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Author Topic: CB550 Bobber-Junkyard Dog  (Read 14161 times)

Offline paulcl450

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Re: CB550 Bobber
« Reply #40 on: Mar 05, 2018, 14:18:45 »
Sorry to keep posting but I put a shit ton of work into that build and it was my first ground up build. Here is the only pic I had with the tank mounted up top. Once I spent as much time as I did molding and sanding the frame. The back bone of the bike looked so good I couldn't bring myself to cover it up with a tank, but by all means if I was building it again I would because getting the pressure correct on that fuel pump was a huge pain in the ass. A traditional tank is so much less complicated and looks good.

Offline canyoncarver

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Re: CB550 Bobber
« Reply #41 on: Mar 05, 2018, 14:52:34 »
Pretty cool you found this thread. 

Offline john83

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Re: CB550 Bobber
« Reply #42 on: Mar 05, 2018, 20:14:11 »
Paulcl450, pretty awesome that you found this thread and thanks for the comments. I'll shoot you a PM as I am interested in the extra paint if you've got it laying around. I'd love to see your pictures of the build.

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Re: CB550 Bobber
« Reply #43 on: Mar 05, 2018, 21:45:56 »
Hell yeah, it's cool.  Also cool you're local, Paul.  I'm in Augusta, but lived in Columbia a long time.  My wife is from Lexington.  Small world, fellas.

Offline paulcl450

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Re: CB550 Bobber
« Reply #44 on: Mar 06, 2018, 15:11:09 »
Off subject but if anyone is interested I just finished up this 450. Swingarm is extended by about 2.5 inches and I did the twisted frame from solid hex stock.

Offline canyoncarver

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Re: CB550 Bobber
« Reply #45 on: Mar 06, 2018, 16:50:29 »
Wow.  Swingarm too eh?  That's cool.  I think we have one of the same ladies on our garage walls. 

Offline paulcl450

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Re: CB550 Bobber
« Reply #46 on: Mar 06, 2018, 17:01:56 »
In the background of the first pic you can see the cl450 dirt bike I built and quickly destroyed the transmission on. If you happen to know anyone with a crusty cb450 or cl450 engine laying around let me know, because I have to rebuild the transmission on that one and usually its cheaper just to buy an old bike project or motor than to buy a transmission.  I got a bunch of xs650 stuff to trade too if anyone is up for it.

Offline john83

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Re: CB550 Bobber
« Reply #47 on: Mar 06, 2018, 19:11:29 »
Nice, that looks pretty bad ass.

Offline cxman

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Re: CB550 Bobber
« Reply #48 on: Mar 07, 2018, 07:06:08 »
may be easier to just get the trans i may have a few

but i am not letting motors go
1978 CX650 Super Deluxe
1979 XS1100 Special
1974 xl350
1983 cx650 Custom
1973 cb750
1980 cb750
1981 cb650
1982 cb900 c
1974 kawasaki 350 bighorn
1983 GL1100 aspy full dress
1983 GL1100 Nekid
and a bunch of others

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Re: CB550 Bobber
« Reply #49 on: Mar 07, 2018, 17:40:08 »
Here is a pic of the upper tank.

Sent you a PM. We're not too far apart, I'm in Kings Mountain NC.