Stuck in the Middle: The 1977 Honda CB550K

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1977 Honda CB550K3
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For 1977, the CB550K3 was available in Candy Garnet Brown or the new Excel Black scheme of our feature bike.
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For 1977, the CB550K3 was available in Candy Garnet Brown or the new Excel Black scheme of our feature bike.
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1977 Honda CB550K3
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1977 Honda CB550K3
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The original exhaust system was repaired by spot-welding holes in the mufflers and dents in the headers before grinding everything smooth in preparation for nickel and chrome plating.
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1977 Honda CB550K3
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1977 Honda CB550K3
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To correctly restore the taillight assembly it was cut apart, chromed and then carefully TIG-welded back together.

1977 Honda CB550K3
Top speed:
92mph (period test)
Engine:
544cc air-cooled OHC inline 4-cylinder, 58.5mm x 50.6mm bore and stroke, 9:1 compression ratio, 38hp @ 8,000rpm
Weight (dry):
437lb (198kg)
Fuel capacity/MPG:
4.2 gal (15.8ltr)/40-50mpg

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