1974 CB550 KO Restoration Project

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  1. tom c

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    It was your idea @Al Tuna
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  2. Al Tuna

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    I'll take the blame for the color .... dont scratch it. Mkay
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  4. Cycle Goon

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    Can you also put a supercharged LS7 in the bike frame?
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  5. tom c

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    At Powell’s bookstore in Portland OR last night, found this book:
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    But sadly it was too rich for my blood:
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    Meh. From what I've seen, you don't need it.
    And another couple of bikes and you could probably write your own
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  7. tom c

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    Thanks Phil. I might just have to keep this 550... don’t tell Michelle.
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    I may or may not have a fiberglass top case that could be painted to match the rest of the bike if you were to keep it :wink:
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    What day does your calendar say it is where you are??
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    Ah, good old Diarrhea
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  15. tom c

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    Well it's been a while since I've updated this thread because I haven't really done much to the 550. Steve has painted the tank and side covers, which came out great!
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    Steve had this vintage Arthur Fulmer top box at the shop, which he also painted for the project:
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    Now I have to find a luggage rack in good shape upon which to mount this beautiful top box.

    Here she is with the tank and side covers mounted:
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    Still much left to do, but already what a remarkable difference in appearance from when I picked her up:
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    Steve now has those side boxes, which will be painted to match the black/orange color scheme.
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    Looks Great Tom!!!!!;)
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    Looks Great Steve!!!!!:D
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    I want an epic ride report when it is all done :lurk
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    They really are a still a dam good looking bike, you are breathing life back into that classic. Great job, people will now enjoy that bike for many more years to come. .
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    Very nice!
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