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Had an 81 SR250 ‘Exciter’ and got it up a bit over 80 with one of those Viper fairings. I guarantee that I had it running better than it ever had. It would start right up every time even in the cold of winter. Should have kept that little thing.
Hope you hit 100!
I’m starting to creating an online collection of interactive vector versions of the shop wiring diagrams. Here’s one for the 76 CB550F. The drawing is finished, however, I still want to make it interactive and add mobile gestures to it.
Can’t believe I haven’t updated this forever. A couple of kids and traveling will do that!
Anyway, it’s pretty much finished, but I do have a short list that I’d like to do this winter.
1. Get new wheels, spokes, and tires
2. Jet-coat the headers
3. Update all or most of the lighting to LED...
I rebuilt the master cylinder and caliper, and got the front brakes installed and functioning nicely. The wiring harness is in, and the rear lights and electrical panel are hooked up. I went ahead and tore down the panel, cleaned it up a bit, repainted it and it looks a lot better. I was able to...
I bought a parts bike for $80 last summer, and once I got all the dirt and bugs off the tank and side covers, they turned out to look in really great shape. The tank is spotless inside- clean metal, and not a bit of rust. The only thing is that it had this horrible pin striping and custom...
Due to having a baby, I have been chipping away at this slowly.
I had a local guy powder coat the frame with a satin black:
and had Harisuluv clean and rebuild the carbs. They look awesome!
I rebuilt the top end- new gaskets all around. It was leaking like a sieve- the head gasket...
Love the orange! I haven't nailed down how I'm going to paint it, but that will be one of the last things I do. My forks are straight as an arrow- thanks for the heads up.
Not a whole lot happening so far, but I have the frame at the powder coater and the carbs are getting worked on right now...
Last night I disassembled the forks. Old fork oil is freakin skunk-ass stuff. I'll probably keep the current springs for now, as they'll be easy to replace with some progressives later on. New seals are on the way, and I've begun to work on cleaning up the forks themselves.
The fork tubes...
I bought this 76 CB550F a couple of weeks ago for $500. It's complete, runs, but definitely needs some TLC.
It has just under 17,000 miles, has good compression, and brand new tires.
The tank has been lined, has some bondo and a cheap rattle can job.
My goal is to totally tear it down...