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Author Topic: 1976 CB550 Scrambler - Project Warpig  (Read 5537 times)

Offline JSJamboree

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Re: 1976 CB550 Scrambler - Project Warpig
« Reply #60 on: Jun 19, 2017, 10:51:39 »
Updates?


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Re: 1976 CB550 Scrambler - Project Warpig
« Reply #61 on: Jul 14, 2017, 10:02:26 »
Updates?


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Oh yeah, I should do that, huh?


So..where was I?  Oh yeah, lilP broke the motor 3 days before we were headed to KY to ride.  So I managed to borrow a buddies KE250 for the weekend.  Found some fun riding with gravel, dirt and creek crossings.  Managed to partially lay it down in a creek but no harm was done













After that weekend (beginning of May) I didn't touch it until June.  Was kind of bummed and didn't want to dick with it.


It sat like this:


'74 CB550 build thread - http://dotheton.com/index.php?topic=13680.msg130739#new
'76 CB550 "Scrambler" Project Warpig - http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=72747.0
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Re: 1976 CB550 Scrambler - Project Warpig
« Reply #62 on: Jul 15, 2017, 18:57:31 »
So does it run?


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Re: 1976 CB550 Scrambler - Project Warpig
« Reply #63 on: Jul 17, 2017, 13:39:42 »
So does it run?


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Re: 1976 CB550 Scrambler - Project Warpig
« Reply #64 on: Jul 17, 2017, 20:36:48 »
"That god damned kid is on the escalator again!"
I'm going to eat your brains and gain your knowledge.

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Re: 1976 CB550 Scrambler - Project Warpig
« Reply #65 on: Jul 17, 2017, 22:42:26 »
Ha...i gotta watch that again!

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Re: 1976 CB550 Scrambler - Project Warpig
« Reply #66 on: Jul 20, 2017, 10:06:06 »
I forgot to mention that the oil in the blue motor was very sparkly after the fact.  My options were to pull the smurf motor and rebuild it, finish putting my '74 motor back together and use that or Tifun (Keith aka Kraf, aka Toofless) had a spare motor in his garage.  After a quick compression check (numbers were good) and some exchange of coin, I picked up that motor to use.


On Tuesdays, we get together and "work on bikes" (drink) and had the great idea to swap motors.  So in about 4 hours we went from this:





To this:





To this:





Not to bad for a bunch of hacks.



'74 CB550 build thread - http://dotheton.com/index.php?topic=13680.msg130739#new
'76 CB550 "Scrambler" Project Warpig - http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=72747.0
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Re: 1976 CB550 Scrambler - Project Warpig
« Reply #67 on: Jul 21, 2017, 09:20:36 »
Update:


I have put about 300-400 miles on it so far.  Still has some tuning kinks to work out.  When we swapped the other motor in, I slapped on my GP Werks 4-1.  It sounds amazing but can be annoying for long distances.  I may go ahead and swap the 4-2 setup back on and see how I like it.  It will give me a bit more ground clearance.


I have some sort of vibration at about 55-60ish and can't seem to determine the cause.  The wheel is balanced and true.  I have adjusted my preload all over the place and it doesn't seem to really affect it.


Next step is to make some adjustments here and there.  Need to address the lighting (needs a better headlight).  Also, plan to build a rear luggage rack and side pannier racks that can be removable.


'74 CB550 build thread - http://dotheton.com/index.php?topic=13680.msg130739#new
'76 CB550 "Scrambler" Project Warpig - http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=72747.0
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Re: 1976 CB550 Scrambler - Project Warpig
« Reply #68 on: Aug 01, 2017, 15:24:52 »
schweet ,man.... but really, that motor needs painted blue...
Keep er' Between The Ditches!!!

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