Want to repaint bike, need color codes
Well, after having all kinds of insane things happen to me last year riding my bike, but having said that I am sure whatever happened to me happened to you all as well in terms of being attacked by cages, I am thinking about changing the color of my bike from the dark Graphite to a silvery color for better visibility. In my January issue of BMWON, on page 50, there is a R1200S with a nice light color, looks like a silver blue, and then further back on page 115 there's a pic of an LT with a nice silver color, that's the pic that got me thinking, boy that bike stands out, is hard to miss, and a great color. Does anyone happen to have a paint code for any of these silvery type colors? I know it wasn't a stock color for my 1998 K1200RS, but I think I'll walk on the wild side and go for it. I have located a good replacement paint for the graphite color, for some reason they call it graphit, supplied by PPG and the quality seems to be real good, and the total cost of the paint, the additive, and the clearcoat comes to about 300 bucks. The paint guns are cheap on ebay, new ones run only about 35 bucks, then I would borrow a compressor from a friend probably, and paint the bike myself, I have already received the stickers from Chicago BMW that say 'K1200RS', so I'm ready to go. Lately though I am thinking I should make it lighter for safety's sake. I thought about white, but I have always liked the silvery color. Here's a pic of the bike in it's present color, thanks.
Last edited by frisco99; Jan 8th, 2007 at 10:15 am.