1980 CB650Z

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Postby cb650 » Thu Apr 06, 2006 6:07 am

Looks good. Like it was meant to go there.



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Postby Ibsen » Tue Apr 18, 2006 10:47 am

Thanks Terry!

I have made a few more changes. I had a set of blinkers from a CX500 on a shelf, and I have adapted two of them and used them as rear blinkers. They are a bit larger than I would have liked them to be, but at least they are visable. :)
I also took off the rack for the Krauser panniers, but I have made it simple to put back in. All I need to doo is loosen three bolts on each side, and plug in the blinkers that is mounted on the racks. It's a 10 minute job.
This is how the bike looks without the panniers and the racks:


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Postby Vatch » Tue Apr 18, 2006 2:36 pm

Nice! :) Now you have a cb650 sport-tourer!
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Postby cb650 » Tue Apr 18, 2006 6:21 pm

Those rears look like the signals on the 80/82 650s here. Fronts look like the standard 70's honda style.



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Postby Chris » Thu May 04, 2006 11:52 pm

Looks great. I have to admit I was a bit nervous for you when I saw the first few pics with the new faring, but now I really like it. Those silver wheels... you painted the comstars? I never noticed those from your pics in the old 650 forum. I kinda like 'em in silver.
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Postby Volker_P » Fri May 05, 2006 12:49 am

The european RC03 Z-models came with this silver comstars. Note that not only the colour but also the "spokes" profile is different. The rear wheel is 18", I once had a set but did not check out whether it would fit in a RC05. I think front tyre width is (slightly) different, so the front rim width might be too. Also front brake disks are smaller, I do not remember if mountings are identical.

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Postby Chris » Fri May 05, 2006 1:09 am

Yeah, now that you mention it the spokes look like they're inside out and the discs are smaller. Still look good in silver though :wink:
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Postby Ibsen » Fri May 05, 2006 1:53 am

Chris wrote:Looks great. I have to admit I was a bit nervous for you when I saw the first few pics with the new faring, but now I really like it. Those silver wheels... you painted the comstars? I never noticed those from your pics in the old 650 forum. I kinda like 'em in silver.


Since the fairing wasn't made for this model, I had my doubts too when I started to fit it on the bike. And that's why I took the pictures from the start to be able to sit back and see how it looked and then make the adjustments.

This is how the bike looks now at a distance:

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Postby Volker_P » Fri May 05, 2006 2:02 am

Its fine now, no need for a distance! :D

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Postby fishtoft » Fri May 05, 2006 6:31 am

Just a amall point, rear mudguard there are two small holes with robber bungs in them, anyone know if they have a purpose? not important, just like to know.

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Postby Ibsen » Fri May 05, 2006 7:54 am

fishtoft, do you mean the those on the rear end of the mudguard? If so, they are there for a splash guard these bikes originally came with. I think most owners took them off, but in Sweden where my bike came from, the splash guard was compulsory

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Postby fishtoft » Fri May 05, 2006 8:08 am

thanks Ibsen, mud flap sounds good! :lol:

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Postby cb650 » Sun May 07, 2006 1:12 pm

FYI The comstars like on Ibsens bike first came out in 76 or 77. The black ones are acually called the reverse.




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Postby Chris » Mon May 08, 2006 12:50 pm

Thanks for the info.
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