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TOPIC: Paint Code for Luminous Ruby Red - 1981 KZ1000J

Paint Code for Luminous Ruby Red - 1981 KZ1000J 5 years 3 months ago #313065

Would there be a paint code in existence for this color, Luminous Ruby Red for a 1981 KZ1000 J? Color-rite doesn't go that far back in their data. Can't seem to find anything on the net about it.

Thanks.
1981 Kawasaki KZ1000 J, bought in 1991
2004 ZZR1200, bought in 2005

Have also owned a 1981 KZ550 (first bike), 1984 Ninja 900, 1978 RD400, and a 1982 BMW R65
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Paint Code for Luminous Ruby Red - 1981 KZ1000J 5 years 3 months ago #313073

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From what I've found looking for various colours for bikes there are unfortunately no such 'codes'. It's why companies such as paintworkz can charge $1400 for a set of Z1 bodywork done in original colours as not many people have the recipe. Your best bet it to take a body part of the bike that has the colour you want on it in useable condition to a painter and have him work to match it. May take awhile but many people have had good luck with it and it won't ding ya $1400.

If you don't have a piece with the colour you want it's still often cheaper to wait until a stock painted part comes up on ebay and have them match that
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Paint Code for Luminous Ruby Red - 1981 KZ1000J 5 years 3 months ago #313082

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The reason no one has the codes, is because all of those colors were Candy colors. They are a layered system consisting of 3-4 layers of different colors on to of each other. Each of them being transparent or translucent. This means that it is not the color but the process you will be paying for. Mostly because each layer must be perfect and uniformly thick.
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76 KZ-900 Totaly stock vice MAC pipe
77 KZ-1000A stock
78 Z1-R 100%MINT 500 original Mi.
78 Z1-R Yoshi 1103 kit stage 1 cams Yoshi pipe. Etc
79 KZ-1300 (1400)
80 KZ-1300
81 Scratch built GPz1150R
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Paint Code for Luminous Ruby Red - 1981 KZ1000J 5 years 3 months ago #313102

gfmarsh, welcome to the KZR nation. Great to have you here.

These were the colours used for my bike.

Kawasaki_Paint_Information_Page_5.jpg


See the description but not the colour codes for the different layers used Here.

That's why the codes are not available.

Sorry, I did not find any information on 1981 or the "1000". Other members may have this missing information or know where to find it.

Best of success.
Bill

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Please add your year, model and location to your signature to get the best responses... and it's considered real friendly too.
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1977 KZ650-B1 (Stock)
Upgrades:
- Dyna S Electronic Ignition (DS2-2)
- Dyna 3 Ohm Coils (DC1-1)
- Coil Repowering Mod
- Progressive Springs Front & Rear
- Saddlemen Seat Cover
- New Metallic Red Re-Paint & Repro Badges.
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Paint Code for Luminous Ruby Red - 1981 KZ1000J 5 years 3 months ago #313113

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Not sure if this will be of any help....
Search KZR for Firecracker Red.
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Paint Code for Luminous Ruby Red - 1981 KZ1000J 5 years 3 months ago #313131

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These folks may be able to supply the paint or give advice:

www.paintworkz.com/
1977 KZ650-C1 Original Owner - Stock (with additional invisible FIAMM horn)
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Paint Code for Luminous Ruby Red - 1981 KZ1000J 5 years 3 months ago #313141

Hey thanks for all the replies! This is quite the website with nearly 14,000 members.

The previous paint I had on there was pretty close to the original. So we might be able to match it from photos and what is left on the underside of the tank. I was just curious if anyone has come across it before. The three or four stage paint process I will suggest to the bodyshop. Getting an old original panel would be good too. It is an interesting stock colour nonetheless.

I think firecracker red is a GPZ colour.

I'm looking forward to getting the bike running again as it been sitting in my garage under a tarp for 4 years!

