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  • Offline Wilko   gb

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    What about this colourMy last bike was a Honda
    on: Apr 05, 2020, 11.05 pm
    Apr 05, 2020, 11.05 pm
    Evening all  :150:  :008:

    My last bike was a Honda CBF1000 FA in  Pearl Sienna Red, It really looked nice, and I don't normally do red, I once had a car that faded, and went almost pink.

    I saw a thread the other day on the forum that someone had repainted their bike red, nice bike. Anyway, it got me thinking, about my old bike, I found this part out today, the pillion grab rail, I removed them to fit the luggage.

    So, what do you think of this, I want to respray the bike as it's showing age related marks now, 2013 registration. but was thinking of a colour change, although I did want a blue TTSE SE...As I said, what do you think, I can't make my mind up, I'm torn between the two.

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    Re: What about this colourMy last bike was a Honda
    Reply #1 on: Apr 05, 2020, 11.42 pm
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    Wilko, I think so, it is good to change color.

    I will tell you about my experience on this.

    When I bought the TTSE it was moon silver. Yes, pretty, in the end, I came to hate color and decided to change color, go blue, I painted it myself.

    Very nice, light blue like the one in the photo gallery of this same forum.

    So far so good. After problems arise, most of us don't think.

    The bike on the least expected day falls to the ground, one day another, I don't know, I don't know.

    So the saddlebags and maybe some other part of the fairing scratches.

    Until a moment comes, you're embarrassed to go out with a big motorcycle and so much money

    In that case, it will be time to repaint those pieces, they are special and very expensive paints, varnishes, etc., and to complicate my life with the paints again.

    This is where I realize it was a mistake to change the paint ...

    Also, now the saddlebag lids are ready to be changed directly.

    The first ones I bought came without the Triumph logos and not the reflective ones either.

    Currently, the color of my Trophy is the same as yours.
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    Re: What about this colourMy last bike was a Honda
    Reply #2 on: Apr 06, 2020, 12.25 am
    Apr 06, 2020, 12.25 am
    Source color when I bought it


    Light blue color painted by myself


    Current color
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    Re: What about this colourMy last bike was a Honda
    Reply #3 on: Apr 06, 2020, 10.35 pm
    Apr 06, 2020, 10.35 pm
    To be honest, I think any color would look great on the Trophy simply because of the body panels design. Red will definitely make it look fast sitting still! :028:
    Saw the other red one and got me thinking what color I'd go with (not intending to any time soon) and I lean more towards gray .
    If I were painting today, would go with a matte finish in gunmetal gray. :192:


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    Re: What about this colourMy last bike was a Honda
    Reply #4 on: Apr 07, 2020, 12.28 am
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    Canes1, I agree with you that the grey looks nice. But from a safety perspective I'd be tending to a colour that stood out against all the background colours. Grey definitely doesn't. The most important part of bike safety is being seen, so with that in mind it would have to be a red, white or yellow. Having said all these words I have to admit that mine is a black one that disappears at night, until I turn on my extra lights.  :028: :028:
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    Re: What about this colourMy last bike was a Honda
    Reply #5 on: Apr 07, 2020, 09.56 am
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    I've grabbed these Images from across the Forum so they can be seen together :






























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    Re: What about this colourMy last bike was a Honda
    Reply #6 on: Apr 07, 2020, 03.15 pm
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    I'd love to see a Trophy in Triumph's 'Scorched Yellow' paint they used on, I think, Speed Triples and Daytonas in maybe the mid 2000s...

    If I ever get to the point of repainting, I think that's what I'd go with right now. 

    Love seeing all the creative options people have done.  Thanks for the compilation Coconut!
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    Re: What about this colourMy last bike was a Honda
    Reply #7 on: Apr 07, 2020, 06.03 pm
    Apr 07, 2020, 06.03 pm
    *Originally Posted by HACKLE [+]
    Canes1, I agree with you that the grey looks nice. But from a safety perspective I'd be tending to a colour that stood out against all the background colours. Grey definitely doesn't. The most important part of bike safety is being seen, so with that in mind it would have to be a red, white or yellow. Having said all these words I have to admit that mine is a black one that disappears at night, until I turn on my extra lights.  :028: :028:

    Agree with the gray not standing out but, then again, I'm riding a Phantom Black right now so don't  think there would be much of a visibility difference.
    Also why I'm installing DTRL and an led brake light system with Decelerometer next month. :028:
    The red does look good on the Trophy though!

    Thanks for posting other colors Coconut!  The white reminds me of a police bike and personally like the solid colors vs. the graphics design on some of the pics. The Trophys lines and body design doesn't need any improvement with graphics,  imo!

     



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