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Offline evopgt

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78 cb550 cafe/brat. Nearly complete!!
« on: August 01, 2017, 10:10:18 pm »
Just a couple shots... Still gotta get the seat upholstered.  Any custom upholstery guys out there?

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Re: 78 cb550 cafe/brat. Nearly complete!!
« Reply #1 on: August 02, 2017, 07:58:15 am »
Looks great!   Hows it running?
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Re: 78 cb550 cafe/brat. Nearly complete!!
« Reply #2 on: August 02, 2017, 09:01:38 am »
It does look great, but you need a hangar to support the muffler. The way it's set up now, all the weight is n the exhaust studs, and that ain't good long term  ;)
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Re: 78 cb550 cafe/brat. Nearly complete!!
« Reply #3 on: August 02, 2017, 11:24:22 am »
Thanks.  I'll make one to attatch to the muffler!  It runs good,  Its running good.   I may need some new valve stem seals soon.  Sat for 20 years.  I'm gonna ride it awhile and see how it does before I put valve seals in

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Re: 78 cb550 cafe/brat. Nearly complete!!
« Reply #4 on: August 02, 2017, 12:22:23 pm »
O think I have a set. Let me look and let me know and I'll flip them up to you. I believe they're stock type (greenies)
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Re: 78 cb550 cafe/brat. Nearly complete!!
« Reply #5 on: August 02, 2017, 01:25:16 pm »

...you need a hangar to support the muffler.

What muffler?!
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Re: 78 cb550 cafe/brat. Nearly complete!!
« Reply #6 on: August 02, 2017, 01:42:49 pm »
Sweet.  Lmk.  It's a Radiant Cycles gp shorty muffler.

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Re: 78 cb550 cafe/brat. Nearly complete!!
« Reply #7 on: June 11, 2018, 01:24:02 pm »
I like looking at these nostalgic bikes. Thanks for sharing.