"Middlelife crisis" came with CB650R.

My first big bike, cb650r.
Year
2021
Model
CB650R
ABS
Yes
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General Info

Just another 2023 red CB650R, with my own little twist.

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Style & Safety Mods

-Evotech tailtidy kit.
-Puig clutch and brake levers, black/red.
-Chinaium fueltank pads.
-Chinaium aluminium key protection shell, red (The Nuclear Launch KEY).
-Removed rear seater footrests.
-Some DIY blackened bolts with heat/oil.
-Luimoto Diamond seat covers.
-OEM muffler heatshield painted black.

-DIY 3D printed tidy bits for rear footrest bolts.
3D model: https://www.tinkercad.com/things/2RqNHDqmZhT-cb650r-rear-footrest-delete-print

-DIY 3D printed front reflectors (smaller and white ones).
3D model: https://www.tinkercad.com/things/7by5R9hSs5J-cb650r-front-reflector-print

-DIY 3D printed rear light housing with dual round lights.
3D model: https://www.tinkercad.com/things/gqeRLo2JgwX-cb650r-custom-tail-ver32-print

Performance / Handling Mods

-CS Racing exhaust
-Voigt Moto Technik Handlebar riser kit 20mm
-DIY 3D printed shims to handle grip ends. (prevents excess play on OEM throttle handle)
3D model: https://www.tinkercad.com/things/0i0dCtmfKnJ-cb650r-handlebar-shims

Luggage / Convenience Mods

-OEM Honda Heated Grips.
-OEM Honda Tank / Rear seat bags.
-USB-A charge port next to speedo cluster.

Plans / Wishlist

-Michelin Road 6 tires (As soon as the Dunbool's run out...SOON).
-Beeline Moto II GPS to replace the ugly Givimoto baggy.

Comments

Another project on going.. You may not like it but I've always had a stupid thing for "twin tail lights", even on bikes.
The light are generic bike tail lights and going to add a custom printed adapter-housing to attach it.

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DIY tail light done. Gave the bracket a coat of paint and wrinkle paint and connected the electrics.
If you ask me, this is how the bike should have been from the shop.. With a twin tail light. But then again we all have our own taste.

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Looks great, can you produce more?
Thanks!

Yeah I can produce more or provide the .stl files for printing. Thou' I'm going to redesign the printed part during this winter. The current one has some issues, material being a bit too thin and also attaching it to the bike is a bit finnicky atm.

The light itself is just a two generic motorbike brake lights, I bet you can find them outside of Finland too:
 
Ok, time to redesign the rear light housing!

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So thickened the walls and the backplate from 2mm to 4mm, also added some strengthening plates into the middle and the sides. Should keep the housing from bending. Hopefully?

Going to print the part this week so, we'll see how it goes. Only a 3h print so not too bad.

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A little change before the print into the middle, to stiffen up the bit a bit more.
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Here is the issue with rev.1, just too thin from the start.
But then again, kinda knew this was coming.... kinda...

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Sneakpeek from rev2:
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Garage vibes, 2h 20min ETA on printing..:

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Couple photos of unfinished rev2. Cut my finger so had to squeal back home. Operation continues tomorrow.

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Hey mate would you be willing to sell one of the twin tail light cb650r assemblies with the bracket and lights and ship to Australia? Have always thought the cb650r would be better with a twin tail light and I'm glad I'm not the only one with the same idea.
 
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Hey mate would you be willing to sell one of the twin tail light cb650r assemblies with the bracket and lights and ship to Australia? Have always thought the cb650r would be better with a twin tail light and I'm glad I'm not the only one with the same idea.

I don't know why I prefer the dual round ones.. maybe some r32 nissan skyline / 180sx retro-preversion. :D

But about selling, I could I guess.

But I'd rather just hand over the *.stl file (for the 3d model) OR link to the online cad page where I made the model.. and maybe you could have it printed locally? Link for the 3d model: https://www.tinkercad.com/things/21908YCSInY

I bet they even sell these same lights at AU so, I don't think they'd be a problem for you to get locally, or domesticly.
Some site that sells it: https://www.choppershop.com/en/mini-cafe-racer-tail-brake-light.html

Other than that, its couple nuts and a bolt.. Some sticky foam pieces and two pieces of aluminium bar. So its not that complicated. Can always provide some measurements and maybe some rough guide how to.

