Wildgoose Chase Moto Guzzi

General Category => General Discussion => Topic started by: dave1068 on September 25, 2021, 09:59:28 AM

Title: New blue V85tt
Post by: dave1068 on September 25, 2021, 09:59:28 AM
Hey Geesers...

New surf blue V85TT...sharper than the tan and safety-orange cone pinstripe
(https://i.ibb.co/WfmH812/newblue.jpg) (https://ibb.co/WfmH812)
Title: Re: New blue V85tt
Post by: Chethro on September 25, 2021, 10:01:34 AM
Looks good!  :thumb:
Title: Re: New blue V85tt
Post by: Amstaff on September 25, 2021, 10:15:20 AM
Beautiful! Where is that color sold or is it accessory plastics?

Not sure if Ill warm to my matte grey
Title: Re: New blue V85tt
Post by: dave1068 on September 25, 2021, 10:42:03 AM
Thanks-I had it painted, took off all the plastics and re-assembled once done.








Title: Re: New blue V85tt
Post by: Amstaff on September 25, 2021, 11:45:47 AM
New emblems?
Title: Re: New blue V85tt
Post by: dave1068 on September 25, 2021, 11:56:43 AM
We were able to retain the old ones, I thought 3m double sided tape would be needed but stock badges went back on and so far so good
Title: Re: New blue V85tt
Post by: Amstaff on September 25, 2021, 12:03:00 PM
So you hit em with a hair dryer and got your finger nails or thin plastic prying device under?

Blue is a complicated color-so many shades.
Title: Re: New blue V85tt
Post by: dave1068 on September 25, 2021, 12:13:57 PM
I didnt take them off, the auto body guy did. usually heat or dental floss works.

I initially wanted to go close to a tenni green but one day while on the way home from work a mini cooper countryman passed me and I really liked the shade of blue. Looked it up online, had paint guy make me a pint and away we went
Title: Re: New blue V85tt
Post by: Amstaff on September 25, 2021, 12:26:22 PM
Yeah I like it. Just a hint of green in the color. Ford has a color that jazzes me called Blue Candy (extra $$). I’d call it electric blue-just a hint of green but lighter and brighter. Bright to the point where it might be too much, too grating. Some colors just don't work on bikes at least for me.

Im hypnotized by teal metallic cars from the ‘60s.
Title: Re: New blue V85tt
Post by: Advguz on September 25, 2021, 02:47:24 PM
Really nice!!!! :grin:
Title: Re: New blue V85tt
Post by: Guzzitenn on September 25, 2021, 05:30:32 PM

Ain’t no geezers in here :bike-037:
Title: Re: New blue V85tt
Post by: dave1068 on September 25, 2021, 05:43:56 PM
Thanks all, Im pleased with the color...better lighting here-
(https://i.ibb.co/p3tgWZX/blue3.jpg) (https://ibb.co/p3tgWZX)
Title: Re: New blue V85tt
Post by: Trialsman on September 26, 2021, 03:40:13 PM
I have mine out at the paint shop right now.  The Green/silver is OK, but the mat finish needs the gloss.  The blue looks really nice.  As for the emblems, I used a heat gun and a plastic razor blade I got off Amazon.
Title: Re: New blue V85tt
Post by: dave1068 on September 26, 2021, 03:45:57 PM
For some reason, MG does a lot of bikes in matte, not sure how well received it is among most MG owners. I know I asked about a month ago, and most preferred gloss.

What color are you going with? At first I was thinking of going all green similar to tenni green or the cent verison in all green. I had a few shades of blue in mind and when i saw the surf blue I went with it. It really looks good on the bike.

So many colors, so few bikes.... :wink:
Title: Re: New blue V85tt
Post by: Cam3512 on September 26, 2021, 03:51:37 PM
Looks like Guzzi is finally getting the message.  The new V100 Mandello in the anniversary green and silver appears to be gloss paint.
Title: Re: New blue V85tt
Post by: DesertPilot on September 26, 2021, 08:23:36 PM
That's beautiful!  Members of my tribe may be green with envy now, but that is beautiful!
Title: Re: New blue V85tt
Post by: greer on September 27, 2021, 06:32:30 AM
Oh Yeah!!   :bow:

Sarah
Title: Re: New blue V85tt
Post by: Huzo on September 27, 2021, 07:10:00 AM
How would it look with silver swingarm/bevelbox and hubs with polished rims ?
Title: Re: New blue V85tt
Post by: Mayor_of_BBQ on September 27, 2021, 07:16:48 AM
that looks very sweet!  Hmmm... Mini Cooper Surf Blue you say?
Title: Re: New blue V85tt
Post by: SIR REAL ED on September 27, 2021, 07:32:18 AM
the blue looks great.

