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post #1 of 12 Old 03-19-2017, 10:42 AM Thread Starter
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BMW UK launch custom paint schemes for classic R nineT

Got an email from BMW Motorrad yesterday,which amongst other things pointed to an official page showing custom paint schemes which can be ordered by the customer at point of sale.

I think they are ok, but my personal opinion is that if I was spending an extra £2,635 on a paint job (including rear hump), i'd be designing it myself to get a truly unique bike.

Might suit folk that want an off-the-shelf "custom" though....


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I saw those bikes/designs up at the NEC last November.

Personally, I wouldn't want them, but the way the 'scrolling' effect has been achieved (a semi-transparent colour stain applied over angle grinder marks) is quite clever.

What's not clever however........is the price.

I know how much automotive paint and materials cost.......but even after factoring-in the labour content ..........they are still on an ABSOLUTELY MASSIVE mark-up. Grrrrrrrr.

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Looks pretty cool but those prices are insane. I plan on doing my own paint but I'm going to think looking me and hard before I choose a design. Gives me a good reason to sit around for hours looking at photos.....


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Not my cup of tea.
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Not my cup of tea either. That Urban Camo for the GSA though

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That is a ridiculous sum of money for that paintjob.

Regarding the Urban Camo GSA - it looks cool, but why would you want your motorcycle to blend into the background in an urban environment? Well, surely not while riding it, but I suppose it would help if you lived in London and needed to park it and leave it unattended for more than a few minutes.
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I was having my bike serviced Tuesday and one of the salesmen was talking about wrapping a bike for a customer . . . like some people wrap cars. When you think about it, it could be a relatively easy job. And if you didn't like the outcome you could take the wrap off.

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Wrapped tail hump

Funny you should say that!
I was never happy with the aluminium (or aluminum, depending on where you're from!) tail hump as it was a different shade of silver to the rest of the bike. I was discussing my idea of a paint job with a neighbour (who happens to be a dab hand at customising) and he suggested he applied a carbon wrap using a scrap he had left over from another job. He said that if I didn't like it, I just take it off. A lot of people have commented on it very positively and after initial reservations, it's really grown on me.
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Funny you should say that!

I was never happy with the aluminium (or aluminum, depending on where you're from!) tail hump as it was a different shade of silver to the rest of the bike. I was discussing my idea of a paint job with a neighbour (who happens to be a dab hand at customising) and he suggested he applied a carbon wrap using a scrap he had left over from another job. He said that if I didn't like it, I just take it off. A lot of people have commented on it very positively and after initial reservations, it's really grown on me.


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Funny you should say that!
I was never happy with the aluminium (or aluminum, depending on where you're from!) tail hump as it was a different shade of silver to the rest of the bike. I was discussing my idea of a paint job with a neighbour (who happens to be a dab hand at customising) and he suggested he applied a carbon wrap using a scrap he had left over from another job. He said that if I didn't like it, I just take it off. A lot of people have commented on it very positively and after initial reservations, it's really grown on me.
That was one of the options I was considering before I went for a custom paint instead.

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