Well I figure it is probably time to put up a build thread. I bought a 1974 CB550 back in November from TurdFurguson who got 2 in a package deal for $400. I of course got the non-running bike. Anyway, I have finally started working on it. My original goal was to build a cafe bike complete with a custom single seat. My wife said that if I was getting a bike, she had to be able to ride too (I am ok with this because now I can build another bike...getting ahead of myself
). I toyed with the idea of having a removable cowl so she would have a spot to sit but I came across www.wrenchmonkees.com
and loved the style of their bikes and decided that was the direction I was going with. I posted it here in the Bob/Chop section because I don't know if I would classify it as a Cafe....maybe a Cafobber or Bafe?
So.....Now I am really getting into the project and the goal is to have it up and roadworthy this spring. I really want to make it to Troy's in July! This won't be a complete build as far has stripping everything to the frame. That will be in the works next winter. I know you might think that it is "half-assed" but this is my first bike. I just got my license this last fall and would really just like to get out and ride this next season.
I have a few photos from the start and will update this thread often....I sometimes can procrastinate so I am hoping that my brothers here on DTT will give me a foot in the ass every now and then
Here are the 2 bikes when Jordan (TurdFurguson) picked them up in June 09.
Here is the bike when I brought it home in November (jordan stole some parts for his bike...part of the deal)
As you can see I have my work cut out for me....I have already rebuilt the carbs and have more of the bike pulled apart. I will update it with some newer pics tonight! Thanks for looking!!