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Desperately Seeking!! / Rear brake arm 550 F1
« on: May 13, 2020, 05:31:09 PM »
Hi all
Anyone want to sell a rear brake arm for my 1976 CB 550 F1 ?
Failing that are there any other bikes that use the same ?


CB500/550 / rear wheel
« on: January 31, 2020, 11:04:46 AM »
Hi all
has anyone else had trouble fitting the rear wheel on their 550 F1 ? mine is really tight to fit. I have put in new wheel bearings and double checked they are seated all the way in but still need a pry bar to get the last spacer and chain adjuster to fit.

Thanks Phil

CB500/550 / right foot peg fitting cb550 F1
« on: December 05, 2019, 02:09:54 PM »
Hi all, bought bike in bits and on to fitting the right side foot peg. It seems to me that it goes between the engine and frame because the rear lower mounting bolt isn't long enough for it to fit on the outside of frame. Only problem is the gap is too narrow for the peg.
Am I missing something obvious ...wrong bolt, wrong peg (although left side is fine)

Thanks Phil

CB500/550 / 550 F1 pod air filters
« on: October 11, 2019, 05:31:10 PM »
Hi all
Probably an old topic
Looking for pod air filters to fit my 1976 550 F1
All I can find to fit are flat pancake style ones used for some small Chinese machines and quad bikes
Anyone know if these are suitable ?

CB500/550 / CbB 550 main jets
« on: May 16, 2019, 06:29:44 PM »
Hi all
Probably been asked before but when running a 4 into 1 exhaust and pod air filters what do people recommend about main jet size ? I have 4 new jets that came in kits that are marked 100.

Thanks Phil

CB500/550 / CB 550 points or electronic
« on: February 28, 2019, 01:21:04 PM »
Hi all
Engine nearly rebuilt in my 1976 project Honda cb550.
Starting to think about getting it running.
Not much good with electrics but fortunately my neighbour is !
Whats the best option, original points ignition or a new electronic system.
I have nothing except the old points, no wires relays coils switches ....nowt !
Have talked briefly with neighbour and Motogadget  was mentioned, expensive but compared to sourcing all the bits needed would it be more straight forward ?
Anybody used it, any views ?
Thanks Phil

New Member Introductions / Hello
« on: February 04, 2019, 03:33:34 PM »
Hi all
I am new to this site but had motor bikes for the last 40 plus years.
This latest one , my 1976 CB 550 F1 is a real project !
Bought for £50 its consists of a frame ,engine, both wheels, tank, forks and cafe racer seat hump, and thats it !
I am not restoring it, but probably going down the street tracker route as the rear sub frame has already been cut and there are so many parts missing, also my old back can't do the racer position for too long.
I've had a few Hondas in the past...
CB 250, early 80s
TL 125
400 Dream (the fat one)
Transalp 2006
1999 Fireblade 900
I've also had a couple of old Harleys, Buell 900, Kawasaki 750LTD, 1960 Enfield Constellation.
My current bikes are
Moto Guzzi G5 1979
Moto Guzzi SP1000 1978
and a Yamaha Diversion street tracker I did a couple of winters ago.
Anyhow off to the garage to list my bits for David Silver, and phone to see how the barrels and head are doing at the local engineering shop, (hope the wife doesn't see the bills)
Take care

CB500/550 / rocker cover swap 550
« on: February 04, 2019, 11:42:01 AM »
Hi, is it ok to swap a later model rocker cover (4 shafts) to an earlier one (8 shafts) ?
If so how are the 8 shafts secured ?

Thanks in advance Phil

Desperately Seeking!! / CB 550 carb float bowl
« on: January 26, 2019, 05:46:47 PM »
Anyone got a 1976 cb550f carb float bowl ?
Its the one with 4 screws and is off number 1 or2 carb
Will try to attach a pic

Many thanks Phil

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