And yeah of course you have to splice the factory wiring. And swap the usual light bulbs that come with the lights (5W/21) to leds cause, 5/21W is a bit too much for the circuit..maybe.. I did use them for a while but swapped to leds just to be sure. The oem tial light uses like 1-4W or so (cant remember exact).
 
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I don't know why I prefer the dual round ones.. maybe some r32 nissan skyline / 180sx retro-preversion. :D

But about selling, I could I guess.

But I'd rather just hand over the *.stl file (for the 3d model) OR link to the online cad page where I made the model.. and maybe you could have it printed locally? Link for the 3d model: https://www.tinkercad.com/things/21908YCSInY

I bet they even sell these same lights at AU so, I don't think they'd be a problem for you to get locally, or domesticly.
Some site that sells it: https://www.choppershop.com/en/mini-cafe-racer-tail-brake-light.html

Other than that, its couple nuts and a bolt.. Some sticky foam pieces and two pieces of aluminium bar. So its not that complicated. Can always provide some measurements and maybe some rough guide how to.

And yeah of course you have to splice the factory wiring. And swap the usual light bulbs that come with the lights (5W/21) to leds cause, 5/21W is a bit too much for the circuit..maybe.. I did use them for a while but swapped to leds just to be sure. The oem tial light uses like 1-4W or so (cant remember exact).
I think the dual round lights are awesome, definitely a nod back to the japanese sport bikes of the 90s and I feel like it gives more personality to the bike over the standard setup. I know people over here that could print the file but even still I would like to give you some kind of credit for being the one to actually make the part. As far as wiring in and finding the right bulb that should be easy enough, whatever you can do to help would be much appreciated. Thanks for your fast response mate.
 
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I think the dual round lights are awesome, definitely a nod back to sport bikes of the 90s and I feel like it gives more personality to the bike over the standard setup. I know people over here that could print the file but even still I would like to give you some kind of credit for being the one to actually make the part. As far as wiring in and finding the right bulb that should be easy enough, whatever you can do to help would be much appreciated. Thanks for your fast response mate.
Don't worry about the credit hehe. If the bracket is something you wanna use and enjoy, by all means. (or anyone in the forums..)

I can draw some schematic and take couple photos of the bike for reference when I go to the garage next time. (where the sticky foam is suppose to be etc).

I tried to do the mod in a way that there would be as few irreversible changes to the bike in case you want to return it to stock. You just need to take couple rubber grommets off outta' the way but otherwise no further changes needed, except splicing the oem wiring. Unless you can find a wire somewhere with the right plug.
 
I made a thing...

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A: nuts and washers that come with the round lights.

B: spacers to stabilize A1 against the light housing when nuts A are tightened.
Goes thru' the bolts on the lights.
Should be around the same height as C bolts "nut" part.
Silicone, rubber or plastic? Anything will do really.

C: 6 mm bolt (I'll check lenght, its around 50-60 mm).
Goes thru' a hole in part A1, "plastic wall" and A2.
(No holes needed to drill into the bike, there should be big enough hole in the "plastic wall")

D: 6 mm nut, ties A1 gainst left side of the bolt (when looked at picture).

E: 6 mm washer and locknut. To lock A2 against "plastic wall" while pulling whole light assy. inwards.

A1: piece of aluminium flat bar with 3 holes. W 20mm x H 3mm / L 38mm
1 x 6-6,5 mm for bolt C
2 x 4,5 mm for bolts on the lights.

A2: another piece of aluminium flat bar with 1 hole. W 25mm x H 3mm / L 100mm
1 x 6-6,5 mm for bolt C
Can be covered with heat shrink tube for example to make it more stealthy. Also leaves less marks on "plastic wall".

Also some sticky adhesive foam band/sheet should be added under the light housing edge
and at the end spots of the round lights against the "rubber wall".

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...feel free to ask if I couldn't explain everything well enough :D
 
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Aluminium profile bar measurements added.

Also did a thing! Painted the exhaust heat shield matt black.. Cause why not.

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