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Author Topic: Hello from Spokane Wa, first build/resto thread!  (Read 1277 times)

Offline nateb

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Hello from Spokane Wa, first build/resto thread!
« on: Jun 25, 2017, 04:56:36 »
1975 CB550F from original owner with less than 15k original miles!! Yes, those are original side covers made out of unobtanium!  Yes the seat is AMAZING, Yes the carbs were as free as and silky smooth as they were when new (no shit!) Yes that is the original Bridgestone super speed front tire. I'm so stoked right now for my girlfriend...(I have "too many") so this one is "hers" see what I did there?! Previous owner still had the original sales contract/pink slip and every registration card for each year he rode it! This was the best Craigslist find ever!! We are so excited and proud to be the new owners! I have the biggest crush on this little Honda! I love messing around with these things but I can tell that this one is going to be special. Do I restore it? Do I cafe it?John, the previous owner, liked the color of the trucks at the company he was working for so much at the time he painted this the same blue. I really dig the funky orange candy flake. It kinda sucks about the paint but what do you do.


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Re: Hello from Spokane Wa, first build/resto thread!
« Reply #1 on: Jun 25, 2017, 12:45:53 »
Totally know what you mean - I'm playing the angles for the wife's bike/next project too

Great looking ride mate, no wonder you're buzzing. High fives from Montreal, and welcome


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Offline nateb

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Re: Hello from Spokane Wa, first build/resto thread!
« Reply #2 on: Jun 26, 2017, 01:10:45 »
Thanks The Jimbonaut! I'm buzzing big time, no doubt. Today I bought a 6" bench buffer and started polishing. and I was able to get all the other stickers off the plate and the 1975 tab is still in great shape so why not get it licensed with that tab? What do you guys think?


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Re: Hello from Spokane Wa, first build/resto thread!
« Reply #3 on: Jun 26, 2017, 12:51:09 »
Just a thought - if you're thinking of changing the colour check out houseofkolor. They have some great colours which I've looked into but never used - their Shimrin 2 line (some of it anyway) is also available in rattle cans.


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Re: Hello from Spokane Wa, first build/resto thread!
« Reply #4 on: Jun 26, 2017, 13:10:37 »
Welcome. good score and that chrome polished up great!
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Offline nateb

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Re: Hello from Spokane Wa, first build/resto thread!
« Reply #5 on: Jun 27, 2017, 04:38:39 »
Thanks for the heads up on the paint, I'm pretty sure the paint store by my house is a house of color dealer. My girl likes the blue that the previous owner painted it. I like the candy flake orange.. I know in my heart if I strip that tank I'll want to leave it that way...


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Re: Hello from Spokane Wa, first build/resto thread!
« Reply #6 on: Jun 27, 2017, 08:59:45 »
Take it home... Candy Orange will be the color that makes this build/resto.
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Re: Hello from Spokane Wa, first build/resto thread!
« Reply #7 on: Jun 27, 2017, 16:17:52 »
Yeah, resto in that original color would be sweet.
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Re: Hello from Spokane Wa, first build/resto thread!
« Reply #8 on: Jun 28, 2017, 11:37:25 »
I ]started on the carbs the other nightIn all it took two cans of carb cleaner and  bit of scraping with a dental pick. By far the easiest carbs I've done, especially after 28 years of sitting.


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Re: Hello from Spokane Wa, first build/resto thread!
« Reply #9 on: Jun 28, 2017, 11:39:14 »



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