Thanks
1981 Kawasaki KZ1000 J, bought in 1991
2004 ZZR1200, bought in 2005

Have also owned a 1981 KZ550 (first bike), 1984 Ninja 900, 1978 RD400, and a 1982 BMW R65
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Paint Code for Luminous Ruby Red - 1981 KZ1000J 5 years 3 months ago #313156

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Here's a description of how one owner reproduced the candy process on his Z1 from this month's Classic Mechanics Motorcycle
Few people realize how complex it can be to return the paintwork to original, particularly on the petrol tank, but the Z1's finish was applied by a true master - Mark Hutchinson. To get it right, first the tank is painted in white, then masked up for some areas to be painted black. Four coats of flake in clear laquer are then applied over the black and white, and orange candy is then sprayed over that. This makes the white areas turn into orange, and the black ones into the original brown.
In other words, when you gaze deep into that lustrous sheen, you're looking through orange candy at layers of flake sitting over white and black.
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Paint Code for Luminous Ruby Red - 1981 KZ1000J 5 years 3 months ago #313167

I think I will definitely go after that paint process. Who knew the factories went to such lengths back then?
1981 Kawasaki KZ1000 J, bought in 1991
2004 ZZR1200, bought in 2005

Have also owned a 1981 KZ550 (first bike), 1984 Ninja 900, 1978 RD400, and a 1982 BMW R65
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Paint Code for Luminous Ruby Red - 1981 KZ1000J 5 years 3 months ago #313298

I am not 100% sure what color you are after, and maybe I am way off base, but a gorgeous red is the Subaru, Sedona Red. I have listed the paint code below, and a link to a Sedona Red WRX.

Sedona Red Pearl Clearcoat 94H

media.photobucket.com/image/sedona%20red%20wrx/lonz007/wrx1.jpg

It really is a pretty red. Having seen it in person, the pictures don't do it justice.
1978 kz650B stock
1973 rd250 (in 1000 pieces)
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Paint Code for Luminous Ruby Red - 1981 KZ1000J 5 years 3 months ago #313306

That might be close, but it's hard to say.

Should look like this...
www.cyclechaos.com/wiki/Image:1982-Kawasaki-KZ1000J-Red-2.jpg
1981 Kawasaki KZ1000 J, bought in 1991
2004 ZZR1200, bought in 2005

Have also owned a 1981 KZ550 (first bike), 1984 Ninja 900, 1978 RD400, and a 1982 BMW R65
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Paint Code for Luminous Ruby Red - 1981 KZ1000J 5 years 3 months ago #313516

Its reminding me of a car that has that same color but its hard to place... It may be a Early vintage datsun, see if any of these will work.

www2.zhome.com:81/History/ZColorGallary/index.html

i think 110 red is close.

www2.zhome.com:81/History/ZColorGallary/110Red2.jpg
1978 kz650B stock
1973 rd250 (in 1000 pieces)
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Paint Code for Luminous Ruby Red - 1981 KZ1000J 5 years 3 months ago #313517

www.zrxocboard.com/board/showthread.php?t=19724

there is this if you can make sense of it.

I would take that pic into a paintshop and match it up. Or i would paint it kawasaki green.

www.japarts.nl/Eng/Motorverf/kawasaki.php5

here is an easier format.
1978 kz650B stock
1973 rd250 (in 1000 pieces)
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Paint Code for Luminous Ruby Red - 1981 KZ1000J 5 years 3 months ago #315900

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gfmarsh wrote:
I think I will definitely go after that paint process. Who knew the factories went to such lengths back then?

GF,

All the Kawasaki H2 and Z1 used the Tri-coat system starting back in the early 70's. Your 81 might use the same system. The first solid base color is important also. You need to wet sand down through the paint layers on an old original part and also match that base coat color. Find a local autobody supply store that knows about custom paints to look at the mid coat flake on the original part.

Sometimes if you call Color-Rite the
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[/img]y have the older colors, they just don't list them all on their website.

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78 Z1R-TC Bonneville project
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Paint Code for Luminous Ruby Red - 1981 KZ1000J 5 years 3 months ago #315907

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KZ250LTD wrote:
From what I've found looking for various colours for bikes there are unfortunately no such 'codes'. It's why companies such as paintworkz can charge $1400 for a set of Z1 bodywork done in original colours as not many people have the recipe. Your best bet it to take a body part of the bike that has the colour you want on it in useable condition to a painter and have him work to match it. May take awhile but many people have had good luck with it and it won't ding ya $1400.

If you don't have a piece with the colour you want it's still often cheaper to wait until a stock painted part comes up on ebay and have them match that


Yes I do get $1400 to do a Z1 paint job ..... but I also will sell you just the paint for $100.

