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  1. Ringo

    1975 CB550K “that GULF bike”

    Thanks, yeah it’s virtually unchanged from when I sold it. Couple nice new machined parts that the owner finished but that’s it. Stoked. Thanks dude!
  2. Ringo

    1975 CB550K “that GULF bike”

    Well it seems like the cafe craze is finally winding down, so, buyers market baby!
  3. Ringo

    1975 CB550K “that GULF bike”

    Hey Mike!
  4. Ringo

    1975 CB550K “that GULF bike”

    The list will evolve as I get into it, but right now I know it needs new valve guides and seals, and I probably ought to just go new valves and heavier springs too. And sheesh maybe a light port job. I forget which cam I installed the first time, but it feels like it wants to breathe better at...
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    1975 CB550K “that GULF bike”

    Tough crowd. Alright it’s me, I’m the hack (literally). I stumbled my way through building this bike with the help of this forum a decade or so ago. Then sold it shortly after and have regretted it since. A couple months ago I was given the opportunity to buy it back and you bet your ass I did...
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    1975 CB550K “that GULF bike”

    Scored this old thing. Some hack did a little work to it…at least an alright base to work from. We’ll see how it goes. So here’s the original thread. It’s a long and winding read. I’ll summarize what has been done already and where I’m looking to go a few posts down...
  7. Ringo

    Life after dtt

    Josh is a regular track whore at this point. But he knows he has a problem, so it's all good. I'm doing my best to catch up, but driving from Montana to cali just for track days is brutal. Must think about relocating closer..........
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    Life after dtt

    I ate them all, Mike. Along with the face-melting posole, and whatever the hell the red-sauce-and-tortillas-and-eggs-and-Mexicano-queso is called. Man I love being the token white guy.
  9. Ringo

    Life after dtt

    Hi.
  10. Ringo

    '75 CB550K1 Gulf - Round...3, the fun stuff

    Agh, I have a wedding in Idaho on the 8th! Not this year I'm afraid. Justin, Mike, good day sirs!
  11. Ringo

    '75 CB550K1 Gulf - Round...3, the fun stuff

    Maritime, refresh me on when exactly barber is if you will? I do love a good road trip, and I'm already in the habit of driving 16 hours one way for my track days...!
  12. Ringo

    '75 CB550K1 Gulf - Round...3, the fun stuff

    And since hurley made a special guest appearance, here's me chasing him
  13. Ringo

    '75 CB550K1 Gulf - Round...3, the fun stuff

    Damn!!! Look who showed up!!
  14. Ringo

    '75 CB550K1 Gulf - Round...3, the fun stuff

    Keeweenz thanks man! Bike looks great! Sorry for the pokey reply, I don't think to check this thread any more. I'm still tinkering, just in a different genre now. My latest money pit is a 2006 Triumph Speed Triple. I still do all the work myself (with the lone exception of the fork cartridge...
  15. Ringo

    JANUARY 2015 - DO THE TON BIKE OF THE MONTH - VOTE!

    Screwball looks great up there Bill. Congrats!
  16. Ringo

    never in the history of the world have so many done so much for so little xs650

    I just came here for the promise of nudes and booze, but lookit this! Slick work Brad, looks like a fun ride. I'll vote her up, duh.
  17. Ringo

    Knee dent nightmare

    No need to freak out here, or go to extremes people. Let's start from the beginning...are you going for a show bike? If so, buy new and get help. For everything else, work it until it fits the frame again, then line it with caswell OR take it to a good welder, then fill/smooth the uglys...
  18. Ringo

    Carpy's newly designed CB500 4-1 exhaust... sweet!

    How is it different from the previous version?? I see you still have to pull the exhaust to change the oil filter...
  19. Ringo

    So whats everybody look like?

    I look remarkably like this (in the center):
  20. Ringo

    Two Takasago alloy wheels. 36 spoke. 18x1.85 and 19x1.85

    Ah, priorities... Plenty on the need-to-buy list right now.
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