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 - May 25, 2016
Before there were a bunch of assholes on DT’s tearing up the woods of reading, there were a bunch of dudes in green tearing up the woods of North Carolina on WLA Harleys. The footage is great. The music sucks. Recommend watching on mute. Apologies to those who frequent RideApart for the dupe content.