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Offline brinky

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What Model is my CB550
« on: July 14, 2010, 10:19:27 am »
I posted this message on the main forum, but Steve suggested that I posted it here also.

Hi, I have just bought a 79' CB550, I am just trying to work out what model it is, but I'm having a little trouble putting two and two together.  Not sure if the bike has a different frame or the engine has been changed?  The frame and engine numbers are as follows: Engine No CB550E-1131939 and the Frame No CB550K-2025746.  I have tried working it out from the model numbers of the forum but I can't seem to see a match, can anybody shed any light on this please.  The carbs on the bike are PD46A's.

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Re: What Model is my CB550
« Reply #1 on: July 14, 2010, 09:10:45 pm »
First off, Honda did not make a 550 in '79, so it is probably a '78. Don't go by your registration or title, look at the build tag on the frame.
Here is some more info...

http://www.sohc4.net/index.php?q=content/honda-cb550-1974-1978
'74 "Big Bang" Honda 750K [836].....'71 Honda 750K project.....'76 Honda 550F.....K3 Park Racer.....K5 Fiddy Dolla Special!......CB500 Fiddy Dolla Special too!!............plus plus plus.........

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Re: What Model is my CB550
« Reply #2 on: February 01, 2011, 12:42:07 am »
I posted this message on the main forum, but Steve suggested that I posted it here also.

Hi, I have just bought a 79' CB550, I am just trying to work out what model it is, but I'm having a little trouble putting two and two together.  Not sure if the bike has a different frame or the engine has been changed?  The frame and engine numbers are as follows: Engine No CB550E-1131939 and the Frame No CB550K-2025746.  I have tried working it out from the model numbers of the forum but I can't seem to see a match, can anybody shed any light on this please.  The carbs on the bike are PD46A's.

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It might take you a while to sort though all this to be sure, but this is a good place to start http://www.cmsnl.com/honda-cb550-four_model14345/

Is it an F or a K?
This link http://www.cmsnl.com/honda-cb550f-super-sport-550-four-k0-usa_model469/partslist/VIN.html states that engine No.s CB550E 1109887  to CB550E 1143057 is a 1976 CB550F

Does that sound right? Frame numbers are provided too.

Cheers. ;)
1976 CB750F, 1985 CB700, 1986 CB700 (Red,White & Blue)

 

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