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custom 1978 honda cb550

custom honda cb550 by bullit custom cycles

Rob at Bullit Custom Cycles brought this ’78 Honda CB550 custom to the 2016 Freedom Machine Show. It was done up for a Bullit customer who wanted it light, fast, and loud!

custom 1978 honda cb550 rear

The bike is minimalist starting with a de-tabbed, chopped rear section powder coated  frame.

Sticky Avon rubber wrap the stock wheels and the forks get new re-chromed tubes.

custom 1978 honda cb550 black and white

The CB 550 engine is built with a CB650 cam, CB650 carbs, no baffle custom shorty turnout exhaust pipes and Dyna ignition.

custom 1978 honda cb550 header

A lightweight Ballistic battery is used and the regulator/rectifier was converted to a modern solid state unit.

A billet aluminium top triple and DIY billet rearsets were installed with only a speedo and oil psi use for gauges.


The stock tank was painted a semi gloss black with the # 78 ghosted in the tank sides. The seat is just big enough to cover the custom box that hides all the eclectics.

custom 1978 honda cb550 side

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  1. I would like to know more about building customs ….am 22 yrs old boy and a motorcycle enthusiast and eagerly to be a builder

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