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  1. HELP! -1976 Honda 550 Super Sport

    Vintage Forum
    Hey everyone, hopefully somebody here is familiar with these old bikes! Long story short, I recently bought a beautiful 1976 Honda 550 Super Sport, and am trying to fully restore it. The bike seems to be in great condition as far as the frame an parts go, but it is not running (Consistently)...
  2. Hey everyone

    New Member Introductions
    Hey everyone, my name is Tristan, and I am here to learn more about building and maintaining motorcycles. I recently bought a 1976 Honda 550 Super Sport, and am working on turning it into a cafe racer, although first I need to get it running :p. Looking forward to getting feedback from anybody...
  3. Bike RPM drops when shifting into first + bogging

    Motorcycle Repair
    Hello there, I recently picked up a 1971 Honda cb500 four. It was sitting for approx. a year and I'm finding a couple issues with it. It might be tuning or it might be that I'm not used to the larger bike. The problems I'm experiencing are: When I'm starting off from a stop in 1st gear my bike...
  4. First Time Motorcycle Owner!!!

    New Member Introductions
    What's up guys! I'd like to first say thanks for allowing me to be a member of an awesome Forum. My name is Ryan. I am originally from Antioch, CA. Currently residing in Charlotte, NC. I have been living in Charlotte for nearly 18 years and have a strong mechanical background in the automotive...
  5. Confusing Spark Plug Threads

    Motorcycle Repair
    I recently purchased a 1977 Suzuki GS750 and I was testing the compression with good results (120psi) until I got to my third cylinder which, at it's very best, only got up to about 50psi. Fortunately (or unfortunately) I realized that there was air escaping from around the threads on my test...
  6. Cafe racer for a first bike?

    First Bike / New Rider
    I have been doing tons of research for a first bike, and like everyone else, I have come up with the Ninja 250 as the perfect starter bike. I like the look of the bike and it seems to be the perfect bike for me. I was recently scanning the forum out of curiosity and came across a thread about...