1975 honda cb550 cafe racer

by Aaron
(new england, USA)

before pic

before pic

before pic

This bike took about 1 year on and off to build. Everything from the fabrication, paint and mechanics was done by myself. The before pic shows the sad state I found this gem.

Tucked away in a shed after it broke down on the previous owner, who was mechanically challenged...

I did a total tear down and lost about 50lbs of crap in the process..

This is a great bike to rip around on now. Definitely a addicting little ride.

Aaron, wow! What a transformation. It must have been fun hacking off that touring crap etc!
There's a lot to like here; seat, paint, shorty front fender, the more I look the more I see. And I see at least one more old Japanese bike in the back-ground. Maybe there's another cafe racer in the offing!

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Dec 15, 2010
by: aaron

Thanks! I made the seat from scratch. I have done some different things to it since these pics were taken, handlebars new seat cushion, little things.

Bike in the background is a 1974 cb360. I actualy started making that into a bobber hardtail. coming along good. I also have a 2001 shadow A.C.E 750 that I customized some.

I repair and build old bike part time out of my house. Hope to do it full time some day...
vintageeastcycles.com is my low budget site I designed..

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