PAINT & SEATS
The CB92 was produced in Four colours, Red , Light Blue, Dark Blue and Black
Not all colours were available to all markets, The UK market got three colours Red, Light Blue and Dark Blue, in the US only two colours were available, Red and Light Blue. If trying to match an existing colour from a NOS part, then you could compare with paint colour chips at your local paint supplier in daylight.
Note: Original silver parts such as the Alloy front mudguard, and the Alloy shock covers would have been anodised in a similar colour to the levers, but as this method is not available to most restorers the parts are now painted. I have tried to anodise old parts but never achieved the results of the Factory. Later steel parts were painted. Honda generally just used top coat with no primer. Modern restorations using two pack paint and modern processes produce much better results than ever the factory could. We have seen contemporary (pre '66) NOS parts and some of the paint finishes leave a lot to be desired. No one restores a CB92 to as it came out of the Factory, they are much better now!
Light Blue:- SKODA ROYAL BLUE
Dark Blue:- DAIHATSU NAVY BLUE
Red:- MITSUBISHI RED
The brake plates, hubs, carburetter covers, and the horn, are all a mat silver, this can be, Simoniz Five wheel silver spray can, or any two pack silver that matches that dead pan HONDA silver, without the top coat lacquer. The engine covers, the tank, the front fender, the top shock covers, and the side covers are two pack silver with the top coat.
We use Europaints Silver Tinter or Palinal Silver:-Code F444 Nb. The Silver is a mixing scheme fine silver so the code may be particular to Palinal. You can also use spray cans Simoniz "Five wheel Silver", this gives good results. Crankcases are just blasted with a very light bead, and then left self colour.
Seats were available in Red, Light Blue, Black and Yellow. In the UK much confusion has been caused by seat restorers, who have put various Honda logos on restored seats. We have established that there was no logo before about ’62, and no logo on the early short seat, this would not have a logo to our knowledge. The introduction point was almost same with the logo on oil filter cover, in mid '62. I have seen black white and gold lettering, the problem being that, in the intervening years owners have done their own thing and may have changed the seat cover. Normally white letters on a black seat, and black letters on a red, blue, or yellow seat. Overall Dim of Logo. 5.1/4” X 5/8”
We have knowledge of the Race Kit Seat being painted with a Red or Silver hump, and available with red cloth
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