Finding out my original paint colour

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aidan8888
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Finding out my original paint colour

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So iv'e finally got round to starting work on my ZXR400, and I have the opportunity to start afresh.

The bike was rattle can blue when I got it, and I got factory red/ black fairings when I crashed it, but I would like to put it back to its original paint scheme, the trouble is I can't seem to find any clues by the VIN number, is there any other way I can find out?

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v5 should show the original colour from the manufacturer, if you know the year we can narrow it down to an exact colour scheme.

L1-L2 are one scheme, L3 is a little different, L4-L8 different again, and then L9 onwards. There are green and there are purple colour schemes as standard.

L1/2 have the blue triangle at the front
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L3 replace that with a swish
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L4-L8 its swishes all round
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and L9 have a different style and colour swish
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Nice..good spec list that... biggrin
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Great post!

Never seen the L models back to back before like this.. brilliant reminder :)
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Don't forget people there is more to the zxr400 than this forum... check out www.zxrworld.co.uk also.
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Re: Finding out my original paint colour

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Thanks for the replies, Red, Black and Ebony it is!
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