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Offline GeorgiaGuzzi

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Keeping original paint scheme
« on: April 13, 2021, 01:45:07 PM »
Okay, this is a conversation I never thought I would have. Iíve always fallen on the side of ďitís your vehicle bought with your money. Do what you want.Ē

However, my Quota 1100es is very rare (not valuable, just scarce) with more than likely only a few hundred examples being sold here in the US. Should I retain the factory color scheme as a tip of the hat or change it to what I want. Iím really undecided on this. Not planning on doing work this season, going to wait till winter.

Thanks for your input.

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Re: Keeping original paint scheme
« Reply #1 on: April 13, 2021, 01:56:00 PM »
I had the same decision with my CallII auto. I ended up custom painting it, the way I wanted it,and was happy with the decision. The Q bike comes in red , black,and "champagne",I think whats yours?
  The way I see it, is most Italian paint is of marginal quality, if you give it a nice tasteful paint job, using high quality modern urethanes, it will have a much better quality paint job, than OG.
I think a Quota with a "Tri-Colore" paint scheme would rock!
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Re: Keeping original paint scheme
« Reply #2 on: April 13, 2021, 04:14:41 PM »
Certain things are best left original.

Having said that, a decent, tasteful, paint job can look fantastic. If yours is the two tone paint job, yeah, you didn't see many of those in the US. (Could be considered a bit more rare.)

You planning on keeping it for a while? Do what makes you happy.

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Re: Keeping original paint scheme
« Reply #3 on: April 13, 2021, 04:23:44 PM »
Hey buddy! Personally I donít think you gain much trying to keep the kind of bike you have with the original colors. Iíve thought about painting my 02 Orange (non shiny orange) with a flat color, maybe like olive drab with the moto Guzzi eagle on the tank. Iím sure if wouldnít be for everyone however everyone donít ride it:)

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Re: Keeping original paint scheme
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Re: Keeping original paint scheme
« Reply #4 on: April 13, 2021, 05:00:21 PM »
It as very little resale value anyway, do what you want! Personally, I'd save the $$ for tires and gas and ride.
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Re: Keeping original paint scheme
« Reply #5 on: April 14, 2021, 07:20:12 AM »
Choose a color combo that makes you visible to other drivers, something bright. Just thinking safety.

Ride Safe.

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Re: Keeping original paint scheme
« Reply #6 on: April 14, 2021, 08:37:10 AM »
Investigate a vinyl wrap job.  DonG

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Re: Keeping original paint scheme
« Reply #7 on: April 14, 2021, 09:06:14 AM »
Choose a color combo that makes you visible to other drivers, something bright. Just thinking safety.

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Something about the fluro brigade ruining motorcycling, absolutely no point they don't look anyway, you safety is up to you and how you ride, headlights on colours etc do nothing.

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Re: Keeping original paint scheme
« Reply #8 on: April 14, 2021, 10:05:17 AM »
Going from memory here, but I think there were only 200 Quotas brought over, and 37 were in the blue/gold combination.  I've kept my Q stock, but repainted the small block SP.

In the end, do what makes you happy.

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Re: Keeping original paint scheme
« Reply #9 on: April 14, 2021, 10:51:23 AM »




Iíve got the champagne/blue. As was mentioned by Rick, the quality ainít good. Plus the tank is a wreck from ethanol gas expanding and contracting. It was that way when I bought it. Maybe Iíll just repaint in the original colors with high quality modern paint. Although Iíve been running the idea of two tone green for a while. A sage where it champagne and a dark green where itís blue.

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Re: Keeping original paint scheme
« Reply #10 on: April 14, 2021, 10:53:03 AM »
It as very little resale value anyway, do what you want! Personally, I'd save the $$ for tires and gas and ride.

Done and done. I havenít gotten the triumph out of the shed yet this year. Just been happy riding the Quota

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Re: Keeping original paint scheme
« Reply #11 on: April 14, 2021, 11:44:47 AM »
Theme in our collection is preservation not customization, but to each his own  :grin:
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