Motor and carbs in place


Motor and carbs in place

Originally uploaded by cgancos

The ‘78 CB550 is coming along nicely, but, I suppose I won’t know how good my handiwork was until I try and start it. After a little bit of a struggle, the motor is now in the frame. The carburetors have been cleaned and rebuilt and have been attached to the motor, along with the air filter pods. The ignition coils have been put in place. The spark plugs and oil filter have been changed. The 4 into 1 header is almost on. The next step will be trying to figure out the rest of the electrical system. I have a mangled wire harness that appears to have been cut and spliced in multiple places. Since I won’t be using some of the electrical components that come on these bikes from the factory, I may end up making my own wire harness (assuming I can decipher the wiring diagram found in the manual). I’m also on the fence about swapping the traditional “points” ignition for an electronic one…. I suppose we’ll see what happens….

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