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im buying this cb550 from my friend for next to nothing. I was wondering what the difference was between the cb750 and the cb550, I mean frame, motor, trans, suspension. I haven't ridden it yet but it is super clean all it needs are new points which are almost as much as what Im buying the bike for. I already have a cb750, the cb750 I was making a bobber/cafe styled bike out of and Im thinking a full race inspired theme for the 550. is the 550 that much slower power wise than the 750?? how about the weight of the cb550 vs the cb750?? pretty much Im going to upgrade the suspension, cut as much weight as possible put really sticky tires on her and throw it in some corners and have fun with it.

if you would do a cafe racer which would you pick, Im thinking the 750 for the obvious displacement advantages and just cruise the hell out of the 550.

Heres the CB550


Heres my CB750
 

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no one?? from the little info I found, it looks like the cb550 is about 50lbs lighter than the 750. I think im going to go ahead and strip the 550 down for a racer.

any info would be great
 

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yeah the 750 needs some new tires lol. there not in bad shape but they really cant take a sharp corner. thanks geeto67 that's what I was looking for, I'd like to relocate the electrics to inside the back half of the seat and give it that straight motor frame look. I hate wires hanging everywhere and the side covers. so the power really isn't that much different, I'd figure that the hp and torque difference would be a little different. looks like if I put it on a little diet it will be just as quick as a 750.

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oh and what about the battery on the 550?? can I get rid of it completely and use the kick starter or does the bike rely on the battery like the 750 does??
 
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