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CB550F Street Tracker (aka, Springers Bike)
« on: August 25, 2019, 12:52:29 pm »
 Back in April, CalJ must have decided I didn't have enough junk or stuff to do, so he brought me this 550F and a couple of totes full of parts.
 He wanted more space in his garage and I was tripping over stuff so, hey.... makes perfect sense!



 This bike was actually SOHC4 Forum member Springer's old bike.

http://forums.sohc4.net/index.php/topic,143800.0.html

 With Cal's permission, I sold off some stuff I didn't need and used those funds to buy the few parts I was missing. I'm a parts hoarder and this is about the seventh CB500/550 I've built, so I had plenty to work with.

 In just over four months, I know have a pretty sweet CB550F Street Tracker. I laced up a set of wheels and installed some Avon tires I already had, found a Delkevic exhaust, swapped the PD carbs for some 022A's, mated an old seat pan to a tracker seat that I bought at Barber 3 or 4 years ago, sourced a wiring harness, and used a bunch of parts I had laying around.
 A friend turned me on to a great painter and I got a killer matte finish paint job.

 This old Honda has made it's way from Ohio to Virginia to South Carolina and will soon be ripping up the streets again!

'73 CB500/550
'71 CT70
'14 Triumph Scrambler

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Re: CB550F Street Tracker (aka, Springers Bike)
« Reply #1 on: August 25, 2019, 12:54:31 pm »
 And here she is today!







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Re: CB550F Street Tracker (aka, Springers Bike)
« Reply #2 on: August 25, 2019, 12:56:09 pm »
 More....







'73 CB500/550
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Re: CB550F Street Tracker (aka, Springers Bike)
« Reply #3 on: August 25, 2019, 12:57:29 pm »
 Still going....





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Re: CB550F Street Tracker (aka, Springers Bike)
« Reply #4 on: August 25, 2019, 01:26:55 pm »
Well really came out nice Scott where do you live again haha
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Re: CB550F Street Tracker (aka, Springers Bike)
« Reply #5 on: August 25, 2019, 01:48:23 pm »
That's not "before and after" but rather "before and beyond."

Very cool styling, especially the paint job and SS on tank.

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Re: CB550F Street Tracker (aka, Springers Bike)
« Reply #6 on: August 25, 2019, 02:15:47 pm »
A Dr Jeckel and Mr Hyde paint job...

Looks great Scott.

How does it feel when astride, the body work is interesting?
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Re: CB550F Street Tracker (aka, Springers Bike)
« Reply #7 on: August 25, 2019, 02:18:47 pm »
 It feels good. A little taller than stock, but I'm tall so it doesn't bother me. Pretty comfortable.
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Re: CB550F Street Tracker (aka, Springers Bike)
« Reply #8 on: August 25, 2019, 03:15:48 pm »
what a rescue!bloody good job.

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Re: CB550F Street Tracker (aka, Springers Bike)
« Reply #9 on: August 25, 2019, 03:23:09 pm »
  Looks really nice Scott,congrats on a job well done !
  Where is Cal by the way or have I just been missing his posts. Hope all is well with him and his family.-- Eric

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Re: CB550F Street Tracker (aka, Springers Bike)
« Reply #10 on: August 26, 2019, 06:05:35 pm »
That's just beautiful!!!!  I could shed a year  :'(
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Re: CB550F Street Tracker (aka, Springers Bike)
« Reply #11 on: August 26, 2019, 06:34:43 pm »
Those mirrors are cool.  Source?
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Re: CB550F Street Tracker (aka, Springers Bike)
« Reply #12 on: August 26, 2019, 07:56:20 pm »
Love it!  ..even the matte paint, I would like it even more shiny though
If it works good, it looks good...

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Re: CB550F Street Tracker (aka, Springers Bike)
« Reply #13 on: August 27, 2019, 02:48:07 am »
Those mirrors are cool.  Source?

 Those are late model Triumph mirrors. Bonneville, I think. I picked them up a while back for the last 500/550 project and didn't use them. They ended up being perfect for this bike.
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Re: CB550F Street Tracker (aka, Springers Bike)
« Reply #14 on: September 15, 2019, 08:00:38 am »
 So far, so good. There was a bit of an oil leak around the head gasket, but I did the "tampon" thing and rolled up a shop towel really tight and stuffed it in there. The speedo started getting really lazy on a ride today, being very slow to go back to 0 mph. The odometers both work great. I'll have to read up on that.
 Adjusted the chain, checked the oil and the engine temp...guess I just need to keep putting some miles on it!








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Re: CB550F Street Tracker (aka, Springers Bike)
« Reply #15 on: September 15, 2019, 11:28:56 am »
Nice design, in particular the tank. How does that exhaust sound?
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Re: CB550F Street Tracker (aka, Springers Bike)
« Reply #16 on: September 15, 2019, 11:50:22 am »
 I think it sounds good. Not too loud, not too raspy.
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Re: CB550F Street Tracker (aka, Springers Bike)
« Reply #17 on: September 15, 2019, 04:04:54 pm »
one of the more unique paint jobs i've seen.  great work. 
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Re: CB550F Street Tracker (aka, Springers Bike)
« Reply #18 on: September 17, 2019, 08:50:28 am »
What a looker! Great job, Scott!!
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Re: CB550F Street Tracker (aka, Springers Bike)
« Reply #19 on: October 06, 2019, 09:36:11 am »
I'm partial to "stockish" SOHC's but this one is really nice!
Great job
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Re: CB550F Street Tracker (aka, Springers Bike)
« Reply #20 on: October 06, 2019, 09:53:10 am »
 Thanks guys!!
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