1976 Honda CB550
Last month marked 6 years of owning my ’76 CB550. It all started with Ed breaking down in Morgantown, PA on our way back from Denver, CO in 2010. Lucky for us, the house we broke down in front of was a motorcyclist and helped us out. While at his house we got to check out this 550 in his garage. That following spring, I went back and knocked on his door asking if he would sell the 550 and we made a deal. I have no plans of ever selling this bike.
Buying a non running bike for $1500 was a stretch back then but worth every penny looking back now.
Modifications / Upgrades:
CB400 Super Sport foot pegs and shift linkage
CB650 cam for more lift and duration
Dual front disc with stainless steel brake lines
’78 rocker box
Progressive rear shocks
Nissin front brake master cylinder and steel lines
Electrosport regulator rectifier
Slim wiring harness
Left control only (hi/lo,on/off,horn) from an XT500
Uni pod filters
CB650 points cover
Finned stator cover
Early CB350 tail light
Here’s how it looks today.
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Published - Jul 3, 2013
Adam and I did this trip end of Sept 2012. This doesn’t account for any of the backroads we took. But it gives an overall idea of the locations we hit.