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Kawasaki GPZ900R Ninja Official Photo Archive from YouTube Channel MotoBasic

Due to limitations of the time, the schematics only show abbreviations of colours.  There is obviously several gaps in this table and there may be duplication.

Schematic Code Full Name Notes
F.RED Firecracker Red Code: 606
P.BLUE Polaris Blue¹  
EBONY    
BLACK/B    
BLUE    
L.P.BLUE¹ Luminous Polaris Blue Code: 635
G.SI/G.SIL Galaxy Silver Code: 611 or 474
BLUE 14    
BLUE 21    
RED²    
SILVER    
P.A/P.A.WHI/P.A.WHIT Pearl Alpine White Code: 628-1
WHITE    
G.GRAY    
GRAY NO.1   Rim
GOLD NO.2   Rim
  1. Could be the same
  2. 2nd gen bikes do not mention Firecracker Red anywhere – all just RED.

 

Paint Suppliers

Disclaimer – I haven’t used any of these, please submit suppliers you have used!

ColorRite – search matches with several paint names and if the site finds a match it even supplies a Kawasaki Paint Code.  Which is a nice way to cross-reference.

www.rsbikepaint.com – if you select your year of GPZ990R they give the matching color schemes, including the obscure colours like that used for brake calipers.  This link is to 1986.

 

Decals

Whilst you dont seem to be able to get earlier sets shown in schematics, you can still buy the Kawasaki decal’s for Aussie A8 bikes here.


Decals for Ebony/Red A8

Decals for Ebony/Gray A8

 

Schematic Visualiser

I have grouped together schematic information in a manner to see how the different colour combinations work.  This is for reference only, most of these parts will only be available second-hand. This will be a long process (so don’t hold your breath) and currently only:

  • includes data from Australian A3 & A8 schematics
  • only the A3 Top Fairing PN have been cross-referenced with European bike data

 

A3 ’86
OZ

REF: 55028I
PN: 55028-5142-R5
CLR: RED/BLUE 14

*Ninja logo

A3 ’86
OZ/EU/SWE/SPA/GRE/NOR

REF: 55028J
PN: 55028-5171-S7
CLR: EBONY/S

*GPz logo

A3 ’86
OZ/EU/EU(GEN)/FRA/SWE/GER/SPA/GRE/NOR

REF: 55028M
PN: 55028-5204-S9
CLR: BLUE/BL

*GPz logo

A3 ’86
OZ?

