"My name is Nils J. Ksienzyk and I'm a 28 year old bike builder from Germany. From the age of 15 up to 24 I've owned several bikes from 50cc to 1050cc. I've always changed parts to give them my own style, but began feeling like bolting on parts was boring and fake. I decided to sell my bike and go for something older. Then I bought a busted up Honda CB550. It was in bad condition. I wanted to see if I was able to repair the Honda and make it my own."
"I added pod filters, adjusted the carbs, cleaned the frame, added clip on's and a different headlight. Small bar end blinkers replaced the bulky original ones and I mounted new switches. I fit the brake system from a CBR 600 to get the right pressure on the double discs and mounted a different triple tree to clean up the top of the forks. I found the right tank and a beautiful tail end. I then lowered the suspension from 350mm to 260mm, lowered the front forks about 40mm and shortened the frame so the new tail end would fit. I mounted a handmade leather seat pad, Side numberplate with mini custom brake and tail light and changed the exhaust using a customised muffler from a Harley.
When I was finished it started first kick and I then knew that my dream bike had become a reality.“
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