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PostSubject: Black frame tube and front fender instead of silver?   Sun Sep 24, 2017 10:59 pm

I'm thinking of painting the silver on the frame tube and the front fender satin black. I made a crude attempt at editing a photo to show how it might look.

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PostSubject: Re: Black frame tube and front fender instead of silver?   Sun Sep 24, 2017 11:21 pm

Been done before, and will be again.
Your bike, you like? DO IT!

You don't need my approval ................................


and here's a picture of my Bellagio after I fixed a dodgy indicator.
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Actual truth, indicator is still a bit dodgy. I'm over trying to fix things.
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PostSubject: Re: Black frame tube and front fender instead of silver?   Sun Sep 24, 2017 11:33 pm

ghezzi wrote:

You don't need my approval ................................

Don't need approval, but I'm interested what people on the forum think about it, based on these photos and possibly experience. I'm pretty sure I'd like it a lot better black, but it's hard to know until you see it in the flesh and live with it a while.
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PostSubject: Re: Black frame tube and front fender instead of silver?   Sun Sep 24, 2017 11:47 pm

Big Mike's GRiSO is blacker than a very black thing. I think Pete posted a pic here somewhere.


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PostSubject: Re: Black frame tube and front fender instead of silver?   Sun Sep 24, 2017 11:55 pm

I found one on stalkbook.

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PostSubject: Re: Black frame tube and front fender instead of silver?   Mon Sep 25, 2017 12:16 am

Got to admit, when Bella still had the original matt black tank and guards, the addition of black exhaust and wheels gave it a real STEALTH look, then Roper ruined it by giving me that crass n vulgar chrome tank. Razz

It's ok Pete, I will paint it .............................................. one day.
After I fix the rear guard, again.
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PostSubject: Re: Black frame tube and front fender instead of silver?   Mon Sep 25, 2017 3:13 am

I'm always looking at little details to change and thought about blacking out some of the silver parts but on reflection the bike looks good as it is.
You would only be changing for a fresh look not really an improvement and who's to say you won't get fed up with the new look quickly.
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PostSubject: Re: Black frame tube and front fender instead of silver?   Mon Sep 25, 2017 3:49 am

Like the blacked out look on the bike Beetle put up except for the black valve covers. I also like to see a little shiny here and there. There are many different shades of black so maybe try to match the CARC or do a satin finish of the tank?

Regardless, it's your bike so it's your decision.
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PostSubject: Re: Black frame tube and front fender instead of silver?   Mon Sep 25, 2017 8:00 am

Ooh, thanks for that blacked out pic, beetle. Good points all. Another concern is that my custom paint won’t hold up as well as the factory paint. Things to consider.
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PostSubject: Re: Black frame tube and front fender instead of silver?   Mon Sep 25, 2017 9:32 am

Black frame fits perfectly! Just do it though it means a lot of work if You want a professional finish.
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PostSubject: Re: Black frame tube and front fender instead of silver?   Mon Sep 25, 2017 10:01 am

2highlander wrote:
Black frame fits perfectly! Just do it though it means a lot of work if You want a professional finish.

Agreed! I'm thinking of a satin finish rather than gloss, so it shouldn't need to be smoothed out as much. (Although I don't have much experience painting so I have some learning to do before attempting.)
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PostSubject: Re: Black frame tube and front fender instead of silver?   Mon Sep 25, 2017 11:25 am

The only way to do it and not have it look like shit is to strip the frame for painting or powder coat. Anything attempted with the bike assembled will look like a ghastly bodge.

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PostSubject: Re: Black frame tube and front fender instead of silver?   Mon Sep 25, 2017 2:42 pm

looks good with a black frame, Pete fixed one recently and painted a black frame, it was looking good, just a bind to get it painted
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PostSubject: Re: Black frame tube and front fender instead of silver?   Mon Sep 25, 2017 3:00 pm

Big Mike's GRiSO is blacker than a very black thing. wrote:

Got any blacker ??
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PostSubject: Re: Black frame tube and front fender instead of silver?   Mon Sep 25, 2017 3:16 pm

Pete Roper wrote:
The only way to do it and not have it look like shit is to strip the frame for painting or powder coat. Anything attempted with the bike assembled will look like a ghastly bodge.

Oh, I was going to try to do it with just the tank and side panels removed. Taking the engine out and everything is not something I want to undertake. A ghastly bodge does not sound good; perhaps I should rethink this one...

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PostSubject: Re: Black frame tube and front fender instead of silver?   Mon Sep 25, 2017 3:26 pm

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Got any blacker ??

It makes you ask yourself, how much more black could it be? And the answer is: none. None more black.
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PostSubject: Re: Black frame tube and front fender instead of silver?   Mon Sep 25, 2017 3:55 pm


None more black
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PostSubject: Re: Black frame tube and front fender instead of silver?   Mon Sep 25, 2017 5:50 pm

Perhaps you could just get a bucket full of black Sharpie pens and enlist the neighborhood kids to 'paint' your frame. Bet there wouldn't be another bike like it for miles!
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PostSubject: Re: Black frame tube and front fender instead of silver?   Mon Sep 25, 2017 6:46 pm

I like the silver frame and fender bits better than all blacked. I'm thinking about getting some Y spoke PVM wheels in silber from DAS Mototec to lighten up the dark look of my 2016 some more!
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PostSubject: Re: Black frame tube and front fender instead of silver?   Mon Sep 25, 2017 8:08 pm

This reminds me of that picture I once found of a GRiSO with a red frame and other red parts. I really liked the look.

Here it is:  (never mind the ghastly head light)

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PostSubject: Re: Black frame tube and front fender instead of silver?   Mon Sep 25, 2017 9:55 pm

Wow, that red is wild. It’s not to my taste, but it’s really nicely done. I’ve decided I need to get it done properly, or not at all.
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PostSubject: Re: Black frame tube and front fender instead of silver?   Mon Sep 25, 2017 10:44 pm

Looks like the 1100 Le Mans red (Corsa?)
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PostSubject: Re: Black frame tube and front fender instead of silver?   Tue Sep 26, 2017 1:48 am

bioman wrote:
This reminds me of that picture I once found of a GRiSO with a red frame and other red parts. I really liked the look.

Here it is:  (never mind the ghastly dead light)

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I Like the look of that. Although i too am not a fan of the light, it certainly seems to suit the bike, and fit in with the clocks its the sort of update Aprilia would do. I wonder what bike the light is from? any ideas?
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PostSubject: Re: Black frame tube and front fender instead of silver?   Tue Sep 26, 2017 1:57 am

Shiver.
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PostSubject: Re: Black frame tube and front fender instead of silver?   Tue Sep 26, 2017 2:11 am

Suzuki light ?
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