'75 CB550 wheels and brakes.greenspun.com : LUSENET : CB550 : One Thread
Two questions. I have the original spoked wheels on my bike and they are not round causing pretty bad shaking around 40-50mph. The shop will not true them in fear of breaking the corrosion weakened spokes. Is there a set of later Honda wheels that will fit such as from a 750?
Second question how does one stop the front brakes from screeching? I have replaced the pads and used the stop squeek brake stuff but they don't stop it. Would getting the rotor refinished help?
-- Scott Kulas (email@example.com), May 19, 2002
I don't know about what size wheels will fit, but you can still buy spokes and replace them individually without removing the wheel (if the nipples are OK). I bought a bunch from my local Honda dealer and replaced about 5 or six that were bent/rusty/broken.
Sil-Glyde silicon lubricant worked great for quieting my front brakes. Also, it helps seal out water preventing the piston from freezing up in the caliper - an extremely common problem on SOHC4s.
-- Edward Crane (firstname.lastname@example.org), May 21, 2002.