Well...this is my rebuild thread for Pepper
. Plans are pretty simple in sound, execution may be a different story. Earlier this month I had the pleasure to meet a handful of great folks at Kanticoy's(Kiley's and Denise's) house for Barbers Vintage Fest. Besides the usual chit chat I was secretly plotting my build and gathering info on parts I don't have experience with.
This is my 2nd 550 and it came with a great list of wonderful parts out of the box and up until now I've only put on a few new items and performed mostly maintenance to get the bike back to road worthy condition(sat in a shop for roughly 2 years). While it seems I have a plan for this build, really it's just a lot of ideas that will change as I begin to really work on it. First things first is the cosmetic appearance. I'm going to attempt glassing myself. Start with the seat and possibly go on to other non structural components. Newest mods/work
Rebuilt front caliper...then again at Kiley's(still squeaks)
Replaced the RC engineering pipe and "F" header with the full Yoshi rep(great build quality and sounds amazing with no drone at highway speeds!!! Worth every penny)
Shortened the tail section about 4"
Polished Engined covers
Shortly after I got it(cleaned and road worthy at this point, not that is was bad to begin with)
Started polishing and repolishing
Bike as it sat 2 weeks ago(photo cred: Mitchell Koester) I'm the guy with the beer hahaha
Engine as it sat 2 weeks ago(photo cred: Mitchell Koester)
Started the tear down a couple nights ago so this is how she currently sits
Thanks for looking!