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tommy

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xbr 650 project
« on: March 26, 2023, 08:25:01 AM »
Fnally got this project almost done ,need to get the headers recoated ,newe tyres and thats it ,i have,nt driven it yet as im waiting to get another op on my leg so cant take any chances but looking foward to getting back on the  bikes soon  ,safe biking  lads ,,, tommy

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« Reply #1 on: March 26, 2023, 08:27:02 AM »
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« Reply #2 on: March 26, 2023, 08:35:54 AM »
the specs are ..honda fireblade forks and yokes with a xbr stem ,fmx650 wheels ,very modified superfour 400 f swinging arm completely rebuilt 650 dommi motor with je piston brining it out to 670 cc ,stage 1 cam ,and tm 40 pumper carb ,cone filter no airbox ,  ;D  tommy
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« Reply #3 on: March 26, 2023, 08:44:31 AM »
Looks excellent Tommy. All it needs is a CX tank......
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« Reply #4 on: March 26, 2023, 09:57:17 AM »
Yes, absolutely cracking job Tommy. Have you done most of the mods yourself? My tracker project has an FMX650 engine in it. Not finished or running yet but if I can getting looking as nice as yours I’ll be happy 👍
Cheers, Michael

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« Reply #5 on: March 26, 2023, 09:57:49 AM »
Aye Tommy,

That is a testament to your skills and perseverence.

Hope you can have the op. sooner, rather than later and swing your leg over the beastie some time this year.

All the best, Bill

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« Reply #6 on: March 26, 2023, 07:48:32 PM »
tanks ian( ::)
hi michael yes  did most things myself a local engineer made the rear sets the caliper adapter  and the paint work is off my  other xbr i have been years putting this bike together i would do a little on it when i had time and a few spare quid

howdy bill thanks for your reply yeah looking foward to getting back on the bike i will be dressed like the michelin man in safety gear when i,m back on them  ;D
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« Reply #7 on: March 27, 2023, 04:52:44 PM »
Looks smashing that Tommy 👍
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« Reply #8 on: March 29, 2023, 08:27:01 PM »
Hi Tommy - hope you are keeping better - your last off must have been a real setback.
That looks like a great project and is a real credit to you. Is that based on the one you rode up to the Shepherds Rest a few years back? That was a real nice bike too. I have been gathering up a few parts and hope to do something similar if i can ever find the time.
I was lucky enough to pick up a lovely GB500 just before Covid after years of searching. It was one of those "Bucket List" bikes but I'm not sure whether to hold on to it though as i like my XBRs and they definitely have more go.

Regards

Tony

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« Reply #9 on: March 30, 2023, 07:15:18 PM »
hi tony how are you , hope your well yeah got pretty bashed up for sure ,and i have another operation next month to look foward to ,but that should see me fully sorted in a couple of months ,thats the bodywork off that xbr i still have that one but its  in the standard burgundy colour ,i would also love a gb 500 but they dont come up for sale here much or else there silly money, i think the exhaust on the gb is very restricted  so they dont seem to have the same poke as a xbr , tommy
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« Reply #10 on: March 30, 2023, 07:16:12 PM »
Looks smashing that Tommy 👍

thanks crazyfrog

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« Reply #11 on: March 31, 2023, 10:54:36 PM »
Hi Tommy, keeping well thanks. Yes, the GB has a fairly restrictive exhaust which also weighs a fair bit too. I got hold of Jack Batson stainless system from the US which is very light and frees up a bit of performance but it is too loud for me (must be an age thing :) - so I'm back to the standard system. The funny thing about the XBR is that they always sounded great with the standard pipes - I think even at the time Honda must have just about scraped it through the the noise regulations.
I probably mentioned it previously but I picked up another XBR a few years ago with a rotted out tank but otherwise in decent condition - I didn't realise until I was checking it over that it was a very early one with the frame number of 30. Apparently the first of the UK bikes was 27 so I'll probably restore that one (eventually!)

All the best and I hope you are back on 2 wheels before too long

Tony

 


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« Reply #12 on: April 16, 2023, 06:48:13 PM »
That looks stunning, great job

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« Reply #13 on: April 16, 2023, 08:02:05 PM »
thanks joolz