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Return of the Cafe Racers - Cafe Overkill – Honda CB550 Cafe Racer

Cafe Overkill – Honda CB550 Cafe Racer

1978 Honda CB550 Cafe Racer customized by Jeff Stephens of Godffery's Garage. More images, video and specs after the jump... Battery – Odyssey Deep Cycle Marine Drycell. Billet aluminum exhaust clamps, tappet covers, oil cap & triple clamp nut. Brake plate [Rear] – Vented & lightened. Brake adjusters – Removed from fork…

1978 Honda CB550 Cafe Racer customized by Jeff Stephens of Godffery’s Garage. More images, video and specs after the jump…

  • Battery – Odyssey Deep Cycle Marine Drycell.
  • Billet aluminum exhaust clamps, tappet covers, oil cap & triple clamp nut.
  • Brake plate [Rear] – Vented & lightened.
  • Brake adjusters – Removed from fork lowers, allowing for free floating.
  • Cam & Valve springs – WebCam.
  • Carburetors – Keihin CR26.
  • Clip-on handlebars – Telefix.
  • Clutch actuator – converted to accept Yoyodyne hydraulic slave.
  • Clutch cover – Oil sight glass added.
  • Cylinder head – Ported.
  • Dual disc conversion – Modified stock Drilled & thinned.
  • Electronic Ignition & Coils by DYNA.
  • Electrics – Relocated under seat.
  • Exhaust – (Special requested 6” shorter & with heal guards) 4 into 2 stainless steel, by Benji’s.
  • Fenders [Front & rear] – Modified Ducati.
  • Fender brace [Front] – hand fabricated aluminum.
  • Fork tubes – 50.4mm over from Forking by Frank’s.
  • Fork brace – Tarozzi (modified for fender brace).
  • Fuel tank & Bump seat – Aluminum, by Benji’s.
  • Gauge face – Replaced with custom & turned 45°.
  • Headlight ears – Cast aluminum, from Mike’s XS.
  • Headlight & bucket – Modified Ducati.
  • Hydraulic lines [Clutch & Brakes] – Red braded stainless steel from Slingshot Cycles.
  • Idiot lights – Built into gauge face with LED’s.
  • Ignition [Coils, Timing & Leads] Dynatek.
  • Intake manifolds – Ported and modified to except Carb balancing tubes.
  • Master cylinders [Brake & Clutch] – radial Nissin.
  • Oil pressure gauge – Added directly into oil pump.
  • Oil temperature gauge – Added to billet filler cap nut.
  • Oil filter adapter – Randakks.
  • Polished Alloy – By Mike’s polishing.
  • Rearsets – Tarozzi from Fast from the Past.
  • Rearset support brackets – Hand fabricated aircraft aluminum.
  • Sprocket cover – Vented, lightened and modified to accept oil pressure gauge.
  • Steering dampener – Multi setting Daytona.
  • Suspension [Front] – Internal springs replaced with modified 69 CB450 external springs.
  • Suspension [Rear] – Dual inboard using modified stock swingarm. Fabricated by FrameCrafters.
  • Tail light – Austin Healey / Triumph TR3.
  • Tires – Dunlop K81.
  • Timing cover – Clear acrylic, engraved by Frankenstuff.
  • Triple tree [Top] – Removed handlebar clamps & gauge mounts from stock.
  • Wheels – 18” Akront aluminum shouldered rims and stainless steel spokes from Buchanan’s.

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