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Re: GS500 Brat
« Reply #40 on: March 26, 2017, 08:34:34 AM »
So i went on a tour around the Morgan Car factory on Friday and it got me thinking about colour schemes. I've been playing with Photoshop this morning. What do you guys think?

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Re: GS500 Brat
« Reply #41 on: March 27, 2017, 03:44:01 AM »
Orange wheels, grey tank, black seat :thumb:

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Re: GS500 Brat
« Reply #42 on: March 27, 2017, 02:09:06 PM »
i'll second that qcbaker  :thumb:  :cheers: i think the black subframe makes all the difference, it's all about the subtleties.

thouroghly enjoyed looking through the thread moto, your metal work is sublime :thumb: looking forward to seeing more.
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Re: GS500 Brat
« Reply #43 on: March 27, 2017, 03:37:00 PM »
Thanks, I'm having great fun building this one!

I've done another a few more, I'm starting to agree with the black subframe!

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Re: GS500 Brat
« Reply #44 on: March 27, 2017, 05:29:30 PM »
That last one is pretty close to what I'll be running, minus the rear-end chop. I've got an orange tank and plan on running it with the some of the black on the original bike.

That custom tail and brake light looks pretty slick.  :thumb:

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Re: GS500 Brat
« Reply #45 on: March 27, 2017, 08:25:02 PM »
Orange and white looks like a KTM...
I like the burgundy seat and white sub frame. White or burgundy (metallic) wheels as well?

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Re: GS500 Brat
« Reply #46 on: March 27, 2017, 09:00:36 PM »
My vote will 99% of the time be for something bright, unique and flashy! (Yeah I know my bike is silver/black but I've got two other vehicles that are very eye-catching... so... it's nice to blend it a little once in a while  ;) )
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Re: GS500 Brat
« Reply #47 on: March 27, 2017, 09:02:24 PM »
white is horrible to keep clean. polish the tank, have it clear powder coated, then do a color paint coat over it for decals, then clear coat it with paint again.
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Re: GS500 Brat
« Reply #48 on: March 28, 2017, 06:00:41 AM »
Polished, powder and paint, that sounds like a whole world of pain ! 😂 My last paint job was orange metal flake on a cream base, that was hard enough! This one i just want to hit with one colour basecoat and clear it!





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Re: GS500 Brat
« Reply #49 on: March 28, 2017, 06:27:29 AM »
Beautiful!!! :rstar:
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Re: GS500 Brat
« Reply #50 on: March 28, 2017, 06:48:15 AM »
Orange wheels, grey tank, black seat :thumb:

The Gulf color scheme looks good on just about anything on wheels, but the simpler color scheme above would also look great as well. 

Maybe an orange stripe down the middle of the tank just to add a bit more color?
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Re: GS500 Brat
« Reply #51 on: March 28, 2017, 01:26:33 PM »
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Re: GS500 Brat
« Reply #52 on: March 28, 2017, 03:48:37 PM »
Like this? Could drop in a metal flake strip on the tank, I do love a bit of 70s style hotrod metal flake  ;D  and i do have have left over paint and flake from the last build....  ::) so much for a quick and easy build!!

 

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Re: GS500 Brat
« Reply #53 on: March 28, 2017, 03:57:27 PM »
My led rear light turned up today



I'm looking at frenching it into the rear subframe, the challenge is to do it right it needs a flat base to stick to. I've looked at rolling a bit of box section and welding it it, but it always folds up on me, so i am having three pieces lazer cut out of sheet steel and I'll tack them together then weld the whole piece into the rear subframe.







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Re: GS500 Brat
« Reply #54 on: March 28, 2017, 03:58:35 PM »
So i went on a tour around the Morgan Car factory on Friday and it got me thinking about colour schemes. I've been playing with Photoshop this morning. What do you guys think?


9) and just because...


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OOoo morgan factory ... you're making me cry.
Anyway I like that one above.
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Re: GS500 Brat
« Reply #55 on: March 28, 2017, 05:26:23 PM »
The Morgan factory was the nuts. Watching the old boys make new cars with almost forgotten skills in mass production is really humbling.







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Re: GS500 Brat
« Reply #56 on: March 28, 2017, 05:29:34 PM »
My tyres also turned up today, part worns, loads of tread left, and 1/6th the price. 👍

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Rear  160/60/17 (GSX750 rear wheel)




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Re: GS500 Brat
« Reply #57 on: March 28, 2017, 08:28:01 PM »
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http://gstwins.com/gsboard/index.php?topic=70953.0

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Re: GS500 Brat
« Reply #58 on: March 28, 2017, 08:29:30 PM »
Like this? Could drop in a metal flake strip on the tank, I do love a bit of 70s style hotrod metal flake  ;D  and i do have have left over paint and flake from the last build....  ::) so much for a quick and easy build!!

 


This with the orange wheels would look awesome!

Or did you already powder coat them black?

That LED tail hoop will be fantastic.  I was tempted to get the CognitoMoto for my build, but couldn't justify the $310 they wanted.

I do love their bikes though.





http://gstwins.com/gsboard/index.php?topic=70953.0

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Re: GS500 Brat
« Reply #59 on: March 28, 2017, 08:52:32 PM »
Yea the cognitomoto hoop is fantastic. But I agree it is way over priced for my build too, my base bike cost me half that! If I can even get halfway to their quality i will be over the moon!

The other thing is i have already made the subframe, cutting off the rear hoop now and welding on a new one would be very difficult to get right!

I had to make a choice on the wheel colour this afternoon, they are going to be satin black as it give the most flexibility with the rest of the colour scheme, and they can always be changed! The powder coat guy i use only charges 20 a rim.

Frame will be be a light Matt textured black, always like changing up blacks with different textures and gloss levels

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