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Hey guys, Just bought an 08' Kawi Versys which seems to be "Burnt Orange" after getting it. Wow im a tall guy and i love the bike. Unfortunaly, the bike was dropped at 0 Mph by my buddys wife.(Short Legs) Now my paint is chipped on the plastic on the sides of the gas tank. Since the orange is so specific, is there somewhere to buy and new peice?? or do i have to try and match this paint?? Please help its all that i see. lol
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Most automotive paint suppliers also have motorcycle manufacture paint codes, so you could have some mixed up. I am a car/motorcycle custom painter so thats how I know. Then either just take the body piece to a painter to paint it or do it yourself. Whichever is an option for you.
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Burnt Orange was an 07 color. Most 08's are red although I think they also made them in black that year. I would check your serial number to determine the date of manufacture. There is no difference between 07 and 09 models other than color.

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By law, on road vehicles must have a 17 digit VIN, the tenth digit is the model year. To identify the year you need the "secret code ".

Digits 1,2,3 are World, Manufacturer, Identifier

1 = J ( Japan or whatever country the vehicle is made in )
2 = k ( Kawasaki or Y for Yamaha or S for suzuki etc)
3 = 1 or A ( code for motorcycle )

Digits 4,5,6,7,8 are Vehicle descriptor Section

4 = Vehicle category

C=scooter
B=business model or commuter
N=single cylinder sport/street
G=multiple cylinder sport/street
F=Family
S=Off road
V=V-Type engine, street, V2/V4/v6/v8 etc)

5= Engine displacement

A=49cc and less
B=50-69cc
C=70-79cc
D=80-89cc
E=90-99cc
F=100-124cc
G=125-149cc
H=150-199cc
J=200-249cc
K=250-399cc
M=400-499cc
N=500-599cc
P=600-699cc
R=700-749cc
S=750-849cc
T=850-999cc
U=1000-1099cc
V=1100-1199cc
W=1200-1299cc
Y=1400-1499cc
Z=1500 & up

6= Engine Type

1=2 stroke single
2=2 stroke twin
3=2 stroke triple or four
4=4 stroke single
5=4 stroke twin
6=?
7=4 stroke four

7=Design sequence or model version first version uses 1 then second version uses 2 etc... the tenth version would then be identified by the letter A then B etc..

8=Model version ( base model usually by an A, another letter would be used for special editions or different models of the ame vehicle )

9=Check digit ( 0-9 or X )

10= Year Code

80-A
81-B
82-C
83-D
84-E
85-F
86-G
87-H
88-J
89-K
90-L
91-M
92-N
93-P
94-R
95-S
96-T
97-V
98-W
99-X
00-Y
01-1
02-2
03-3
04-4
05-5
06-6
07-7
08-8
09-9 ( Don't know what happens after that )

11= Factory code ( manufacturer code for what plant it was built in )

12,13,14,15,16,17= Vehicle Identification Number ( serial number )


So for example a 2003 Kawasaki Ninja 500 would look something like this

JKA GM71A X 3 2 123456

JKA= Japan,Kawasaki,Motorcycle
GM71A= Multiple cylinder sport/street, 400-499cc, 4stroke four, Version1, Base model
X= Check digit
3= 2003
2= Plant #2
123456= Serial number

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