CB550 Project Scruffy Racer

Sderbyshire

Into Sailing, classic Triumph cars and motorbikes.
Managed a small ride out today, within the covid regulations which allow meeting up with 1 person for a coffee !

chose wisely, friend with a 1980 cb750 ( the one i rebuilt the motor for before christmas)

both bukes running well , phew !
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unclerob

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Really nice result....just read the whole thing while having my morning coffee!
Wondering if you're aware of this firm....just by the Blackwall Tunnel?
They make brake discs (and fork stanchions as well) the one in the pic below cost £75.....suspect you're drilling wasn't much less than that....?
 

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Sderbyshire

Into Sailing, classic Triumph cars and motorbikes.
Really nice result....just read the whole thing while having my morning coffee!
Wondering if you're aware of this firm....just by the Blackwall Tunnel?
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They make brake discs (and fork stanchions as well) the one in the pic below cost £75.....suspect you're drilling wasn't much less than that....?
I didnt know about ABE, thanks for the link !
 

Sderbyshire

Into Sailing, classic Triumph cars and motorbikes.
Hello boys and girls

it’s been a while so i thought you might appreciate a Scruffy update !

Scruffy is fan-bloody-tastic !

the remaining niggle for a while has been the front suspension being very harsh.
i’ve tried every oil grade, hagon springs, yss emulators and finally All Balls low friction fork seals - Hallelujah!
the low friction seals really make a difference, maybe 20-30% better plushness

the 600cc conversion, and a one tooth bigger front sprocket, allows Scruffy to cruise nicely at any reasonable speed …. and he has plenty of torque/power from 5k for the fun stuff. handling on the Road Riders and Hagons is really good and the double disk setup provides decent braking. He’s a blast to ride.

here’s how Scruffy is looking after a few thousand miles of fun use, mainly in the rain it seems !

steve
 

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Jimbonaut

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Hello boys and girls

it’s been a while so i thought you might appreciate a Scruffy update !

Scruffy is fan-bloody-tastic !

the remaining niggle for a while has been the front suspension being very harsh.
i’ve tried every oil grade, hagon springs, yss emulators and finally All Balls low friction fork seals - Hallelujah!
the low friction seals really make a difference, maybe 20-30% better plushness

the 600cc conversion, and a one tooth bigger front sprocket, allows Scruffy to cruise nicely at any reasonable speed …. and he has plenty of torque/power from 5k for the fun stuff. handling on the Road Riders and Hagons is really good and the double disk setup provides decent braking. He’s a blast to ride.

here’s how Scruffy is looking after a few thousand miles of fun use, mainly in the rain it seems !

steve
Nope, still not scruffy ;)
 

pidjones

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Another positive example of fender use. Congrats! But, I must agree with Jimbo that the moniker should change to something like "classy racer".
 

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