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84 gpZ900 street
79 CBX restoration
79 CBX Pro Stock projects (2)
78 Z1R-TC Bonneville project
69 750 Enfield chopper project

Mount Clemens, MI
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Paint Code for Luminous Ruby Red - 1981 KZ1000J 5 years 2 months ago #316427

Thanks for the info.
1981 Kawasaki KZ1000 J, bought in 1991
2004 ZZR1200, bought in 2005

Have also owned a 1981 KZ550 (first bike), 1984 Ninja 900, 1978 RD400, and a 1982 BMW R65
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Paint Code for Luminous Ruby Red - 1981 KZ1000J 5 years 2 months ago #316661

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Speaking of the above auto colors, has any body really check with todays various automotive paints? I'll bet with all the new colors out there that there are some really, really close matches which would satisfy anyone except for a perfect restoration. My '80 F1 is a dark luminous blue and Toyota has a blue that is almost a perfect match if all pieces are painted at the same time. ;)
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Paint Code for Luminous Ruby Red - 1981 KZ1000J 5 years 2 months ago #316929

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Heres some kawasaki codes now finding someone to mix em is another story.:(






D2 LUMINOUS RUBY RED


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List of Kawasaki Color Codes
00 N/A
003 N/A
01 VARIOUS
02 N/A
021 N/A
03 N/A
04 N/A
05 N/A
06 N/A
07 N/A
08 N/A
09 N/A
1 FIRECRACKER RED
10 BLACK
11 N/A
1100 N/A
12 GRAY
1200 N/A
13 MAROON OR VIOLET/ROSE
14 GOLD OR SILVER
15 CANDY CARDINAL RED/SILVER
1518 N/A
16 METALLIC BLUE VIOLET
17 LUMINOUS ROSE OPERA OR WHITE
18 BLACK
19 WHITE
1A MIDNIGHT BLACK
1A1 MIDNIGHT BLACK
1B RED
1D GREEN
1D1 GRAY/GRAY
1G PEARL CANDY YELLOW
1K N/A
1M CANDY LINE OR DEEP TURQUOISE GREEN
1N CANDYTONE BLUE OR DEEP TURQOISE GREEN/GALAXY SILVER
1P CANDYTONE RED OR YELLOW
1Q RED MICA
1R CANDYTONE SUPER RED
1S CANDYTONE BLUE
1T CANDYTONE ORANGE
1U CANDY YELLOW OR GRAY
1V CANDYTONE GOLD
1W MOONDUST SILVER
1X CANDYTONE RED OR EBONY/SILVER
1Y VARIOUS
1Z CANDYTONE GREEN OR METALLIC DARK BROWN
20 PEARL PURPLISH BLACK MICA
201 PEARL PURPLISH BLACK
21 FLAT BLACK
22 BLUE OR JET WHITE
23 JET SKI VIOLET OR RED
24 LUMINOUS WINDSOR GREEN OR CANDYTONE RED
25 CANDYTONE RED OR BOULOGNE/GREEN
26 CANDYTONE RED
27 CANDYTONE BLUE
28 RED MICA/RED
29 CANDYTONE BLUE
2A CANDYTONE RED
2B CANDYTONE BLUE
2C CANDYTONE GOLD
2D RED MICA OR CANDY LIME
2E CANDYTONE ORANGE
2F CANDYTONE YELLOW
2G LIME GREEN
2H BARREL FINISH
2J ALUMINUM SHOT
2K HALIBUT RED
2L HALIBUT BLUE
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List of Kawasaki Color Codes
2N EBONY/RED
2P GRAY
2R CANDYTONE SUPER RED
