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Author Topic: 1976 CB550, The Brother Build  (Read 1003 times)

Offline canyoncarver

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Re: 1976 CB550, The Brother Build
« Reply #10 on: May 06, 2019, 14:59:53 »
I'm in.  I've got one I've never finished too...lol

Offline cb360j

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Re: 1976 CB550, The Brother Build
« Reply #11 on: May 06, 2019, 15:08:21 »
Never say never. Just prolonged.

The 550 right beside the one I am currently working on, is one I sold my best friend (a year ago). Then one day a coil went bad, and he tried to replace them with those accel yellow coils... well he murdered the wiring on it, used ALL BLACK WIRE like an idiot, and he asked me to fix all his mistakes so I am going through the wiring harness on it now, and I am going to rebuild the carbs for him try to get it to run right on pod filters. If only he had never touched the harness. I say all this because he didn't think he would ever fix it haha

Offline cb360j

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Re: 1976 CB550, The Brother Build
« Reply #12 on: May 14, 2019, 07:36:43 »
Got some more parts off this thing, the swing arm has a little rust so I think I will repaint it, but leave everything else alone. If I were to have someone paint it, what type of paint would be best? My buddy has a booth and said he would be willing to do it for me as long as I bought the paint.

Offline cb360j

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Re: 1976 CB550, The Brother Build
« Reply #13 on: Jun 20, 2019, 11:32:55 »
Tire sizes:

I know what the stock tire sizes were for a cb550, but I wanted to ask what everyone else ran.
Any recommendations?

Offline irk miller

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Re: 1976 CB550, The Brother Build
« Reply #14 on: Jun 20, 2019, 13:25:40 »
I'm running 17's front and back and I think it at least looks the part.  Granted, mine is not on the road yet, so one could easily question what it's like to handle, but there are plenty of sport bikes that show a decent picture. 

Offline Rider52

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Re: 1976 CB550, The Brother Build
« Reply #15 on: Jun 20, 2019, 16:56:30 »
I WERA road raced a CB 500 with 18" wheels front and rear.  It had 2.15 aluminum rims laced with stainless spokes to the stock hubs.  The bike handled extremely wll and was one of my favorite race bikes. I'm going to estimate it would be around $800 to duplicate those wheels with current prices.
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