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1Back to top Go down   Colour of 1987 K100RT Empty Colour of 1987 K100RT Wed Dec 05, 2012 7:04 am

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Having searched through the colour codes and information about what colours were on what bikes each year I have identified that mine (in the photo beside) should be a stratos grey - paint code 232 and scheme code 646. However comparing my bike with the picture supplied with the paint guide mine seems to be considerably darker. Can anyone identify the colour of my bike from the photo? It is a very dark grey, what I would call gun metal grey whereas the stratos grey shown on the website seems more blue. Any help appreciated. The bike is 1987 build. Whoops looks like it was a 1986build, shows 1987 on the plate.

    

2Back to top Go down   Colour of 1987 K100RT Empty Re: Colour of 1987 K100RT Wed Dec 05, 2012 7:14 am

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Probably being an ex police by the looks the part where the code would be is not there and as far as I know all the police bikes that came to Oz were the same white.
There is a real good chance that the colour was just picked from a cattledog. Most paint joints that sell PPG have a scanner that you could use the side cover to match the colour. They usually even get the colour match right down to the vehicle it was used on. I have had the local shop do two matches for me and both were spot on.


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cattledog = catalogue


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K100RS 1986 RED!

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renriv

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Rick I think you might be right. Under the cover of the top box there is a paint code of 607 which i couldn't find in the greys, however it is in the whites. Looks like it might have been painted so may not even be a standard colour. Have to visit the paint shop I think. Thanks for your help.

    

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Interestingly enough, when I ran the VIN through T.G.C. yesterday it told me it was a 0501 model (internal cattledog code), which is a bare naked lady, not an RT as it is in its current guise. Also, paint code 607 is Polizeiweiss, or police white. The classic bitza lost to history. If it was any other colour I'd say it was a red-headed stepchild. At least you now know what it isn't.

BTW, if there's a plate on your bike showing 1987 it could just be the Aussie ADR plate which the gubmint, in all its immense wisdom and disregard for what the manufacturer intended, use to identify when the bike was ADR'd into OZ. It means nothing to when the bike was actually built in Germany, which as you also now know was in March of '86. My own 11th month of '86 K100RS has an Aussie ADR of 1988 riveted to it. The dealer who sold it to me called it a 1989 model until I corrected him with clarification of information - but he didn't give a rat's. In most of the rest of the world it'd be known as a 1987 model. Production of most (but not always) next year models starts in September and ends in August of the following year.


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