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74 cb550. build ,refresh, learning.
« on: June 10, 2012, 11:41:25 pm »
Ok. I'll start by saying im a terrible typer.this is not the beginning of this bikes build. is was originally built by  freindof mine like 8 or 9 years ago intoa nice bike, but time and changes of hands have taken a toll on it. I have had it now for a seas and a half. i will try to get picks of the orginal build and upload what i did the start.So now i want to do the bike some justice. i want it to be nice again. and to run right. this will be a slow build as my fiancail limitations but u do what i can when i can. any advice would be helpful. thx
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« Reply #1 on: June 11, 2012, 12:33:27 am »
This is what it looked like for a while in my dads yard. when i got it it had no front end or exhaust. It was not wired, no bars no controls, and hadnt ran in a few years.. this pic is after a good freind(james ross) helped me get it together.
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« Reply #2 on: June 11, 2012, 12:45:26 am »
and this pic is of it the way i rode it for a season.between pics i learned how to and cleaned the carbs. wired the bike with all black wire.and done general mait. on it. james ross set my points and helped alot. i ended up with a 03 sporty tank in trade and used it. and got a bag from he local army navy surplus shop. cheapo ergo pods. gs850 coils. ngk plugs. bates style soloseat. mounted it with a door hing and a long bolt with a oversized nut for a spacer. aand scored some exhaust. and the side mount tag/taillightwas a freebie along with a suzuki push pull throttle from james.. side mount needed a new light buy hey it was free lol. so this was fun for a while got alot of attention with me kickstarting it. ppl loved or hated it but i loved it. too bad it smoked and wasnt reliable..btw the other pic is the first time i rode it. it was the rally on the river and i worked all morning to get it to go and stop then repeat lmao. in the background is dads place and my other project
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« Reply #3 on: June 11, 2012, 01:17:12 am »
So my next part is collecting parts. i got a set of drag pipes(used)and a rebel fender in the mail. got a cool grenade taillight. and when the money gets saved up going for uni filters.(with i had a airbox when i got it). got 125 jets for it. and also when the money is avalible im going to buy a set of adjustible clipons. ill get some pics of my small workspace soon. and motorwise im going for a 605 bigbore it may have been a 600 (got the link saved ) and a 650 cam useing the 550 sprocket.. any advise on anything would be helpful. the paint with be a kaiki rhinoliner on the ttins and details and a black frame.the word recon across the tank in a black stencil. A slightly diff take on the whole army theme. hopeing to get a hondaman igintion module soon to. lol
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« Reply #4 on: June 13, 2012, 03:24:49 pm »
That thing looks like an early harley davidson, is that what the PO was going for?

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« Reply #5 on: June 14, 2012, 03:51:47 am »
the orgial guy that built it was a harley guy. the pics are how i put it together.. i was goig for just whatever lol. but yeah when it had a older style sporty tank i think they call it a king sportster tank?? if i can get any pics of itzs orginal buidld i will post them
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« Reply #6 on: June 14, 2012, 04:14:11 am »
i love the frame and tank combo

