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Offline tango911

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1974 Honda CB550
« on: October 02, 2010, 08:13:45 am »
Just picked up a 74 CB550. 

the Second cylinder from the left (when sitting on the bike) doesnt want to fire some.  Im sure the carbs need cleaned, but can someone tell me what the cylinder numbers are.

is it left to right 1234?

thanks

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Offline Flying J

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Re: 1974 Honda CB550
« Reply #1 on: October 02, 2010, 08:48:34 am »
yes when your sitting on the bike #1 is on your left. Next time try posting in the SOHC board and not the tips and tricks section and youl get  more response.
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Re: 1974 Honda CB550
« Reply #2 on: October 02, 2010, 09:53:58 am »
Will it start? Got pics??
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Re: 1974 Honda CB550
« Reply #3 on: October 02, 2010, 02:10:33 pm »
yes when your sitting on the bike # is on your left. Next time try posting in the SOHC board and not the tips and tricks section and youl get  more response.

I need to know this too.  When you're sitting on the bike, which cylinder is on your left?
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Re: 1974 Honda CB550
« Reply #4 on: October 02, 2010, 03:11:21 pm »
yes when your sitting on the bike # is on your left. Next time try posting in the SOHC board and not the tips and tricks section and youl get  more response.

I need to know this too.  When you're sitting on the bike, which cylinder is on your left?
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Offline tango911

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Re: 1974 Honda CB550
« Reply #5 on: October 02, 2010, 04:10:03 pm »
i tried to move this into the sohc forum, if its not correct plz move it if need be admin.   thanks.

yes it starts runs on 134,  i pulled the carbs and #2 carb needs cleaned, so im going to clean them all while they are out.   Im going to slightly cafe it.  mainly straight bars, new seat, and some cleaning.

heres a pic of how it looked when i picked it up.  right now i have the tank, side covers, carbs, batt box air box all out of it.


here are the rest of the pics if you want to look.
http://s15.photobucket.com/albums/a394/Tango911/1974%20CB550/

if anyone knows the spark plug gap off hand let me know. ive yet to pick up a book on this one yet.
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Re: 1974 Honda CB550
« Reply #6 on: October 02, 2010, 04:18:00 pm »
Spark plug gap is .02 - .03.

Click here for more info:

http://data.sohc4.net/SM500/HSM500550_1.pdf
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Re: 1974 Honda CB550
« Reply #7 on: October 02, 2010, 05:18:10 pm »
thank you ver much!
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K0 original fixer up
2006 CRF250R

 

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