2S BOULOGNE OR CANDYTONE BLUE
2T LUMINOUS VINTAGE RED AND BROWN
2U CANDYTONE PURPLE
2V CANDYTONE SUPER RED
2W CANDYTONE BLUE
2X RED/IVORY OR CANDYTONE GOLD
2Y CANDYTONE GREEN
2Y1 CANDY GREEN
2Z CANDY ORIENT BLUE OR RED/GRAY
3 N/A
30 PASTEL YELLOW
31 PASTEL BLUE
32 MIDNIGHT BLUE
33 LIME GREEN
34 PASTEL ORANGE OR RED/BLACK
35 LUMINOUS PEACOCK BLUE
36 METALLIC CLEAR
37 GREEN #15
38 N/A
39 WHITE/VIOLET
3A RED/GRAY/BLACK
3B CANDYTONE GREEN
3C VARIOUS
3D CANDYTONE YELLOW OR RED/BLUE
3E VIVID YELLOW OR BLUE
3F CANDY LIME
3G WHITE
3H CANDYTONE ORANGE OR GREEN/GRAY
3J GREEN/GRAY/BLACK
3K CANDY LIME
3L GRAY
3M DARK GREEN
3N BROWN
3P DIA BLUE
3Q DIA COPPER
3R CANDY SUPER RED
3S CANDYTONE ROYAL BLUE
3T DEEP BURGUNDY
3U COPPER
3V DARK GREEN
3W ORANGE
3X CANDY LIME GREEN
3Z CANDYTONE GREEN
4 N/A
40 GREEN/BLACK
41 N/A
42 SILVER OR GREEN/BLUE
43 RED/RED
44 RED
45 JET SKI VIOLET OR CANDYTONE BLUE
46 RAWHIDE OR RED/RED
47 PEACOCK GRAY
48 GREEN/WHITE
49 SILVER
4A CANDYTONE ORANGE
4B PASTEL YELLOW
4C CANDYTONE BLUE
4D CANDY COPPER
4E QUICK SILVER
4F DIAMOND RED
4G METALLIC PERMANENT RED
4H DIAMOND WINE RED
4J DIAMOND SKY BLUE
4M CERULEAN BLUE
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List of Kawasaki Color Codes
4P POPPY RED
4Q PARROT GREEN
4R CANDYTONE LIGHT RED
4S CANDY COBALT BLUE
4T PRUSSIAN BLUE
4U CANDY EMERALD GREEN
4V TURQUOISE GREEN
4X CANDY ORIENT BLUE
4Y BROWN
4Z GARNET BROWN
5 N/A
50 PEACOCK PEARL
51 GREEN #15
52 YELLOW
53 YELLOW
54 LIME GREEN
55 ORANGE
56 PEARL IVORY OR GREEN
57 N/A
58 CANDYTONE BLUE
59 FOREST BLUISH GREEN
5A SILVER #40
5B ROSE
5C GRAY/SILVER
5E GOLD/SILVER
5F EBONY/SILVER
5G BLUE VIOLET
5K ROUGE
5M PEARL PURPLISH BLACK MICA
5N N/A
5U PEARL BLUE
5X FOREST BLUISH GREEN
5Z EVENTIDE
6 N/A
60 BLACK
61 PURPLE OR PURPLISH BLUE
62 BLACK OR ROUGE
63 JET SKI VIOLET OR YELLOW
64 CANDYTONE BLUE OR YELLOW
65 LIME GREEN
66 PEARL WHITE
67 PEARL CANDYTONE ORANGE
68 OLIVE GREEN OR PEARL CANDYTONE RED
69 PEARL CANDYTONE BLUE
6A HUNTER GREEN
6B SUNBEAM RED
6C EBONY
6C1 EBONY
6D BLACK
6F PEARL WHITE
6F1 PEARL WHITE
6G SUN BATH YELLOW
6H CANDYTONE ORANGE
6K BRILLIANT BLUE
6L FIRECRACKER RED
6L1 RED
6M TANGERINE
6N LIME GREEN OR MARINE BLUE
6P SOLID GREEN
6Q BOULOGNE
6R SUNFLOWER YELLOW
6S BLACK
6T VARIOUS
6V WHITE
6W LIME GREEN
6W1 LIME GREEN
6Y GRAY
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List of Kawasaki Color Codes
6Z FLAT BLACK
7 N/A
70 LIME GREEN
71 ORANGE OR RED/GRAY
72 BRIGHT ORANGE
73 RED
74 YELLOW OR EBONY/VIOLET
741 EBONY/VIOLET
75 LEAFING SILVER
76 CANDYTONE GOLD
77 CANDY LIME
78 N/A
79 CHROME
7B DIAMOND NAVY BLUE
7C DIAMOND BROWN
7F LIME GREEN
7F1 LIME GREEN
7G DIAMOND BROWN
7H SUNFLOWER YELLOW
7J MOONDUST SILVER
7K BRONZE/RED
7M BLUE
7N MOONDUST SILVER
7N1 MOONDUST SILVER
7P FLAME RED
7R WHITE
