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My 74 cb550F - put together from parts off ebay!

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    Looks great and well done.
     
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    Honda EBay550F, nice.
     
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    Thanks Jimmc :)
    I wanted to make a genuine correct parts for the year bike, but that turned out to be just too challenging when I had a very low budget and some of the rarer parts only come up for sale on ebay only once every year or so- seemed to be always when I was broke!
    So the wiring loom, switchblocks, four into one, front wheel and the cb750 brake caliper+disc I already had; the engine, rear mudguard, muffler and back wheel came from Joes.
    Every thing else including the frame came from ebay but sadly the seat and tank are from an older 4 into 4 model and the speedo, master cylinder and tail light lense are aftermarket items.
     
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    looks good mate :ridgy
     
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    thanks! It took a loong time and loads of money(I'm too scared to calculate just how much!) but I think well worth it now that I finally got hold of the correct oil pump cap o ring to fix the oil leak that has been a thorn in my side. 20140225_145210.jpg
     
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    Thats fkn sweet!
     
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    edit - I just remembered that I already had the front mudguard and that the forks and shocks I also managed to get from Joes - the shocks had been painted with black paint but while it was really hard to remove, it prolly helped to preserve the chrome underneath! :)
     
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    That looks great - I love the classic look and styling. Well Done
     
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    @Jonda500 - there is a CanberraCLASSICS page on the forum here - its where a lot of info about old Jap classics can be found.....

    There is also a local branch of the Vintage Japanese Motorcycle Club here in Canberra - the national website can be found here - the national site has all the club membership forms etc - and lots of links to parts and bikes for sale as well :ridgy.

    I run the local facebook page for the VJMC - you can find it here.

    There is an event running this weekend out at the big carpark at Geoscience Australia - your 550 would be right at home as a display bike, either with the VJMC bikes or the CR bikes ;) - the event thread can be found in CanberraRIDERS here

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    20150225_171834.jpg thanks gosling - I will try and be there Saturday sounds awesomw!

    I'd like to see a CanberraMotorBicycle page! :)
     
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    :) that looks cool - will be the next big thing probably ;)

    Saturday is looking good, we should have at least 15 VJMC bikes on display as well as a few from here.......

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    Scored a '77/'78CB550K tank for $70+$90shipping :) It looks identical to a '75 CB550F tank -just has a different fuel cap under the flap and takes a much more common fuel tap, so I am pretty happy with it! I am hoping to have enough cash to take it to redline race paints for a full bare metal respray by december.
     

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    Update: here is where it's at currently! I have replaced the following with model correct oem items:
    speedo & tacho; fork ears; fork boots; headlight; taillight lens; front mudguard; handlebar grips; lockset (matching original keys!); brake disc; brake calliper; master cylinder - and I put new brake hoses and rebuilt the master & calliper before installing them.
     

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    Great looking classic bike congratulations
     
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    Thanks james! I am impatiently waiting for my flake sunrise orange paintjob to be finished after my painter accidentally stuck one of the side cover decals along the side rather than the top :( :( :( this means sourcing new decals and starting all over again with both covers, doh!
    Meanwhile I have to finish recovering my supersport seat too...
     

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