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CB650F Dan's CB650F - White/Matte Black/Red Pinstripes

Daniel

2014
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Hello guys, I've just completely lifted this from the old forum.

Bought the bike brand new & restricted in September 2014, so far covered only 7,000 miles, I do baby this bike perhaps a bit too much but I really enjoy the modifications aspect of owning vehicles just as much as the riding/driving. I find it very interesting breaking things down and learning about how they work and have been put together. This is my first bike & it's now unrestricted and quite a bit different from when it was bought.

A few pictures of my CB650F, mods so far:

Akrapovic Racing Exhaust
K&N Air Filter
PAIR Valve disabled & removed
Michelin Pilot Road 4 now fitted

Ermax belly pan
Ermax rear hugger
Ermax rear seat cover
Ermax tail tidy inc. under seat fairing
Honda fly screen
Honda Heated Grips
KOSO Unlimited LED front and rear indicators
Flasher Relay to correct indicator pace
3D Gel & Hi-Line text, number plate
Top Block Racing Frame Sliders
Evotech Performance Radiator Guard
CRG arrow bar end mirrors
Renthal Ultra Low handlebars in silver
V-trec Vario III Brake and Clutch Levers
Mini H1 Projector Lens Conversion
6000K H1 XB35 Xenon Bulb

Custom brackets for rear indicators
Removed rear foot pegs
Matte black tank stripe vinyl with red pinstripes vinyl
Matte black front fender stripe vinyl with red pinstripes vinyl
Red pinstripes vinyl applied to rear hugger and rear seat cover
Matte black headlight fairing vinyl with red pinstripes vinyl
Mod manufacturer decals on both sides around seat and tank

Hope you guys like it. I've put some comparison shots from Day 1 and now below too.

Now
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This is one of the brackets I had to make myself so the indicators would fit to the tail tidy. 50mm aluminium angle cut down, drilled, primed and sprayed black. Lot of effort but I was really happy how they turned out.

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Daniel

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Moderate difference, at high speed wind blast isn't much of an issue with it but there are better screens out there for the job, I only wanted a short one for aesthetic reasons more so.

While you're here, great job designing the new forum ;) it's very slick. Much easier to use/navigate than the old one, cheers!
 

haqzore

2014
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Moderate difference, at high speed wind blast isn't much of an issue with it but there are better screens out there for the job, I only wanted a short one for aesthetic reasons more so.

While you're here, great job designing the new forum ;) it's very slick. Much easier to use/navigate than the old one, cheers!
Agree with the aesthetics part... Wind screens make a huge difference in appearance.

And thanks!
 

Daniel

2014
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It was fiddly at best, removing the bars is easy and removing the peripherals on the bars too. But replacing them on the new one and getting it just right for yourself is where it gets fiddly. But worth it in my opinion, it's obviously much better when you've made it your own setup. I'm going to transfer some info from the old forum shortly onto this one. Link below, it has some before and after shots, with measurements of new against old (bought Renthal Ultra-Low in Silver)

http://650f.bike/threads/cb650f-handlebars.70/
 
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Daniel

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Based on A ADIOS600 's purchase I also bought myself an Evotech Radiator Guard a few days ago, excellent quality, fit and look to it.

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Also purchased some frame sliders from Top Block Racing. Incredibly solid and fit straight to the frame, stylish and follow the canted lines of the bike too.

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Chip

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How difficult was it to remove the pair valves and what difference has it made. I have the 2017 CB650F model and these valves are really noisy when off the throttle.
 

Daniel

2014
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Very nice.

Those sliders look good. How many mounting points are there?
Thanks guys,

2 mounting points, directly into the frame. They use an extended m10 and m12 bolts, replacing the old ones and compensating for the extra length needed.
 
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Daniel

2014
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How difficult was it to remove the pair valves and what difference has it made. I have the 2017 CB650F model and these valves are really noisy when off the throttle.
Pair valve was probably a 7 out of 10 to do. If you're mechanically minded and patient it can be done. This is my first bike and so first time stripping it down this far and I had no issues other than double checking most steps just to be sure I reassembled properly.

See here for guidance and feedback on the mod: http://650f.bike/threads/pair-valve-removal.125/

Worthwhile mod though for sure, on closing the throttle there is no distinct noise that I can hear, it's more the feel of the bike when accelerating and decelerating. It's incredibly smooth, it eliminates some of the pops on the over-run from the exhaust but it's a trade off I'm happy to make for improved rideability.
 
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Daniel

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So I went crazy last week and spent too much on toys for the bike. My girlfriend was all for it to my amazement so we both indulged a bit. (a lot.....probably too much)

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For me:
Dynojet PCV, HEL braided lines, x3 pairs EBC HH sintered pads, Putoline brake fluid, 3l Putoline Ultracool 12 coolant, soldering kit, brake bleeding kit and some Wurth chain lube & cleaner.

Got to make the most of opportunities like that 😂

For her:
Shark D-Skwal helmet
Leather jacket and boots

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It's been a good few days stripping the bike to fit it all, the PCV was incredibly simple to install and shout out to Brammers Brammers and rustyeyed rustyeyed for their braided lines walk-throughs, it made things very simple when figuring out the orientation and process overall. Having never bled brakes before this was also new ground for me and taking it slow I've managed to do it okay, front and rear are so much firmer than before. Have yet to ride and bed the new pads in but will post back with images once I've had time.

Mapping is arranged for late next week now 👍🏼
 
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