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Old 10-26-2017, 01:59 PM
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I picked up a 1981 CB650C, and have never seen a bike engine so corroded lol! Especially with the fact that it rolls with all the linkages and throttle intact. But it's all stock/complete except for the chrome round mirrors being missing and the side covers. It even has the original custom four pipes out exhaust - Usually I only see the 4 into 1 replacement.

So if I replace the battery and fuel it up do you think it will start?
 
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Old 10-26-2017, 02:09 PM
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Wow! I think it's cooooooool

I reckon she'll fire right up

I'd keep her just as she is and ride her
 
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Old 10-26-2017, 02:37 PM
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Thanks, I think it's a cool bike - The custom had air shocks, dual front discs, 4 into 4 exhaust, CV carbs. Precursor to the Nighthawk. The side covers are missing, doubt I'll find any as the bike was only made one production year. Yes, I'll probably keep as is, scrub her down a little first though
 
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Old 10-26-2017, 02:50 PM
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She'd be a great basis for a 'Rat Bike'. There are some cool ones around and the great thing is, you never have to wash her
 
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Nice find. Do a video of the first start. I, like Hawkwind, think if you clean up the electrics, flush/clean the carbs, new plugs, oil etc, it should start up no problems.

I have an 88 CBR1000F that was in stripped to a rolling frame/engine for 15 years and parked in a shed that fired up easily.

 
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Old 10-26-2017, 03:09 PM
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Originally Posted by Hawkwind2016 View Post
She'd be a great basis for a 'Rat Bike'. There are some cool ones around and the great thing is, you never have to wash her
Yes it would, or a cafe racer! Because "Chrome won't get you home, but black will get you back!"

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...Do a video of the first start...
Great idea - I will do that!
 
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Old 10-26-2017, 03:13 PM
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And that's a really nice first start vid Sebastionbear. Was it sent to you in several shipments, or just one big box. I would love to have something like that show up at my front doorstep
 
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Old 10-26-2017, 03:25 PM
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No, it was advertised in Melbourne - about 8 hours away. I bought it sight unseen after having the owner describe it to me. It was in far better condition than he described once all the dust/filth had been removed. 4,800 miles only.

Drove over, picked it up, drove home (about 1500km in the day) and it sat for about another year before I got around to final cleaning/reassembling it.

The story is here, minus pictures thanks to Photobucket.

Another member Naga Thai had looked at it, and I bought it (unknowingly) from under him.

Story is here: https://cbrforum.com/forum/cbr-1000f...r1000f-142100/

Cheers, SB
 
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Old 10-26-2017, 04:28 PM
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That is awesome!
 
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Old 10-26-2017, 05:24 PM
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Whoa, tank's gotta come off...
 
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