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PostSubject: 2004 S'wing Color Mystery   2004 S'wing Color Mystery I_icon_minitimeTue Jun 27, 2023 12:29 pm

As I've shared on this site before, I am enjoying new ownership of a 2004 Silverwing with ABS.

As one does with a new bike, I'm running through all the little things to do and got all the way down to maybe thinking about touching up the paint, which is pretty good for a 20 year old bike, when I discovered an odd thing: It didn't come in a deep purple in 2004. The two colors I find are silver and red.

???

Any thoughts? All I can guess is: it was repainted? It is hard to see. I'd maybe guess it was a black that had somehow faded to...dark purple? But no, it's all even, it's definitely a dark purple bike.

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PostSubject: Re: 2004 S'wing Color Mystery   2004 S'wing Color Mystery I_icon_minitimeTue Jun 27, 2023 2:34 pm

Well I looked in Ron Ayers and it's showing "CANDY RASPBERRY RED", whatever that means, contact Color Rite they may be able to help you, my SW has a white sticker in front wall of under-seat storage that has the color code, also look at sticker on inside area of front fairing next to right fork and verify year model. I've seen many bikes that owners had swapped out complete body work with other owners to get color they liked better or after a major spill, if your damage is a lot, you may consider a custom color match at local auto paint store and/or repainting the whole panel. Hobby/craft stores usually have a huge selection of colors. Just throwing several ideas out there. good luck
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PostSubject: good places to check   2004 S'wing Color Mystery I_icon_minitimeTue Jun 27, 2023 4:29 pm

zrx212 wrote:
Well I looked in Ron Ayers and it's showing "CANDY RASPBERRY RED", whatever that means, contact Color Rite they may be able to help you, my SW has a white sticker in front wall of under-seat storage that has the color code, also look at sticker on inside area of front fairing next to right fork and verify year model. I've seen many bikes that owners had swapped out complete body work with other owners to get color they liked better or after a major spill, if your damage is a lot, you may consider a custom color match at local auto paint store and/or repainting the whole panel. Hobby/craft stores usually have a huge selection of colors. Just throwing several ideas out there. good luck

I will eyeball these places. Edit: Sticker says R-150C-U, so mystery solved? Maybe not so fast. On two different lists of Honda motorcycle color codes, this code does not exist. But Amazon sells this:

Paint Pen Set Suitable for Honda Motorcycle R-150C-U Candy Raspberry Red-U 20 ml + Clear Lacquer 20 ml

I still say "it is not any kind of red"--in fact, it is practically black--but...maybe there's such a thing as "Candy Raspberry Red" which looks to my eye like "very dark purple." Why that color code doesn't seem to appear on lists of Honda motorcycle color codes remains a mystery.

Edit Edit: it's also available by code from Australia as paint (not a pen set for fixing little chips).

I guess the only real mystery now is: why doesn't this color appear on various lists, how does it appear to be an official Silverwing Color (per sticker), why doesn't this appear on lists of colors Silverwings were painted, etc etc etc. Totally unimportant mystery, but a mystery nevertheless.

Note that I'm not looking to repaint or even fix the paint on this bike. It's just a mystery.

I don't think I saw this color on any Silverwing, any year, but that was a third party color palette produced by inputting "Honda Silverwing," so who knows.

Seems unlikely it would have been repainted, but...maybe so, maybe so. Certainly shows no sign of having been in any major fracas....
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PostSubject: Re: 2004 S'wing Color Mystery   2004 S'wing Color Mystery I_icon_minitimeTue Jun 27, 2023 6:55 pm

I bought lots of Color-Rite paint kits and most turned out to be "Color-Wrong", those kits match new paint, yours is 20yrs old, that's why suggested hobby/craft store, those big craft stores have a lot of colors in enamels, etc. Honda has a funny/interesting way of naming their colors, I looked at a "Candy Wine Berry Red" 2009 and the color is nearly identical to your 2004.

Most body panels on my 2012 are new (2yrs ago), a mix of 2012 "Graphite Black" and 2005 "Pure Black", that's what was available at the time, no difference in my eyes.
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PostSubject: Re: 2004 S'wing Color Mystery   2004 S'wing Color Mystery I_icon_minitimeWed Jul 05, 2023 12:41 pm

That actually looks like the wineberry red (R114CU) from 2002 when the SW was first released in the States. That year the SW came in two colors, black and the wine berry red. The raspberry red came out in 2003 as the only color for that year and continued in 2004. Hope this helps.
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PostSubject: Re: 2004 S'wing Color Mystery   2004 S'wing Color Mystery I_icon_minitimeWed Jul 05, 2023 1:32 pm

I did a lot of research on color, and there was no purple in the US for any year. I have never seen a purple one offered. I think it was repainted. That being said, R150CU looks a lot more purple to me than red. You can see the color code on the fender is "R150CU". JMHO

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Silver Wing 600 US FSC600

2013 Graphite Black NHB01

2012 Graphite Black NHB01

2011 Graphite Black NHB01

2010 Candy Wineberry Red R114CU

2009 Candy Wineberry Red R114CU

2008 Heavy Gray Metallic NH194

2007 Cyber Gray Metallic NHA43M

2006 Delta Blue Metallic PB358M

2005 (The only year for two-tone color schemes I could find)
   "" Pure Black NH237P *** / Sparkling Silver Metallic NH295M
   "" Titanium Metallic YR183M / Sparkling Silver Metallic NH295M

2004 Candy Raspberry Red R150CU
   "" Force Silver Metallic NH411M

2003 Candy Glory Red R101CU

2002 Candy Wineberry Red R411CU
   "" Pure Black NH237P ***  (some catalogs include a description "red flake")
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PostSubject: yep, that's the color of my bike   2004 S'wing Color Mystery I_icon_minitimeWed Jul 05, 2023 3:01 pm

the only mystery seems to be why they didn't just call it "purple" Wink thanks for checking around!

The Dude wrote:
I did a lot of research on color, and there was no purple in the US for any year. I have never seen a purple one offered. I think it was repainted. That being said, R150CU looks a lot more purple to me than red. You can see the color code on the fender is "R150CU". JMHO

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2013 Graphite Black NHB01

2012 Graphite Black NHB01

2011 Graphite Black NHB01

2010 Candy Wineberry Red R114CU

2009 Candy Wineberry Red R114CU

2008 Heavy Gray Metallic NH194

2007 Cyber Gray Metallic NHA43M

2006 Delta Blue Metallic PB358M

2005 (The only year for two-tone color schemes I could find)
   "" Pure Black NH237P *** / Sparkling Silver Metallic NH295M
   "" Titanium Metallic YR183M / Sparkling Silver Metallic NH295M

2004 Candy Raspberry Red R150CU
   "" Force Silver Metallic NH411M

2003 Candy Glory Red R101CU

2002 Candy Wineberry Red R411CU
   "" Pure Black NH237P ***  (some catalogs include a description "red flake")
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PostSubject: Re: 2004 S'wing Color Mystery   2004 S'wing Color Mystery I_icon_minitimeThu Jul 06, 2023 12:19 pm

This is the 2004 color, Candy Raspberry Red.
Open your seat and on the inside edge of the compartment front there is a small sticker which says color code . You have to look from the back forward and low to see it. It is white on black plastic about 1½ inches long.
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PostSubject: Re: 2004 S'wing Color Mystery   2004 S'wing Color Mystery I_icon_minitimeWed Jul 26, 2023 9:54 am

I have the same year and color!, and also wish to repaint.  Thanks for all the feedback! Smile  Orlando howdy to all! 2004 S'wing Color Mystery 36184910
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