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KAWASAKI KZ650 B1 1976 Color query Candy Super Red 03 Jun 2021 10:28 #849547

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Hello, my name is Carlos and I am new to this forum, thank you very much for accepting me.
I have been reading many of your messages and I have been able to verify that you are experts in this great Kawasaki brand and I would like to ask you some questions and see if you can help me.
I would like to restore a 1976 Kawasaki kz650 B1 from my father and if possible I would like you to tell me the original color code of this bike.
Unfortunately, this motorcycle was painted later and therefore I do not know the code of its original color, I know it was Red so I imagine it would be the Candy Super Red color, although I have seen that there is another more orange Red color but this color I think does not match for the year of manufacture and model of this Kz650b1.
Please could you help me ?, the adhesive kit for the warehouse where I could buy them ?.
I have been reading and this original model in the factory had the Dunlop F11 3.25 19 and Dunlop K87 4.0 18 "tires, is it possible that they were these tires?
Thank you very much for helping me, delighted to be part of this forum and to be able to address all of you.

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KAWASAKI KZ650 B1 1976 Color query Candy Super Red 04 Jun 2021 04:46 #849588

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Kawasaki used Diamond red and Candy super red in 1976
Vintagemotorcyclepaint sells paint - www.ebay.com/sch/vintagemotorcyclepaint/...rksid=p2047675.l2562
 

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KAWASAKI KZ650 B1 1976 Color query Candy Super Red 04 Jun 2021 05:05 #849589

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I think 1977 was the first year for the KZ650 B1, not 1976.  The tank colour was Super Red.

It had stripes as shown in the link below.  

www.motorcyclespecs.co.za/model/kawasaki/kawasaki_z650%2076.htm

 
I have a couple of Z1B's restored, an '80 KZ1000LTD restored, a 1981 KZ550 restored and a 2008 KLR 650 for off road fun. My wife has a 2019 Suzuki DR 650 for on and off road.

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KAWASAKI KZ650 B1 1976 Color query Candy Super Red 04 Jun 2021 05:36 #849591

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There are no actual paint codes for vintage Kawasakis.  You would have to scan the stock color at an auto paint shop or find someone who has already done it then use the code they came up with or buy their paint.  DiabloCycles sells stripe kits. www.diablocycle.com/

www.partzilla.com/catalog/kawasaki/motor...7/kz650-b1/fuel-tank

jarlef.no/Kawasaki/Series/Z/650/z650.htm

www.cyclechaos.com/wiki/Kawasaki_KZ650B

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KAWASAKI KZ650 B1 1976 Color query Candy Super Red 04 Jun 2021 07:58 #849603

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There is no such thing as a 1976 KZ650.  If your bike was built in late 1976 it is a 1977 KZ650.  It is no different than buying a new 2021 car in late 2020; the new car is still a 2021.  This fact is important when you try to buy parts.

The name of the original red Kawasaki color for the 1977 KZ650 is "Candy Super Red."  That is the only red color for the 1977 KZ650.  The paint was done in 3 coats.  The first was Special Silver Basecoat; the second was Super Candy Red; and the third was clear.

The original tires that the bike came with are not available.  I bought my 1977 KZ650-C1 new in very early 1977 and I can tell you that those original tires were ok but not great.  I use Pirelli Sport Demon tires (100/90 V 19 front; 120/90 V 18 rear) on my KZ650 and they work great!

Ed

 
1977 KZ650-C1 Original Owner - Stock (with additional invisible FIAMM horn)
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KAWASAKI KZ650 B1 1976 Color query Candy Super Red 04 Jun 2021 09:51 #849608

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Getting the color name or code is the easy part, finding paint that matches is far more difficult.

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KAWASAKI KZ650 B1 1976 Color query Candy Super Red 04 Jun 2021 10:43 #849609

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Not sure if this helps

paintworkz.com
 
1976 KZ 900 A4 kzrider.com/forum/11-projects/613548-1976-kz-900-a4
1976 KZ 900 B1 LTD
1978 KZ 1000 B2 LTD
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KAWASAKI KZ650 B1 1976 Color query Candy Super Red 05 Jun 2021 09:34 #849643

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78 KZ1000 A2A

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KAWASAKI KZ650 B1 1976 Color query Candy Super Red 05 Jun 2021 17:49 #849665

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Some paint info: 
 
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forums.kz650.info/
'78 KZ650 C2, 128K kms, Rickman fairing, Delkevic ex, EI, CVK32, ATK fork brace, steering damper, braced swingarm, 18" Z1R front wheel.
'00 ZRX1100, Ohlin's shocks, fork brace, steering damper, ELS +4, Corbin seat, Gimbel bugspoiler.
'11 Ninja 250R

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KAWASAKI KZ650 B1 1976 Color query Candy Super Red 05 Jun 2021 17:49 #849666

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Rob.
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forums.kz650.info/
'78 KZ650 C2, 128K kms, Rickman fairing, Delkevic ex, EI, CVK32, ATK fork brace, steering damper, braced swingarm, 18" Z1R front wheel.
'00 ZRX1100, Ohlin's shocks, fork brace, steering damper, ELS +4, Corbin seat, Gimbel bugspoiler.
'11 Ninja 250R

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KAWASAKI KZ650 B1 1976 Color query Candy Super Red 06 Jun 2021 02:41 #849677

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Thank you all very much for your answers, you have helped me a lot and I am very grateful, with all this information that you have provided me I am sure it will be fantastic and with its original Candy super red color, without the help of all of you I would not have been possible.
I will follow in detail the comments in this forum are very helpful for those of us who are getting started in this magnificent Kawasaki model.

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