Alchemy Motorcycles’ “Grey Ghost” – 1978 Honda CB550

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Post Sale Update: The Grey Ghost sold for $16,800 after 52 bids on eBay in San Diego, California.


Based out of San Diego, Alchemy Motorcycles is a custom motorcycle shop that converts “base motorcycles into something cherished and unique.

I’ve featured some of Alchemy’s work before (such as this Honda CR93 tribute), though Alchemy themselves call this CB550 their “show bike showcasing the kind of work we can do at our shop“, noting that “every nut, screw, washer, and bolt have been chrome plated.” Highlights of the work include custom cement grey paint job with gold pearl, Brooks leather grips to match the saddle, a custom subframe, custom mounted Hagon Nitro shock, rebuilt motor with .50 over pistons, rebuilt carbs, Delkevic exhaust, Borrani rims, LED headlight/taillight, Rick’s Motorsport Electrics regulator/rectifier, Shorai Li-Ion battery, custom clipons, custom MotionPro cables, Cognito Moto rearsets, and plenty more. What do you think of the final product?

Find this custom CB for sale in San Diego, California with bidding up to $7,600 and the reserve not yet met here on eBay.

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