Like I really need another project. My buddy Nixels gave me this 1978 CB550 rolling chassis that I was just planning to use the VIN and title for a different project, but after looking at it for a few months I decided that it needed to live on. <img src="http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a32/plunger-ears/CB490/P1020110.jpg"> First up? I need a powerplant. YZ490 for $300 from a Craigslist ad? Yeah, that'll work. <img src="http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a32/plunger-ears/CB490/P1020108.jpg"> Get her on the lift and start mocking up parts. <img src="http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a32/plunger-ears/CB490/P1020113.jpg"> Rip the 490 to shreds. <img src="http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a32/plunger-ears/CB490/P1020111.jpg"> <img src="http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a32/plunger-ears/CB490/P1020114.jpg"> Something like that? <img src="http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a32/plunger-ears/CB490/P1020118.jpg"> I don't like the puffy looking stenciled with spray paint Yammie seat. I dig out on old CR500 seat I have and fab some tabs. <img src="http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a32/plunger-ears/CB490/P1020122.jpg"> Yeah, that seat looks better. Fender, tail light and plate holder are final. <img src="http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a32/plunger-ears/CB490/P1020120.jpg"> Time to figure out the motor mounts. <img src="http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a32/plunger-ears/CB490/P1020124.jpg"> Need to get some supplies to build the motor mounts, so I put on some new grips and modded some old cafe mirrors to fit. <img src="http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a32/plunger-ears/CB490/P1020125.jpg"> Oh yeah, I have that K&N filter on the shelf that never got used...might fit this thing. Yup, that'll work. <img src="http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a32/plunger-ears/CB490/P1020127.jpg"> I ordered a few parts that were missing..rear brake pedal, speedometer cable and a cheap factory looking headlight. I've decided to fab a gas tank from scratch. The front caliper is missing, but my buddy Robert has one for me. Off to look for some stuff at the metal odds and ends store. Feel free to poke fun and suggest a wheelie bar or something.