cb650 engine rebuild Step 4 of 4

The 650 rebuild is finished. It’s running pretty damn good. Going easy on it for the first few hundred miles. Here’s what I did in the last step: – Re-did my wiring, I cut out about half my wires. Props to Adam! – Installed oil cooler – Spot-painted frame – Re-mounted gauges lower and tighter […]


Old Crow Camping Trip

Myself, Adam, and Max took a trip up to Jim Thorpe this week to see Old Crow Medicine Show play at Penn’s Peak. They played a great show and we got to the chance to do some off- the- beaten path camping on some PA State Game Lands. Max lead us on some crazy good […]


Lockhart oil cooler

I’m adding a vintage Lockhart oil cooler to my 79 cb650 for several different reasons. Read the below article. It def outlines a couple of my reasons. Side note: To make the oil cooler set-up work on most old 70’s 4cyl hondas, you need a special adapter plate which sits between the engine and the […]


cb650 engine rebuild Step 2 and 3 of 4

Cleaned everything as best I could, then I took the head and cylinder jugs to Mar automotive in the near northeast. They cleaned and checked everything, installed my new valve seals, cleaned up the combustion chamber, intake and exhaust ports. They also said I had 1 leaky valve, so they fixed that too. Turned out […]


cb650 engine rebuild Step 1 of 4

I’m rebuilding my 79 cb650 engine. The engine leaked a shit ton of oil from the rubber o-rings around the head gasket. (Common 4cyl problem on old Hondas.) My engine fins have always been completely covered with caked on oil, grease and dirt. If you didn’t already know, the engine fins are what cool your […]


How-To: Black-Out Switch

Simplifying the redundant stock wiring harness on my CB500T was absolutely necessary in my mind when I started planning out my build. I ditched the stock handle bar switches and replaced them with 2 toggles to control power to the lights and coil seperately. Here’s a basic overview of the light switch… a lo/kill/hi switch. Besides being able to […]