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Discussion in 'Old's Cool' started by tom c, Aug 14, 2019.
Your attention to detail is off the charts.
Much better Tom
Tom, I think I have one of those rear racks and sissy bar here if you ever have a need for it.
The rack and top box are now fully attached and boy is it nice to have a place to put stuff on that bike:
And I think that I've got the cabs sorted out finally. The performance cam has a tendancy to make the bike run rich at low rpms when the pilot jet is the primary carb circuit. I bought #32 pilot jets to replace the stock #38 jets, raised the needle up one notch from stock and using the clear tube method adjusted the float levels in the carbs to about the level shown in the photo below:
This seems to have done the trick. Lots of miles put on the 550 yesterday and today, all smooth running and fun! I am going to try an 18 tooth front sprocket (stock is 17 teeth) to get the rpms down a bit at highway speed. It may hurt acceleration a bit but hey, if I want that I'll hop on the 690 :).
She's a beauty:
not much more to do for her until the winter when I will tear her apart for a full restoration!
I'm still looking for a CB750 to scramble.
Before anyone gets their panties in a wad..... I'm not chopping up a restorable bike.
Here are some photos of the 550 my nephew Tommy took this week in Cape May :
He’s pretty good at it don’t you think?
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