Comments on: Matt’s Kickstart Classic Honda CB550 Project Bike http://www.themotorcyclemag.com/home/matts-kickstart-classic-honda-cb550-project-bike/ Rides and Culture Tue, 01 Sep 2015 15:52:57 +0000 hourly 1 By: Kickstart Classic Motorcycle Tour & Barber Vintage Fest — Motorcycle Reviews, News, Blog and Forum http://www.themotorcyclemag.com/home/matts-kickstart-classic-honda-cb550-project-bike/#comment-1691 Tue, 18 Sep 2012 19:35:09 +0000 http://www.roadbikemag.com/home/?p=4545#comment-1691 […] 3, was here before I knew it, and we were packing for the trip. Our intrepid armada of an untried CB550 café racer, a brand-new Royal Enfield Bullet C5 Chrome, and a loaded-down camel of a Ford F150 departed our […]

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By: admin http://www.themotorcyclemag.com/home/matts-kickstart-classic-honda-cb550-project-bike/#comment-1081 Wed, 07 Dec 2011 21:07:48 +0000 http://www.roadbikemag.com/home/?p=4545#comment-1081 Hey Rick,

Awesome bike! Was allot of fun riding to Alabama on it. The points and timing are a bitch, I’m actually gonna to replace my points with an electronic ignition. Check out http://www.DimeCityCycles.com and search Dyna Ignition, they have one for the 550 and according to them it’s bullet proof. Something like the Dyna Ignition should be more reliable and help out with your timing issues.

Are you planning on building a cafe?

Join our FaceBook page and post some photos of your 550, especially if you’re choppin and bobbin.

Thanks, Matt

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By: Rick Bird http://www.themotorcyclemag.com/home/matts-kickstart-classic-honda-cb550-project-bike/#comment-1079 Wed, 07 Dec 2011 17:13:07 +0000 http://www.roadbikemag.com/home/?p=4545#comment-1079 I Have The Exact Same Bike,Ive Got About A Month In Mine so Far,Had To Put Valve Guides In The Exh.Valves And New Valve Seales,I Think Its Strange That The Oil Pressure Is So Strong It Damb Near Fills The Top Of The Motor While Running,Mainly The Left Side ,1 & 2 Cylinders,And That Was The Main Problem When I First Started The Bike,Oil Was Blowing Out The Left Tail Pipe,Now She Runs Preety Good ,Geting The Points And Timimng Just Perfect Is A Real Bitch Tough It Seems To Change All The Time,Any Good Sugestions Thanks Rick

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By: Corin Grendon http://www.themotorcyclemag.com/home/matts-kickstart-classic-honda-cb550-project-bike/#comment-913 Mon, 03 Oct 2011 17:24:29 +0000 http://www.roadbikemag.com/home/?p=4545#comment-913 Awesome bike. I have a similar project and am looking for any advice relating to getting a cb550 running. I have a 1976 that I am working on myself.

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By: Jonny http://www.themotorcyclemag.com/home/matts-kickstart-classic-honda-cb550-project-bike/#comment-875 Wed, 14 Sep 2011 13:58:36 +0000 http://www.roadbikemag.com/home/?p=4545#comment-875 Wrench, Ride, Repeat.

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By: Mike Fitterling http://www.themotorcyclemag.com/home/matts-kickstart-classic-honda-cb550-project-bike/#comment-874 Wed, 14 Sep 2011 00:51:25 +0000 http://www.roadbikemag.com/home/?p=4545#comment-874 Nice bike, Matt. The old CBs are great bikes and easy enough to get up an running. First check compression, after that timing and valve clearances. If those things are not right, you will never get the other stuff right. Once you got that, pull the carbs and get all the rubber bits out and give them a soak in carb cleaner. Check the slide diaphrams for holes and clean the slides and blow all the passages with compressed air. Reassemble. With any luck, that will be all it takes to fire that sucka up. Synch the carbs and the rest is all gravy. Time is ticking, better get that motor running right first, even if you have to bungee a cushion to the saddle for the ride.

Cheers,

Mike

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By: Buzz Kanter http://www.themotorcyclemag.com/home/matts-kickstart-classic-honda-cb550-project-bike/#comment-863 Thu, 08 Sep 2011 23:08:29 +0000 http://www.roadbikemag.com/home/?p=4545#comment-863 Looks like a cool project Matt. Good luck and curious what it looks and runs like in a brief three weeks when we leave for Maggie Valley, NC for the start of the Motorcycle Kickstart Classic.

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