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Author Topic: Nighthawk Bobber - CB550sc  (Read 17205 times)

Offline clem

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Re: Nighthawk Bobber - CB550sc
« Reply #10 on: Oct 26, 2011, 09:47:44 »
Thought that I would post a pic of the custom triple clamp that Dave Munz over at Munz Engineering made for me
"After every war there are soldiers who refuse to surrender. To this day there are still thousands who cling to their 30+ year old motorcycles, thinking that the war is still on, refusing to concede that the four-strokes have won"

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1983 CB550sc bobber http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=30599.30

Offline dean owens

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Re: Nighthawk Bobber - CB550sc
« Reply #11 on: Oct 26, 2011, 12:40:44 »
love the jig.  i'd love to one day have those skills.

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Re: Nighthawk Bobber - CB550sc
« Reply #12 on: Oct 27, 2011, 11:44:50 »
Looking real slick. Love the "old" honda dash (that is in incredible condition!)  And that triple clamp looks awesome!

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Re: Nighthawk Bobber - CB550sc
« Reply #13 on: Oct 27, 2011, 17:26:17 »
Looking real slick. Love the "old" honda dash (that is in incredible condition!)  And that triple clamp looks awesome!
Thanks Dude, Dave Munz was easy to work with for the triple clamp. He'll do one off customs at reasonable prices. The thing that tripped me out about the old Honda instrument light cluster is that the lower portion is from a 2008 CRF450R motocrosser and the shape and bolt hole pattern are exactly the same. I was thinknig that since there is close to a 30 year difference between the two parts that they might not line up but they fit perfectly. Since the bike had no cool factor when I bought it I figured that I would take stuff from different era hondas and mix them up on this build. Hey I may soda blast that indicator light cluster and polish the raw aluminum.
"After every war there are soldiers who refuse to surrender. To this day there are still thousands who cling to their 30+ year old motorcycles, thinking that the war is still on, refusing to concede that the four-strokes have won"

1972 DS7 http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=45886.msg505995#msg505995
1983 CB550sc bobber http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=30599.30

Offline CrescentSon

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Re: Nighthawk Bobber - CB550sc
« Reply #14 on: Oct 30, 2011, 06:23:25 »
I so want you to pull this off. A nice Nighthawk bobber would fit in well around here.
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Re: Nighthawk Bobber - CB550sc
« Reply #15 on: Oct 30, 2011, 23:02:50 »
I so want you to pull this off. A nice Nighthawk bobber would fit in well around here.

Yea, I want to do it right. I've seen alot of bikes that just look like they were hacked up and I don't want to do that! This site has some of the best garage/home builds that I've seen and that's a big reason why I'm here.
Does your name refer to the Cresent City?
"After every war there are soldiers who refuse to surrender. To this day there are still thousands who cling to their 30+ year old motorcycles, thinking that the war is still on, refusing to concede that the four-strokes have won"

1972 DS7 http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=45886.msg505995#msg505995
1983 CB550sc bobber http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=30599.30

Offline CrescentSon

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Re: Nighthawk Bobber - CB550sc
« Reply #16 on: Oct 31, 2011, 03:35:35 »
Nope, it is an over thought play off the heraldic marks of cadency.
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Re: Nighthawk Bobber - CB550sc
« Reply #17 on: Nov 01, 2011, 14:03:58 »
Started painting the engine after soda blasting it:


"After every war there are soldiers who refuse to surrender. To this day there are still thousands who cling to their 30+ year old motorcycles, thinking that the war is still on, refusing to concede that the four-strokes have won"

1972 DS7 http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=45886.msg505995#msg505995
1983 CB550sc bobber http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=30599.30

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Re: Nighthawk Bobber - CB550sc
« Reply #18 on: Nov 11, 2011, 21:41:10 »
Well, I set the case with final drive to make sure I had the right angle on the shaft. I figured that I would angle it to where it is when I was riding the stock frame. It lines up perfect.

Blasted the front rim at work today

Then I recieved my tires
"After every war there are soldiers who refuse to surrender. To this day there are still thousands who cling to their 30+ year old motorcycles, thinking that the war is still on, refusing to concede that the four-strokes have won"

1972 DS7 http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=45886.msg505995#msg505995
1983 CB550sc bobber http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=30599.30

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Re: Nighthawk Bobber - CB550sc
« Reply #19 on: Dec 06, 2011, 08:43:57 »
I got the rims back from the powder coat guy, he charged me $50 a rim.

Then proceeded to chip them....sucks cause the guy wants $225 to redo them.
Then I started putting the engine together

That part is going pretty good so far but then I disassembled the starter to repaint it and when it was done I dropped it on the cement floor, not good. I hope that this is the last of the bad luck for this build and that I can get this thing rolling soon. Peace.
"After every war there are soldiers who refuse to surrender. To this day there are still thousands who cling to their 30+ year old motorcycles, thinking that the war is still on, refusing to concede that the four-strokes have won"

1972 DS7 http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=45886.msg505995#msg505995
1983 CB550sc bobber http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=30599.30