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Re: 1977 CB550
« Reply #120 on: September 16, 2016, 09:44:05 PM »
Its a pinch bolt, pinch it up but, not too tight ;)

Thanks, will do   :D

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Re: 1977 CB550
« Reply #121 on: November 26, 2016, 03:17:58 PM »
What's happening with this build, or am I missing it somewhere else? Enjoying the read.
And if I claim to be a wise man, it surely means that I don't know.

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Re: 1977 CB550
« Reply #122 on: December 02, 2016, 09:30:54 PM »
What's happening with this build, or am I missing it somewhere else? Enjoying the read.

Hi, No youre not missing it anywhere else. I've started on the wiring, i have positioned the starter solenoid and had some power cables made up. Unfortunately thats as far as i have got due to working on my car project and the wife wanting me to do DIY :(

This is a picture i took a few weeks back when i was having a tidy up in the garage. This was the first time it had touched the floor with its wheels on, and the first time i had sat on it.



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Re: 1977 CB550
« Reply #123 on: December 06, 2016, 08:37:06 PM »
Small update, i've now got the rocker cover fitted, i just need to source some tappet covers as it only came with 2 and they aren't in the best condition.



Mike

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Re: 1977 CB550
« Reply #124 on: January 05, 2017, 09:30:29 PM »
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And if I claim to be a wise man, it surely means that I don't know.

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Re: 1977 CB550
« Reply #125 on: September 09, 2017, 08:44:59 PM »
I've not had much time to work on the bike since my last update due to moving house earlier in the year so my time has been filled with diy, gardening and lots less interesting things than getting this finish.

Earlier in the year i bought a set of cb500 carbs which i've stripped down to replace all of the serviceable parts and powder coat some pieces.

Over the last couple of days i've ordered a few bits to hopefully get the bike started for the first time (since i stripped it down). I've now fitted the oil pump along with the left had engine cover. Today some tappet caps and new ignition coils arrived. Ive got the coils fitted, just need to sort the spark plug leads out.

The carb bits and tappet caps should go to the powdercoaters within the next few weeks and then i can hopefully make a start on getting it started.

Mike

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Re: 1977 CB550
« Reply #126 on: September 11, 2017, 08:28:59 PM »
While waiting for the rest of my ignition system to arrive i test fitted the stop tail light that i made. The housing is made from aluminium and the lamp itself is held in with stainless mesh and a stainless circlip.