REF: 55028N
PN: 55028-5214-S9
CLR: BLUE/BL 21

*Ninja Logo

A3 ’86
EU/SWI/FRA/SWE/GER/SPA/NOR

REF: 55028O
PN: 55028-5215-R5
CLR: RED/BLUE 14

A8 ’91
OZ

REF: 55048
PN: 55050-5298-J3
CLR: EBONY/R

A8 ’91
OZ

REF: 55048A
PN: 55050-5299-T3
CLR: EBONY/G

A3 ’86
OZ

REF: 51002C
PN: 51002-5122-P9
CLR: F.RED/P.A

A3 ’86
OZ

REF: 51002D
PN: 51002-5159-J3
CLR: EBONY/F.RE

A3 ’86
OZ

REF: 51002F
PN: 51002-5192-L8
CLR: BLUE/SILVE

A8 ’91
OZ

REF: 51003
PN: 51003-5117-J3
CLR: EBONY/RED

A8 ’91
OZ

REF: 51003B
PN: 51087-5311-T4
CLR: EBONY/GRAY

A3 ’86
OZ

REF: 14024I
PN: 14025-5224-P9
CLR: F.RED/P.A.WHIT

A3 ’86
OZ

REF: 14024J
PN: 14025-5236-J3
CLR: EBONY/F.RED

A3 ’86
OZ

REF: 14024L
PN: 14025-5249-L8
CLR: L.P.BLUE/G.SIL

A8 ’91
OZ

REF: 14024R
PN: 14025-5292-J3
CLR: EBONY/RED

A8 ’91
OZ

REF: 14024S
PN: 14025-5293-T4
CLR: EBONY/GRAY

A3 ’86
OZ

REF: 55028O
PN: 55028-5144-P9
CLR: P.A.WHI

REF: 55028V
PN: NA
CLR: NA

A3 ’86
OZ

REF: 55028R
PN: 55028-5202-J3
CLR: EBONY/F.RED

REF: 55028P
PN: 55028-5185-H8
CLR: EBONY

A3 ’86
OZ

REF: 55028S
PN: 55028-5202-L8
CLR: L.P.BLUE/G.SI

REF: 55028T
PN: 5028-1072-M41
CLR: L.P.BLUE

A8 ’91
OZ

REF: 55048C
PN: 55048-5406-J3
CLR: F-RED

REF: 55048B
PN: 55048-5361-B1
CLR: F-RED

*No PN for 55048D

A8 ’91
OZ

REF: 55048E
PN: 55048-5410-T4
CLR: EBONY-GRAY

REF: 55048D
PN: 55048-5409-H8
CLR: EBONY

A8 ’91
JPN

REF: 55048D
PN: 55048-5410-T4
CLR: EBONY/GRAY

*in OZ schematics this is REF: 55048E , PN the same.

REF: 55048E
PN: 55048-5409-H8
CLR: EBONY

*this is the PN for the  ebony lower cowling, not listed in OZ schematics

 

A3 ’86
OZ

REF: (LH) 36002L   (RH) 36002M
PN: (LH) 36002-5116-R4   (RH) 36002-5117-R4
CLR: RED/WHITE/B

A3 ’86
OZ

REF: (LH) 36002N   (RH) 36002O
PN: (LH) 36002-5151-J3   (RH) 36002-5152-J3
CLR: EBONY/F.RED

A3 ’86
OZ

REF: (LH) 36002R   (RH) 36002S
PN: (LH) 36002-5193-M2   (RH) 36002-5194-M2
CLR: BLACK/BLUE

A8 ’91
OZ

REF: (LH) 36010P   (RH) 36010Q
PN: (LH) 36010-5303-J3   (RH) 36010-5304-J3
CLR: EBONY/RED

*GPZ logo defined as AS in schematics

A8 ’91
OZ

REF: (LH) 36010R   (RH) 36010S
PN: (LH) 36010-5332-J3   (RH) 36010-5333-J3
CLR: EBONY/RED

*Ninja logo

A8 ’91
OZ

REF: (LH) 36010T   (RH) 36010U
PN: (LH) 36010-5334-T4   (RH) 36010-5335-T4
CLR: EBONY/GRAY

*GPZ logo defined as AS in schematics

A8 ’91
OZ

REF: (LH) 36010V   (RH) 36010W
PN: (LH) 36010-5336-T4   (RH) 36010-5337-T4
CLR: EBONY/GRAY

*Ninja logo

A8 ’91
JPN

REF: (LH) 36010O   (RH) 36010S
PN: (LH) 36010-5334-T4   (RH) 36010-5335-T4
CLR: EBONY/G

*these are the PN for the ebony/gray side covers missing from OZ schematics

A3 ’86
OZ

REF: 41073
PN: 41073-1283-CW
CLR: RED

*no 41073A listed

A3 ’86
OZ

REF: 41073B
PN: 41073-1283-J9
CLR: GRAY NO.1

*no 41073A listed

A8 ’91
OZ

REF: 41073A
PN: 41073-1471-X4
CLR: RED

*this is the only colour listed in OZ schematics

 

A8 ’91
OZ/JPN

REF: 41073
PN: 41073-1471-EF
CLR: GOLD NO.2

*this is PN for the rims to suit the ebony/gray bikes

 

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GPz900R (ZX900) Database

Number of owner contacted & confirmed bikes.

A1

A2

A3

A4

A5

A5A

A6

A7

A8

A9

A10

A11

A12

A13

A14

A15

A16

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  1. they often need more 'hands-on' mechanical work &;
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