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« Reply #7 on: June 14, 2012, 04:44:43 am »
Thanks its a 03 sportster tank and a stock frame that was hard tailed but still has the swingarm. its odd but i like the lies better than a hardtail pipe kit. this pic shows the hardtail better.
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« Reply #8 on: June 14, 2012, 09:58:52 am »
Hmm...I actually like the lines of this more than any cb hardtail I've seen.  You say it's the stock swingarm hardtailed into place?
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« Reply #9 on: June 16, 2012, 12:53:59 am »
got fender and drag pipes in and also grachman the mock up pic in the next next opost will show the hardtail pretty decent.
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« Reply #10 on: June 16, 2012, 01:24:21 am »
test fit.. and start of my plate bracket so i can gett rid of the sidemount taillight and plate. Seems like everyone with a bobber around where i live runs a sidemount....
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« Reply #11 on: June 16, 2012, 04:20:57 am »
Also on a funny sidenote two days ago i was riding my other bike a stock83 shadow 500 home from work at 230 am and ramped a large possum... def thought i was going to eat a asphalt dinner. got good air. i was rolling about 65 when it ran out  in front of me and swerving wasnt an option. Also lost the battery side cover on the hard landing. LMAO.
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« Reply #12 on: June 16, 2012, 10:49:15 pm »
So last night i made a trip to walmart and bought a T brace and a support brace  for wood. in the little area in hardware were the wood srews and similar items are... drew up a diagram in a note book and bent cut and drilled out to make it. then added some quicksteel to the plate holder(idk what it is from). now when i get some money ill buy two boltts and nuts to put it together. and take out the rivets lol
aslo pictured is the bbattery holder.. im going to take it out and make a box to hold the battery electronics and the ignition.all of course when my fiances allow. or if i find any wiggle room in my budget this week.. lmao
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« Reply #13 on: June 17, 2012, 01:40:28 am »
OK so i realized in my last post i mentioned a batteryholder but uploaded a pic of me tail light.. lol



Anyway i have found the front tire i want.
http://www.bikebandit.com/shinko-244-motorcycle-tire

Its a dualsport tire shinko 244.
read prolly 35 reveiws of them and its almost all good.
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« Reply #14 on: June 20, 2012, 07:01:32 pm »
lol about the possum.  Keep it coming looks like a fun project so far

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« Reply #15 on: June 21, 2012, 12:29:40 am »
THX. i will as soon as the weekend rolls around so i have a few bucks. going to clean up the rear fender. bondo and sandpaper. maybe make some fender struts and go to fastenal to get nuts and bolts bc i have almost none. lmao
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« Reply #16 on: June 22, 2012, 11:05:47 pm »
Made it to Fastenal today. They had to order the bolts i needed.. Than trip to Lowe's from a piece of flat iron. When Monday rolls around I'm going to try to get the struts in place if i have time.  Was thinking may go back to Lowe's and buy some corner braces and another piece or two of flat iron and build a rack and sissy bar that i can take down and store in the bag on the side of the bike, just a thought at this point.
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« Reply #17 on: June 25, 2012, 06:36:30 pm »
Picked up mt bolts i ordered from harbor freight but haven't had time to go mount anything up... Best friends son was born today went and seen baby Alexander Ray at the hospital. Born very premature 25 weeks. He has my best wishes for his health. He was almost 2lbs and about 19inches long. Maybe ill have time tonight to get some work done.
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« Reply #18 on: July 04, 2012, 11:13:10 pm »
Due to my work hours making a sudden jump and life being life... Hectic and unpredictable i haven't had alot of time to work on the bike. But i did finally source a 6 over swingarm i local machine/fab shop agreed to build one. One of about 15 i called but only one was willing to take on the job. Going to be getting my plans and measure measurements together for a 6 over dresda style arm soon.
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« Reply #19 on: July 05, 2012, 05:52:19 am »
Looking forward to seeing the swingarm what do they charge to make something like that for you..

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« Reply #20 on: July 05, 2012, 11:00:39 am »
Thay saod they would've ser a price when i got with them and we drew out som deffinate plans. So it'll still prolly be a month or so but it will happen!
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« Reply #21 on: July 06, 2012, 12:53:10 am »
update this build thread i wanna see more!  :)
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« Reply #22 on: July 06, 2012, 01:07:45 am »
Hopefully ill get my swingarm measurements in soon so i can get my 6 over built. I'm kinda waiting to get that done before i do anything Else bc its going to affect alto of the thing I'm going to do.  Such as tire choice, wiring box, storage for long trips, gearing, and seat height.  Lol
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« Reply #23 on: July 16, 2012, 11:30:59 am »
Not really progress but my ole lady tried to ride our little shadow 500 and dumped it last night
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« Reply #24 on: August 02, 2012, 01:16:15 am »
how are the clip ons?
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