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    looking to build a cb550, where can i get info?

    im completely illeterate on this bike. i.e i dont know sh!t about it.

    where can i brush up on a lot of info?


    im looking for things like, diy mods. im big into watercooled vw's and if there is one thing ive learned from all that its that all the little mods add up to make the car great.

    im just brainstorming off the top of my head here but im looking at things like:

    an oem brake upgrade from a later year
    making the kickstarter easier to kick over
    making the clutch lever feel lighter
    oem parts (most likely from later years) for engine performance
    info on carbs (where can i get a set new, or alternatives, parts)

    i havent purchased a bike yet, but there are two in the area for under $1k in good running shape i have my eye on. one is a 78 and one is a 75.
    both look great as well. any reccomendations on what years to get/avoid?




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    Brake upgrade- twin disc conversion or change complete front end
    Kickstart- something wrong with you? I can start 600 conversion by hand
    Clutch operation One finger- probably needs correct adjustment and a new (lubricated) cable
    OEM parts Join SOHC4.net, CB650 bits fit
    550 has a couple of different frame design detail changes but motor is pretty much same for all of them
    Carbs were changed on 78 K series, F series used same carbs right through production

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    good info, ive been told by some guys over at the vwvortex forum to check out sohc4.net

    i havent ridden an older cb bike at all, but im going to look at one on monday. heard from a few older gentlemen that you gotta be a pretty big guy to kick them over. i thought they might be full of it since their old and prabably struggle to walk up a stairs... they also said the clutch levers are pretty heavy.
    sounds like i got some bad gouge

    one im looking at is a 550 on a 360 frame...

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    good info, ive been told by some guys over at the vwvortex forum to check out sohc4.net

    i havent ridden an older cb bike at all, but im going to look at one on monday. heard from a few older gentlemen that you gotta be a pretty big guy to kick them over. i thought they might be full of it since their old and prabably struggle to walk up a stairs... they also said the clutch levers are pretty heavy.
    sounds like i got some bad gouge

    one im looking at is a 550 on a 360 frame...

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