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post #1 of 19 Old 08-13-2007, 09:09 PM Thread Starter
 
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1983 CB650SC Nighthawk battery cables

I'm restoring a 1983 Honda CB650SC Nighthawk. I need a pic of how the battery cables are routed. They seem too short. Anyone have or could take a pic of how the battery cables are routed on their 650 Nighthawk.

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post #2 of 19 Old 08-14-2007, 05:13 AM
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Are the cables in question the old ones or did you purchase new ones? What about the battery(old or new)? Terminal location plays a important part in the equation. We need more information to help evaluate your problem.

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post #3 of 19 Old 08-14-2007, 05:32 AM
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Another member of the Southern Cali crew. I'm an expat from SoCal, otherwise I'd be hitting you up for a ride about now. Anyhow, you should lookup xrmikey. He's the ring-leader.

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Thanks for the welcome guys!

The cables are the old ones as is the battery. When I hook everything up the cable from the starter relay to the starter goes right accross where the battery slides out. It just seems odd that you have to disconnect that cable to slide the battery out.

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I've owned two CB700SC Nighthawks, and I believe the cable on both ran along the side of the battery...I'm trying to remember!


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Does this help any?

http://partsfinder.ridenow.com/fiche_section_detail.asp

Just put in your bike and the cables are shown in the rightcover @ batery .... section on the pull down menu.

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post #7 of 19 Old 08-15-2007, 06:58 AM Thread Starter
 
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Great site for parts and exploded diagrams...thanks. It helps some. It shows which cable goes where but not how the cable going to the starter is routed. I guess it must go right in front of the battery, which means it has to be disconnected whenever the battery is slid out.

I could still use a pic from a Nighthawk owner...any out there?

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hit Ken up, he's got a nighthawk (at least he used to, not sure if he traded it in on his new ride).

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Thanks for the leads. Ken doesn't have a Nighthawk anymore and I have not heard back from xrmikey.

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Do you still need any specific pictures? I've got a 83 and a 84 650 in the garage.
If a parts problem ever comes up,the 83 has been the "go to" parts bike.

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Can't wait to get this baby going...I'm getting close. I'm looking for a picture of the battery and how all the cables are routed from it to the starter relay to the starter.

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Damn, thats a rusty mother.

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Damn, thats a rusty mother.
Yep...It looked like it was a nice one.The guy I got it from low sided it and never fixed it.He left it outside on the side of his garage to rot.2 yrs later it ended up in my garage as a donor parts bike for my 84........

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If ya still need help, let me know. My buddy has an '83 650 w/ 19k miles.

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Sweet pics...just what I've been looking for...Thanks. Do happen to have the chrome covers that goes over the joint where the exhaust goes from two into one?

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Right or left side? I now I've got one of the sides,I just need to check. E-mail me at [email protected].

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I need the one on the right side. I'll also email you, thanks. As far as the battery cable goes, the pics were great. It looks like the terminal on my starter is up on top and the cable won't reach it unless it cuts across the battery. I see about taking the starter apart and rotating the terminal down like in the pic.

Thanks again

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By rotating part of the starter casing did it. The cable now reaches the starter and is not in the way of the battery. Thanks 97af for the great pics.

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