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Offline dave1068

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New blue V85tt
« on: September 25, 2021, 09:59:28 AM »
Hey Geesers...

New surf blue V85TT...sharper than the tan and safety-orange cone pinstripe

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Re: New blue V85tt
« Reply #1 on: September 25, 2021, 10:01:34 AM »
Looks good!  :thumb:
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Re: New blue V85tt
« Reply #2 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
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Re: New blue V85tt
« Reply #3 on: September 25, 2021, 10:42:03 AM »
Thanks-I had it painted, took off all the plastics and re-assembled once done.








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Re: New blue V85tt
« Reply #3 on: September 25, 2021, 10:42:03 AM »

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Re: New blue V85tt
« Reply #4 on: September 25, 2021, 11:45:47 AM »
New emblems?

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Re: New blue V85tt
« Reply #5 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
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Re: New blue V85tt
« Reply #6 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.

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Re: New blue V85tt
« Reply #7 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
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Re: New blue V85tt
« Reply #8 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.

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Re: New blue V85tt
« Reply #9 on: September 25, 2021, 02:47:24 PM »
Really nice!!!! :grin:

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Re: New blue V85tt
« Reply #10 on: September 25, 2021, 05:30:32 PM »

Ain’t no geezers in here :bike-037:
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Re: New blue V85tt
« Reply #11 on: September 25, 2021, 05:43:56 PM »
Thanks all, Im pleased with the color...better lighting here-

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Re: New blue V85tt
« Reply #12 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.
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Re: New blue V85tt
« Reply #13 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:
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Re: New blue V85tt
« Reply #14 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.
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Re: New blue V85tt
« Reply #15 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!

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Re: New blue V85tt
« Reply #16 on: September 27, 2021, 06:32:30 AM »
Oh Yeah!!   :bow:

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Re: New blue V85tt
« Reply #17 on: September 27, 2021, 07:10:00 AM »
How would it look with silver swingarm/bevelbox and hubs with polished rims ?
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Re: New blue V85tt
« Reply #18 on: September 27, 2021, 07:16:48 AM »
that looks very sweet!  Hmmm... Mini Cooper Surf Blue you say?
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Re: New blue V85tt
« Reply #19 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.




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Re: New blue V85tt
« Reply #20 on: September 27, 2021, 09:49:53 AM »
I generally don't like blue motorcycles, but that is really sweet looking. Well done!
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Re: New blue V85tt
« Reply #21 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?
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Re: New blue V85tt
« Reply #22 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.
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Re: New blue V85tt
« Reply #23 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
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Re: New blue V85tt
« Reply #24 on: September 27, 2021, 05:56:02 PM »
Looks good. 
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Re: New blue V85tt
« Reply #25 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…..








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Re: New blue V85tt
« Reply #26 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!)




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Much happier with the gloss. 
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Re: New blue V85tt
« Reply #27 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!
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Re: New blue V85tt
« Reply #28 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!)




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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.
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Re: New blue V85tt
« Reply #29 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.
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