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Author Topic: CB550 Brat/Cafe  (Read 23483 times)

Offline Tifun

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Re: Carl the CB550
« Reply #20 on: Dec 11, 2012, 12:53:59 »
Signed up.  What dimesions did you build the tables too? I need to build one for my CX build and like the way you put yours together.
Signed up.  What dimesions did you build the tables too? I need to build one for my CX build and like the way you put yours together.

Mothgils headed this project and we used Kit's design. Here's a link to the build specs on his blog.

http://www.dropbarscinder.blogspot.com/2011/03/bike-table-2-revenge.html?m=1

I have no complaints about it at all. Good work height and the storage space works well too.

Keith
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Offline Tifun

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Re: Carl the CB550
« Reply #21 on: Dec 27, 2012, 23:34:28 »
Updates to this build include a newly acquired wire harness, hopefully to be here by the end of next week.

So I am in a bit of a dilemma and looking for some info or help. I'm pretty sure I need a new clutch, I have what I've been told a built motor which makes me think that maybe the stock style plates may not be able to handle the extra power. So I have a few questions I was hoping folks could assist me in answering.

1. Will my "built" engine work just fine with the stock clutch?
2. Will the wrong type of oil actually hinder the performance of the clutch and actually wear it quicker or make it "slip"?
3. What are the thoughts of the EBC setup I see all over the internet?


Essentially I feel like it slips and I get a lot of false neutrals. Even after performing adjustments I still get the same issues so I'm just going to put in new discs and springs in hopes to nip it in the butt come spring.

Thanks,
Keith
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Offline Kemp

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Re: Carl the CB550
« Reply #22 on: Dec 27, 2012, 23:53:24 »
Barnett Clutch Kits work well. I put such a kit in a 592cc fully modified CB550 and it handles the power just fine. Dynoman sells the kits which includes springs
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Re: Carl the CB550
« Reply #23 on: Dec 28, 2012, 01:14:40 »
> Essentially I feel like it slips and I get a lot of false neutrals.

Is it possible that you put 'car oil' instead of 'motorcycle oil' in the crankcase?

If you're considering replacing the clutch and/or springs, you're well served to pick up a caliper (if you don't already have one) to check the plates and springs before you do so; if they're in spec, that's not your issue.
unplug the connectors from the harness and multimeter the shit out of them

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Offline Tifun

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Re: Carl the CB550
« Reply #24 on: Dec 28, 2012, 12:30:20 »
Ill measure before I pull the trigger, also yessir I used the proper oil for sure. But that doesn't mean the last guy did. That makes me feel like there's potential contamination that has created irreversible damage. This of course is all opinion since I haven't pulled the clutch out yet haha.

Kemp- thanks for the info. When I pull it off ill be adding that to the list of potentials. I'm sure what you built has more power than mine haha.

Keith
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Re: Carl the CB550
« Reply #25 on: Dec 31, 2012, 18:10:19 »
Bought a harness off eBay. $25 shipped, showed up clean as can be! Showed up today, needless to say I'm getting project excited. With this one and the 350 rebirth I'mm having a lot of fun in what would normally be a terrible winter haha.
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Re: Carl the CB550
« Reply #26 on: Jan 09, 2013, 16:31:22 »
I'm definitely following this one.
Cm400/cb450 http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=45376.0                                                  SR500 http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=43591.0                                                     http://retromoto1.com/

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Re: Carl the CB550
« Reply #27 on: Jan 29, 2013, 23:57:25 »
The 550 is currently under the knife. I've opted to go forward with an inverted front from a 636 ninja. Also I finally ordered new rubber for the wheels. Hopefully in the next couple of weeks the bike sees the light.

I went inexpensive and picked up some Shinko 712's. They had tons of great reviews so it was an easy choice. Went with 100/90/19 for the front and 130/90/16 for the rear.

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Re: Carl the CB550
« Reply #28 on: Jan 30, 2013, 09:57:02 »
pics of the new front-end setup!
'74 CB550 build thread - http://dotheton.com/index.php?topic=13680.msg130739#new
'76 CB550 "Scrambler" Project Warpig - http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=72747.0
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Re: Carl the CB550
« Reply #29 on: Jan 30, 2013, 09:59:42 »
pics of the new front-end setup!

Yes please!
I'm going to eat your brains and gain your knowledge.

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