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    BMW build

    this is my friends bmw , he describes it as a rust rod..
    i painted it, originally he wanted it in Gulf Racing colours but when he saw the baby blue paint he said just leave it at that!
    its a cool looking everyday rider..


    'old hooligan...

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    WOW, Paint job looks great, and that color really stands out. I think I would have gone with black on this one. Or at least go all the way with the gulf colors. Baby blue, that's a cool way to come out of the closet.
    "Its amazing what can be done when you don't know you can't do it" Bill Anderson

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    Red pinstripes on that tank would make that stand out. Nice job as always.

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    or orange and white pinstripes. BMWs look naked without pinstripes.
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    in my opinion, bmws look strange in any color other than black with white striping.
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    What about black/silver or orange/silver R90S from the 70s, Matt?
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    FYI - starting in the 1970s if you paid for your BMW motorcycle in advance they would paint it any color they have in the paint shop (and some they could order). It is a practice still used by the motor werks today.
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    all bmws up until the early mid 80s i believe were hand pinstriped by ONE guy!

    i like the off white with black stripes myself. or fuck it, the gigantic 11 gal heinrich alum tanks like turnbull has. just bare alum.

    sweet!

    rosko probably saw it around brooklyn when turnbull was living there.

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    ps, slash 2's are way cooler.



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    They tried machine pinstriping with later r90s bikes, the customers hated it, complained loudly and they went back to hand.
    Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try Again. Fail again. Fail better.
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