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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 10-23-2006, 02:43 PM Thread Starter
 
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I Have A Real Nice Black Vn700 But I Would Like To Change The Color, Any Ideas Would Be Great. And What Will I Need To Do After I Take Off The Gas Tank, Ie (carbs)
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I am in the same boat. My 93' has some scratches and dings on it that I'd like to get rid of.

It's nice that we only have to paint the tank and fenders.

I am leaning towards a candy apple red color.

Not sure what you mean about the carbs?

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i would also suggest painting the frame as well.... cause candy apple red on a black frame....well you know.

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Ooo - on a red frame. That's sick. If you're gonna do that then you might as well paint the engine and wheels red. Ick.

Jim, You could go the easy (not cheap) way and get the color parts (fenders, tank, side covers) from a different year.

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i would also suggest painting the frame as well.... cause candy apple red on a black frame....well you know.
I rode a v65 that was basically that combo, red tank, covers, and fenders on a black frame. Thought it looked good, may have to take another look though.

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Ooo - on a red frame. That's sick. If you're gonna do that then you might as well paint the engine and wheels red. Ick.

Jim, You could go the easy (not cheap) way and get the color parts (fenders, tank, side covers) from a different year.
I did the exact same thing. My VN700 was looking pretty tired in the tank/fenders dept.

I bought some fenders and a tank from a 93 VN750 and it was instant restoration!


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i also read on the y! site u can use some dupont IIRC duracolor paints.... some colors are $$$$$ then others.... but mix that with a clear coat or 2 u should go great!!

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westco 12v30 MF, 30A/h w/ 350 CCA's w/ custom box
TOC stator cover w/ Frankenstator mod!
R/R relo

Soon to have (own or on order)
TOC ACCT's
Mez's 110-FRT 170/80-Rear
Custom rear fender and tail light
Givi hard bags w/ custom rear turn signals


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I have an idea that I am going to try when I get ready for paint on my bike maybe this will work for you as well, since I am replaceing tank and both fenders I am going to put the black covering on my motor like you see on some superglides and the new suzuki intruder, also the frame is going to be done in truck bedliner spray! "For 2 reasons" First you can paint over it (I like flat old school biker black) this can be done with spray bomb cheap inexpensive way to paint the frame. Second the bedliner spray will last longer then stright powder coat or paint can also be done by yourself on the cheap. Guaranteed to keep frame from rusting out, especially for someone who rides like I do, thats in all kinds of weather and temp. As far as your tank fenders I also prefer black, but if black isnt your thing and again you want to do it on the cheap remove them prep them your self and take to MACCO or Peaches. There both National and do pretty decent work as long as you do the prepping. Hope this helps
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I've been thinking about getting my tank and fenders painted as well. Have been since a year ago. Same situation, my 93 is looking a little tired. After all the time and effort to get her mechanically sound, it'd sure be nice to get the paint and chrome up to snuff.

If I could decide what color I wanted, I'd go ahead and do it. Blue, black, red. Today I'm leaning toward a dark cherry red with metallic flake. But who knows...
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hummm... a bike completly done in rhino line... now that is a tough chopper :P wonder how it would fair in a slide?

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nat'l cycle deflector shield
westco 12v30 MF, 30A/h w/ 350 CCA's w/ custom box
TOC stator cover w/ Frankenstator mod!
R/R relo

Soon to have (own or on order)
TOC ACCT's
Mez's 110-FRT 170/80-Rear
Custom rear fender and tail light
Givi hard bags w/ custom rear turn signals


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