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Paint Time, Color Suggestions?

Okay, fenders are primed, will repair and prime the tank this week, it's time to paint.

If you were going to buy a vn750 and it could be any color you wanted, what would you pick?

As a seller, what color do you think is the most desirable?

Thanks in advance for your input.

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Pink and white as per my 10yr old daughter.

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Pink and white as per my 10yr old daughter.
How about per you?

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Stock colors are probably what most buyers are looking for. If that's not possible, I'd go with gloss black as a second choice. Third choice would be yellow for better visibility and a bike that few others have.

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is 2010 the year of the paint? I too am getting ready for paint... I am going green.
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It seems most motorcycles are sold with dark shades of whatever color is chosen. Online safety forums and books I have read all encourage me to choose a lighter, brighter color for higher visibility on the street.

Yellow is one of the colors most visible under all light conditions, from a safety perspective. Esthetically yellow would not have been my first choice of colors for a bike or car, but I have to admit that the shade of yellow that lance 328 has chosen for his bike is quite attractive.

Kawabengies bike with light blues in a flames pattern is outstanding, but probably beyond the skills of any but a professional painter.

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Bah, do something different! Buyers won't go for wild graphics, but a good-looking non-standard color could help it stand out from the for-sale crowd. I would paint one in sort of a medium-dark blue with a subtle metalflake in it, something that only showed in highlights. The stock colors are too flat to my eye.

Stock colors are chosen to appeal to the largest possible market - the lowest common denominator. By definition: boring! Millions of cars and motos, but all the same basic plain colors. Break out a little!

Yellow would be a good safety color, and not as weird as you might think. Lance328's bike is yellow, I've seen it. Looks kewl!

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I'd go with a solid color. Makes the bike's lines nicer, i think. I went with white. I may redo the white and go for a kind of Pearl with white/clear paints. Somebody had a online tutorial on that - I think you texturize it with seran wrap and sand a lot.

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Any metallic color looks great (not 70's boat flake but the smaller stuff similar to candy but easier to paint). My front fender is metallic red and I'm thinking of doing the rest of the bike.



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Yup....Pink and White

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