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Offline Yamahawk

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1980 CB650 from Hawaii
« on: December 24, 2017, 12:40:02 PM »
Hi All,
my friend Pat, who runs a cycle salvage in Toledo found this bike from a fellow, and it is a bit rough and missing the left side cover. He had never seen one without ComStars on it and this one has wire wheels, making it the standard model, I guess. The fellow he got it from used to be stationed in Hawaii in the service, and brought it back home with him. Just thought I would share it with the forum!
Charlie

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Re: 1980 CB650 from Hawaii
« Reply #1 on: December 24, 2017, 03:30:56 PM »
10 minutes with some Autosol and it'll be good as new.
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Re: 1980 CB650 from Hawaii
« Reply #2 on: December 25, 2017, 04:39:56 PM »
I like the piece of wood for the passenger foot rest, that would oil up nicely.
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Re: 1980 CB650 from Hawaii
« Reply #3 on: December 25, 2017, 08:28:16 PM »
Same model as mine, Honda seem to have had a huge problem getting the chrome plating to stick to the rims.
Usually sat on a bucket polishing my nuts.

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Re: 1980 CB650 from Hawaii
« Reply #4 on: January 01, 2018, 07:48:28 PM »
10 minutes with some Autosol and it'll be good as new.
...that would possibly be a world's record... unless it was four and twenty blackbirds doing the polishing...hehe

I like the piece of wood for the passenger foot rest, that would oil up nicely.

Yeah, it is pretty rustic, possibly the limb that those blackbirds were perched in before they got the Autosol all over their feathers...



Same model as mine, Honda seem to have had a huge problem getting the chrome plating to stick to the rims.
I can't for the life of me figure out how they got such poor quality chrome. Even the Brit bike marquee's with their limited pre-war technology did a rather good job of chroming (triple nickel plate) their inferior machines... it holds up quite well!
Charlie
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