Re: CB550 Bobber
I'm the one that originally built that bike. So if you have any questions about any of it hit me up. I originally built it with 2 gas tanks one mounted up top traditionally (which I still have on a shelf in the shop painted to match with the same number 5 on the side) and the other under the seat. I was going to race it cross country in the Stampede. I also had a jockey shift on it with a foot clutch, but the guy that bought it from me wanted it converted back to a traditional hand clutch foot shifter. The rear fender is a modified cb750 fender and if I remember correctly the front end came off a cm400, but I could be wrong as I usually have about 6 or 7 honda front ends floating around at any given time. The vacuum pump came of a stash of several I had on hand that were used for racing go carts. It took me a lot of trial and error to figure out that I needed to put a regulator on the thing to keep it from over filling the float bowls. Turns out the magic number is between 2 and 3 lbs of pressure, but I was always adjusting that. I covered that seat with leather off an old pair of riding chaps a friend gave me. If you take the leather off it has a sparkly vynl seat under there. I actually still have some of the paint I used to paint it left over if you want to touch it up. Looks like they scarred it up pretty good taking the motor out. I also have about 200 pictures of the build if you are interested in seeing its progress when I first decided to build it. I currently live in Lexington SC and I sold it to a young kid that lives in Columbia. If you happen to live close by hit me up. I always have at least 2 builds going on in my back yard at any given time. Currently its a honda cl450, and a 1965 Bridgestone on the bike lifts.