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If you're kind enough to take the time, I'm sure many people like myself would love the chance to get an appreciation for the process.
It's awesome the internet allows us to follow/share the snapshots progress of projects like these across the world -but seeing a lump of material get turned...
They won't fit the stock 550 swingarm, which it looks like you've got - you need a clevis mount on the bottom of the shock. Also those shocks are around 20mm longer than stock, which will impact handling somewhat, something you'll want to at least consider.
Are the stock shocks toast, or do you...
Looking good! Couldn't quite tell from the pics, what are the colours on the tins - one in charcoal & one dark navy?
I vote there needs to be an unpainted build in the future to showcase your impressive metal work.
Damn, nice find on the tank and sidecovers - what is the tank interior like?
If you find yourself scratching your head at how some parts go back together at any stage, this thread is an invaluable resource to have handy.
Re: Paintitallred CB550
Nice work, looks neat!
Do you know how those side covers came to be? I've never seen screw mounted ones on a 550 before, has there been some fiberglass work done on the backsides? Pics of the alterations would be cool.