Re: 1983 Honda CB650 Bobber Project
One question: what are you going to do?
Worth to think about that before you have three or four bikes next. Now you have two projects to tear apart and put together again. And during that still no running bike. Are you planning to give up the Suzuki? I don't think that two projects in parallel make sense for a beginner (an experienced guy would not buy that Suzuki as a basis but would ask for some money to take the bike as you also found out meanwhile
) and that one of them will be complete next spring that way. It could be helpful if you had somebody with some experience in your neighborhood for discussion and advice. I think the Suzuki asks for a second bike to make one from two.
I see no need to tear that CB apart as it won't get better by that. Clutch and valve issues (if not just oil related) may probably be solved with the engine in the frame. Quite dangerous to quickly tear apart a bike you don't know and then try to get it together from the boxes some months later. If do that anyway, take lots of pictures before and during that. Could turn out very helpful.
BTW, I never saw a real DOHC, so I am sorry I can't help that much like for a SOHC here. Unfortunately there are few DOHC guys here until now.
For the color, one may play around with photoshop or gimp (similar, free software) to get an impression how it would look like.
In your place, I would keep the CB as a ride and play around with the Suzuki a bit to get an idea and some practice, then get something else as a real project. Or start with the CB if you can stand the time without it then.