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Offline seanbarney41

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Re: 1975 cb550k survivor
« Reply #25 on: May 17, 2019, 10:44:20 pm »
Gotta love it when a bike cooperates this well.  Its just a little gem and has been nothing but a pleasure to work on so far, despite a couple challenges.  Just goes to show how good we could all have it, in a world without idiotic previous owners.  Everything I have inspected on this bike appears t o be untouched.
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Re: 1975 cb550k survivor
« Reply #26 on: May 18, 2019, 01:35:15 am »
Sean, big congrats to your bike!
I have exactly the same recently. That green is really special one ;)

CB750K K7 USA model (1977)
CB550K1 USA model (1975)

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Re: 1975 cb550k survivor
« Reply #27 on: May 18, 2019, 07:43:28 pm »
Really nice write up and very good looking 500 :)
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Re: 1975 cb550k survivor
« Reply #28 on: May 19, 2019, 12:59:47 am »
Thanks guys...it is a 550 though...not that they are very different.
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Re: 1975 cb550k survivor
« Reply #29 on: May 19, 2019, 06:42:29 am »
  Ain't nothing wrong  being a 550, always been my favorite.  It's getting really hard to find them in that condition anymore, no rust, seat rot or faded paint... and unmolested.......almost like buying her new. Great find!
A few Honda 500's, a few Honda 550's, a few Honda 650's, '72 cb 450, a couple 500/550/650 hybrids, and 2001 750. 
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Re: 1975 cb550k survivor
« Reply #30 on: May 19, 2019, 07:00:25 am »
Thanks for stopping by, RB.  You are definitely THE 550 guy.
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Re: 1975 cb550k survivor
« Reply #31 on: May 19, 2019, 07:16:26 am »
The candy jade green paint is in such good shape, too.
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)
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2016+ Triumph Thruxton 1200 R (http://forums.sohc4.net/index.php/topic,170198.0.html)

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1977 CB750K7 "Nine Lives" Restomod (http://forums.sohc4.net/index.php?topic=50490.0) - Sold
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Re: 1975 cb550k survivor
« Reply #32 on: May 19, 2019, 11:02:31 am »
I have not even cleaned or polished the bodywork yet.  I will certainly try to post some quality "golden hour" pics when I do.
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Re: 1975 cb550k survivor
« Reply #33 on: May 19, 2019, 06:06:45 pm »
Oops, my bad! Sorry :)
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Re: 1975 cb550k survivor
« Reply #34 on: May 20, 2019, 07:39:45 am »
Nice score Sean!   I'm a 750 guy that loves 'the middleweights" too.

That looks like one Eric would have picked, how'd you find before him?!
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Re: 1975 cb550k survivor
« Reply #35 on: May 20, 2019, 09:29:56 am »
Heh heh, Facebook market place tends to bypass various old curmudgeon buyers.  Ordinarily, that would include me too.  But I got people looking out.  Plus, Eric don't got much love for the little bikes.
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Re: 1975 cb550k survivor
« Reply #36 on: May 21, 2019, 06:53:12 am »
Wow! Impressive survivor there and she cleaned up really fast!!!!!! What's the plan now Sean?
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Re: 1975 cb550k survivor
« Reply #37 on: May 21, 2019, 09:43:11 am »
I want to enjoy some riding, take it to a couple shows, then sell.  I got a lot more 750s that need the space!  Also, it is not finished yet.  I need to find a number 1 323 pipe and a grab rail, and some other small parts.
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