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
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.