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Author Topic: Real back in the day survivor  (Read 19134 times)


Offline surffly

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Re: Real back in the day survivor
« Reply #11 on: May 05, 2013, 22:20:56 »
Found out amen made frames for the cb550 that were for either Honda or Harley front ends


Got some work in this weekend.

Replaced these


With new shoes

Nothing like some 50cc Honda brakes to make you feel safe..

Wheel still needs a cleaning











Neck bearings where shot.
Ordered new ones.


Think these are going to be to small...lame




Offline DBURGESS

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Re: Real back in the day survivor
« Reply #13 on: May 09, 2013, 10:55:33 »
Super rad. Time machine.
"you say outnumbered, I say target-rich environment"

Offline surffly

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Re: Real back in the day survivor
« Reply #14 on: Jun 02, 2013, 14:54:29 »
Got through finals so now back to bikes!

New levers are in.
Got the emgo "Amal" clones, nice and clean.

All balls bearings are in too.
Will install tomorrow.

Was messing around with bars.

Buddy had some left over apes...he likes apes on everything...me not so much.




I kinda prefer the lower bar look.
They give me just enough room to be comfortable.




Whatcha think?


Honey do list for tomorrow.
-neck bearings
-finish wiring
-install bars
-mock up tail light
-seak out oil leak

I would like an oil cooler for this bike.
Will a cb750 one work?  How about a nighthawk one?

Saw the cycle X roadster drag pipes and think I'm going to see if they will make them in a cb550 sized pipe.
Would like to mount a tach to the valve cover but unsure if I will or how to do that.
Wireless bycicle speedo will also be installed.

rrmerlin1650

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Re: Real back in the day survivor
« Reply #15 on: Jun 03, 2013, 08:31:04 »
check out my Amen project, I posted a video of my 750 with Cycle X Low Boy Super Drags. If you have never heard them you will want some afterwards! lol

Offline surffly

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Re: Real back in the day survivor
« Reply #16 on: Jun 03, 2013, 17:10:17 »
Well put some time into the bike today.
-got the wiring all but finished.
-steering head bearings installed.
-bars and controls mounted.

Had an issue with the brake stay though...
Couldn't help but notice that when the brake is applied the force effects the suspension movement.  At best it licks everything from moving, at worst it causes the fork to bind in the full extended position.  I know it's not much of an actual brake, butthuscant be right.





What do you guys think?  Can't actually be right?

Steering bearings came out extra broken


Using one as a kill switch and the other for a horn button



Amal repro levers


Almost done with the controls




rrmerlin1650

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Re: Real back in the day survivor
« Reply #17 on: Jun 03, 2013, 20:41:48 »
man that brake stay should be ran more on a horizontal plane shouldn't it? I can totally see how it binds everything up with the stay almost vertical like that.
Is there anyway to let the drum rotate forward more and get the stay forward of the axle center? Think like how the rear drum stay works.


Offline DBURGESS

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Re: Real back in the day survivor
« Reply #19 on: Jun 04, 2013, 10:20:31 »
That thing is looking awesome
"you say outnumbered, I say target-rich environment"