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How to scratch the itch without buying a new bike
« on: June 30, 2017, 03:44:43 pm »
Hi All, some of you will have read that I have a feeling that change is needed and that I had test rode a BMW K1600 and have been sorely tempted. Well good sense has prevailed and I think that idea is pretty much consigned to the bin so to get that feeling of a new bike I'm thinking paint job/wrap

My first thoughts are go for a very different look. I did toy with the idea of painting it to look like Thunderbird 2 but as much as the whimsical nature of that appeals I guess it would have a limited resale market unless I could find another sad geek who doesn't want to grow up to sell it to.

So my next thought is play on the Britishness and go red white and blue. So I'm thinking mainly a deep pearlescent white as the main body of colour with red and blue accents and probably red powder coated wheels.

I have done some doodling, imagine the lunar silver is pearlescent white, and the Triumph and Trophy badging still a work in progress as to how that will look. But these are my first rough ideas, what do you think?
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Re: How to scratch the itch without buying a new bike
« Reply #1 on: June 30, 2017, 05:33:47 pm »
Definitely stands out.  What about a wrap does it come in multiple colours and would it be difficult to fit with all the different curves?  I know someone had a wrap a long time ago on here.  Obviously it is then removable if needed to resell or to scratch the next itch.  Go for it!!!!

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Re: How to scratch the itch without buying a new bike
« Reply #2 on: June 30, 2017, 05:43:37 pm »
cropbiker, interesting but looks a bit like the old Yamaha FJ1200 paint job. This is more in line with a UK flag paint job for your consideration.
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Re: How to scratch the itch without buying a new bike
« Reply #3 on: June 30, 2017, 05:45:23 pm »
Here is a 1994 FJ1200 for comparison.
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Re: How to scratch the itch without buying a new bike
« Reply #4 on: June 30, 2017, 05:50:26 pm »
The decals on my current Pacific blue version are the same vinyl they would use for a wrap. The company did say to get a wrap to go on properly would be very difficult with some of the complex curves and dishes in the panels.

I think it will be a paint job. There is a custom place in Cheltenham where I work so I will go and speak to them.

I am thinking that instead of the red and blue band on the indicator pods at the edge of the headlights I might ask about having a waving union flag painted on the flat side part under the indicator/mirror pod.

Something like this.... just a bit smaller
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Re: How to scratch the itch without buying a new bike
« Reply #5 on: June 30, 2017, 05:52:07 pm »
*Originally Posted by Gar [+]
Here is a 1994 FJ1200 for comparison.

Cheers Gar.... I know that FJ1200 paint job well... The hubby had one in just that scheme before it was stolen in Cardiff!

If the Trophy was more of a sports bike then the other bigger flag picture you posted would look good but I don't think it suits a tourer
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Re: How to scratch the itch without buying a new bike
« Reply #6 on: June 30, 2017, 07:35:43 pm »
Sorry to be negative but looks like a B@W R1100 paint job from 2002 ish. Never could picture colours but know when it's right or less so...
Tricky one for sure but real glad you binned the K1600 tank idea 🍺

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Re: How to scratch the itch without buying a new bike
« Reply #7 on: June 30, 2017, 08:01:46 pm »
Watching this with interest Crops as I too fancy sprucing things up. :169:

Whilst the angles and dish prevent a full wrap how about partial along the lines of your doodling. Why no go pearl white and then add the colour via wrap providing its on the right bits  :028:

Bottom line is the white pearl would be timeless. Just refresh the wrap  :169:

I am drawn to BRG  :007:
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