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Offline gruvmann

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First post and my 1985 CB650SC project!
« on: February 07, 2017, 07:21:48 AM »
Hey all- here’s my first post and pics of my Nighthawk 650. Got it a year and half ago; In January of 2016 I decided to transform it. Took a while but now it’s done! New lights, wiring, gauges, bars, grips, carb (it was originally a California bike; I removed all of the pesky emissions extras), lots of new seals, gaskets et.c. New seat by New Church Moto.

Here are a few photos and a walk-around video for you!


A friend took some great photos; I love the orange background.


Close-up of the front.


The rest of the photos I took; definitely not as good. The back view.


Another view of the front.


The bike is strangely at home in an abandoned dock area.


Ginger at New Church Moto did the seat and I love it.


I love the contrast between main engine color and the starter/pulse/cover/forks.


New lighting... clear is a traditional flood, yellow is a spot and is switchable.


Clutch cover, pulse generator, starter, stopper.


Choke is now a part of the carb assembly.


Pipes... wrapped.


Pre-chop and in the middle of the re-wire.


Offline Rubo

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Re: First post and my 1985 CB650SC project!
« Reply #1 on: February 07, 2017, 08:29:59 AM »
Nice job.Love the grill and headlights.Very nice. I think and its just me but black fork protectors would of worked better.
Its drawing too much attention otherwise nice executed bike

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Re: First post and my 1985 CB650SC project!
« Reply #2 on: February 07, 2017, 08:49:43 AM »
It may be a lens error, but that front wheel doesn't look straight in the forks.
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Re: First post and my 1985 CB650SC project!
« Reply #3 on: February 07, 2017, 02:52:37 PM »
Verrrry interesting and different too.

Where is the battery hiding?

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Re: First post and my 1985 CB650SC project!
« Reply #4 on: February 09, 2017, 12:21:02 PM »
Nice job.Love the grill and headlights.Very nice. I think and its just me but black fork protectors would of worked better.
Its drawing too much attention otherwise nice executed bike


Thanks! I was trying to have as little black as possible; in real life the boots are a bit darker but I would have liked them darker still.

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Re: First post and my 1985 CB650SC project!
« Reply #5 on: February 09, 2017, 12:22:38 PM »
It may be a lens error, but that front wheel doesn't look straight in the forks.

That picture always bugs me for the same reason... front wheel alignment is perfect; I should have paid a bit more attention to make sure it was in line with the bike before taking that shot:)

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Re: First post and my 1985 CB650SC project!
« Reply #6 on: February 09, 2017, 12:27:07 PM »
Verrrry interesting and different too.

Where is the battery hiding?

Raven,
The battery is underneath, where the center stand is attached. I used the mounting points for the emissions canister; re-purposed the bracket to hold a battery box. You can see the cables in a few of the photos. the battery sits directly below the swingarm, accessible through the rectangular space in the swingarm. It's water resistant but I wouldn't ride through a river. Which is fine as I wouldn't take this bike through a river to start with:)

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Re: First post and my 1985 CB650SC project!
« Reply #7 on: February 25, 2017, 06:28:57 PM »
I've seldom seen a 650 cafe (if we're calling it that) that works well to my eyes, but this one seems really well thought-out.  Nice work.  I'd love to hear it with a bit of vigor on the throttle.

 

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