cb500t – engine rebuild – part 4
Well… the 450 is finished and it runs. Video at bottom.
I’ve riden it about 10 miles so far. Haven’t gone over 5K rpm yet, but it feels super responsive and eager to rev. It’s not dialed in yet though… still have to fine-tune it.
Threw the engine back into the frame.
– put in a new clutch
– installed the Pamco electronic ignition
Damn that shit looks good!
Not a 500… High compression 550cc – boom
Electric starters are lame. Plug that shit. Auto-zone. $3
New (used) OEM mufflers.
I punched them out to make them straight-through instead of chambers. Should flow decent now which is something the high-compression engine is going to need.
Sounds way “punchier” compared to before.
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Published - Jul 31, 2014
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