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Author Topic: CB550 Bobber-Junkyard Dog  (Read 15857 times)

Offline cxman

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Re: CB550 Bobber-Junkyard Dog
« Reply #160 on: May 16, 2019, 15:00:08 »
ok got it out of the weeds

got the airbox battery box and carbs off

got a set of mikunis on it

fresh oil

and its up and running

so some work to get tires and brakes then i can start road testing it unless john wants to come test drive these on his bike?
1978 CX650 Super Deluxe
1979 XS1100 Special
1974 xl350
1983 cx650 Custom
1973 cb750
1980 cb750
1981 cb650
1982 cb900 c
1974 kawasaki 350 bighorn
1983 GL1100 aspy full dress
1983 GL1100 Nekid
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Offline john83

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Re: CB550 Bobber-Junkyard Dog
« Reply #161 on: May 16, 2019, 16:51:46 »
Iím only in NC a couple of days a week right now. I wouldnít be able to make it up there this weekend. Let me get with you in a week or two and I may be able to make it happen.


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Offline cxman

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Re: CB550 Bobber-Junkyard Dog
« Reply #162 on: May 16, 2019, 21:02:39 »
i will get the one i have on the road

it will just take me a week or so

its not just riding time it has to go get flogged on the dyno a few times to
1978 CX650 Super Deluxe
1979 XS1100 Special
1974 xl350
1983 cx650 Custom
1973 cb750
1980 cb750
1981 cb650
1982 cb900 c
1974 kawasaki 350 bighorn
1983 GL1100 aspy full dress
1983 GL1100 Nekid
and a bunch of others

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Re: CB550 Bobber-Junkyard Dog
« Reply #163 on: May 19, 2019, 15:13:50 »
While Iím at it, does anyone know the correct ignition timing for a 550? Since Iíve got the Dyna 2000 on there it has a timing degree wheel on the crank and Iím not going by the factory T/F marks.


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Re: CB550 Bobber-Junkyard Dog
« Reply #164 on: Jun 09, 2019, 08:04:10 »
Well, I havenít had much time for riding or wrenching lately. She hasnít been running very well. I still have carburetor issues but havenít really had time to try and address it. Hopefully in the next couple of weeks I will get a little more time on my hands.


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Re: CB550 Bobber-Junkyard Dog
« Reply #165 on: Oct 03, 2019, 21:10:55 »
The Junkyard Dog is finally up and running again. I moved over the summer and it took a while before I was able to work on the bike again.

Found that the inside of my tank was a lot more grungy than I thought and debris was clogging my carbs. I cleaned and lined the tank with Caswell. I got tired of fixing stuff on the 40 year old carbs so I called Murrayís Carbs and got a set of his manifolds and Mikuni carbs. Had to remove my little switch bracket to make room for the carbs so I relocated the switches to the under seat plate that holds the rest of the electronics.

Finally got things mostly buttoned up and took it for a shakedown run today, rode about 60 miles with only a couple of problems. My China-bay tail light shook itself apart and I found a leaking spark plug boot arcing against the head. I will fix that stuff in the morning and then Iím off to Barber Vintage Fest!


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Re: CB550 Bobber-Junkyard Dog
« Reply #166 on: Oct 04, 2019, 09:21:08 »
I can dig it.
I'm going to eat your brains and gain your knowledge.

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Online Maritime

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Re: CB550 Bobber-Junkyard Dog
« Reply #167 on: Oct 04, 2019, 09:24:20 »
Yep, looks great. I think those carbs are the ticket for these Honda 4's, noting like cutting the carb count in half and gaining some HP at the same time.
The GL Rebirth: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=68337.0
CX500 Low budget Bobber : http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=43617.0
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Re: CB550 Bobber-Junkyard Dog
« Reply #168 on: Oct 04, 2019, 22:19:20 »
Loaded up and ready to head to Barber this morning. I made it with only a couple of hiccups. Looks like Iíll be painting the tank again as I spilled some gas on it and messed up the tank.


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Re: CB550 Bobber-Junkyard Dog
« Reply #169 on: Oct 05, 2019, 17:23:45 »
Nice. Wish I was there.
The GL Rebirth: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=68337.0
CX500 Low budget Bobber : http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=43617.0
"Beer makes you feel the way you ought to feel without beer" -Henry Lawson
"Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy." - Thomas Jefferson