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1974 Honda Cb550 Four, Runs Fine, Lester Mags! Title! Cafe Racer/project Starter on 2040-motos

US $670.00
YearYear:1974 MileageMileage:31557 ColorColor: Brown

Butler, Pennsylvania, US

Butler, Pennsylvania, US
1974 Honda CB550 Four, Runs Fine, Lester Mags! Title! Cafe Racer/Project Starter, US $670.00, image 1

Honda CB photos

1974 Honda CB550 Four, Runs Fine, Lester Mags! Title! Cafe Racer/Project Starter, US $670.00, image 2 1974 Honda CB550 Four, Runs Fine, Lester Mags! Title! Cafe Racer/Project Starter, US $670.00, image 3 1974 Honda CB550 Four, Runs Fine, Lester Mags! Title! Cafe Racer/Project Starter, US $670.00, image 4 1974 Honda CB550 Four, Runs Fine, Lester Mags! Title! Cafe Racer/Project Starter, US $670.00, image 5

Honda CB tech info

TypeType:Standard Engine Size (cc)Engine Size (cc):550 WarrantyWarranty:Vehicle does NOT have an existing warranty For Sale ByFor Sale By:Private Seller VINVIN:CB5501004035

Honda CB description

1974 Honda CB550 "Four"  This bike has been in garage/barn storage since 2008.  It now starts, runs, shifts, stops and operates as it should.  To bring it to this condition, I removed, disassembled and cleaned the carburetors, during which time I replaced the carb's o-rings as I thought that the original ones were a bit risky to leave in there.  The airbox is still off, but I have it in it's entirety, along with the tool tray and original tool kit.  I've also set the points and timing and adjusted the valves and cam-chain.  It started right up and continues to do do so today, electric or kick.  The engine runs right, typical Honda smooth and quiet like a sewing machine. A rare addition to this bike are the Lester mag wheels.  They were >the< aftermarket wheel for this model back in the day, and really make it stand out, "retro-cool" today.  Tires were replaced in 2008 and have very, very low miles on them.  It also has a king-queen seat that's in good shape. The fuel tank and side panels have OEM, unfaded paint, but the tank does have a couple of dings and the left emblem is gone.  Tank's interior has some staining, but no flake-rust.  Chrome and aluminium have some corrosion and paint is poor on some of the engine surfaces, but >not< road rashed.  Some dings on the front fender and a little to the front of the gauges, but they work fine.  The #1 OEM muffler has a hole at it's bottom seam. #2 is weak in the same spot but not holed yet.  #3 &4 have rust but are better than the left-side mufflers.  Header pipes have surface corrosion, but are solid.  Could be painted or wrapped and used with aftermarket silencers (reverse cones? Pea-shooters?). Wiring is original and un-molested. All lights & switches work. Will need a battery.  Basically, I concentrated on doing the mechanical work to make sure that it would run and operate properly. I did not spend a lot of time detailing it out, so it can only look better with some elbow grease.  In my opinion, this bike is a blank canvas.  It can be made into an amazing cafe-racer, bobber, or vintage daily rider.  I did some of the hard work to bring this neat old Honda back to life.  The winning bidder will be the one to take it to the next level.  Please check out my attached video to get a better, walk-around look and to see it running and riding.  I've tried to be as descriptive (good and bad) as possible, but please contact me if you have any questions.  Best of luck!!


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