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Author Topic: The Poor Boy - A Tale Of A CB550- New Electrical  (Read 182800 times)

Offline crazypj

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Re: The Poor Boy - A Tale Of A CB550- Ride, Tweak, Rinse, Repeat.
« Reply #890 on: May 14, 2013, 14:31:44 »
I think it's because they get so hot on exhaust side, don't have the same problem on intake side (probably heat off exhaust?)
'you can take my word for it or argue until you find out I'm right'
Best thing I ever overheard
"yep, PJ's my boss, he taught me everything I know, just didn't teach me everything he knows"
Brian Morgan, 1982

CB360's,  http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=11736.0
XS650,  http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=11922.0

Offline sxecafe

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Re: The Poor Boy - A Tale Of A CB550- Ride, Tweak, Rinse, Repeat.
« Reply #891 on: May 20, 2013, 14:02:30 »
Got everything buttoned up last night. Here is the little biscuit that was the culprit of the motor oil swimming pool on my garage floor.




Offline crazypj

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Re: The Poor Boy - A Tale Of A CB550- Ride, Tweak, Rinse, Repeat.
« Reply #892 on: May 20, 2013, 14:22:29 »
That wasn't fitted right first time around.
Did you stick them in place with some sealer to prevent them moving?
'you can take my word for it or argue until you find out I'm right'
Best thing I ever overheard
"yep, PJ's my boss, he taught me everything I know, just didn't teach me everything he knows"
Brian Morgan, 1982

CB360's,  http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=11736.0
XS650,  http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=11922.0

Offline Islandstar

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Re: The Poor Boy - A Tale Of A CB550- Ride, Tweak, Rinse, Repeat.
« Reply #893 on: May 20, 2013, 16:24:31 »
Would like to see a pic of your front fender mounted...

Offline crazypj

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Re: The Poor Boy - A Tale Of A CB550- Ride, Tweak, Rinse, Repeat.
« Reply #894 on: May 20, 2013, 18:37:30 »
Pics are there, 3 countersunk/flat head screws through fork brace
'you can take my word for it or argue until you find out I'm right'
Best thing I ever overheard
"yep, PJ's my boss, he taught me everything I know, just didn't teach me everything he knows"
Brian Morgan, 1982

CB360's,  http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=11736.0
XS650,  http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=11922.0

Offline sxecafe

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Re: The Poor Boy - A Tale Of A CB550- Ride, Tweak, Rinse, Repeat.
« Reply #895 on: Sep 09, 2013, 13:37:25 »
It's been a while and the riding hasn't been too consistent. I was having charging issues. I think the Reg/Rec unit is busted. I also took the opportunity redo the wire harness.

Here is the before everything was connected with bullets and was exposed and an ugly rats nest in front of the tank:



After, I redid the connections and removed some of the useless connections. Replaced with a single, 15a inline fuse, per Matt's suggestion, and tried to get everything to fit.





All the connections seem solid. Hopefully, the charging issue was with connections, not a busted Reg/Rec unit.

I also got sick of oil weeping from the head over cylinder #4. I put some gasket sealer around the edge. and redid the timing.

Offline crazypj

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Re: The Poor Boy - A Tale Of A CB550- New Electrical
« Reply #896 on: Sep 09, 2013, 15:58:41 »
The R/R is for 550/750?
 They use EMS system
White wire connects to field coil?
 When you turn on ignition it creates an electromagnet, you can test by holding a feeler gauge blade close to generator cover, it should get attracted (obviously have to use steel feeler blade)
'you can take my word for it or argue until you find out I'm right'
Best thing I ever overheard
"yep, PJ's my boss, he taught me everything I know, just didn't teach me everything he knows"
Brian Morgan, 1982

CB360's,  http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=11736.0
XS650,  http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=11922.0

Offline sxecafe

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The Poor Boy - A Tale Of A CB550- New Electrical
« Reply #897 on: Oct 25, 2013, 18:26:04 »
So I got new rubber finally (Shinto) and these dweebs at Cycle Gear mount then for me... This is what I find when I go to pick them up:



Are you serious?! They said they were out of spoke weights, which are bad enough, but how do they even HAVE these to put on bike wheels. And why not call before putting such an atrocious addition on. They said they would re-balance when they got more spoke weights. Fucking annoying.

Offline zeech

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Re: The Poor Boy - A Tale Of A CB550- New Electrical
« Reply #898 on: Nov 20, 2013, 00:35:32 »
That's brutal! It seems like the bigger problem might be your wheels need to be re-trued if they are putting that much weight on there.

Really great build, just quickly scanned through all 60 pages. Sent you a PM as well.

Good luck with the bike!

Offline crazypj

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Re: The Poor Boy - A Tale Of A CB550- New Electrical
« Reply #899 on: Nov 20, 2013, 01:18:26 »
They should have moved the tyre 180 degrees before using that amount of weight. Are you sure they 'have a clue'? (really doesn't look like it)  ::)
'you can take my word for it or argue until you find out I'm right'
Best thing I ever overheard
"yep, PJ's my boss, he taught me everything I know, just didn't teach me everything he knows"
Brian Morgan, 1982

CB360's,  http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=11736.0
XS650,  http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=11922.0