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Author Topic: Paintitallred CB550 Scrambler Build  (Read 4398 times)

Offline Tifun

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Paintitallred CB550 Scrambler Build
« on: Mar 02, 2017, 00:17:00 »
I worked out a deal with a buddy I work with to take home this 75 CB550. Overall it's in pretty good shape. It does need some tinkering as with most bike that have sat.

Much like the other Hoodcats we've once again migrated back to crappy old bikes to build with the full intention of making good daily riders with limited over the top mods. The idea is to build a great functional bike that is a blast to ride.

Right off the bat I've already started collecting parts. I've already got enough parts to build almost 2 more bikes so I should be good on extras. First things on my list is to do a valve adjustment, fresh points, swap coils, scour harness, make orange, put SV650 front on, build a backrest and then who knows. After that I can decide a direction.

Here's the pics of how it currently sits.






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Offline GV1390

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Re: Paintitallred CB550
« Reply #2 on: Mar 02, 2017, 08:48:14 »
Nice! How do you like that receiver bike holder? Was thinking about getting one for my truck as it's a pain loading a bike in the back of a truck solo if it's not running.

Also, I have a bunch of CB550 stuff for sale if any interests you:

http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=73012.0

Thanks!
77' CB550


Offline Tifun

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Paintitallred CB550
« Reply #3 on: Mar 02, 2017, 10:43:02 »
Nice.  No more HD?

Sold it off a few weeks ago. As with tradition, I will have a new bike every year at the Thaw haha.

Nice! How do you like that receiver bike holder? Was thinking about getting one for my truck as it's a pain loading a bike in the back of a truck solo if it's not running.

Also, I have a bunch of CB550 stuff for sale if any interests you:

http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=73012.0

Thanks!
The holder did great and has done great for a long time. Good tool to have. As for parts, between the rest of the indykids we have almost enough to build 4 bikes haha. If we run short on anything I'll keep you posted. If you have a backrest let me know though. Wife wants one again.



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Offline canyoncarver

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Re: Paintitallred CB550
« Reply #4 on: Mar 02, 2017, 11:58:23 »
I'm in.  Neat points cover on that 550.  Any idea where it came from?
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Offline Tifun

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Re: Paintitallred CB550
« Reply #5 on: Mar 02, 2017, 13:06:35 »
I'm in.  Neat points cover on that 550.  Any idea where it came from?
No clue. It's coming off though.


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Re: Paintitallred CB550
« Reply #6 on: Mar 02, 2017, 13:08:51 »
No clue. It's coming off though.


I like it.  If it's not spoken for, I'd take it off your hands.  Pm me if so. 
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Offline JustinLonghorn

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Re: Paintitallred CB550
« Reply #7 on: Mar 02, 2017, 13:31:11 »
Fucking Keith. I'm just here for the stupidity.
I'm going to eat your brains and gain your knowledge.

Into The Sunset, CB750 build

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Offline Tifun

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Re: Paintitallred CB550
« Reply #9 on: Mar 02, 2017, 16:22:20 »

I like it.  If it's not spoken for, I'd take it off your hands.  Pm me if so.
If I have an extra spare stock one you can have it for the cost of shipping. I need to check my parts bins but I may take the one off the spare motor which this would have to replace if I don't have a spare. I'll keep you up to date when I start messing with the bike.


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Offline Tifun

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Re: Paintitallred CB550
« Reply #10 on: Mar 02, 2017, 22:49:28 »
Partially orange. Painting sides covers this weekend. Hopefully.


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Offline canyoncarver

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Re: Paintitallred CB550
« Reply #11 on: Mar 03, 2017, 00:05:45 »
If I have an extra spare stock one you can have it for the cost of shipping. I need to check my parts bins but I may take the one off the spare motor which this would have to replace if I don't have a spare. I'll keep you up to date when I start messing with the bike.



Thank you.    Mine is in pieces but I do have a thing for the cb550. 
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ZRX 1100
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Offline Tifun

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Re: Paintitallred CB550
« Reply #12 on: Mar 04, 2017, 01:32:13 »
Currently in process of doing valves and timing along with redoing the harness to sort out a gremlin that is popping the 15a fuse. Attempting to start may not happen this weekend. Maybe Sunday will work depending of progress.




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Offline Tifun

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Paintitallred CB550
« Reply #13 on: Mar 06, 2017, 22:19:02 »
Picked up some new to me shocks.



Also pulled the ignition plate and advancer off the sore engine. Hopefully it will be running tomorrow.







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« Last Edit: Mar 06, 2017, 22:41:47 by Tifun »
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Offline Tifun

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Re: Paintitallred CB550
« Reply #14 on: Mar 07, 2017, 17:02:05 »
Ordered new tires today in hopes to participate in the Kentucky Dakar at the Thaw.

Next are bars. I'll go look at some tomorrow and may make a decision.


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