Hello Everyone, new owner of a 83 CB550SC. The Ninja 500R in the background is also mine and my roommate has a Shadow 750 (not pictured).
It looks like my forks need to be redone
So I changed the oil and took off the wheels to get new tires (the old ones were from 1991
) . I will have the forks resealed and I will also change out the brake and clutch fluid (Dot 3 for both right?).
I did have a couple questions:
For the overdrive at the back wheel, The Clymer manual says to use gear oil. Any suggestions for this? I'm a little confused on what I should be buying.
The tank looks like it has some surface rust on the inside, not super horrible from what I can see but I wouldn't mind treating it. Is POR15 the common way, any DIYs available?
The highbeam doesn't work, the indicator turns on so I am assuming it is just the bulb. (lowbeam works though)
All the hoses and brake pads look pretty good and the bike idles/drives good (short test drive because of crappy tires)
Anything else I should do before happily motoring around on it?