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greasyxb9s
03-21-2013, 07:55 PM
So I got the tail chop finished and the seat struts painted thanks to a few members on here for color matching.

What do you guys think?

http://i1279.photobucket.com/albums/y534/greasyxb9/20130321_222249_zps3080c241.jpg

morrow
03-21-2013, 07:58 PM
Looks good man! So much for going black though huh?

thrstrmech
03-21-2013, 08:11 PM
nice job there, get some hole plugs from autozone or o'rielly's to plug the other holes for the passenger foot peg mounts, same for the stock mirror mounts if you haven't done so already

greasyxb9s
03-21-2013, 08:20 PM
Mirror mounts are already done lol never thought about the peg holes though....

Thanks for the paint match trstrmech.... its not perfect bit close enough.

Black is coming next fall..... I want to get all new black plastics and have it vinyled with orange racing stripes and the wheels powder coated orange and the frame swing arm and forks powdercoated black but I want to ride right now. I also want to redo my reverse exhaust before season really starts and that's it till fall. Then when I tear down for the wepping gaskets its getting a new crank and 1050 big bore kit possibly we'll have to see.... I don't think I'm going to tire out of this bike to quickly.

50dro
03-21-2013, 08:21 PM
nice job there, get some hole plugs from autozone or o'rielly's to plug the other holes for the passenger foot peg mounts, same for the stock mirror mounts if you haven't done so already

I did this on both! Because I'm anal, I got a 3/8-16 socket head bolt and threaded it from the inside (as opposed to the bolt from the bottom & nut inside) so that no bolt heads would be exposed. :p

Big twin
03-21-2013, 08:28 PM
I got a 3/8-16 socket head bolt and threaded it from the inside

I did that too .... so ...I'm anal ? :D

thrstrmech
03-21-2013, 08:36 PM
see now you guys are going to make me anal and go change that right now:D

greasyxb9s
03-21-2013, 08:38 PM
Now your gonna make me really anal and when I do the black switch I'm gonna have to grind those pedestals smooth and weld the holes shut!

DrogeN Omen
03-21-2013, 11:42 PM
looks good.

Lesley
03-22-2013, 04:03 AM
What do you guys think?
I think it looks great

buzzhead8189
03-22-2013, 10:20 AM
Looks great!. I would love to see more color matched seat rails. Still trying to figure out why they didn't color match them at the factory.

konarider94
03-22-2013, 10:48 AM
not for me but you did a nice job with it. Im not sure if its just because its or what, but I could never do it.

buellbradski
03-22-2013, 12:13 PM
I dig it every tail section should match either the plastic or tank in my opinion. Nice work[up] clean tail chop by the way.

konarider94
03-22-2013, 12:32 PM
i accidentally the whole thing in my post. i meant to say

Im not sure if its just because its yellow or what, but I could never do it.

50dro
03-22-2013, 12:52 PM
so¬* ...I'm anal ?

Yes! :p


Now your gonna make me really anal and when I do the black switch I'm gonna have to grind those pedestals smooth and weld the holes shut!

Damn-it! I should have done that! LOL But I like to be able to reverse most mods as is possible... Mine is black with the black plugs so it's barely noticeable at all...

http://www.buellxb.com/buell_images/3525_20130318152043_L.jpg

fakameanrepresent
03-22-2013, 02:21 PM
Too much yellow

greasyxb9s
03-22-2013, 02:29 PM
Oh it isn't staying yellow lol only for a short time..... I really wanted orange but I can get new plastics for cheaper then getting it professionally painted

Yeah the tail chop took a lot of work but end result was much cleaner and smoother..... it looks badass

nemoxb
03-22-2013, 03:50 PM
I like!
Only thing I would change is id keep the loop yellow but the under tail black.

Btown 9er
03-22-2013, 05:35 PM
[up]Sharp!........I like it. Am wanting to do more or less the same thing on the tail of mine only in black.
Thinking of fabing up a new tail light as well though.

greasyxb9s
03-22-2013, 06:16 PM
Well I didn't even get to ride it and this happened......

http://i1279.photobucket.com/albums/y534/greasyxb9/20130322_195146_zpsdeab3d26.jpg

I was getting ready to ride to work tomorrow and nicked it with the latch on the seat...... Idk if it didn't cure right cause its cold out or what I left it sit inside for about a day and half after I painted it. Plus I had it in the sun light and it is definitely a different shade yellow then the factory yellow..... oh well

I'm gonna get a price to have it powder coated satin black. So it matches the frame when I do it.

thrstrmech
03-22-2013, 08:06 PM
Too much yellow

never:D kinda, that's why I changed to a black windscreen and center chin fairing to black
from the original silver...the theme of my bike is like this
http://www.buellxb.com/buell_images/10624_20110630222919_L.jpg:D

greasyxb9s
03-22-2013, 08:40 PM
I get picked on cause I'm a huge flyers fan and I want my bike black and orange but no its yellow and black like the stupid penguin's.....