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Offline Can550

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CB550F help needed
« on: January 11, 2019, 03:02:39 pm »
May I request some information from owners of 1975 CB550F.

Would like to know how high handlebar end tip measures from the ground up.

thanks

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Re: CB550F help needed
« Reply #1 on: January 12, 2019, 07:50:06 am »
I just added these to my K bike. This may give you some info but I can't measure mine right now for you due to it being stored with the wheel turned and another bike in front of it. I'll try later today if no one pipes up with the measurement for you.

https://4into1.com/chrome-handlebars-53100-390-000-honda-cb550f-super-sport-1975-1976/
1974 cb550k0 with 1978 motor resto-mod
https://drive.google.com/open?id=1coeICOpHCT9lJTDZ8MutH8kgYITU761d
1974 cb550k0 Custom
1975 cb750f0 Custom Cafe
http://forums.sohc4.net/index.php?topic=101126.msg1134620#msg1134620
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Re: CB550F help needed
« Reply #2 on: January 12, 2019, 01:02:13 pm »
Here it is on the center stand:

41 1/2 "



It measures 40" off the stand and no weight on it.
This is a 1974 K bike with the 75-76 4into1 F repro bars.



Hope this helps
1974 cb550k0 with 1978 motor resto-mod
https://drive.google.com/open?id=1coeICOpHCT9lJTDZ8MutH8kgYITU761d
1974 cb550k0 Custom
1975 cb750f0 Custom Cafe
http://forums.sohc4.net/index.php?topic=101126.msg1134620#msg1134620
2009 Kawasaki Concours 14

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Re: CB550F help needed
« Reply #3 on: January 12, 2019, 02:59:45 pm »
Many thanks
Shall check as soon as temperatures have some merci


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Re: CB550F help needed
« Reply #4 on: January 13, 2019, 11:08:42 am »
Um, those aren't the stock bars.  Too low and two narrow.  Look like 400F bars, popular cafe mod.

Stock bars have a four or five inch rise.  The bar ends change height when the bar pivot on the mounts.

I can go measure mine later today after I clear away some moving boxes.  Garage has become a wherehouse since the move.

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Re: CB550F help needed
« Reply #5 on: January 13, 2019, 11:09:43 am »
Um, those aren't the stock bars.  Too low and two narrow.  Look like 400F bars, popular cafe mod.

Stock bars have a four or five inch rise.  The bar ends change height when the bar pivot on the mounts.

I can go measure mine later today after I clear away some moving boxes.  Garage has become a wherehouse since the move.

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Highly appreciated TT
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Re: CB550F help needed
« Reply #6 on: January 13, 2019, 01:34:13 pm »
May I request some information from owners of 1975 CB550F.

Would like to know how high handlebar end tip measures from the ground up.

thanks

This is not a particularly useful bit of information.  What are you trying to do?
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Current: '76 CB750F, '74 CB550k project bike, '77 CB550F basket case engine donor. Previous:  '75 CB550F, 2007 Yamaha Vino 125 Scooter, '75 Harley FXE Superglide, '77 GL1000, '77 CB550k, '68 Suzuki 80 (K11 probably, it's been 30 years), '68 Yamaha YR2, '69 BMW R69S, '71 Honda SL175, '02 Royal Enfield Bullet 500, '89 Yamaha FJ1200

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Re: CB550F help needed
« Reply #7 on: January 13, 2019, 03:14:31 pm »
May I request some information from owners of 1975 CB550F.

Would like to know how high handlebar end tip measures from the ground up.

thanks

This is not a particularly useful bit of information.  What are you trying to do?
Trying to figure out;
A- if I have correct F handlebars
B- if they are straight


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Re: CB550F help needed
« Reply #8 on: January 13, 2019, 03:55:24 pm »
Okay, my 77 CB550F bar ends while sitting on bike are 38.5 inches to floor each side.
Bar end to end width across bike is 31 inches  The handle bar rise is 3 inches! So, I got that wrong for a 77 model. 
The K models are 4 or 5 inches rise as is my 75 CB550F model.  So, if you wish for stock, the 75 should have taller bars.
I can measure the 76 F I have if you like.  But, it has set backs for the Vetter fairing.  Makes them a bit lower at bar ends.  Mine also has that 3 inch rise, though.  Wires are though bars, but I don't know if that one is stock.  Got it from a wrecking yard.

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Re: CB550F help needed
« Reply #9 on: January 14, 2019, 07:06:20 am »
My 75 550K with stock bars, measured while bike is on centre stand is 43.5 inches to the centre of the grip.



Also, same stock bars measure 30 3/4 inches across as shown below.








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Re: CB550F help needed
« Reply #10 on: January 14, 2019, 08:18:17 am »
May I request some information from owners of 1975 CB550F.

Would like to know how high handlebar end tip measures from the ground up.

thanks

This is not a particularly useful bit of information.  What are you trying to do?
Trying to figure out;
A- if I have correct F handlebars
B- if they are straight

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Ah, well unless you need for perfection because you are building a concours show bike I really wouldn't worry about originality. Most people find that the OEM bars on US bike (and Canada too I presume) are too high. Honda thought everyone in the US wanted semi-apes and so our bikes came with much taller bars that the rest of the world. I have put lower bars on all 4 of my '70's Hondas.
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Re: CB550F help needed
« Reply #11 on: January 14, 2019, 10:37:46 am »
my stock, 75 550F measures 42 3/4 inches , floor to grip center on the center stand. These bars can be rotated up or down to a certain degree so not every bike has to be the same.

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Re: CB550F help needed
« Reply #12 on: January 14, 2019, 10:56:24 am »
Into the bar height from deck measurement, goes the fork length and tire height. FYI.
Mine have original springs, and I was sitting on the bike for the measurement.  Probably be taller while on the center stand.  And I won't discount the springs may have sagged since new.   I do have 3.25 inch tires, hopefully near stock aspect ratio.  Low profile tires make the bike lower.  Probably more meaningful measurement would be seat to bar height.  Just saying.

The "semi apes" comment made me laugh.  :)  These bars above shoulder height?  I don't think so.  So silly, as low bars make my back and wrists hurt ever increasingly with longer rides.  But for canyon carving, low bars help weight distribution at the expense of rider endurance.  Heck, I can't even take the rams horn road race bicycle bars that others train for years on.

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Re: CB550F help needed
« Reply #13 on: January 14, 2019, 11:32:04 am »
An exaggeration I supposed,  but still taller than the rest of the world.
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