Michael Mundy’s CB550

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CRTV Crew,

Thanks for featuring my CB550 as the Bike of The Week!

The 1974 Honda CB550 “Blue” was a storage shed find in St. Pete. I started breaking her down & polishing the aluminum. While looking for a tank, I met Malcolm Tunstall 7 time Daytona GP winner in his shop in St. Pete –where his father Syd who is 70+ years old & still hand-rolls Ducati exhausts. Malcome builds tanks & seat cowls. The seat cowl was from a guy who hand forms the fiberglass in Frostproof Florida. The rear sets were moved to the passenger pegs, 4 into 1 exhaust, Clubman style bars, Dime City mini gauges, gaiters, & new controls.

The paint was originally going to be the metallic blue with a white stripe, but at the last minute I thought it would be too dark & just flipped the scheme. All the work is done here in my garage –painting, welding, engine rebuilding –all of it.

Keeping it alive in the South, Michael Mundy.