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cHONDA CB550 Four

CAFE RACER

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After completing the CB750K cafe racer, the itch had not been fully scratched. I really loved how the CB750 turned out, but deep inside, I wasn't satisfied by the amount of hands on work I got to do. I wanted to gain even more understanding and experience on the different processes for finishing a motorcycle. So as any normal individual would do, I purchased another motorcycle (2 years later)!

This time, I wasn't starting off from as comfortable of a position as I was before with much of the motorcycle intact. This bike looked like it had hit rock bottom....and then fell another 15 meters. 

It's exactly what I was looking for - something that needed attention at every nook and cranny. Without spending an absurd amount of money, I was able to:

  • completely overhaul the carburetors

  • thoroughly examine the condition of the engine

  • run compression tests, fuel tests, and electrical tests

  • lace the front and rear wheels

  • add knee dents into the tank

  • make a custom fiberglass tail and seat pan

  • design and fabricate a custom latching mechanism

  • clean out rust within the tank and line with chemical liner to protect from future rusting

  • paint the tank and tail with base color and 2k clear coat for protection against chemicals

  • pinstripe the tank and seat

  • wire a new harness with a new internal computer

  • properly perform all of the required servicing (valve adjustments, timing, re-jetting, float setting, carb sync, etc.)   

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