This bike has been built to fund the Bedlam Werks Motorcycle Co-Op in Athens Ga. All proceeds from this auction will go towards tools, lifts, etc. that will enable local bikers to have a place to work on their bikes, learn from others, and truly engage with the wonderful community of motorcyclists that all of us enjoy. Bikes like this don’t come around often, so take advantage while you can! Fact: Loads of people build Honda CB’s. Fact: Most are kinda crappy, with a few too many corners cut and questionable design decisions made. However, when finished to the highest standards with no money, no sweat, and no tears spared, they can truly embody the Cafe Racer soul. This 1976 Honda CB550 is the balls. No if’s, and’s, or but’s about it. Built from the ground up, we started with the motor using Wiseco High Compression forged pistons, upping the displacement from 544 to 553.5 and painstakingly reassembled it using NOS parts to keep the original feel of the motor (albeit with far more punch), velocity stacks and custom 4 into 1 exhaust. We lowered the gearing and lightened the braking with a forged disk and race drilled the rear drum for the best performance possible. The suspension got a major upgrade with Gazi Sport Lite rear shocks which ride like a dream, and the front forks were rebuilt with RaceTech performance springs and Gold Valve cartridge emulators. Other tasty bits to mention are custom dash and gauges, a Shorai Lithium battery, Dynatech Dyna S ignition, 3ohm Dyna Ignition coils, ultra bright Halogen Headlight, X-Arc 400 lumin signals and brake light, modern reg/rec combo, brand new wiring harness, Motogadget electronic control box M unit, Burns Stainless Muffler, Powder Coated frame and Loaded Gun rearsets. Phew! Travis Christopher hand made the custom tank and seat pan from .090” 3003 aluminum to be a one of a kind using styling cues from the 50’s with a modern touch. He brings back the dying craft of real metal work. No bondo here, girls. This is the real deal.

Price: Auction

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Location: Athens, Georgia, United States