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Author Topic: 75 CB 550 Cafe/Brat Video/Pic Build THread  (Read 12822 times)

Offline BNR34RB26DETT

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75 CB 550 Cafe/Brat Video/Pic Build THread
« on: Feb 02, 2014, 14:43:43 »
1975 CB550 Brat/ Café Build.

THe latest video here



DCC Brown Leather Wrapped “Brat” Seat (Upswept)
Vintage OEM Style Honda Fork Boots AKA Gaiters
Satin Black OEM Style Single/Dual Throttle Assembly (7/8)
“Simple & Clean” Headlight Control & Kill Switch
GP Style Aluminum Clutch Lever & Perch
7/8” Universal Nissin Hydraulic Front Brake Master Cylinder (Black Electroplate, 14mm piston)
7” Modern British Style Headlight Assembly (Satin Black)
Black Headlight Mounting Brackets (35-38mm forks)
OE Gas tank rusted with hydrogen peroxide and vinegar, clear coated.
Anti-Gravity battery 8 Cell AG-801
Ricks Voltage Regulator/ Rectifier
Electric starter removed
Keihin Slow Jet 42
Keihin Main Jet 135
Polished Aluminum Velocity Stacks, Full Taper
Yoshi Style Carpy 4 to 1 Exhaust (Straight Piped)
New OEM Style Rear Shocks
Cognito Moto CB550 CB500 Billet Aluminum Rearset Brackets Anodized Black
Universal Rearsets - Folding, Rubber Covered Footpegs
Universal Offset Shifter Arm - (30 Tooth)   
Cognito Moto Honda Brake Lever ( for Spline)
Universal Cafe Racer Rearset Linkage Kit   
OE Spec 100 Link Standard 530 Chain
Prism Motorcycle Co. “Mini Round” LED Taillight
LED JDMAStar Rock Light










Hey guys, I just picked up a 75 CB 550 and this will be my very first cafe racer/ old bike restoration project ever.
I do own and work on race cars so I should have some what of an idea as to what im doing ;)

Please let me know if you have any comments/ suggestions.
Im Here to learn :)







The day i picked it up



Taking out the air filter and electronics
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Re: 75 CB 550 Cafe/Scrambler Video/Pic Build THread
« Reply #1 on: Feb 02, 2014, 14:46:26 »










End of Day 1:)

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Re: 75 CB 550 Cafe/Scrambler Video/Pic Build THread
« Reply #2 on: Feb 02, 2014, 14:47:53 »



wiring harness comes out.... This is gonna be fun...

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Re: 75 CB 550 Cafe/Scrambler Video/Pic Build THread
« Reply #3 on: Feb 02, 2014, 14:49:01 »




End of Day 3

Pretty much everything has been stripped. Its time to start removing rust and tabs with angle grinder ;)






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Re: 75 CB 550 Cafe/Scrambler Video/Pic Build THread
« Reply #9 on: Mar 19, 2014, 13:25:26 »



Motor is out!