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Greetings from southern California
« on: March 23, 2020, 02:25:51 pm »
Howdy y'all, glad to join the group!! Just picked up a 1975 cb550. Hopefully going to cafe/ brat style. So once I'm able to post on classifieds and post pictures I'll keep you all updated. I look forward to some guidance and help and meeting new friends and all that good cheesy #$%*

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Re: Greetings from southern California
« Reply #1 on: March 23, 2020, 02:38:12 pm »
Welcome from Georgia........hellava name of your city you're from, at a time like this.

Look forward to see your project, see what comes of it.

You've come to the right place for info. Bunch of knowledgeable peeps on here.
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Re: Greetings from southern California
« Reply #2 on: March 23, 2020, 03:03:42 pm »
What part of Georgia? I have family in McDonough. And your telling me. I'm the butt of every joke lol. Can't wait. It's been about 9-10 years since I worked on a motorcycle. I'm a diesel mechanic now lol

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Re: Greetings from southern California
« Reply #3 on: March 23, 2020, 03:25:37 pm »
Near the Augusta area.
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Re: Greetings from southern California
« Reply #4 on: March 23, 2020, 03:33:15 pm »
Welcome from NE MN,

If  you don't cut the frame you can put it back to stock when your old and can't bend over.

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Re: Greetings from southern California
« Reply #5 on: March 23, 2020, 04:25:08 pm »
Augusta isn't to far. Beautiful out there. And but youth is on my side ;)

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Re: Greetings from southern California
« Reply #6 on: March 23, 2020, 04:38:09 pm »
Welcome from AZ
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Re: Greetings from southern California
« Reply #7 on: March 23, 2020, 06:50:37 pm »
What part of Arizona? I have family close to Phoenix and love Rudy's out in surprise

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Re: Greetings from southern California
« Reply #8 on: March 23, 2020, 06:57:25 pm »
I see you have some side bags? I would be interested in buying them ;)

also, if you have the rear grab bar. I also have a 1975 cb550 that I found sitting in a woodshop wince the 80s. It's my first 550 and my largest bike currently, I think it's a great balance between the twins and the 750.
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Re: Greetings from southern California
« Reply #9 on: March 23, 2020, 07:08:46 pm »
One bags too is damaged, I have the rear sissy bar grab bar. And I have the vetter fairing with the brackets I'll be posting on the classifieds when I'm allowed too  ;D

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Re: Greetings from southern California
« Reply #10 on: March 23, 2020, 07:09:43 pm »
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Re: Greetings from southern California
« Reply #11 on: March 23, 2020, 07:11:28 pm »
And the crash bars and handle bars

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Re: Greetings from southern California
« Reply #12 on: March 23, 2020, 08:41:40 pm »
I would like to take the grab bar, and depending on the damage maybe the bags. Even the exhaust maybe?? I'm getting greedy now
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Re: Greetings from southern California
« Reply #13 on: March 23, 2020, 11:03:47 pm »
I'll post all that I take off this week. And the exhaust is pretty beat and rusted.... I'm sure I'm at my 5 posts now to be able to do photos and classifieds

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Re: Greetings from southern California
« Reply #14 on: March 24, 2020, 05:41:34 am »
My little tangerine lol

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Re: Greetings from southern California
« Reply #15 on: March 24, 2020, 08:27:22 pm »
I live out in the desert beyond the Tucson mountains on the far NW side of TUCSON, about parallel with the Ina Road exit which is one of the Marana exits.

Moved back to Tucson after having been away from AZ for around 6.5 years.  Really enjoying being back and am healthier for it...dropped about 50 pounds since October.  It is a better place for me to live.
Lived in AZ from 05-13.
David- back in the desert SW!

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Re: Greetings from southern California
« Reply #16 on: March 24, 2020, 09:44:02 pm »
Oh man, busy life. And health is a damn good thing! Do what makes you happy! That's a good traveling experience

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Re: Greetings from southern California
« Reply #17 on: March 25, 2020, 06:47:22 am »
Welcome from TX.  Is it a runner?  Start a thread in the "Project Shop" area so we can follow along.

It will look so much better just taking all the crap off it!  [bags, bar, sissy bar]

Are any of the pipes good?  Sean needs a #2...
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Re: Greetings from southern California
« Reply #18 on: March 25, 2020, 01:43:18 pm »
Not a runner. Waiting for a carb kit. I have compression and I gotta wait for spark. And I definitely will post in the project shop. And I'm about to start taking everything off I'm just figuring out my electronics tray and battery location

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Re: Greetings from southern California
« Reply #19 on: March 25, 2020, 02:06:16 pm »
Waiting for a carb kit.

Fair warning: dont use the cheap china crap brass parts from the kits, you will have trouble tuning.

Gaskets can be of, but just clean and reuse existing brass if known to be Keihin
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Re: Greetings from southern California
« Reply #20 on: March 25, 2020, 04:28:46 pm »
Keihlin brass jets will have a stylized K on it.
David- back in the desert SW!

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Re: Greetings from southern California
« Reply #21 on: March 25, 2020, 08:51:06 pm »
Oh great pointers!!! Definitely will have to look into that. I'm ordering most of my stuff off 4to1 the brass still looks in good shape. And I'm not making her super pretty, I just want her to be reliable for daily use and state drives

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Re: Greetings from southern California
« Reply #22 on: March 25, 2020, 09:59:51 pm »
The stock Honda carb rebuild kits don't come with brass and other than the bowl gasket, just an o-ring other than a shaped gasket like some of the aftermarket gasket. The shaped gasket is much easier to deal with.
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Re: Greetings from southern California
« Reply #23 on: March 25, 2020, 10:12:06 pm »
Doesn't Jets-R-us sell Keihlin?
Don't think 4-into-1 sells Keihlin brass.
But, like Stev-O said, unlikely you need it unless someone drilled the main jet out. Let's hope that is not the case.

David- back in the desert SW!

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Re: Greetings from southern California
« Reply #24 on: March 26, 2020, 06:16:24 am »
I don't think the carbs got much love over it's 45 years of existence. But will I need a jet kit with going to pods? Or will the stock have enough play


 

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