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Honda CB550F


Posted on October 13th, by Scott in Café Racer, Classic. 4 comments

This beautifully restored 1976 Honda CB550F Super Sport sat unfinished, perfectly stored in a garage for 12 years before Larry Pearson convinced the owner to part with it. The previous owner, a very talented machinist had already done some work on the vintage road racer. Like a perfect era-correct Kerker exhaust, laid down rear shocks and made almost all of the beautiful aluminum engine covers, the rear sets, the ventilated rear brake hub, the fork brace, clip-ons, muffler hanger and more. Then Larry built the tail section from scratch using the gas tank’s rear half as a mold (genius). He also made the seat, built all the mounts for the fairing and then painted it to his picture perfect standard. It appeared in Cycle World as the “American Flyer” (Aug. ’04) and more recently it took second place in it’s class at the ’08 Legend of the Motorcycle (1/2 point out of first place). We love this Honda CB Cafe Racer and we look forward to sharing Larry’s next project with you. [If you have a project for Larry contact us and we will give you his details]





  • dale vito

    WOW!

  • kevin

    The “talented machinist previous owner” of this bike was my father who unfortunately passed away two years ago, Larry is a good family friend who road this beautiful machine to his funeral. It’s nice to see it getting some recognition online, I know it would make him happy. I remember the way it used to look at the beginning of it’s transformation:

    • http://www.pipeburn.com Andrew@Pipeburn

      Thanks for sharing that, Kevin.

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