1974 CB550

1979 CBX

2011 CBR250R

Repair Riding

Flat tire…..

Went for a ride last Tuesday, trying to get in some riding time before the weather turns here in central Ohio, and had a flat rear tire.  When I’m just riding around…

Riding

Road Trip: McConnelsville

Had a very enjoyable ride to McConnelsville and back today.  All in all, about 5 hours in the saddle.  No problems at all, and the bike ran great.  In fact, as the roads…

Riding

14K on Speedo

Just clocked 14K on the 550 tonight.  2203 miles in just over a month.  The bike is running great too!…

Repair

Third times a charm…..

Still battling with the right fork seal.  Completely cleaned the lower fork tube with super fine steel wool this time around.  Cleaned up one of the original fork seals to re-use and…

Gear

Installed Sport Wind-Screen

I guess I’m getting old.  If I’m going on long distance rides with the CB 550 I need something to block some of the wind. I have a full plexi-glass fairing, but…

Repair

CB 550 Fork Seals

The right fork is leaking on the CB 550 so fork seal replacement is in order.  Rather than pay top dollar for oem Honda seals, I just ordered some generic 35mm x 48mm…

Rambling

New rubber

Ordered tires, tubes, and rim strips from BikerBandit.  On recommendation from over at THE SINGLE OVERHEAD CAM FOUR OWNERS CLUB, I purchased Shinko 712’s. Installed the front yesterday and the rear today.  It’s…

Rambling

Hit 12000 miles.

Bike is back on the road after 29 years of sitting in Pop’s garage.  Odometer clicked over 12000 miles today! 234 miles traveled since I got it running.  More parts coming soon.…