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Author Topic: 1976 CB550F "Barn Find"  (Read 19293 times)

Offline BCBarker

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Re: 1976 CB550F "Barn Find"
« Reply #20 on: Sep 30, 2012, 23:06:19 »
I have a set of Superbike Bars on by 350F and love them.

Offline snmavridis

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Re: 1976 CB550F "Barn Find"
« Reply #21 on: Sep 30, 2012, 23:14:25 »
i like super bike bars, but i want it to be low and mean. i dont feel they are low or mean enough. this is just my young misguided racing spirit speaking though. so please, allow me to be naive.

Offline JSJamboree

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Re: 1976 CB550F "Barn Find"
« Reply #22 on: Sep 30, 2012, 23:54:51 »
here are some pics of the bike, minus the fairing and bags. looks way better now. last picture is my putting the battery back together.

[Homer Simpson Voice] Yum... 5 guys... [/Homer Simpson Voice]

I am currently running superbike bars on my 550 and they are not as high as yours.  I was running clubmans, and they were 'cooler', and I felt better in the twisties, but eventually my back won out.  For me personally with the stock seat you are up so high that you are extra leaning over with the clubmans.  Its all about what you want man, bars are pretty cheep, run clubmans for awhile and if your back starts hurting, spend another $25 and get some superbike bars..

Offline snmavridis

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Re: 1976 CB550F "Barn Find"
« Reply #23 on: Oct 01, 2012, 00:32:32 »
after reading up and seeing the clubmans in a more neutral light (i hate the hipsters who slap clubmans on and say its a cafe, therefore i have a bias against clubmans. i dont want to be THAT guy.) im kinda liking them. especially right now, when my money is starting to dwindle.

Offline snmavridis

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Re: 1976 CB550F "Barn Find"
« Reply #24 on: Oct 01, 2012, 18:43:28 »
So i took her out for a good long ride. I accidentally left the petcock open last night, so i think she got a bit bogged down this morning since she didnt start up as easily as she did yesterday. the idle seemed low and started stalling out again, but i adjusted it and get her back to ~2k. after she heated up she began idling at ~3.2k so i trimmed it down a bit. this is normal on a cb right? fwiw the temperature was about 65 today. once she started running though she was running pretty smooth, except for when i put her in 1st gear and cruise around a little. it might just be my inexperience with riding, but she really doesnt have much power in 1st gear after she hits about 20mph at 5krpm. so i ended up cruising around in 2nd gear for a good bit of the ride. took her up to 40mph and went through the gears. its almost like the higher i get with the gears, the more smooth the transition. 1-2 is a little..."crunchy" 2-3 is less so, and 3-4 4-5 is smooth as butter. the exhaust gets hot though, so im considering getting wraps for it. pros and cons in this situation?

Offline john83

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Re: 1976 CB550F "Barn Find"
« Reply #25 on: Oct 01, 2012, 19:36:19 »
For my money that exhaust is much to well preserved to hide under heat wrap. My bike had wrap on it when I bought it and I'm pretty sure what's under there is ugly so I leave it on. Don't judge me.

Offline snmavridis

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Re: 1976 CB550F "Barn Find"
« Reply #26 on: Oct 01, 2012, 22:01:34 »
the muffler is in great condition, but the 4 exhaust pipes are rusted up and have the hot metal blue stain thing going on. but, i can always polish them up over the winter!

Offline snmavridis

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Re: 1976 CB550F "Barn Find"
« Reply #27 on: Oct 05, 2012, 18:22:03 »
Just got my taillight, headlight bucket, turn signals, throttle cables, and fuel line! i know exactly what im doing all day tomorrow!

Offline snmavridis

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Re: 1976 CB550F "Barn Find"
« Reply #28 on: Oct 05, 2012, 21:00:23 »
So i got antsy and put on the rear turn signals and taillight. they look great! only problem is that i think my relay for the turn signals is bad, cause they arent blinking. oh well another issue to add to my list!

Offline danmpls

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Re: 1976 CB550F "Barn Find"
« Reply #29 on: Oct 05, 2012, 21:58:13 »
Make sure all of your connections are good, before digging into your relay. If your signals worked before changing them, double check all of your connections.