7S PEARL BOULONGE/PEARL ALPINE WHITE
7T LIME GREEN
7U CANDY WINE RED/PEARL GENTRY GRAY
7V LUMINOUS RED
7W METALLIC STARDUST SILVER
7X LUMINOUS DARK GREEN OR PEARL BOULONGE
7Y LUMINOUS DARK RED
7Y1 LUMINOUS DARK RED
7Z LUMINOUS DARK BLUE
8 N/A
80 BUFF
81 FIRECRACKER RED OR CANDY APPLE GREEN
82 N/A
83 DARK YELLOW
84 CANDYTONE RED
85 PEARL WHITE
86 PEARL GREENISH BLACK OR ORANGE
87 RED OR GREEN/WHITE
88 BRIGHT ORANGE
89 GREEN/WHITE/VIOLET
8A N/A
8B CANDYTONE RED
8C JET WHITE
8D CANDY COPPER
8E MIDNIGHT BLUE
8F MAHOGANY
8G EBONY
8G1 EBONY
8H N/A
8J GLAZER GREEN
8K SUNDANCE BLUE
8L GRAY
8M BEIGE
8N BEIGE
8P OPTIC RED
8R WILDFIRE RED
8S WILDFIRE RED
8T GOLD
8U JET WHITE
8V SILVER
8Y SILVER/GRAY
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List of Kawasaki Color Codes
8Z METALLIC MARINE BLUE
90 LIME GREEN OR EBONY/GRAY/RED
91 CANDYTONE ORANGE OR EBONY/GRAY/RED
92 CANDYTONE RED OR PEARL GENTRY GRAY/CANDY WINE RED
921 GRAY/RED
93 CANDYTONE BLUE
94 CANDYTONE GOLD
95 CANDYTONE PURPLE
96 CANDYTONE BROWN OR WHITE/GREEN
97 CANDYTONE GREEN OR CANDYTONE YELLOW
9E N/A
9G N/A
9H N/A
9J LIME GREEN
9K N/A
9L BLACK
9R N/A
9S N/A
9W N/A
9X N/A
9Y N/A
A N/A
A1 BURNT RED
A2 LUMINOUS COPPER
A4 CANDY COBALT BLUE OR GOLD/SILVER
A5 CANDY PERSIMMON RED
A51 CANDY PERSIMMON RED
A7 WHITE
A8 LUMINOUS NAVY BLUE
A81 LUMINOUS NAVY BLUE
A9 LUMINOUS BROWN OR PEARL BOULOGNE/PEARL GREENISH BLACK
AA SILVER
AC LIME GREEN OR GREEN/WHITE
AC1 LIME GREEN OR GREEN/WHITE
AD PEARL WHITE
AE LIME GREEN
AE1 LIME GREEN
AF SUNBEAM RED
AJ POLAR WHITE OR WHITE/BLUE
AK N/A
AM N/A
AN N/A
AQ DEEP BURGUNDY
AS N/A
AU SUNFLOWER YELLOW
B1 FIRECRACKER RED
B11 FIRECRACKER RED
B2 VARIOUS
B3 SOLID GREEN
B4 MARINE BLUE
B5 BLACK PEARL
B6 VARIOUS
B7 SUNBEAM RED
B8 SILVER
B9 HUNTER GREEN
BA BLUE
BB SILVER
BC BLUE
BD BLACK
BE PURPLE
BF BLUE
BG BLUE #42
BJ GRAY
BK BLACK
BL RED
BM GOLD
BP PEARL WHITE
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List of Kawasaki Color Codes
BT N/A
BV BLUE #24
C VARIOUS
C0 FIRECRACKER RED
C1 LUMINOUS STARLIGHT BLUE
C3 RED/GRAY
C4 METALLIC GRAYSTONE
C6 METALLIC NOCTURN BLUE
C9 BRILLIANT BLUE
CA RED/RED
CB BLACK
CC LIME GREEN
CD FIRECRACKER RED
CE SILVER #25
CF RED/GRAYSTONE
CF1 GRAYSTONE
CG PEARL WHITE
CH FIRECRACKER RED
CJ LIME GREEN
CK GREEN/WHITE
CK1 GREEN/WHITE
CL GOLD
CM SILVER #1
CN GOLD #1 OR SILVER
CP SILVER
CQ PEARL CHATEAU GRAY
CR RED/BLACK
CT BLUE/WHITE
CU SUNFLOWER YELLOW
CV RED/EBONY
CW FIRECRACKER RED
CX SILVER
D1 CHROME ORANGE
D2 LUMINOUS RUBY RED
D3 LUMINOUS MAROON
D4 DARK GREEN OR LIME GREEN
D6 ROYAL DARK RED
D7 LUMINOUS GUN BLUE
D9 LUMINOUS PASSION RED
D91 LUMINOUS PASSION RED
DA WHITE/GRAY
DA1 WHITE/GRAY
DB BLUE #24
DC WHITE
DE EBONY/SILVER
DG SILVER #2
DH PEARL CHATEAU GRAY
DJ BLACK
DK GOLD
DM GOLD
DS LUMINOUS WINDSOR GREEN
DY GREEN/BLUE #42
DY2 GREEN
