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Re: Which CB550F do I have?
« Reply #17 on: February 12, 2018, 12:54:20 PM »
Excellent! The only problem is that I seem not able to enlarge it. Is that typical for Dropbox? Are you aware that that K3 parts list only covers the 'A' (US) model?
« Last Edit: February 12, 2018, 12:58:38 PM by deltarider »

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Re: Which CB550F do I have?
« Reply #18 on: February 12, 2018, 10:54:57 PM »
If you look you'll see that NON UK parts are not listed, check indicator page and you'll see loads of them. If it was an American book that wouldn't be there.

I can enlarge them, bring mouse pointer to bottom of page and there is a + and - signs there
« Last Edit: February 12, 2018, 10:57:07 PM by Oddjob »
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Re: Which CB550F do I have?
« Reply #19 on: February 12, 2018, 11:02:53 PM »
Gary, handlebar switch wiring was internal on the F2 but external on the K3 as the K3 wiring went to large block connectors inside the headlight, the F1 and F2 used the old torpedo type connectors so were able to be threaded down the inside of the bars.

I may have some reasonable decent headlight ears for the F2 if you can't find any, not perfect but usable.  Trigger bought my NOS ones, I'm betting the pictures were of my old ones  :)

If tank and side panels are still original paintwork the F1 had flat paint, the F2 had metallic and had a large gold flash on the tank, the F1 tank is all the same colour. F1 clocks are green faced, F2 are blue faced.
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Re: Which CB550F do I have?
« Reply #20 on: February 13, 2018, 08:22:04 AM »
If you look you'll see that NON UK parts are not listed, check indicator page and you'll see loads of them. If it was an American book that wouldn't be there.

I can enlarge them, bring mouse pointer to bottom of page and there is a + and - signs there
Oddjob, it's just that once I have selected full screen, I seem not able to enlarge anymore. Is there a trick maybe, because I really love the higher resolution of the file.
The K3-4 parts list differs from the one I have as it doesn't depict the 'area code' differences. Also there's - but correct me if I'm wrong - no list of engine- and framenumbers in the first few pages but of the US model.
« Last Edit: February 13, 2018, 08:24:04 AM by deltarider »

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Re: Which CB550F do I have?
« Reply #21 on: February 13, 2018, 09:26:18 AM »
Gary, I think the F1 came with engine with generator cover with a removable (held by three pins) logo "Honda" plate. On the F2 the "Honda" is machined directly on the cover and the three screws that hold the field coil are visible.
But: 1 That could be changed.  2. I could be wrong.
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1978  CB550K

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Re: Which CB550F do I have?
« Reply #22 on: February 13, 2018, 01:19:25 PM »
Try this Delta, choose direct download at top right of screen. Open the download and select fit to screen in bottom left, if you press this twice it gets pretty large.

AFAIK Seabeowner they all had the 3 screws arrangement, only the 500 had the press on Honda logo plate.
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Re: Which CB550F do I have?
« Reply #23 on: February 13, 2018, 02:43:34 PM »
Oddjob my guess was because my US F1 has the press on plate. looking CMS show it for England too.
https://www.cmsnl.com/honda-cb550f1-super-sport-550-four-1976-england_model17113/partslist/E08.html#results
Think it's just 550F2, K3 and 78K that have the later design. Plus of course the later Euro 500s (K3 type)
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Re: Which CB550F do I have?
« Reply #24 on: February 13, 2018, 04:51:34 PM »
Quite right, I stand corrected.
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Re: Which CB550F do I have?
« Reply #25 on: February 14, 2018, 07:53:56 AM »
Try this Delta, choose direct download at top right of screen. Open the download and select fit to screen in bottom left, if you press this twice it gets pretty large.

AFAIK Seabeowner they all had the 3 screws arrangement, only the 500 had the press on Honda logo plate.
Got it now, Oddjob. Thanks a lot!

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Re: Which CB550F do I have?
« Reply #26 on: February 14, 2018, 11:54:20 AM »
No problem mate, hope the parts book helps a lot. Even if it is the US model only most of the parts are still the same parts number, only things like indicators changed as a rule, maybe bars and switches, depends on year as Honda seemed to start to harmonise the country's around this time so there were less variations.
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