Archive for June, 2010

It looks like a motorcycle

Friday, June 25th, 2010

Original tank and seat

Originally uploaded by cgancos

The 550 is coming along nicely. Here’s the latest shot with the original tank and seat. Whether they’ll stay is yet to be decided. I like the tank, but the seat is a bit too bulky for my taste.

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Motorcycle Clear Points Covers

Wednesday, June 23rd, 2010


Originally uploaded by cgancos

I managed to snag a few of these through a member of the Single Over-Head Cam 4 Forum ( ). He makes a bunch of different types for a handful of different bikes. The two clear covers shown are for a Honda CB550 and replace the stock, metal points cover. They’re made from a thick, clear plastic that both look good and feel strong. The center cover (pictured) is painted and is meant to attach to the alternator cover.

These covers fit a bunch of models of motorcycles and he also makes them for a few different manufacturers (Triumph, BSA). There should be a website up pretty soon with full model compatibility as well as pricing. For purchasing information you can email  zabueloz (at) hotmail (dot) com

Gallery of covers:





1978 1977 1976 1975 1974  78 77 76 75 74 CB550 CB 550 CB550k CB550f