IMO, a Huzo silverization/polishing would look great also.

I've long thought a bike painted in Terex green would standout, black racing stripe is required.
(https://i.ibb.co/PtfC8PD/terex.jpg) (https://ibb.co/PtfC8PD)

(https://i.ibb.co/gJf4Xxr/terexdozer.jpg) (https://ibb.co/gJf4Xxr)

Title: Re: New blue V85tt
Post by: tonUPRacer on September 27, 2021, 09:49:53 AM
I generally don't like blue motorcycles, but that is really sweet looking. Well done!
Title: Re: New blue V85tt
Post by: dave1068 on September 27, 2021, 10:00:02 AM
I generally don't like blue motorcycles, but that is really sweet looking. Well done!

Solid red looks good too, like the classic tank badge, same as I had on the stelvio. Is there an indentation to adhere it to or just eyeball it?
Title: Re: New blue V85tt
Post by: dave1068 on September 27, 2021, 10:02:53 AM
Thanks, I know, there are so many bad shades of blue, I was glad to find that shade.
Title: Re: New blue V85tt
Post by: dave1068 on September 27, 2021, 10:37:58 AM
I was thinking if my stock eagle badges couldnt be re-used I might have had to go that route, luckily they went on and hopefully stay on lol
Title: Re: New blue V85tt
Post by: Solorider73 on September 27, 2021, 05:56:02 PM
Looks good. 
Title: Re: New blue V85tt
Post by: Amstaff on September 28, 2021, 06:37:13 AM
Amazing how a color can affect mood almost like a taste or a smell. I like the flush clear coated big eagle decals like on the V11.

Was almost thinking bright white paint. I recently bought my first white suv, after six years of Billet Steel Metallic, and now my my V85 is a matte version of that color.

The alternative is Toyota’s Blue Flame paint. Wondering how much the set of unpainted plastic is if available…..


(https://i.ibb.co/JtKkx7n/6-F4-BDF57-0201-41-A9-95-E6-2-F2887-ED0-E7-B.jpg) (https://ibb.co/JtKkx7n)




Title: Re: New blue V85tt
Post by: Trialsman on October 01, 2021, 07:19:40 PM
I wanted to show how the gloss worked out.  I also added some green. (and I have the paint code for the Centenario Green!)


(https://i.ibb.co/fY2WRHv/IMG-7337.jpg) (https://ibb.co/fY2WRHv)

how to upload pic on google images (https://imgbb.com/)


Much happier with the gloss. 
Title: Re: New blue V85tt
Post by: aklawok on October 03, 2021, 01:20:41 AM
 I am just curious if any of you v85 guys have considered paint matching the case guard as well, I think that blue would look great on the bottom too!
Title: Re: New blue V85tt
Post by: egschade on October 03, 2021, 06:38:25 AM
I wanted to show how the gloss worked out.  I also added some green. (and I have the paint code for the Centenario Green!)


(https://i.ibb.co/fY2WRHv/IMG-7337.jpg) (https://ibb.co/fY2WRHv)

how to upload pic on google images (https://imgbb.com/)


Much happier with the gloss.

Nicely done! DIY or professional? Would love to see a picture of the whole bike outdoors w/o the garage distractions.
Title: Re: New blue V85tt
Post by: Trialsman on October 03, 2021, 08:30:46 AM
I did the design and prep work, but had a friend spray the paint for me since he had an oven to bake the parts to cure.  I cross posted some other pictures under the "Gloss or Matte Finish" thread.  On my first Ronald V85 I did powder coat the lower pipe guards satin black and I liked it better than the silver.  I will try to dig up a picture.  I haven't decided if I might end up doing it to my Centenario also.