DZ GREEN/BLUE/WHITE
E MARINE BLUE
E1 CANDY LIGHTNING BLUE
E2 LUMINOUS MIDNIGHT RED
E3 BLACK
E4 GRAY
E7 LIGHTNING BLUE
E8 N/A
E9 BOULOGNE
EA MIDNIGHT BLACK
EB CANDY OLIVE
EC GRAY
ED CANDYTONE SUPER RED
ED1 CANDYTONE SUPER RED
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List of Kawasaki Color Codes
EE N/A
EG RED/RED
EG1 RED/RED
EK N/A
EM N/A
ER EBONY
ES N/A
EX N/A
EZ GRAY
F1 PEARL WHITE
F2 GALAXY SILVER
F21 GALAXY SILVER
F3 METALLIC ULTRAMARINE BLUE
F4 METALLIC STARLIGHT BLACK
F5 RED/RED
F6 GOLD #2
F7 EBONY
F8 JET SKI VIOLET
FA GRAY
FB GRAY
FC CANDY ATLANTIC BLUE
FC1 CANDY ATLANTIC BLUE
FE GRAY
FF GRAY
FG EBONY/GRAY
FG1 EBONY/GRAY
FH EBONY/GREEN
FL SILVER/GRAY
FM BUFF
FR N/A
FS FOREST GREEN
FV RED/GRAY
FX BLACK
FY BLUE/WHITE
G N/A
G0 GRAY
G1 BLUE
G7 RED/GRAY
G9 GREEN/VIOLET
GA METALLIC CANYON SILVER
GD GRAY
GE GRAY
GF BLUE #32
GG METALLIC BRONCO
GH METALLIC BRONCO/METALLIC CANYON SILVER
GJ WHITE/GRAY
GK PEARL ALPINE WHITE
GL RED
GN SILVER
GP RED/WHITE
GQ RED/GRAY
GR RED/BLACK
GS SILVER
GV CANDYTONE SUPER RED
GV1 CANDYTONE SUPER RED
GY N/A
GZ ALUMINUM
H N/A
H1 SUNBEAM RED
H2 FIRECRACKER RED
H3 CANDY WINE RED
H31 CANDY WINE RED
H5 BLUE/SILVER
H6 BLUE/SILVER
H7 EBONY/SONIC GOLD
H8 EBONY
H81 EBONY
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List of Kawasaki Color Codes
H9 N/A
HA OLIVE GREEN
HC LUMINOUS ROSE
HF RED/ROSE OPERA
HH N/A
HK BLUE/BLUE
HL CANDY ATLANTIC BLUE
HM BLUE
HN GRAY
HP RED/ROSE
HQ GREEN/BEIGE
HR CANDY CARDINAL RED
HS ROSE OPERA
HU VIOLET
HX RED
HY RED/GRAY OR GRAY
II N/A
J N/A
J3 FIRECRACKER RED
J31 EBONY/RED
J7 EBONY/BLUE
J9 GRAY
JD PEARL CHATEAU GRAY
JF GRAY
JG RED/GRAY
JH GRAY
JJ N/A
JL RED/GRAY
JM BLUE/GRAY
JN EBONY/LUMINOUS ROSE OPERA
JP EBONY/GRAY
JR PEARL CHATEAU GRAY
JS BRONZE
JV RED/GRAY
JW MAROON VIOLET ROYAL
JY GRAY
JZ METALLIC EVENTIDE
K1 YELLOW
K4 GRAY
K5 BEIGE
K7 BROWN
K8 GRAY
KC RED/GRAY
KD BLUE #36
KE GREEN/WHITE/BLUE
KE1 GREEN/WHITE
KF SILVER
KK N/A
KL VIOLET
KM VIOLET/EBONY
KN BLUE/SILVER
KP METALLIC OPAL SILVER
KR GREEN #12
KT DARK GREEN
KW BLUE
L1 CANDY CARDINAL RED
L11 CANDY CARDINAL RED
L2 LUMINOUS CRIMSON RED
L5 BLACK
L6 BUFF
L7 FIRECRACKER RED/METALLIC GRAYSTONE
L71 FIRECRACKER RED/MOON BEAM GRAY
L9 BLACK/RED/GRAYSTONE
LA BLUE #32
LC N/A
LF N/A
LG GRAY
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List of Kawasaki Color Codes
LH GREEN
LJ GRAY
LK BLUE #32
LL N/A
LM BLUE #41
LQ BLACK
LR GREEN #16
LT VIOLET
LU BLACK
LV VIOLET
LW JET SKI VIOLET
LY N/A
M1 FLAT BLACK/RED
M3 BLACK/BLUE
M4 LUMINOUS POLAR BLUE
M41 LUMINOUS POLARIS BLUE
M7 FIRECRACKER RED/GALAXY SILVER
M71 RED
M8 BLACK/RED/SILVER
M81 BLACK/RED/SILVER
MA BLACK
MB BROWN
MD BLUE
ME BLUE
MF GREEN
MG DIAMOND RED
MH GREEN/BLACK
MJ RED
MK BROWN
ML BOULOGNE
MM N/A
MN SILVER
MQ DEEP BURGUNDY
MU SUNFLOWER YELLOW
MV N/A
