The adventures of Adam and Ed

Adam always wanted a cb550. On the way back from Denver my chain snapped. We ended up stranded in Morgantown PA. A random guy named Dan came to help us. He had two cb550’s in his garage up the street from where we broke down. He gave me the chain off his bike so we could get back on the road. 7 months later, Adam knocked on his front door and asked if he could buy one of the 550’s. Dan said yes.

Here’s what happened today:

Get gas.

Get cash.

Get a boner because you forgot how clean the 550 is.

Get it in the truck.

Get another boner for how clean it is.

Get the title swapped over.

Get psyched, you just made a friend.

Get home and give Mike his frame back.

Get clubman bars back on my 650.

Get down to the fair on Broad for a hot minute.

Good day.

23 responses to “The adventures of Adam and Ed”

  1. andrew says:

    holly fuck you were not kidding about how clean that is… amazing! I hope you can save the tank! damn dude, its the summer of 500/550 road trips!

  2. scott says:

    That’s fantastic……the bike looks to be in excellent condition……congratulations!

  3. Jay says:

    Holy crap Adam, that’s incredible. Makes mine look like a POS rust bucket! Congrats, man!

  4. Adam says:

    Thanks guys. I’m really excited about finding this one. Really think the 500/550 fours are the best looking stock bikes honda made in the 70’s so I’m going to keep it mostly stock with just a few improvements. I have some long distance trips I wanna do and the 500t could do it again but it’ll be much easier on a four.

  5. chris says:

    nice 550s for everyone

  6. Jim says:

    Super clean! Nice purchase, congrats!

    Was that your ramp that was hanging off the tailgate in one of the pics, or the guy Dean’s? If it was yours, did you make it? I’m looking to make something like that for loading bikes into my truck.

  7. yann says:

    that bike is clean,
    things always seem to just work out,.. not sure why people worry so much

    ..,good day

  8. Martin says:


  9. Tom says:

    this thing looks suuuper clean. great find and great story! welcome to the 500/550 four club.

  10. Todd says:

    I’m really curious how much you got that bike for.

  11. ed says:

    That is a question Adam should answer, but fuck it… i’ll blow his spot up.
    He paid somewhere between $1600 and $1400.

  12. Todd says:

    That seems totally reasonable for a bike in that condition. Granted I can only see it via photographs, but still, looks good.

  13. JC says:

    Was all that cash for gas or the bike?

  14. Mia says:

    Love the pictorial dissertation. Makes me giddy.

  15. Devyn says:

    The starting line for the race of the 500’s gets more interesting.

  16. julianna says:

    i’m looking forward to some summer rides on this bike. just saying adam. (random girlfriend post)

  17. andrew says:

    julia, youre be glad to know that the 500four handles two up very nicely!

  18. Nick says:

    Wow that thing looks clean – welcome to the 550 club!

  19. My first street bike ever was a ’77 550 Super Sport. I loved that bike. It was pretty clean, but not as nice as that one. I donated it to the New York State police in the summer of ’88. I miss it.

  20. Adam says:

    Thanks guys.

    I paid 1500. A little more than I wanted to pay but I feel it’s fair and rather give that much to Dan than some random seller. This is the bike that is gonna bring me coast-to-coast and I knew it as soon as I saw it. I couldn’t pass it up. Can’t wait to get it on the road!

    Jason – ’77 supersport is a nice first bike. I’d like to see some pictures sometime.

  21. chris says:

    @jason, i have a 77 550, hope to get it on the road soon…..adam that thing is great, where are you keeping all these bikes? cu at the events.

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