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CB 550F Project 2010

Post  CBeast on Thu 29 Apr - 11:00

Hellow,

here some pictures from my project for next winter.
This summer I'm going to get to know the bike and ride it as much as I can.
Since I don't have many experience in rebuilding engines i've searched for a bike that was in a good riding shape but with some work at the visual aspect of the bike. The vendor assured me this is a good riding bike. He synchronised the carbs, placed a new battery and did some revision work at the front brake.
What do you think!?
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http://picasaweb.google.com/106120543443248218060/CBeast#5465142344756498162

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Chaine protector

Post  CBeast on Thu 29 Apr - 11:04

Does anyone has expierence with the chaine protector on the picture?
I urgently need to remove it cause it's hurting my eyes....



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Pictures???

Post  CBeast on Thu 29 Apr - 11:06

can you see my pictures?
i'm following the procedure discribbed in the topic "How to post a picture" but it doesn't seem to work...
I've uploaded my pictures at picasa => good???

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Re: CB 550F Project 2010

Post  650zed on Thu 29 Apr - 15:18

CBeast wrote:can you see my pictures?
i'm following the procedure discribbed in the topic "How to post a picture" but it doesn't seem to work...
I've uploaded my pictures at picasa => good???
Yes, no problem, you can upload them anywhere, as long as you have an URL address of the image.

Only here, you have typed in your post the URL address (www....) of the page where the picture is, but not the URL address of the image itself.

To find this URL address of the image, right click on the image and select "Afbeelding bekijken" (in the Dutch version).
Then you see the picture address, which is in this case:
http://lh6.ggpht.com/__OOoh7wDwyE/S9gWAcooDvI/AAAAAAAAADM/G15ycX3eZ1s/s720/RIMG0431.JPG

And then, to place the photo inside your post, just add the tags [img] and [/ img] before and after the URL. Here it comes:


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Re: CB 550F Project 2010

Post  CBeast on Thu 29 Apr - 15:40

Thanks!

the pictures:


Engine:


Chaine protector!!!???:


Right:


Before polishing:


After:

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Re: CB 550F Project 2010

Post  Toecutter on Thu 29 Apr - 20:35

Hello there , much work is to be done but that is just the fun of building up a bike. When the bike has low mileage and there are no worn peices its a good project to start with.

Polish seems fine, (im no expert) did you do it yourself ?

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Re: CB 550F Project 2010

Post  CBeast on Fri 30 Apr - 9:29

Yes, I did it myself.

first I used a soft steelbrush on my drill machine and then I used a rotating polish disk. I think polishing this piece took 30 minutes. But in the corners and difficult places to reach I still heve some manual work...

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Re: CB 550F Project 2010

Post  Toecutter on Fri 30 Apr - 19:56

Great ! I think it takes a while to get the technical part of polishing under control Cool

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Revisie front brake

Post  CBeast on Sun 2 May - 17:08

hey,
Yesterday I cleaned my brakepiston and changed the rings. Will I was at it I repainted the cilinderhousing.
I did this because after my first ride the brakepads were continously braking, even when I didn't squized the brake.
The piston was a little bit oxidated but I'm hoping still smooth enough to get me through the summer.



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Re: CB 550F Project 2010

Post  CBeast on Sun 2 May - 17:09

A little bit bigger:

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Re: CB 550F Project 2010

Post  CBeast on Sun 2 May - 17:12

I also want to repaint the rings on my speedometer. Can anyone tell me how to get the black ring from the chroom ring...?



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Re: CB 550F Project 2010

Post  andreas on Sun 2 May - 20:43

Hi Cbeast - i mean no chance without destroy! You can blast it with glasperls - before you use "ducktape" to protect the rest - and you must close the bulb holes extremly - so that no blastmaterial come inside. The rest is easy ( painting).
If there is no possiblity for you - send it to me - i can do this in some minutes - and send it back.

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Re: CB 550F Project 2010

Post  Toecutter on Mon 3 May - 21:22

Indeed the black ring fits tight to the chrome housing and needs to be cut through to take it apart.

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Re: CB 550F Project 2010

Post  CBeast on Tue 4 May - 15:35

Thanks for the tips.
I'm going to gif it a try wth some sandpaper and lots of tenderness for the glass... When it doesn't work of i let you know Andeas.

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some progress

Post  CBeast on Tue 22 Feb - 15:47

Hey,

some pictures of the dismounting and the start off the re-assembling... Very Happy

dismounted and cutted butt:



My new tank + seat:
I love it!!!



The old and the new fuel valve:


Prepared the butt for welding:


Cut out the old and fat weld and tigg it together to get a flat tube:


The liceplateholder / battery en electrics stock / fixation for tank ready to weld:



The idea in my head is getting clear now starting to execute!
Greetz Pieter

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Re: CB 550F Project 2010

Post  number8wire on Wed 23 Feb - 10:12

Looking very promising Pieter, keep up the good work!
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Welded plate + mouse

Post  CBeast on Thu 10 Mar - 14:15

OK,
We welded the plate for the seat.
Some pictures of the seat with it's mountings to the plate.




This is a try out with a mouse for the seat.
I would like some opinions. I kept some space between the side of the seat and the mouse. Should I keep the same space all arround the mouse?




Last weekend I went to Vehikel in Utrecht and bought these:
I love the helmet! Probably not that safe... but very cool!



AND ordered these!!!


This is some stuff I've painted so now it's ready to be assembled!


I'm hoping to get started with the electrics this weekend.
I tried to fit the battery, regulator, rectiefier, fuses, ignition coeil underneeth the seat. I'm affraid I will have to look for another place for the battery... Phurhapse with a gel battery....

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Re: CB 550F Project 2010

Post  manx8valvetriton on Thu 10 Mar - 23:12

I'm loving the build!

Good work indeed

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Re: CB 550F Project 2010

Post  650zed on Fri 11 Mar - 13:54


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Re: CB 550F Project 2010

Post  speedfreak on Fri 11 Mar - 16:50

keep up the good work

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Re: CB 550F Project 2010

Post  Rocker on Tue 29 Mar - 13:37

really nice job!

may I ask where you've bought your tank and seat? I'm looking for the same thing for my CB550...
and where did you order your Raask set?

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Re: CB 550F Project 2010

Post  Oette91 on Sat 4 Jun - 11:43

Hi, nice job so far.

My project requires a battery placed under the seat, too, so I am familiar with this problem.
I thought about using LiFePo4 accus (mainly spread in the R.C. scene) which provide a similar amount of power combined with less weight and dimensions.

Of course there are always disadvantages, but in this case it's mainly the price.

Visit
http://www.mbf-racing.com/
for more infos about these batteries.

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Re: CB 550F Project 2010

Post  Toecutter on Sun 5 Jun - 10:59

Looking good man !

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Re: CB 550F Project 2010

Post  abarth850 on Sun 5 Jun - 12:39

I've also been looking at Lithium batteries, but the use with a generator I found too difficult.
They need to be monitored and ballanced while charging.(I'm an RC-guy, I use them a lot)
A lead battery likes nothing more than to be drained and charged constantly, while lithium or Nickel cells are better fully drained, then recharged.
Maybe 2 flat 6 volts batteries in series are easier to hide than a bulky 12 volt.
Don't know where you're from, but an rc shop is a good place for odd-sized batteries, also lead-packs.
I bought the pack in my bike from Conrad webshop, it's a 6 volts, 7Ah, and I could easily fit a second one in the rear of my seat, since it's only 34mm thick.


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