1983 Honda CB550SC NightHawk
Just a little CB550 Nighthawk I got in trade for a Goldwing I was tinkering with -- Little thing is hyped up enough it cant decide if its a cruiser or a crotch rocket
GETTING MY 83 HONDA CB 550 RUNNING
BIKE WAS A PARTS BIKE BECAUSE OF NO TITLE. IT WAS ALSO REAR ENDED IN 2008, AND THE OWNER LEFT IT IN A CONDO GARAGE, AND EVENTUALLY LEFT THE STATE, HIS BUDDY SOLD/GAVE ME THE BIKE, WITH A BILL OF SALE. I HAVE FIXED THE BIKE AND IT RUNS NOW ALL IL HAVE TO DO NOW IS TO GET A TITLE
How-To: CB500 CB550 Top End Rebuild
https://www.howtomotorcyclerepair.com/cb550topend/ Click link for full length video, tools list, and more! https://www.howtomotorcyclerepair.com/ Learn How-To Repair and Maintain your own Motorcycle! Now on Facebook. Give me a Like. https://www.facebook.com/HowToMotorcycleRepair Sign up for my newsletter! Get emailed when new videos come out. https://www.howtomotorcyclerepair.com/newsletter/ Tools/parts used in this video (bought most from Amazon) Valve core removal tool http://amzn.to/1Gvp4qQ Compression tester http://amzn.to/1FPI6Io Super scraper gasket remover http://amzn.to/1MXhF54 Vessel impacta JIS P3 screwdriver http://amzn.to/1LRHgvz Vessel impacta JIS P2 screwdriver http://amzn.to/1LRHzX2 Manual impact driver http://amzn.to/1GvpRIl Tusk valve spring compressor http://amzn.to/1GvpVIg Lisle valve lapping tool http://amzn.to/1LRIrLq Valve lapping compound http://amzn.to/1OMmpvV Cylinder hone http://amzn.to/1Gvqjq8 This video covers a top end rebuilt/refresh on the cb550 and cb500 models, all years. I've worked on a few of these in the past year and the all exhibit the same problems: head gasket oil leak and low compression due to carbon build up on the engine valves. Taking it all apart, some soda blasting, and new gaskets will restore the compression and get rid of the leaks.
Honda CB550SC Street Tracker 1983
Just finished after an 18 month build.