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CB550 F2 Vin Plate
« on: February 07, 2021, 10:12:50 AM »
I’m about to send the frame for powder coat, but would be very grateful for some advice on removal and replacement of the vin plate. Having trawled the site, I presume it’s conventional to drill out the original rivets then replace with new. I can’t see replacement rivets on the DS site though.

Any advice on removal and replacement gratefully received as I’d like to avoid my usual procedure of cocking it up!

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Re: CB550 F2 Vin Plate
« Reply #1 on: February 07, 2021, 10:58:44 AM »
Its also glued on so be carefull as they distort easily, i will look up the rivet part number later for you

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Re: CB550 F2 Vin Plate
« Reply #2 on: February 07, 2021, 11:00:59 AM »
Thanks, much appreciated. The gluing bit is interesting.

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Re: CB550 F2 Vin Plate
« Reply #3 on: February 07, 2021, 11:11:30 AM »
Yep, adhesive backing, either already "aged off" anyway, or use heat-gun to warm before removal...

P/N 90841-001-000 for the rivets IIRC...
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Re: CB550 F2 Vin Plate
« Reply #4 on: February 07, 2021, 11:40:00 AM »
Thats the number described as "screw, rivet 15x5"

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Re: CB550 F2 Vin Plate
« Reply #5 on: February 07, 2021, 01:23:20 PM »
Thats the number described as "screw, rivet 15x5"

Is the 400/four held on with the same rivets ?
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Re: CB550 F2 Vin Plate
« Reply #6 on: February 07, 2021, 01:52:45 PM »
Perfect, thanks for that.

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Re: CB550 F2 Vin Plate
« Reply #7 on: February 07, 2021, 05:27:37 PM »
As far as i know all the plate rivets are the same. A hint is to carefully drill the head off and not try to drill out thr "pin" as you will probably get an oversize hole

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Re: CB550 F2 Vin Plate
« Reply #8 on: February 07, 2021, 06:41:12 PM »
Thanks all. Vin is off. Drexel grinder, paint stripper heat gun and cheese wire did the trick.

Next, s/arm bushes. Though to be fair they look just fine..with very little if any fore/aft and side play. Looks,like the po was a dab hand with the grease gun...what to do?

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Re: CB550 F2 Vin Plate
« Reply #9 on: February 07, 2021, 07:14:45 PM »
Check the collar, they wear more than the bushes, cost a shitload more as well

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Re: CB550 F2 Vin Plate
« Reply #10 on: February 07, 2021, 08:18:59 PM »
Sound. Measures out at around 21.44 and 21.45. Maybe my luck has turned...it needs to :-\

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Re: CB550 F2 Vin Plate
« Reply #11 on: February 07, 2021, 08:33:49 PM »
That does look good, you may have found a good one. Keep it well greased and it will last for years

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Re: CB550 F2 Vin Plate
« Reply #12 on: February 07, 2021, 08:54:56 PM »
Thanks Bryant.

Fingers crossed the po had a similar attitude to engine oil and filters. :)

 

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