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 1982 Honda CB650SC, "divorce abused"

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PostSubject: 1982 Honda CB650SC, "divorce abused"   1982 Honda CB650SC, "divorce abused" Icon_minitimeApril 14th 2022, 3:52 pm

Well, I got a text from my ex wife yesterday. It said "come get your bike or I'm sending it out for scrap".

I was a bit surprised, because we broke up about 20 years ago. I thought she had either burned it in the back yard with the rest of my stuff or thrown it out.  

But, as it turns out, she pushed it out behind the shed and it's been sitting there for 18-20 years. Yeah, it's in pretty hard shape;

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It started as a 1982 cb60sc:

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The front and rear end are from an Yamaha RD500R, the engine has (had) oversized pistons and a dynojet carb kit, kn pods, converted to rear monoshock, an Kawi ex500 fairing and a sprinkling of assorted other parts.

Now, everything is faded, worn, or seized. The white blobs you see is either white paint (from painting the shed) or big plops of pine tree sap. Someone along the line has also been robbing parts off it. But strange things, like someone took one of the front lower engine mounts and bolts off it and the odd bolt/nut here and there.

Not sure what I'm going to do with it. It's a snappy looking machine, but it's going to literally need everything torn apart and refurbished. I'm kind of afraid to take the seat off and see whats living under there and I have no idea if the engine even turns over anymore. It's definitely not going to be worth the money I'd have to put into it.

I'll probably just push it into the back of the shed for now and maybe look at it again in another year or two...

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PostSubject: Re: 1982 Honda CB650SC, "divorce abused"   1982 Honda CB650SC, "divorce abused" Icon_minitimeApril 14th 2022, 9:46 pm

Man that's really unfortunate it was left sitting for so long but hey you got your bike back and it does look really cool! Another year or two isn't going to hurt it, just be glad you've been reunited with it you're one of the lucky few!


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ON the lift:

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PostSubject: Re: 1982 Honda CB650SC, "divorce abused"   1982 Honda CB650SC, "divorce abused" Icon_minitimeApril 19th 2022, 1:12 pm

trying out some headlight ideas. I feel like it needs twin headlights for the proper "look".

Square:

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Round:

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Leaning towards square, although that means I'll have to build a housing for them....
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PostSubject: Re: 1982 Honda CB650SC, "divorce abused"   1982 Honda CB650SC, "divorce abused" Icon_minitimeApril 19th 2022, 5:48 pm

Been staring at that 16" front wheel and 18" rear from the RZV500. Odd sizes for rubber these days and it limits things like choice of brake disc size, etc.

Out to my tire rack in the detached shop and I pull out a complete r6 front wheel. Rotors, tire, etc:

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It's also a lot lighter than the cast RZV wheels from 1985. It feels like it weighs about the same as a feather compared to the RZV.  

Thats the front taken care of. Ebay turns up a complete rear wheel for an R6 as well:

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little cosmetically "distressed", but that's a relatively easy fix. No tire, but I've got a couple extra 160/170 radials out in the tire rack, just waiting for a rim.

I might have to change the rear swingarm. There's not a lot on the web about it, but it seems the r6 5.5 rear is too wide for a stock RZV swingarm. Again, not a problem. I've got a couple FJ1200 arms and a couple CBR arms in the back shop, waiting for the chance at a new life.....

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