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Author Topic: 1976 CB550F "Barn Find"  (Read 21458 times)

Offline snmavridis

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Re: 1976 CB550F "Barn Find"
« Reply #120 on: Mar 23, 2018, 12:59:48 »
5 YEARS. 5 YEARS OF SPORADIC WORK. SHES ALIVE!!! SHE RUNS!!!! ILL POST A VIDEO AFTER I RECHARGE THE BATTERY!!! THANK YOU GUYS!!! WILL KEEP YOU POSTED!!!

Offline TranceMachineVienna

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Re: 1976 CB550F "Barn Find"
« Reply #121 on: Mar 23, 2018, 13:22:12 »
Bravo man! Well deserved trough perserverance!!!  ;D

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Re: 1976 CB550F "Barn Find"
« Reply #122 on: Mar 23, 2018, 14:28:34 »
Well done man! Glad it worked out. Keep plugging away.


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Offline snmavridis

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Re: 1976 CB550F "Barn Find"
« Reply #123 on: Mar 23, 2018, 16:00:51 »
She idles!!!


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Re: 1976 CB550F "Barn Find"
« Reply #124 on: Mar 23, 2018, 16:10:03 »
Hey man, must confess that I haven't read through all your thread but do see that you've been working on your ride for 5 years - congratulations on getting the old girl fired up!  Man, I know when I got my bike to fire for the first time it sounded better than Beethoven's Fifth.  Happy for you mate, hope you're riding that beauty in no time
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Offline MiniatureNinja

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Re: 1976 CB550F "Barn Find"
« Reply #125 on: Mar 23, 2018, 18:38:45 »
awesome man! that Master and levers went out on Wednesday (had sick kids, sorry!) you should see it soon! hope they work for ya
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Offline snmavridis

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Re: 1976 CB550F "Barn Find"
« Reply #126 on: Mar 24, 2018, 18:38:10 »
Thank you all! And miniatureninja, I'll keep my eye out for it, appreciate ya!

Offline snmavridis

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Re: 1976 CB550F "Barn Find"
« Reply #127 on: Mar 31, 2018, 21:08:46 »
Checked the tank, she's clean as a whistle. The old gas had turned milky, but after a flush, it came out clear. Next on the list: attach the wiring harness to the frame and go through my carbs. If anyone has pictures of the way the 550 wiring harness routs, that would be invaluable. It's surprisingly difficult to find actual pictures of the harness on the bike.

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Re: 1976 CB550F "Barn Find"
« Reply #128 on: Apr 01, 2018, 14:01:33 »
I don't have a picture but it should be somewhat self explanatory. Should run from the headlight and handlebar stuff down the backbone to the under seat stuff.

Offline MotorbikeBruno

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Re: 1976 CB550F "Barn Find"
« Reply #129 on: Apr 02, 2018, 18:06:06 »
Wiring comes out of the headlight bucket and wraps around the left side of the frame, under the gas tank mount past the coils down the backbone and then splits off to all of the places in the rear of the bike mainly staying on the left side from what I remember.  The points wires and rear brake wire routs down the right side at the point where the backbone attaches to the rear section. Otherwise, you'll see where stuff fits/goes and possibly swear once or twice while you have to re-route it for some reason.  Usually not too hard or bad.  I couldn't find an in-process pic of my wiring of the last several cb500/550's I've had over the years. If I find one, I'll update this post.

Edit: I found one from an older 500 that I had.  It's not the best/cleanest pic, but hopefully it helps somewhat.
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