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Fresh Paint Job

3240 Views 25 Replies 11 Participants Last post by  LiLBull
Here are some pics of the take-it-or-leave-it paintjob.

1-UP seat:

2-UP seat:

Front / Side view:

I love it personally... Of course I'm a little biased considering the hours and dollars I've put into it.

As far as the decals go, I got 2 of the cafe racer decals from Carpy (side panels) the Rockers decal straight from the Ace Cafe (back of the 2-up seat) and the emblems on the tank I had cut out of vinyl here locally (as well as the checker stripes), so it all means something to me. For the checkers I tried to mimic the new thruxtons, needed something to break up all the black (It was either that or a triple stripe).

Like I've said before, this isn't a racebike... But it's not a showbike either, just the way I wanted it to look (other mods include uni filter, 4-into-1, reverse megaphone muffler... a good carb tuning to come in the next couple weeks).

Comments Welcome.

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be proud looks good,just no checker stripes on your helmet enough with the checker ,and none on the jacket either.Plain stripes are ok to keep the theme ,Ill get virtigo if you put any more checkers .
Give it to gee to (a picture that is with nothing in the back ground )so it can be the first entry ,in the fourm users "Bikes Page"
Your doing your part to cafe the nation!!!

Ah I was confused for a moment this is the one you have two seats for now I get it ......Nicely done ...Family Man /Rocker Man!

Im so far behind ,that I think Im in first.

Edited by - LiLBull on Apr 09 2007 4:05:32 PM
Im partial to the solo seat it looks best on that bike lightens the look up a hell of alot.No the bike looks great I would have broken up the check by astripe (three stripes) white/ black/next to a very thin pinstripe of white (so you see the black stripe), on the front fender as just staying in the theme ,hey its your bike GREAT JOB!

Im so far behind ,that I think Im in first.
you can make one but buying one you will still have to fit it to your bike and that just maybe enough fitting for you.The glass seats ussually are generic and you have to come up with your own mounting to the frame.A few people give up and sell them on ebay out of fustration.Any one with reasonable skill can do it .solo seat just give the tail a much needed abrubt finnish,I like retaining the first rear fender and ditching the chrome extention.

Im so far behind ,that I think Im in first.
you actually see more checkers on the net then on the road in person day to day.Except now with the triumph has it on their new bikes people not knowing any think about bikes will think yours is a new bike.
I had a "classic" none bmw, mini cooper s ,I painted one half dark blue on a diagonal from the front head right lamp to the,left rear lamp.The other side a light medium blue and a wide red stripe to seperate the two .
The idea being as it approached you it was medium blue and as it left you you saw only the dark blue was a cool concept.
People would tell me, hey man I saw another car just like this and they would say the color that wasnt facing them ,but to me it was obvious it was two colors I mean its a mini you can see that clearly its a tiny car.but it was to the casual on looker one color on the side walk side and one color on the street side.

I kept hearing about this other mini in town till I sold it to a guy in maine/NH.

Im so far behind ,that I think Im in first.
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