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Author Topic: 1977 Honda CB550 K - New Bike  (Read 10058 times)

Offline Slice

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1977 Honda CB550 K - New Bike
« on: May 25, 2011, 16:16:33 »
So, some of you may be familiar with my 1966 Honda 305 Dream; well... There is a new addition to the family.
I am recieving my 1977 Honda CB550k (4 into 4 pipes) on June 6th - It's a done deal. I'm pretty excited and have already ordered a few parts here and there for it but it has 17,000kms on it and its the same owner who has babied it over the years. I dont see myself going 'radical' with the changes to it this year but who knows what the winter holds...
 
What do you boys think? The 4 into 4 are stamped honda, no rust, 17,000kms on her, paints a bit faded from sun (expected) and she runs strong... Here is a picture of her:
 

 
-Slice
 
The difference between a 'bike builder' and a 'parts collector' is a fine line.
 
1966 Honda 305 Dream: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=18950.80

1977 Honda CB550K: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=26058

BLOG: www.thepersian.com

Offline tjjkc

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Re: 1977 Honda CB550 K - New Bike
« Reply #1 on: May 26, 2011, 09:57:34 »
Nice...........it would be a shame to chop it up...........
Its not a cafe'.........but the next one might be ......maybe..


LOUD PIPES SUCK


78 CB550k
83 GL650i

Offline Slice

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Re: 1977 Honda CB550 K - New Bike
« Reply #2 on: May 26, 2011, 12:38:15 »
Dont think I am going to at this point... Probably just enjoy it until I get the itch, if I ever do!
-Slice
The difference between a 'bike builder' and a 'parts collector' is a fine line.
 
1966 Honda 305 Dream: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=18950.80

1977 Honda CB550K: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=26058

BLOG: www.thepersian.com

Offline SquadraCorse

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Re: 1977 Honda CB550 K - New Bike
« Reply #3 on: May 26, 2011, 12:52:51 »
Dont think I am going to at this point... Probably just enjoy it until I get the itch, if I ever do!
-Slice

lol, it always seems like a good idea at first....then you get that one little idea and it just snowballs to a massive project. Great looking bike man.

Offline Slice

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Re: 1977 Honda CB550 K - New Bike
« Reply #4 on: Jun 07, 2011, 15:15:34 »
Clubmans, new grips and a bar end mirror...
 
The difference between a 'bike builder' and a 'parts collector' is a fine line.
 
1966 Honda 305 Dream: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=18950.80

1977 Honda CB550K: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=26058

BLOG: www.thepersian.com

Offline scarlson06

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Re: 1977 Honda CB550 K - New Bike
« Reply #5 on: Jun 10, 2011, 11:13:58 »
My bike wasn't even in that nice of shape when I got it and I was torn between resto and mod. Tough call. If you do anything just make sure it looks as good as the Dream and you'll be golden. Have a link to those bar end mirrors?
Nothing that was ever worth it was easy.

Offline Benha

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Re: 1977 Honda CB550 K - New Bike
« Reply #6 on: Jun 10, 2011, 11:48:24 »
I understand not wanting to chop it up. I know there are a few companies out there with seats that will go right on the factory hinges. The seat is always my complaint with the 550 it seems like I'm sitting up way too high.
Hey do you have a good source for parts for the dream? I have a 305 scrambler but the carb slide in one carb sticks wide open, little scary when it happened on the road.

Offline Slice

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Re: 1977 Honda CB550 K - New Bike
« Reply #7 on: Jun 10, 2011, 11:49:00 »
Scar - The bar end mirrors are from Dime City Cycles, single side mirror and it works great!
If I go down the road of cafe I will be sure to try and trump myself on my last build.

-Slice
The difference between a 'bike builder' and a 'parts collector' is a fine line.
 
1966 Honda 305 Dream: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=18950.80

1977 Honda CB550K: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=26058

BLOG: www.thepersian.com

Offline Slice

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Re: 1977 Honda CB550 K - New Bike
« Reply #8 on: Jun 10, 2011, 11:50:43 »
Hey Benha,

I have an extra carb for the 305 dream (completely rebuilt) if you want it PM me...

I dont mind the seating position at all to be honest, its pretty comfortable and I feel good on the bike when riding. Im pretty confident that I wont take a knife to her for this season, having too much fun riding her as is.

-Slice

I understand not wanting to chop it up. I know there are a few companies out there with seats that will go right on the factory hinges. The seat is always my complaint with the 550 it seems like I'm sitting up way too high.
Hey do you have a good source for parts for the dream? I have a 305 scrambler but the carb slide in one carb sticks wide open, little scary when it happened on the road.
The difference between a 'bike builder' and a 'parts collector' is a fine line.
 
1966 Honda 305 Dream: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=18950.80

1977 Honda CB550K: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=26058

BLOG: www.thepersian.com

Offline IndieSol

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  • "This one goes to eleven." -Nigel Tufnel
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Re: 1977 Honda CB550 K - New Bike
« Reply #9 on: Jun 14, 2011, 13:05:20 »
Great bike, Slice.  I had a '76 and wish I'd kept it.   If you decide to chop it up, let me find a running beater and I'll trade you straight across. ;)
BMW R100
XT350
CJ360 Cafe Project

Project: Pariah