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Honda Cafe Racers

1978 Honda CB550 CB “Grey Ghost” Custom Cafe Racer


  • 1978 Honda CB550 CB “Grey Ghost” Custom Cafe Racer
  • 1978 Honda CB550 CB “Grey Ghost” Custom Cafe Racer
  • 1978 Honda CB550 CB “Grey Ghost” Custom Cafe Racer
  • 1978 Honda CB550 CB “Grey Ghost” Custom Cafe Racer
Description
Price : USD2,125 (Auction)
Date : December 16, 2019
Condition : Used
Year : 1978
Model : CB
Bike Type : Café Racer
Mileage : 543
Shipping to : United States
Location : San Diego, California, United States

Selling our 1978 Honda CB550 “Grey Ghost”. This has been our show bike showcasing the kind of work we can do at our shop. The build was taken completely apart and built from the ground up. Every nut, screw, washer, and bolt have been chrome plated. The custom paint job has a cement grey base coat followed by a gold pearl that really shines in the sun.

Titled and current registration

Concept: Alchemist’s build; grey tones in the shadows and transforms and shines with the chrome and gold pearl when brought intothe light.

Custom cement grey paint job with gold pearl

Over $4K in chrome plating and polishing

Minimalist café style, weight reduced significantly forbetter handling

Tank emblems have been shaved and the rear of the tankopening has been modified to fit tight onto the low profile seat.

Front fender sectioned and re-welded to keep the lipconsistently going around.

Custom Brooks leather grips to match the leather saddle

Custom subframe with new café style seat cowl

Custom Monoshock set up with Hagon Nitro shock set up for165lb rider. Monoshock conversion keepsstock swingarm angle to keep the same geometry as stock.

Over 300 labor hours have gone into this build to get thingsdone right.

Rebuilt motor; .50 over pistons and rings, 3 angle valve job,racing clutch discs and springs, racing valve springs

Rebuilt 022A carburetors with Keihin parts & aluminumvelocity stacks and re-jetted

Delkelvic Stainless 4 into 1 open exhaust

New Borrani shouldered rims with new polished stainless Buchanan spokes,wrapped with new Metzeler tires front and rear

New wheel bearings

Brakes serviced

New custom Motion Pro cables throughout

Custom clip-ons and rear sets

Cognito Moto rear set brackets and yoke

Center mounted headlight (to lose the fork ears)

LED H4 headlight and LED strip taillight

Rick’s electrics modern regulator/rectifier

Shorai Lithium ion battery

Feel free to contact me if you have any questions. The reserve is set to the cost of the build and labor. We have many more photos and videos on our Instagram and Facebook pages under Alchemy Motorcycles. You can also search our website on google.

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