The Poor Boy - A Tale Of A CB550- New Electrical

Maritime

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Re: The Poor Boy - A Tale Of A CB550- Ride, Tweak, Rinse, Repeat.

That turned out nice.


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sxecafe

You think the Carpet Pissers did this?
Re: The Poor Boy - A Tale Of A CB550- Ride, Tweak, Rinse, Repeat.

Thanks, man.
 

sxecafe

You think the Carpet Pissers did this?
Re: The Poor Boy - A Tale Of A CB550- Ride, Tweak, Rinse, Repeat.

Full Face came yesterday. :D

 

PeteyWash

New Member
Re: The Poor Boy - A Tale Of A CB550- Ride, Tweak, Rinse, Repeat.

Really liking this build man.... hadn't checked on it in a long time and boom out of the blue the bike looks amazing... Love the frame color
 

crazypj

Split personality, I fake being smart
Re: The Poor Boy - A Tale Of A CB550- Ride, Tweak, Rinse, Repeat.

PeteyWash said:
... Love the frame color
The more I see them the more I hate the look of Firestone's :D
 

sxecafe

You think the Carpet Pissers did this?
Re: The Poor Boy - A Tale Of A CB550- Ride, Tweak, Rinse, Repeat.

HA! Well, that's one thing to take away, I guess. :)
 

sxecafe

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Re: The Poor Boy - A Tale Of A CB550- Ride, Tweak, Rinse, Repeat.

Yesterday I addressed a small oil leak that was coming from the breather cover. I took the top head off, cleaned the surface and put everything back on. Turned it on, rev'd it up some and it looked like the problem was solved. Perfect! Just in time for mother's day dinner. Today, I'm riding back home for lunch and when I pulled in the garage, I'm PISSING oil out of the left side. Head scratcher... ??? ??? ???

Turns out I tore the cylinder head oil seal for one of the studs and the oil pooled up inside that little chamber. Explains why it looked like it was coming from the head gasket even though it was a new head gasket. I thought I might have one from another head I had in the garage but turns out I had to order one from Bike Bandit. Cant ride for the rest of the week. Bummer because I was just thinking this morning how well the bike was running. Oh well, can't win 'em all.

 

crazypj

Split personality, I fake being smart
Re: The Poor Boy - A Tale Of A CB550- Ride, Tweak, Rinse, Repeat.

Those little things get hard and leak.
Use some high temp silicon sealer to 'glue' them in (it's the only time/place I recommend silicon sealers)
 

sxecafe

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Re: The Poor Boy - A Tale Of A CB550- Ride, Tweak, Rinse, Repeat.

Interesting. You would think being bathed in oil they would stay pliable. I literally sliced this one in half. I'll take a pic of it later.
 

crazypj

Split personality, I fake being smart
Re: The Poor Boy - A Tale Of A CB550- Ride, Tweak, Rinse, Repeat.

I think it's because they get so hot on exhaust side, don't have the same problem on intake side (probably heat off exhaust?)
 

sxecafe

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Re: The Poor Boy - A Tale Of A CB550- Ride, Tweak, Rinse, Repeat.

Got everything buttoned up last night. Here is the little biscuit that was the culprit of the motor oil swimming pool on my garage floor.

 

crazypj

Split personality, I fake being smart
Re: The Poor Boy - A Tale Of A CB550- Ride, Tweak, Rinse, Repeat.

That wasn't fitted right first time around.
Did you stick them in place with some sealer to prevent them moving?
 

Islandstar

New Member
Re: The Poor Boy - A Tale Of A CB550- Ride, Tweak, Rinse, Repeat.

Would like to see a pic of your front fender mounted...
 

crazypj

Split personality, I fake being smart
Re: The Poor Boy - A Tale Of A CB550- Ride, Tweak, Rinse, Repeat.

Pics are there, 3 countersunk/flat head screws through fork brace
 

sxecafe

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Re: The Poor Boy - A Tale Of A CB550- Ride, Tweak, Rinse, Repeat.

It's been a while and the riding hasn't been too consistent. I was having charging issues. I think the Reg/Rec unit is busted. I also took the opportunity redo the wire harness.

Here is the before everything was connected with bullets and was exposed and an ugly rats nest in front of the tank:



After, I redid the connections and removed some of the useless connections. Replaced with a single, 15a inline fuse, per Matt's suggestion, and tried to get everything to fit.





All the connections seem solid. Hopefully, the charging issue was with connections, not a busted Reg/Rec unit.

I also got sick of oil weeping from the head over cylinder #4. I put some gasket sealer around the edge. and redid the timing.
 

crazypj

Split personality, I fake being smart
The R/R is for 550/750?
They use EMS system
White wire connects to field coil?
When you turn on ignition it creates an electromagnet, you can test by holding a feeler gauge blade close to generator cover, it should get attracted (obviously have to use steel feeler blade)
 

sxecafe

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So I got new rubber finally (Shinto) and these dweebs at Cycle Gear mount then for me... This is what I find when I go to pick them up:



Are you serious?! They said they were out of spoke weights, which are bad enough, but how do they even HAVE these to put on bike wheels. And why not call before putting such an atrocious addition on. They said they would re-balance when they got more spoke weights. Fucking annoying.
 

zeech

New Member
That's brutal! It seems like the bigger problem might be your wheels need to be re-trued if they are putting that much weight on there.

Really great build, just quickly scanned through all 60 pages. Sent you a PM as well.

Good luck with the bike!
 

crazypj

Split personality, I fake being smart
They should have moved the tyre 180 degrees before using that amount of weight. Are you sure they 'have a clue'? (really doesn't look like it) ::)
 
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