Squirmy's 2020 Cb650r

Year
2020
Model
CB650R
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General Info

My goal was to sharpen the bike up and make it look a little more sporty without spending loads or making it look "tacky". Of course I'd love to replace fairings and wheels for carbon, get all the fancy suspension kits, weight saving goodies and a different paint job but its just not worth it on a bike like this...and not to mention the faff of getting it all legal and insured.

All parts can easily be changed back to stock trim or be re-used on other bikes so shouldn't loose too much value when it comes to sell :)

But anyways, it sounds good, rides good and I think looks good.

Style & Safety Mods

- Gloss Black spray painted Front mudguard, Seat cowl, Shroud covers.
- Rizoma Bar end mirrors and Rizoma Bar ends (with SATO Racing bar weights installed)
- ASV C5 shorty levers
- R&G rear foot-peg blanking plates
- R&G side grips, Honda tank protector, Fuel cap protector (ordered from R&G)
- R&G Tail Tidy
- R&G front fork sliders
- Honda Smoked Windshield
- GB Racing Engine Covers
- DID 525 X-Ring Gold Chain with JT Sprockets (Standard Gearing)

Performance / Handling Mods

- Akrapovic Exhaust Full System
- Quickshifter

Luggage / Convenience Mods

- Oxford heated grips

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Looks great bud👍🏻 Black FTW 😊
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Squirmy
Squirmy
Cheers mate :) 👍
Goblin
Goblin
Nice pic from above in black and white 👍

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Very nice! How do you like the R&G tank grip pads?
Ill be honest mate i haven't really put them to proper use xD I mainly got them to stop any serious scratches if get on the tank (or any scratches at all since gloss black is a pain to keep scratch free). My knees dont rest on the tank unless im giving it some in the corners so i cant comment on grip or feel of them as haven't been on track with it yet to properly try them. But in person they dont look "out of place" like a grip pad just stuck on a tank despite the fact, they are grip pads stuck on a tank xD

If your interested fitting wise, cleaned the tank with some isopropyl alcohol then stuck bottom corner first to match lines of tank with the pad, then just rolled it the rest of the way. I stuck them on when bike was new so it didnt have wax/polish on tank to start with so they are certainly stuck on there, 1500 miles later and been though rain, heatwaves everyday and not a slight chance of any lifting off or coming un-stuck.

Hope that helps :)
 
Looks great, can you link to the inner bar weights please?, i'd really like bar end mirrors but if it's a pain getting out the inner weight and installing the new one i'd rather not, did you find it easy enough?, thanks.
 
Looks great, can you link to the inner bar weights please?, i'd really like bar end mirrors but if it's a pain getting out the inner weight and installing the new one i'd rather not, did you find it easy enough?, thanks.
https://www.arhcustom.co.uk/product...models-with-hollow-bar-openings-be-2s-b/50322
Brought them from here as had faster shipping than ordering from SATO themselves :) I couldnt at the time order just the weights so had to get the bar end with it (i ended up using the rizoma bar ends so i never used the sato ones).

Getting the old ones out is simple but involves alot of swearing xD My grip on the clutch side wasnt stuck anyways so i just slid it off and pinched the 2 pins on the weight and it slid out perfectly. The throttle side however, i didnt want to remove the throttle body so instead of taking the grip off, i just used a flat-head screw driver and some pliers and just kept yanking it hard to snap the pins off....took me about 30 mins just on that side, whereas the clutch side only took 5 mins max. I'm not planning on using the old weights again so thats why i just snapped it off, but the part to replace it is very cheap so if i ever needed to re-use the old weights, im happy with re-purchasing the little pins.

Note that my bike was brand new when i removed them so the bar was nice and clean, some people have had a real struggle trying to get weights out of "not as new" bikes due to water collecting in the bar causing rust and dirt build up making the weight super stuck in in there.

Installing the new Sato weights are literally just put in bar and tighten (with your bar end attached to it), super super easy, but make sure its semi-tight when you put it in the bar or the end on the weight might fall down the bars, then you'll have the joy or trying to retrieve the thing. I think i watched some vids on youtube to see how others did it, i didnt find many but i think there was a couple that really helped.

Hope that helps :) I think there is a thread on here about bar weights etc so might be worth looking that up on this site for any better installation information.

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Thanks a lot, i've already ordered a new set of normal bar mounted mirrors but i think i will order the inner weight and some bar end mirrors also to change the look when i feel like it, cheers.
 
Can't find any stock of the sato racing inner weights, with or without the bar ends, does anyone know of a place with stock?, the place i ordered from doesn't have stock.
 
I just ordered them from ebay. Nowhere in the UK had any of the mirrors in stock at the time (was during lockdown), so had to get them shipped from Italy. The bar-ends i got from Performance Parts (link down below).

Mirrors = Rizoma Reverse Retro. Part No. BS071B https://www.rizoma.com/universal/mirrors/bs071-reverse-retro/en?MOTO=58570904-50462985-R

Bar end adapters = Rizoma PRO Bar-end Adapter. Part No. MA434B https://www.performanceparts-ltd.com/all-parts/ma434b

Hope that helps :)
Superb mate thanks so much all ordered now
 
https://www.arhcustom.co.uk/product...models-with-hollow-bar-openings-be-2s-b/50322
Brought them from here as had faster shipping than ordering from SATO themselves :) I couldnt at the time order just the weights so had to get the bar end with it (i ended up using the rizoma bar ends so i never used the sato ones).

Getting the old ones out is simple but involves alot of swearing xD My grip on the clutch side wasnt stuck anyways so i just slid it off and pinched the 2 pins on the weight and it slid out perfectly. The throttle side however, i didnt want to remove the throttle body so instead of taking the grip off, i just used a flat-head screw driver and some pliers and just kept yanking it hard to snap the pins off....took me about 30 mins just on that side, whereas the clutch side only took 5 mins max. I'm not planning on using the old weights again so thats why i just snapped it off, but the part to replace it is very cheap so if i ever needed to re-use the old weights, im happy with re-purchasing the little pins.

Note that my bike was brand new when i removed them so the bar was nice and clean, some people have had a real struggle trying to get weights out of "not as new" bikes due to water collecting in the bar causing rust and dirt build up making the weight super stuck in in there.

Installing the new Sato weights are literally just put in bar and tighten (with your bar end attached to it), super super easy, but make sure its semi-tight when you put it in the bar or the end on the weight might fall down the bars, then you'll have the joy or trying to retrieve the thing. I think i watched some vids on youtube to see how others did it, i didnt find many but i think there was a couple that really helped.

Hope that helps :) I think there is a thread on here about bar weights etc so might be worth looking that up on this site for any better installation information.

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Would the Rizoma Proguard lever guards work directly with the Sato inner weights?

I personally like the Rizoma's better than the Sato guards, but Sato sells that inner weight which I would need
 
Would the Rizoma Proguard lever guards work directly with the Sato inner weights?

I personally like the Rizoma's better than the Sato guards, but Sato sells that inner weight which I would need
Haven't got a clue mate sorry. I'd assume the Rizoma lever guards would work with sato inner weights, after all the inner weights are just for the bar-end to screw into, as oppose the bar end screwing into the small cone shaped nut that opens the metal "clamp" that holds it in place if that makes sense.
But again, sorry i dont have a solid answer on that.
 
Haven't got a clue mate sorry. I'd assume the Rizoma lever guards would work with sato inner weights, after all the inner weights are just for the bar-end to screw into, as oppose the bar end screwing into the small cone shaped nut that opens the metal "clamp" that holds it in place if that makes sense.
But again, sorry i dont have a solid answer on that.
no worries! thank u
 

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