quote:Originally posted by Wanker
Woops , meant 79 and up.quote:Originally posted by CB550 Matt
the bikes ar egreat until 79 when they started to get a bit complicated imo, I ride a 74 cb550 and it is a sweet sweet ride, enough get up and go but not big enough to take long trips on, since you are sporting around seattle ( I live in seattle as well ) it should not be a huge issue.
once the bikes are dialed in on the carbs and points if you are running them instead of the solid state ignition they are a dream to ride.
+1 on the model years with 97 and up getting stupidly complex . A 75 500T is pretty cool . Can be a bitch to get parts for them but if you look you'll find them . There is a bit of NOS for the 450-500 twins out there . If the bike is a bit of a rat caffe it up and do it right . If it's in really good shape do minimal stuff since they are somewhat rare . Grab it and go !