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Offline GanjarDanks

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So I bought a chopped up 78 cb 550k
« on: November 02, 2018, 09:39:50 pm »
I'm trying to figure out what the previous owner was trying to do in terms of the seat. The loop he threw oon is at an extreme angle and shortens the seat. Any idea what he may have been intending or what type of seat this is suited towards.

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Re: So I bought a chopped up 78 cb 550k
« Reply #1 on: November 03, 2018, 06:12:36 pm »
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Re: So I bought a chopped up 78 cb 550k
« Reply #2 on: November 03, 2018, 07:55:28 pm »
 I don't know what he was thinking..
 I know what I am thinking, i want to see the bike behind it.
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Re: So I bought a chopped up 78 cb 550k
« Reply #3 on: November 04, 2018, 05:36:22 am »
Looks like a badly measured attempt for a single seat cafe project to me....
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Re: So I bought a chopped up 78 cb 550k
« Reply #4 on: November 04, 2018, 01:35:00 pm »
So what is your plan for it? 
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Re: So I bought a chopped up 78 cb 550k
« Reply #5 on: November 04, 2018, 07:12:33 pm »
I would chop it off 'n do it right.
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Re: So I bought a chopped up 78 cb 550k
« Reply #6 on: November 05, 2018, 08:31:50 am »
I would chop it off 'n do it right.

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1975 CB550K1 "Blue" Stockish Restomod (http://forums.sohc4.net/index.php?topic=135005.0)
1975 CB550F1 frame/CB650 engine hybrid "The Hot Mess" (http://forums.sohc4.net/index.php/topic,150220.0.html)
2014 MV Agusta Brutale Dragster 800
2016+ Triumph Thruxton 1200 R (http://forums.sohc4.net/index.php/topic,170198.0.html)

"There are some things nobody needs in this world, and a bright-red, hunch-back, warp-speed 900cc cafe racer is one of them — but I want one anyway, and on some days I actually believe I need one.... Being shot out of a cannon will always be better than being squeezed out of a tube. That is why God made fast motorcycles, Bubba." Hunter S. Thompson, Song of the Sausage Creature, Cycle World, March 1995.  (http://www.latexnet.org/~csmith/sausage.html)

Sold/Emeritus
1973 CB750K2 "Bionic Mongrel" (http://forums.sohc4.net/index.php?topic=132734.0) - Sold
1977 CB750K7 "Nine Lives" Restomod (http://forums.sohc4.net/index.php?topic=50490.0) - Sold
2005 RVT1000RR RC51-SP2 "El Diablo" - Sold