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Old 01-02-2010, 05:44 PM   #46
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unless you go with pink and bukkake artwork like that Manhattan douche, i don't think it's possible to make an RS-faired bike look bad. I always thought the dark green metallic of the late-90's/early 2000's 5-series would be killer

My 77 RS had been resprayed w/ a dark blue Chrysler/Dodge color when i got it and looked quite good.



the coat was mostly good, but in a cool way the re-spray flaked off in places revealing the original '77 silver/blue and hand painted Berlin pinstripes

I do prefer black frames on BMW bikes. If/when i get a 12GS i'll powdercoat the rear subframe black
I was going to vote for black with white pinstripes until I saw this solid black beauty....hmmm, pretty nice!
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Old 01-02-2010, 06:17 PM   #47
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I do like that blacked out scooter...it's what I'm doin' to my project...R100/7 with an RT fairing...everything blacked out, including most of the fasteners, very minimal flash on it...no stripes, no graphics, a MAN'S motorcycle!!!
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Old 01-02-2010, 08:11 PM   #48
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Old 01-03-2010, 06:58 AM   #49
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all my vintage BMW's are black like they should be with the exception of my RS. It totally confuses guy's that have limited bmw knowledge. i too had to pick a new color for the repaint as i did not like the orginal.

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Old 01-03-2010, 09:21 AM   #50
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I wrestled with that for a while. I do like the white but I decided to do something unique. It is not going to be stock ever, so no point in being purist about it. I picked the color then sprayed it. Then as I started putting the pieces on the bike I thought I really effed up. Too much work to do over so I striped it with vinyl temporarily but now the color has grown on me and I like it.



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Old 01-03-2010, 09:38 AM   #51
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Black, they should be black!!
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Old 01-03-2010, 11:31 AM   #52
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can't go wrong with black...

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Old 01-03-2010, 03:14 PM   #53
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The rattle can black has become a permanent fixture. 200K+ on the clock, just rebuilt the gearbox and fitted a new clutch so I'll think about it in another 50k or so...you can't rush these things.

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Old 01-05-2010, 06:03 AM   #54
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The rattle can black has become a permanent fixture. 200K+ on the clock, just rebuilt the gearbox and fitted a new clutch so I'll think about it in another 50k or so...you can't rush these things.

i should have used a rattle can it would have cost a lot less
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