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Author Topic: The Poor Boy - A Tale Of A CB550- New Electrical  (Read 182805 times)

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Re: The Poor Boy - A Tale Of A CB550
« Reply #40 on: Apr 27, 2010, 16:18:27 »
Thanks dudes!

I like the stem pressing idea, I'll prob try that and it not then I might machine the tube to accept the bearing.

If I push the stem, I just use the ball bearings that the original trees were mounted with on the 550, correct?

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Re: The Poor Boy - A Tale Of A CB550
« Reply #41 on: Apr 27, 2010, 16:21:41 »
Our original plan was to swap the KZ stem into the CBR trees, but after measuring we would have to machine a spacer to press in first as the KZ stem had a much smaller diameter, was quicker to press out the CBR stem and machine it to accept the KZ upper bearing and press it back in. ( CBR stem is aluminum so it had a much larger diameter )

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Re: The Poor Boy - A Tale Of A CB550
« Reply #42 on: Apr 27, 2010, 16:27:22 »
yes, once you get the 550 stem in the GL clamp, then you use the 550 bearings
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Re: The Poor Boy - A Tale Of A CB550
« Reply #44 on: May 08, 2010, 12:48:02 »
I did some work on my hoop last night when I got home from work.

The parts:



Set Up:



Tac Down:



Everyone likes a good grind pictures:









I still need to make a slug to fill the gap which should be easy cause I already have a part. I also need to shape a gusset for the gap.

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Re: The Poor Boy - A Tale Of A CB550
« Reply #45 on: May 27, 2010, 18:44:42 »
So i have been spending alot of time getting the spare parts I am not going to need ready to be sold to make some extra scratch for the bike. I told myself that I'm not going to actually buy any more parts for the bike until I make money off all the old parts I have lying around.

In the mean time, I can polish and take a part stuff with out it costing me anything, right!? With that said: I remember taking apart wheels when I was in to BMX/Dirt Jumping. I had a cool nipple wrench and I want to make sure it would work on motorcycles too... so will it?

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Re: The Poor Boy - A Tale Of A CB550
« Reply #46 on: Jun 01, 2010, 02:29:10 »
So it was my birthday this last week and as the weekend came to a close, I put the final touches on the gift from my gf and parents. Behold guys, Im finally a man:








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Re: The Poor Boy - A Tale Of A CB550
« Reply #47 on: Jun 01, 2010, 14:35:32 »
Nice, I love new tools... I do have one word for ya.  that rear hoop looks like it will cause issues for you clearance wise.  when you go into a turn, the g-forces will load up on the springs and you will experience full articulation.  Form the looks of it that will cause tire rub, and is not fun when dragging a knee in a turn.  You might want to consider giving the hoop a little upwards bend or going with an inch or two longer rear shocks.
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Re: The Poor Boy - A Tale Of A CB550
« Reply #48 on: Jun 01, 2010, 16:15:21 »
So it was my birthday this last week and as the weekend came to a close, I put the final touches on the gift from my gf and parents. Behold guys, Im finally a man:




Did you get those Northwest Pears for your B-Day as well?  They looked delicious and I hope you shared!!!
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Re: The Poor Boy - A Tale Of A CB550
« Reply #49 on: Jun 01, 2010, 16:28:14 »
Nice, I love new tools... I do have one word for ya.  that rear hoop looks like it will cause issues for you clearance wise.  when you go into a turn, the g-forces will load up on the springs and you will experience full articulation.  Form the looks of it that will cause tire rub, and is not fun when dragging a knee in a turn.  You might want to consider giving the hoop a little upwards bend or going with an inch or two longer rear shocks.

Thanks for the thoughts man. The plan was to torch the hoop a bit once its done and bend it up not only for the clearance but for the stance/look also.

Did you get those Northwest Pears for your B-Day as well?  They looked delicious and I hope you shared!!!

HAHAHA I seriously was like " Is this guy on crack? WTF is he talking about" Then it hit me. That was a Costco box. Unfortunately, I have not had one of their pears in a long time but I should make it a point to get one soon!