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Offline vraksianrebel

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how to tell original colour?
« on: February 09, 2019, 06:48:35 PM »
my 550F2 is an american import so i don't have any paperwork for it or anything yet, its missing the side panels and while the tank is a matte blue colour at the moment it appears to be an orangey red underneath the blue (could be primer i guess)
but is there anything on the bike i can use to check what colour its supposed to be?

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Re: how to tell original colour?
« Reply #1 on: February 09, 2019, 06:56:33 PM »
The USA F2 came in shiny orange or flake sapphire. Totally different to the UK F2 colours. This link will give you a idea >>> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Y7YkacdGEI

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Re: how to tell original colour?
« Reply #2 on: February 09, 2019, 06:59:08 PM »
Very few of the old Hondas ever had a colour code anywhere and even the ones that did the code means nothing.
The colours available will be in the parts book as letter codes at the end of the number and should be given a name at the begining of the parts list along with which colours were available where

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Re: how to tell original colour?
« Reply #3 on: February 09, 2019, 07:10:28 PM »
fair enough so really i can just pick my favorite and go with that without worry

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Re: how to tell original colour?
« Reply #4 on: February 09, 2019, 07:28:27 PM »
Yup, not even factory records can tell you what colour it left the line!

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Re: how to tell original colour?
« Reply #5 on: February 09, 2019, 11:35:00 PM »
I have a NOS CB550F side panel in Flake Sunrise Orange.

Looks to be the left hand panel.



Pics not a great one, the metallic flakes in the paint are pretty big. It's never been fitted so would be a great paint match source.
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Re: how to tell original colour?
« Reply #6 on: February 16, 2019, 10:26:14 AM »
that is lovely, i am weighing up a rich candy red colour, I am working at the MCN motorbike show this weekend and there's a lovely 400/4 thats been lightly customised and the paint is just gorgeous.