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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 12-11-2007, 05:33 PM Thread Starter
 
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got me a classic Honda

yup. 1975 Honda CB550F, going to only really replace teh seat, and exhaust. my pipes come in wednesday, and I'll need a battery plus some minor electrical stuff for it to run well. I know its solid, and a nice lookin machine thats 100% original right now(minus pipes) right now it has a lot less rust, since I began working on the chrome parts and taking the rust off them. what little rust it DOES have is surface stuff anyways, and easy to fix. I"m planning to do a full restoration like what 73H1triple is doing with his bikes.





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post #2 of 14 (permalink) Old 12-11-2007, 05:56 PM
 
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sweet.
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post #3 of 14 (permalink) Old 12-11-2007, 06:49 PM
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post #4 of 14 (permalink) Old 12-11-2007, 10:52 PM
 
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I want one
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Maybe I'm still a noob/squid, but that doesn't really appeal to me that much.
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post #7 of 14 (permalink) Old 12-12-2007, 05:26 AM Thread Starter
 
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Maybe I'm still a noob/squid, but that doesn't really appeal to me that much.
well, its probably just not your style. but thats cool.

I"ve wanted one for the longest time, now that I've got it I'm incredibly happy. the whole reason I like it is its different and stands out in a crowd of cookie cutter bikes, while looking nice.
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post #8 of 14 (permalink) Old 12-12-2007, 08:17 PM
 
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[QUOTE=King Bob;464909] I"m planning to do a full restoration like what 73H1triple is doing with his bikes. [QUOTE]
I bet that's loud. By "full restoration", are you going to put on modern tires, brakes, ignition, and suspension? My 79 Suzuki is mostly stock, except for the ignition, tires, suspension, and brakes. And I can hang with the big boys on Lookout Mountain.

Interestingly, I met a young man restoring a CB750. I have a lot more respect for him than the youngster on the RR that his parents bought him.
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post #9 of 14 (permalink) Old 12-13-2007, 11:26 AM Thread Starter
 
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I'm going to keep the brakes as they are, eventually update the ignition to electronic components. the tires are definately going to be more modern, and suspension definately upgraded a bit.
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post #10 of 14 (permalink) Old 12-13-2007, 11:43 AM
 
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i want one also
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post #11 of 14 (permalink) Old 12-13-2007, 01:49 PM
 
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That bike is super awesome I am jealous I have noticed that those honda fours sound supisiously like a modern rr....
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post #12 of 14 (permalink) Old 12-13-2007, 03:24 PM Thread Starter
 
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I just had it running, the beast sounds like, well, a beast. when I've got it fully running and riding, I'll update on how it performs.

as of right now, all I need is a throttle cable, midpipe for my exhaust, and I SHOULD be up and running. oh yeah, registration too.
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I've built so many of those old CB's...they are really great bikes. Enjoy it!
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post #14 of 14 (permalink) Old 12-14-2007, 09:18 AM Thread Starter
 
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thats why I got it. the reviews from owners of this model all say its an AWESOME bike to ride around on.
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