MW BLACK
MX RED
MY BLUE
MZ BLUE
N2 SILVER/GRAY
N3 BLACK
N4 RED
N7 BLUE
N8 BLUE
NB N/A
NC RED
ND BLACK
NE ORIENT BLUE
NF BLUE
NJ GRAY
NK BLACK
NL BLACK/LIME GREEN
NP N/A
NR BLACK
NT WHITE
NU BURGUNDY/GRAY
NZ N/A
P VIOLET
P1 SILVER
P2 SILVER
P3 FLAT BLACK/EBONY
P5 LUMINOUS VINTAGE RED
P51 LUMINOUS VINTAGE RED
P9 FIRECRACKER RED/PEARL ALPINE WHITE
P91 RED/WHITE
P92 RED/WHITE
PA GRAY
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List of Kawasaki Color Codes
PB PINK
PJ JET SKI VIOLET
PL VIOLET
PN VIOLET
PP GRAY
PR CANDYTONE BLUE
PS GRAY
PV N/A
PW ROUGE
PZ BLUE
Q1 EBONY/BLUE
Q4 GREEN/VIOLET
Q5 SKY BLUE
Q6 DEEP GOOSEBERRY
Q8 CANDY AMARANTH RED MICA/PEARL COSMIC GRAY
R1 PEARL ALPINE WHITE
R11 PEARL ALPINE WHITE
R2 RED OR BLACK
R4 RED/WHITE
R5 RED
R51 RED/BLUE #14
R6 BLUE
RA GRAY
RC FOREST GREEN
RE JET SKI VIOLET
RF MOON BEAM GRAY
RG GRAY
RL PEARL GREENISH BLACK
RN BLUE #41
RN1 BLUE
RV RED/GRAY
RW GREEN/SILVER
RX GREEN/WHITE
RY GREEN/BLACK
RZ WHITE
S1 VARIOUS
S3 BLUE/WHITE
S31 BLUE/WHITE
SA BLUE/WHITE
SD METALLIC BLUE VIOLET
SI N/A
SK N/A
SL PEARL CHATEAU GRAY
SM PEACOCK TEAL GREEN
SM1 PEACOCK TEAL GREEN
SP N/A
SR STEEL GRAY
SS EBONY/GRAY
ST PEARL GENTRY GRAY
SV GREEN
SW BLUE/GRAY
SX GREEN/GREEN
SY PEARL WHITE/GREEN
SZ BLUE/GRAY
T N/A
T1 RED
T2 PEARL CHATEAU GRAY
T21 PEARL CHATEAU GRAY
T3 FIRECRACKER RED/METALLIC BLACK
T31 FIRECRACKER RED/MARINE BLUE
T4 EBONY/PEARL CHATEAU GRAY
T41 EBONY/PEARL CHATEAU GRAY
T42 EBONY/GRAY
T6 WHITE #1
T7 SILVER
T8 PEARL GENTRY GRAY
T81 PEARL GENTRY GRAY
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List of Kawasaki Color Codes
T9 PEARL GENTRY GRAY
TA METALLIC MARINE BLUE
TB CANDY ATLANTIC BLUE
TF CANDY WINE RED
TG BLUE/ROSE
TH BLUE/ROSE
TJ BLUE/EVENTIDE
TK METALLIC NOCTURE BLUE
TL EBONY/GREEN
TM N/A
TP RED/GRAY
TR BLUE #41
TT EBONY/GRAY
TX SILVER
TY VIOLET
TZ PEACOCK TEAL GREEN
U1 RED/GRAY
U2 METALLIC DARK BRONZE/CANDY CARDINAL RED
U5 PEARL JADE GREEN
U6 PEARL JADE GREEN/VIVID PURPLE MICA
U7 PEARL JADE GREEN/PEARL ALPINE WHITE
V2 FLAT BLACK/POLAR WHITE
V3 GALAXY SILVER/PEARL CHATEAU GRAY
V4 RED/RED
V5 SILVER
V6 FLAT BLACK/CANDY WINE RED
V7 RED/RED
V8 GRAY
V9 CANDY PERSIMMON RED
VA PEACOCK TEAL GREEN
VG PEARL BOULOGNE
VK PEARL CHATEAU GRAY
VL EBONY/GRAY
VS EBONY/GREEN
VW SUNBEAM RED OR JET SKI VIOLET
VY VIOLET
VZ SILVER # 35
W1 BLUE #1
W2 PEARL ALPINE WHITE/SUNBEAM RED
W21 WHITE
W6 WHITE/BLACK
WA SILVER
WB GOLD
WW SILVER
X3 SILVER #15
X4 FIRECRACKER RED
X5 RED/GRAY
X8 PEARL BURNISH BEIGE
XL N/A
XM N/A
XP YELLOW
XT N/A
XX SILVER
Y1 PEARL BURNISH BEIGE/PEARL LUSTER BEIGE
Y3 BEIGE/BEIGE
Y8 EBONY/CHROME PLATING
YK N/A
YM N/A
YR N/A
YY SILVER
ZK RED
ZT N/A
ZX N/A
ZZ N/A
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Paint Code for Luminous Ruby Red - 1981 KZ1000J 5 years 2 months ago #316933

