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I have had a cb550 for quite a while and i am going to start riding it because my 900 is not quite streetable. I am going for a sleek clean look and now the bike is totally stock. I am looking for some suggestions. So far i have a fiberglass front fender that im gonna paint black (bike color) and i purchased another rear fender so i can powdercote it black along with drag bars. Taillight suggestions?
 

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i used a lucas clone on mine. seaqrch lucas tailight on ebay, and you'll see them. not the bullet, the 5 sided one.



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Thanks alot. I am gonna get a lucas taillight. I will def post pics of what it looks like by the end of the month.
 

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I was thinking of grafting a 82 cb750 tail on the back of the stock seat to give it a little spoiler type look. I do have to whole seat are the honda seats all close to being the same, i didnt check it out yet.
 

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if you are going to do that then make your own seat pan or modify a stock DOHC one. the DOHC F seats are plastic and so is the seat pan. If you are handy with epoxy and relativley creative you can probably rework one to look badass on a cb550. The DOHC F seatpans don't have hinges, they have L shaped brackets that bolt to the side of the frame and a tounge that slips under a brace in the frame in the front. the whole assembly is much heavier than a SOHC seat but it has the potential to be much lighter because of the plastic - you just have to get creative.

Airtech and Motocarrera both have whale tail style seats that are generic and could fit the 550 fairly easily.
 

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i got a great seat on ebay for like 50 bucks, its fiberglass and its made for small bikes. the guy also makes them for large bikes. im not sure but i think their still on there if your looking for a good quality seat
 

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Thanks for the ideas ill have to do a little playing around with the seats, I work right after school till 11 so i have little time right now but ill keep you guys updated. I,ll prolly modify theF seat because airtech wants $131 and i have gotten stuff from them and it was very poor quality and service.
 

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I finally cleaned it up a little. I took some pictures of it. Before it was a stock looking 550 with the orangeish decal. I am waiting on my bars hopefully tomarrow. The only thing i want to change are the signals anyone know of a good spot for them and what kind?

http://family.webshots.com/album/390012990UqRniX

Edited by - cbr900turbo on Jun 01 2007 3:59:51 PM
 

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i put one of these on my 76 cb550. kept the chrome rear fender and cut a hole for the tail light. i think it looks perfect, but i don't have a picture yet to post. just a thought. not sure what direction you are taking your bike so...
 

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your pipes are in great looking shape.

if you come across a seat, let me know. im looking for one for my 77. with the gold lettering on the butt.

jc

"tex, if your bikes a cheater, its not a very good one"
 

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...or, if yours is in good shape, maybe we can work a trade or something.

jc

"tex, if your bikes a cheater, its not a very good one"
 

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I just updated the pictures with the drag bars on it. I am looking at a set of led turnsignals hopefully they will look good.
 
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