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    Installing new motor gaskets in CB550k

    I'm new to this and am curious as to what to do (or maybe not do) with my new gaskets prior to installing them. I have seen/heard that some folks prefer to coat the gaskets with some sort of anti seize and some folks suggest to not do anything. I can see the benefit of the anti seize, maybe...
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    How to make an old motor new again?

    What is "VAPOR BLASTING"? Very curious to find this out.
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    Damn! Another CX500

    That's awesome. We used to get in trouble for messing with the governors and bumping. Heck, rubbin' is racing! Now for the questions; -Where do you get your cables from. I would like to go with a little bit of bling and put some braided lines. -really like the headlight on the Cx. -What...
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    Damn! Another CX500

    GREAT looking bike Kamn! I am a newbie at this. Just got started on a '78 CB550k. Seeing what you have done with this CX in the time that you had to work it makes me wonder if I could throw some questions at you regarding the tear down and rebirth of my CB. I live in AB (grew up in TO) and...
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    Gasket removal

    So, as for the SODA blaster method. How can I go about this? I'm not a shop, just a dude with a garage and enough skills and balls to try to do this CR project. Do I need a blast cabinet?
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    Gasket removal

    Looking for all advice on best method for removing old/baked on gaskets.
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    Tank badge removal/replace '78 CB550

    How can this be done without damaging. Looking for all insight. Thanks in advance.
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    NEW bolt kits?

    Thx sonic!
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    NEW bolt kits?

    LOOKING FOR A RESOURCE FOR REPLACEMENT BOLTS FOR MY '78 CB550K ENGINE.
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    What is this?

    Can anybody explain what this is?
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    CB550 / '78. Engine removal

    Thanks dog! I will try that then.
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    CB550 / '78. Engine removal

    Thanks for all the replies. I have removed all parts from the frame, cables and shifter/brake arms and disconnected all electrical wiring necessary. I actually have a factory service manual for the CB550 but I believe it's for any model up to '77 and of course mine is a '78. In the manual it...
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    CB550 / '78. Engine removal

    Hello, I am trying to get my engine out of the frame so that I may replace all seals and service the valves etc. can anybody give a hint on how to get the engine out of the frame? I'm looking for dismount instructions specifically as i have already disconnected everything else and removed all...
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    '78 CB550K wiring...

    Good stuff Okie. Thx.
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    '78 CB550K wiring...

    I am new to the game and my '78 CB550 is showing signs of old wiring. Can anyone suggest a source for all new electrics for these bikes?
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