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Offline Seabeowner

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Re: CB550 owner in Devon
« Reply #15 on: December 01, 2019, 04:32:48 PM »
Position of the VIN plate suggests it is not from USA.  Although as you say it has US style indicators. F1 had gators on fork legs, F2 none.
Strange as my USA F VIN is a much higher number but marked as manufactured in June 1975. CB500F-2008995. But my engine is a lower number than yours, begins with a 1. I thought only the later Ks had engines beginning with a 2. The plot thickens. Mine is also shiny orange that I believed was an F1 colour.
Yours does look good.
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1971  CB500K0  Candy Jade Green
1973  CB500K1  Candy Ruby Red
1975  CB550F1   Shiny Orange
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Offline Mr Helicop

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Re: CB550 owner in Devon
« Reply #16 on: December 01, 2019, 07:55:11 PM »
That looks better than it did  before you started, nice job 👍👍👍. What model is it? I'm guessing it's a USA import but I could be wrong.

Well I don't think it's an import but there are some odd things like the indicators which I think are smaller on the UK model, It's a 1977 R reg and think it is an F1 but perhaps someone will know based on the numbers:
Chassis no. CB550F-1027330
Engine no. CB550E-2019620
It will tell you on the log book if its an import, date of manufacture will be different than date of 1st registration in the UK.

Okay thanks for that - definitely not an import then

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Re: CB550 owner in Devon
« Reply #17 on: December 01, 2019, 07:58:50 PM »
Position of the VIN plate suggests it is not from USA.  Although as you say it has US style indicators. F1 had gators on fork legs, F2 none.
Strange as my USA F VIN is a much higher number but marked as manufactured in June 1975. CB500F-2008995. But my engine is a lower number than yours, begins with a 1. I thought only the later Ks had engines beginning with a 2. The plot thickens. Mine is also shiny orange that I believed was an F1 colour.
Yours does look good.

When I stripped the paint on the tank it looks like it was originally metallic Cherry Red. The red on it now is purely my choice which is Sunburst red.

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Re: CB550 owner in Devon
« Reply #18 on: December 01, 2019, 09:22:16 PM »
Colour of the clock faces are the biggest giveaway, green are F1 and blue are F2.
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