postby Ibsen » Wed Apr 05, 2006 9:23 am

I think the 1978 CX500 and the 79 CB650Z share the same wheels, tail, tail light, instruments, center stand, grab rail and front mudguard.

User avatar
Ibsen
Posts: 375
Joined: Fri Mar 03, 2006 12:09 pm
Location: Kongsvinger, Norway
Contact:

Postby Ibsen » Wed Apr 05, 2006 11:33 am

And I think I found the bike line I was looking for.

Image

Image

Image

Image

User avatar
Ibsen
Posts: 375
Joined: Fri Mar 03, 2006 12:09 pm
Location: Kongsvinger, Norway
Contact:

Postby Ibsen » Wed Apr 05, 2006 2:00 pm

I took the bike out for the first ride of the season tonight. :D
It was only 10 miles though. :lol: But hey, it's still a ride. :mrgreen:

The fairing works surprisingly well. The main wind stream hits just at the top of the helmet, and it didn't produce any excessive noise. And the bike was much more fun to ride. It felt much sportier to ride than with the windscreen.

User avatar
Vatch
Posts: 232
Joined: Sun Mar 05, 2006 10:26 am
Location: West Virginia, USA

Postby Vatch » Wed Apr 05, 2006 5:18 pm

It looks good, too. I like the line. :)
'99 1500 Drifter

User avatar
DammitDan
Posts: 111
Joined: Thu Mar 16, 2006 9:46 pm
Location: Nashville, USA
Contact:

Postby DammitDan » Wed Apr 05, 2006 8:05 pm

I agree. It fits the bike much more smoothly now. Covering up those headlight ears did the trick!

User avatar
Volker_P
Posts: 5347
Joined: Mon Mar 06, 2006 1:53 am
Location: southern Germany

Re: 1980 CB650Z

Postby Volker_P » Thu Apr 06, 2006 12:50 am

Yes, that's it now. :D I guess somebody who does not know the CB650 would accept that as original look. It fits much better to the style of the bike than the windscreen before.


Return to “Show it off”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 10 guests