CB550 Bobber-Junkyard Dog

jpmobius

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Upgrade to a set of tapered roller bearings. They will be "thicker" than the ball bearings, and may eliminate the need for a spacer. If not, at least a thinner spacer will be needed.
 

irk miller

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+1. I've used taller tapered bearings and fabbed my own cap to make up 1/2" before. Worked well.
 

Hurco550

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You should probably use tapered bearings...

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irk miller

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Fuck it. Don't use tapered bearings. Spend an hour machine something or getting someone else to machine something. That would be way easier.
 

Kanticoy

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I vote for no bearings. Just tighten it down real good. After you jig it up of course.
 

john83

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Just leather bearings soaked in tallow from a sacrificial cow which was beheaded with my grandfathers sword. Only way it’ll work.


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Hurco550

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john83 said:
Just leather bearings soaked in tallow from a sacrificial cow which was beheaded with my grandfathers sword. Only way it’ll work.


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As long as its responsibly sourced.
 

john83

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Apparently all the leather got used for making riding crops and the tallow got used for...stuff. So I ordered some tapered bearings.
 

john83

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A set of CX500 trees and tapered bearings later it’s got a front end.

I think a new tank is in the works. The more I look at the one I bought the less I like it.


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john83

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I bought a P-nut tank from low brow but my measurements of my back bone were off and it just didn't fit. This frame seems particularly unsuited for most of the bobber/chopper tanks out there. This tank that I have does have a wider tunnel than most of the others so I may just run with it.
 

irk miller

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You're welcome to either one of those tanks that came with my chopper, if one suits you. I won't use either of them.
 

john83

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Send me some pictures sometime. I can’t remember what tanks you got with that bike.


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john83

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Long time no update. I’ve been slowly doing a few things. Ordered some parts and finally got them in. Picked this little tail light and mounted it on the fender. I’m not 100% sold on the look of these bars but the feel comfortable to me which is important. I can always change them later anyways. The headlight ears I bought are way too long. I’ve got this mount for a bottom lug headlight that came with the bike so I may get a bottom mount headlight, not sure yet. The rear tire wouldn’t hold air, turned out to be the tube leaking so I had that replaced. Still plugging along and hope to do more this weekend.


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Maritime

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You can trim and redrill those ears pretty easy, but you'll want to paint or plastidip them after or they'll rust.
 

cxman

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john i have a gazillion cx500 fork ears they have signal stalks that hang over the lower triple

but a zip disc makes them fall off quick or you can have the street light sized honda turn signals to
 

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