1975 Honda CB 550 Bobber

by Paul Hysell
(Strasburg ,VA USA)

1975 Honda CB 550

1975 Honda CB 550

1975 Honda CB 550
CB 550 Bobber

First pictures is a 1975 Honda CB 550 I'm building for my father, in the beginning stages.


Second pictures is the completed CB 550 Bobber.

It's themed after a helicopter he flew in Vietnam. It was going to be a surprise gift in march 2010.

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Feb 08, 2014
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Battery box and electricals
by: Bortz87

Hi I just saw this bike and have to say it is a really nice bike. I have one I just started working on and was wondering about placement of battery box and electricals for a hard tail version of the 550. Anything would be much appreciated. Thank you.

Dec 23, 2009
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Honda 550 chop
by: rider75

Paul, way cool, a Cobra eh?
Dennis, Christmas is almost here. Ya never know what Santa might bring! Unless you were a badass like me, then a lumpa coal for you. Hell in these tough economic times, a lumpa coal could be good. You could heat the garage for an hour with it. In looking for pipes for our low buck garage-built 83 CM250C Bobber twin, I found cheap fishtail pipe extensions at JC Whitney to replace the mufflers.

Best of luck in your builds and best wishjes for Christmas and the New Year all!

rider75
Aka Brent in
Peace River, AB


Dec 23, 2009
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I have one too
by: Dennis

HEY MAN...I have one too...and ITS in the begining stages...mine is still all original...I have just got the extended cables...Im putting 10 inch higher bars on it...and sissy bar...I know where I can get a SPRINGER front end...and CUSTOM BUILT RAKED TRIPLE TREE...but I am still UNEMPLOYED right now so money isn't available to preceed...BUT TIME IS ON MY SIDE!!! mine is the super sport model...and Im wanting to do something with the exhaust. maybe a shorty muffler or something

Dec 22, 2009
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by: paul

thanks for the comments. i chose this bike , because the last bike my father had was a honda cb550 chopper , and i can remember how he used to love riding that bike. so basically i have reworked the whole bike , i will be posting more pics as progress goes on. im gonna paint the bike to replicate the cobra he flew in nam. i cant wait to finish it and see the look on his face. im very proud of my father and wanted to give him a welcome home he never got and also tribute to the 59,000 that lost there lives. there is more to come on this project.

Dec 22, 2009
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cool
by: title of liberty

very cool I also ride a bike that is in tribute to our soldiers,shake his hand for me and tell him thanks for his involvment in seeing that we are all happy and free to build bikes and stuff, thats a very cool Idea was this bike already chopped or did you take a stock bike and just start reworking it? I mean what mae you pick that bike,is it your dads old bike or what? thanks kev

Dec 21, 2009
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Cool project
by: rider75

Cool project Paul, and a salute to your Dad for his service in Vietnam. I'll bet you can hardly wait to see his face when you roll out the bike. We definitely want pics of it when done.
rider75

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