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What color for my '98 superhawk?

Old 05-28-2012, 05:00 AM
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What color for my '98 superhawk?

The bike I bought is a dark metalic blue. Paint isn't original and although I -kinda- like the color, I have to repaint it (scratched to hell). What color should I go with? I sort of like the look of the yellow ones. I'd imagine yellow is easy to see which might help it stand out on the street. The gastank on this bike has 8 layers of paint on it! Primer/yellow/primer/red/primer/silver/primer/blue. Did I mention the primer?

I like the looks of this but without the rear hugger. Opinions?

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Old 05-28-2012, 05:18 AM
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Old 05-28-2012, 05:22 AM
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Yellow. It's the best color!
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Stick with the dark metallic blue (I am biased, of course, as it is the colour of my VTR). It is aesthetically pleasing, relatively rare and,perhaps most importantly, is relatively discreet (ie. does not attract attention of police).

That being said, black looks good too.....
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Old 05-28-2012, 05:49 AM
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Old 05-28-2012, 05:53 AM
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The bikes that have yellow front plastics but black tank/tail/fenders look really cool to me.

I've always thought the orange superhawks looked awesome, but that could be b/c there aren't too many of them around
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Old 05-28-2012, 08:42 AM
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ahhhhh come on,yellow,you know this,its not even a argument.
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ahhhhh come on,yellow,you know this,its not even a argument.
Amen!
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Old 05-29-2012, 03:26 AM
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The guy I share my shop with used to be a body man and has a nice little gun to shoot quality paint. I can do a single-stage yellow and wet-sand/buff to a shine or multi-stage w/ clear. Being that yellow is a bright color, I may go single stage to save time and money. Do I really need clear coat on top of yellow? It doesn't reflect much. Single-stage will also be easier to fix if it gets scratched. Opinions?

This isn't a show bike. It just needs to look uniform. This is an example of an overkill gloss coat that I DON'T want to happen. (sorry to the owner) It's just too much.

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I really think you should do this.....

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I really think you should do this.....

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If I do that I'll never see it again. The gf will steal it.
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Damn..... after seeing that blue bike I would almost be willing to change my vote. That is badass
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Looks like everything on that blue one is clear coated. I'd be afraid to get it dirty.
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Old 05-30-2012, 05:55 PM
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So far it's tied between red and yellow. Since both my friends have red ones I guess I'll go yellow to be different. I have to fix some chips and defects in the old fairings anyways so I shot on some krylon yellow just to see how it looks in person. I like it. Into the sandblaster is goes.

Too bad I had already bought blue grips for it. I picked up some yellow ones tonight. These kind...

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candy blue the only way to go!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 05-31-2012, 05:57 PM
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I believe Enzo Ferarri designed the Superhawk just to make the Ducatista feel bad and naturally painted it the only color it can ever be comfortable with. Red. Now do the right thing.
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you made the right and rightous choice lol (yellow)
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Whatever you like or dislike, yellow is highly visible, makes it easier for cagers to see you. My mate on his K5 GSXR says whenever he looks in his mirrors he can always see me!!
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I have a blue 03 and previously owned a 00 yellow SH. I liked them both but think the titanium is the best looking SH made!
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Mine was originally red, but after a mishap; its now a silver bullet
And I'm on it everytime it moves...? OMG!

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