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Café Racer build - Portugal

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by NPLR, Sep 20, 2018.

  1. NPLR

    NPLR XS400 Member

    Forgive me for my photoshop skill level... lol
     
  2. xschris

    xschris a lifestyle not a trend

    Your best option is to use a high temp header coating. Using pipe rap on a bike is a waste of money and time. If you ever ride it in any real weather water will make it wet and rust the pipes much faster. Also the wrap will over time fall apart and look like heck. Header rap is only good on race/show only bikes and under hoods of cars. If money is not an issue ceramic coating is the best.
     
  3. sandmanred

    sandmanred XS400 Enthusiast

    I get the concept, I happen to like the black silver combo.
     
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  4. NPLR

    NPLR XS400 Member

    Out for paint...
     

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  5. NPLR

    NPLR XS400 Member

    Ready for second color... cinza escuro.jpeg cinza escuro 2.jpeg
     
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  6. sandmanred

    sandmanred XS400 Enthusiast

    That looks great!
     
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  7. NPLR

    NPLR XS400 Member

    Ready for second color... IMG_20190108_201827.jpg IMG_20190108_201812.jpg IMG_20190108_201839.jpg IMG_20190108_201850.jpg
     
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  8. NPLR

    NPLR XS400 Member

    Paint... done!
    IMG_20190109_181559.jpg IMG_20190109_181555.jpg IMG_20190109_181553.jpg
     
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  9. NPLR

    NPLR XS400 Member

    Almost done...
    IMG_20190110_130440.jpg IMG_20190110_130654.jpg IMG_20190110_130541.jpg received_805697426440740.jpeg received_560655284346008.jpeg received_1755987251173224.jpeg received_2297933087155390.jpeg
     
  10. NPLR

    NPLR XS400 Member

    Color for the seat? preto.jpg castanho escuro.jpg laranja.jpg tinto.jpg vermelho.jpg
     
  11. sandmanred

    sandmanred XS400 Enthusiast

    Nice job! That looks fantastic! My vote for seat color is something that's close to the darker gray that tops the tank and tail. It would make the stripe on top look continuous from front to back. But if you go with any one of your contrasting color schemes I agree the grips should be that color too. I think any one of them will look good.
     
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  12. NPLR

    NPLR XS400 Member

    Something like this?
    Banco Preto.jpg
     
  13. sandmanred

    sandmanred XS400 Enthusiast

    I like it. You could even do piping or stitching like you show on the seat corner that carries the pinstripe line through from the tank to the tail. That would be a classy look in my opinion.
     
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  14. fusion1962

    fusion1962 XS400 Member

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    Great looking bike! Nice job
     
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