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Hi I'm a painter bodyman this is my first time posting on this forum I listed all the Kawasaki paint codes. I just painted a bike for WG. any color can be matched if you have something with the color you need must be at least the size of a playing card. Paint dealers have what you call a color eye they place on the color and it gives them the closest match possible. Most older kzs were painted Kandy lacqurs
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Paint Code for Luminous Ruby Red - 1981 KZ1000J 4 years 6 months ago #370037

Got my parts back over a month ago finally. In order to keep costs down we were able to match up it with a GM colour. As I recall it's applied in stages as well. It worked perfectly, as you can't tell the difference between the original and the new paint. I also order a decal kit for it, so those have been put on then cleared over.

The bike had been sitting for 5 years indoors under a tarp. I had drained the carbs and put fresh oil in years ago for storage. I had only cranked it over without gas about 4 months ago. After getting some gas back into to it. She fired up, and quickly smoothed out to run on all four cylinders. I had recently put an new Vance and Hines megaphone on the KZ. I forgot how good that bike sounds - throaty and mean, but not deafening. Unfortunately I couldn't run it long as the fuel tap was leaking. Will have a buy another build kit for the fuel tap. Looking forward to getting it in ship shape again. I know a buddy of mine will have to Dyno tune it with the new pipe. I went from a Hindle to the V&H and lost some mid-range.

Thanks for all your posts. I'm sure other folks will find them resourceful as well.

Will post some pics soon.

Greg
1981 Kawasaki KZ1000 J, bought in 1991
2004 ZZR1200, bought in 2005

Have also owned a 1981 KZ550 (first bike), 1984 Ninja 900, 1978 RD400, and a 1982 BMW R65
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