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    G'day Guys, I bought my '99 TLR as an insurance repairable writeoff, Looking at it, its had a low speed drop on the right hand side, cracked the fairing, road rash all through the stickers etc, broke off the tip of the rear brake lever, lost the screen etc.

    I've bought all my replacement bits on E-bay etc and have had the bike inspected and got it relicenced. I am now enjoying that great V-twin sound.

    My question is this, If you've had an off or the bike you bought wasn't up to scratch cosmetically did you respray it in original colours? (mines the blue and white version) or change colours to another original colour or go completely custom?

    I'll be doing mine as a project soon, I purchased some secondhand fairings and a spare tank, but I can't make up my mind as to go original or custom, I really like the later model yellow black ones!!!!!!

    Your ideas on what you did and why

  • #2
    Re: Your Paint, Original copy or custom...Why?

    I'll let you guess what I did.

    I guess you could say it's "another OEM color", but does that count Kawasaki ZX10?

    I like different... different is good.
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    • #3
      Re: Your Paint, Original copy or custom...Why?

      Do an OEM design in different colors. For example 98 TLR in White silver and black. That would look awesome.
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      BBOTM January 2011

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      • #4
        Re: Your Paint, Original copy or custom...Why?

        Originally posted by V2 View Post
        G'day Guys, I bought my '99 TLR as an insurance repairable writeoff, Looking at it, its had a low speed drop on the right hand side, cracked the fairing, road rash all through the stickers etc, broke off the tip of the rear brake lever, lost the screen etc.

        I've bought all my replacement bits on E-bay etc and have had the bike inspected and got it relicenced. I am now enjoying that great V-twin sound.

        My question is this, If you've had an off or the bike you bought wasn't up to scratch cosmetically did you respray it in original colours? (mines the blue and white version) or change colours to another original colour or go completely custom?

        I'll be doing mine as a project soon, I purchased some secondhand fairings and a spare tank, but I can't make up my mind as to go original or custom, I really like the later model yellow black ones!!!!!!

        Your ideas on what you did and why
        I'm a big fan of OEM colors. Never really impressed by custom stuff. OEM really adds to the "classic" value of the bike. If you plan on keeping it a while, OEM is what makes the bike worth the history.
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        Ohlins rear, Traxxion Dynamics fork internals, Busa calipers, Woodcraft rearsets, TRE, full Yosh RS3-C, Zero Gravity Double Bubble, Rifleman throttle insert, GSXR rotors.

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        • #5
          Re: Your Paint, Original copy or custom...Why?

          Except for a few exceptions I've rarely been impressed with custom paint jobs.(Ghostmafia's springs to mind as an exception)
          I like the idea of factory style in custom colours
          As you can see I'm a fan of the late yellow scheme too.Mine used to be '98 red
          Full Yosh
          PC III
          Penske shock
          Braided lines
          SteveTLS TRE
          Rifleman 1/5
          Pazzo levers
          Vandriver tailrisers
          Modified Buell footpegs
          Custom Projector headlights
          GSXR forks
          TheRingin raised clipons
          TheRingIn 30mm triple clamp offset
          R1 SWINGARM,Wheels ,Brakes, TheRingIn swingarm pivots
          Ohlins steering damper
          999Duc radial clutch master cylinder
          GSXR mirrors



          TLOTM Sept 2011
          BBOTM Nov 2011

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          • #6
            Re: Your Paint, Original copy or custom...Why?

            I'll stick to oem colours if the damage is only to a few panels. Custom is OK if it's done properly. Alot aren't and just don't look right in the end. I wanted to respray my 97 GSXR750 original blue/white until I found out the price of the oem decals. It ended up custom (Lucky Strike). Check out the price of the decals you need.

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            • #7
              Re: Your Paint, Original copy or custom...Why?

              I'm a fan of race rep paint jobs as long as they are done well. I get way more rubberneckers on the TLR than on my factory painted R1, not that its why I have a race rep paint scheme - but its nice to have something different that people who might not have taken any interest otherwise actually stop and have a look at it

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              • #8
                Re: Your Paint, Original copy or custom...Why?

                i like the factory paint schemes, but when i bought mine it was a matte black. Not too bad, and i didnt mind it. But i went down and when it came time to repaint, i decided to stick with the solid color but didnt want to stay matte. I wanted black again, so i went gloss black then threw in some blue pearl to make it a little interesting. It looks awsome in the light. Its something different. I do like the idea of the factory scheme in custom colors though

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                • #9
                  Re: Your Paint, Original copy or custom...Why?

                  Not only is the oem decals expensive the paint is outragous unless you can find a way to match it. That is why I did my own paint job. I got the base and clear for what it would have costed just for oem base.

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                  • #10
                    Re: Your Paint, Original copy or custom...Why?

                    i have white. but i am savin for the corona set. yellow white and blue.

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                    • #11
                      Re: Your Paint, Original copy or custom...Why?

                      im going custom, as much as i like my 98 blue n white , i want something different and re sale value is of little importance to me now as i have spent way to much to worry about that

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                      • #12
                        Re: Your Paint, Original copy or custom...Why?

                        In Flash I've made a sort of template for the TLR to try custom colors. This is one example:



                        Some more in the same dir

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                        • #13
                          Re: Your Paint, Original copy or custom...Why?

                          Now it really looks like a busa
                          Nothing sounds hornier than twins screaming their tits off!

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                          • #14
                            Re: Your Paint, Original copy or custom...Why?

                            but for sure it looks different
                            MY BIKE: 1998 TLS 107.52 Hp 71 lb-ft.
                            MODS: Yoshi rs3, K&N, PC 2, custom sprocket cover,
                            custom top triple clamp, shorty levers, clear taillight, undertray, brake lines, "fabbri" windscreen, 17/40 sprockets, fan switch mod, TRE, Ohlins rear, gsxr750 k5 forks, r1 calipers, custom clutch actuator cap, custom frame sliders, steering damper, PVM.
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                            My picture thread: http://www.tlzone.net/forums/bike-pi...idouts-10.html
                            http://www.tlplanet.com/forums/showthread.php?t=92328

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                            • #15
                              Re: Your Paint, Original copy or custom...Why?

                              Loki,
                              I'd love to get that template from you.
                              Link?

                              Thanks,

                              A|G
                              WTB: Vandriver Gold Rear Brake Reservoir

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