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Thread: Back on the road. '76 CB550F Super Sport

  1. #16
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    Here we go. https://motorcycleproject.com/ man it's changed a lot since I was last there.
    "Every time you set your ass on a bike, you're playing a game of Russian Roulette between yourself and your own stupidity."

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    Got the touch up paint and tried it on the orange tank and my test side cover. PERRFECT match. Very pleased indeed. Now for a quiet toodle around Pahongina Valley.
    "Every time you set your ass on a bike, you're playing a game of Russian Roulette between yourself and your own stupidity."

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    Ahhh nice 140km toodle on back country roads is soothing to the soul. Few bikes out, in fact more today than I've seen all month.

    Popped in to City Honda to see if they can source a paper air filter OEM or aftermarket for to ol gal. For a 750? I says NO 550. Guy came out with two HiFlo oil filters. No I said AIR FILTER, EMGO make them. Sales guy- does it have pods? I says NO I don't believe in them. A few minutes on the computer Sales guy-no we can't get them our parts supplier doesn't stock them. The guy next to him says the parts supplier should have an EMGO catalogue. Now I know EMGO air filters are available in New Zealand and available from 4into1.com as wel as EOM ones which are a few dollars dearer. Gave up and thanked them, then walked out.

    I may as well do another import. It's quicker.... I'll give Malcolm in Te Aroha a tingle.
    "Every time you set your ass on a bike, you're playing a game of Russian Roulette between yourself and your own stupidity."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bonez View Post
    Ahhh nice 140km toodle on back country roads is soothing to the soul. Few bikes out, in fact more today than I've seen all month.

    Popped in to City Honda to see if they can source a paper air filter OEM or aftermarket for to ol gal. For a 750? I says NO 550. Guy came out with two HiFlo oil filters. No I said AIR FILTER, EMGO make them. Sales guy- does it have pods? I says NO I don't believe in them. A few minutes on the computer Sales guy-no we can't get them our parts supplier doesn't stock them. The guy next to him says the parts supplier should have an EMGO catalogue. Now I know EMGO air filters are available in New Zealand and available from 4into1.com as wel as EOM ones which are a few dollars dearer. Gave up and thanked them, then walked out.

    I may as well do another import. It's quicker.... I'll give Malcolm in Te Aroha a tingle.
    pretty sure I got my air filter from him for the 750
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    I'd imagine he will have one. One man shops like Manawatu Motorcycles can source them easy enough too but zillion $ dealerships can't apparently.

    UNI make a foam model not much different to the home made foam one I made years ago for $US30. New OEM ones are still readily available at $US39. Reproduction EMGO $US20.

    I've got a 500/4 air box in my bike that doesn't have the extra tubing hanging out the bottem of the 550/4 ones. Less holes for shit to get in to the air box on gravel road toodles.
    "Every time you set your ass on a bike, you're playing a game of Russian Roulette between yourself and your own stupidity."

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    For my CB750 (1974 K2) rebuild back in 2010 I sourced from Malcom at Econohonda or imported from DavidSilver Spares in UK (Honda specialists). I started my rebuild looking for new clutch kit at City Honda...they asked $600 for Honda OEM..and promised to look for cheaper kit and get back to me..never did. I got the kit from Malcolm coupla hundie.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Trade_nancy View Post
    For my CB750 (1974 K2) rebuild back in 2010 I sourced from Malcom at Econohonda or imported from DavidSilver Spares in UK (Honda specialists). I started my rebuild looking for new clutch kit at City Honda...they asked $600 for Honda OEM..and promised to look for cheaper kit and get back to me..never did. I got the kit from Malcolm coupla hundie.
    https://www.davidsilverspares.co.uk/
    Cheers I'd actually forgotten about Dave in the UK. You want to try 4into1.com in the states as well if you need anything in future. Great service.
    "Every time you set your ass on a bike, you're playing a game of Russian Roulette between yourself and your own stupidity."

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    Playing around with side covers and spay bombs today. Temp being a bit cooler today it's surprising a difference it makes. One sider cover, the one I plastic repair is finished.

    Also doing a bit of an inventory on parts and tools. The tool next to the side cover is what I used to do the plastic repair.
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    "Every time you set your ass on a bike, you're playing a game of Russian Roulette between yourself and your own stupidity."

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    Great thread Bonez. Keep it coming.
    I think Honda should be subsidising us through their dealerships for our efforts maintaining their brand reputation....but then again, they seem more interested in selling lawnmowers and shit.

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    Thanks. City Honda sells tractors and accessories as well. XR750s in black and grey do look rather nice though. There's a matt black Cafe Muffler on the wall with some silly HUGE logo on it, probably doubling the weight,for $799. I paid $US62 each plus shipping for my matt black and chrome EMGO ones to be sent to me. They both have warning label on them saying they don't conform to EPA noice stasndrds for road use. Who gives a fuck anyway? Looking though the end it's just a bloody big tube Motu would be proud. You can order baffles for them. Ill get the longer one on my next import.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kiwikk View Post
    Great thread Bonez. Keep it coming.
    I think Honda should be subsidising us through their dealerships for our efforts maintaining their brand reputation....but then again, they seem more interested in selling lawnmowers and shit.
    All blue wang really want to sell is those two and four wheel farm appliances. Its the only rational explanation as to why their road bike prices are so weird.
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    I personnally have'nt taken notice of current pricing on Hondas. No model under 1000ccs actually gets my attention. Those 500? bobber/custom and other road bike things are down right hiddious looking. The whole Honda motorcycle design team needs to be fired. Bring back models such as the Bros you idiots.
    "Every time you set your ass on a bike, you're playing a game of Russian Roulette between yourself and your own stupidity."

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    Hmm SP1 maybe.

    Actually NSR500V made road legal. Fantasy bike.

    But Sciroshimo, or however it spelt was a 2 stroke hater so hopefully the devil is raping him as we speak.

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    Second side cover done. I'm using Dresden Clear Glaze gloss finish to seal them. It was on the shelf with Connies hobby stuff. It gives a nice gloss finish. You have to be careful though as it lays on pretty thick coat, so easy to over do it and get runs. Som $8 a can international orange to build up, Resene custom orange to match then Dresden clear glaze to finish.

    Done a 1000kms since build up.

    The EMGO cafe "mufflers" fit perfectly. I'll scrounge around for some heat resistant paint or oven enamel. Those exhaust cloth covered headers look stupid imho. They also collect moister damaging the headers even further.

    Sounds like a neighbor has a new V-twin thingy. Seems to be just going around the blocks making a lot of noise and nothing else.
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    References I used are the 7th edition of the Clymer CB500/550 service manual, Honda CB500/550 four service manual with supplements, CB550F owners handbook, pages I'd downloaded from the interweb and A3 curcuit diagram from the Clymer manual. A pic of my current work space. A decent vice and grinder/buffing wheels come in handy. The BDU-33 crates make great mobile spray/work benches and their safety pin tags are good for using with your keys.
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