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Offline deaconblues082

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I think it has potential!
« on: August 12, 2017, 03:36:06 PM »
Picked this up in trade. It needs a couple things, maybe a cleaning. I'm picturing a trendy build as restoring her would mean replacing just about everything. It does have a good frame and the engine only has 9000 miles recorded.
Never posted here before, hopefully I can get the pics to work hmmmm2

edit; for now you will just have to take my word for it, I got a 83 550sc! I just can't get flickr to cooperate right now...



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Re: I think it has potential!
« Reply #1 on: August 13, 2017, 01:11:58 AM »
In Flickr, switch to the BBCode tags and paste those here.

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Re: I think it has potential!
« Reply #2 on: August 13, 2017, 09:32:48 AM »
In Flickr, switch to the BBCode tags and paste those here.

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Thanks for the tip!

Started pulling the carbs off and discovered that the wiring harness has been treated as poorly as the rest of the bike... Quite a shame someone did this to it, after reading a little bit about these 550's it sound like quite a remarkable little bike.


Offline Hog Dog

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Re: I think it has potential!
« Reply #3 on: August 13, 2017, 12:30:55 PM »
Welcome to NHF.  Good luck with reviving the 550.  Your screen name made me think back to what a great album Aja was.
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Offline deaconblues082

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Re: I think it has potential!
« Reply #4 on: August 13, 2017, 01:09:12 PM »
Welcome to NHF.  Good luck with reviving the 550.  Your screen name made me think back to what a great album Aja was.

Thanks for the welcome. After diving a little deeper into this bike I think I need all the luck I can get. That album still holds up!


Offline Raven

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Re: I think it has potential!
« Reply #5 on: August 13, 2017, 01:44:01 PM »
That poor little bike has been beaten down. I can vouch for how much fun they are. I rode one for a month before it headed out west to my daughter. My buddy described it as "Like sitting on a Jackrabbit!"

Aja is an epic album. I bought it for $6.26 from Sam the Record Man when it was released in '77. I was 17 at the time.

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Re: I think it has potential!
« Reply #6 on: August 13, 2017, 04:05:22 PM »
Even though I paid basically $50 for it I was still appalled that someone would treat a bike so bad. The headlight and turn signals are all held onto a piece of threaded rod with what I think is Spongebob scotch tape whaaaat3
I think I should move over to the project area because this sure is going to take some work!
If anybody can identify that 4 into 1 exhaust I'm curious as it doesn't look like any that are available now.
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