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Old 04-16-2018, 12:19 PM
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Our 2011 GS is Arctic white, ALL Arctic white and it's just too much WHITE. We had our Harley Roadglide custom painted a few years ago with Orange accent stripes with black pin striping and it is an immediate attention grabber, especially in a world where damn near every bike is black.

I need some ideas from those who are artistically gifted. We want to follow the same color scheme as we have on the HD, but not sure how to get the orange & black in subtle yet striking way. We are thinking about a wrap style striping instead of paint because I hate sanding!

Please, no bullshit comments, save those for your wife or your buddies when you crush beer cans on your foreheads. Bike pix is below.
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Old 04-16-2018, 12:27 PM
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Here is where I would start ...

3M vinyl stripes on the hood only ... here is the design:


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You could color the cove sections that extend back through the doors on the side of the body an orange color and have it fade into white the further back it goes.
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Check out vettestripes.com for ideas.
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Check out vettestripes.com for ideas.
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Orange outside mirrors, brake and hood ducts in orange, the fender badges painted white with orange lettering and if you have side skirts and splitter, a pin stripe on their lower edge...
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You could color the cove sections that extend back through the doors on the side of the body an orange color and have it fade into white the further back it goes.
I also think this would look good and be a great place to start
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Doing a modern interpretation of the ZL1 look could be interesting.




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Orange outside mirrors, brake and hood ducts in orange, the fender badges painted white with orange lettering and if you have side skirts and splitter, a pin stripe on their lower edge...

Love everything but the orange mirrors....lol....but you definitely got my attention with this!
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Originally Posted by Mcrider View Post
Love everything but the orange mirrors....lol....but you definitely got my attention with this!
OK, pin stripe the mirrors
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You could stripe it out like a 68 Camaro that had white with orange racing stripes back in the day. Sorry I don't have a picture handy. Of course to completely duplicate that look Corvette style, it would also need an orange colored interior to go with it.
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The color of the interior and brake calipers would be a factor in any changes I made. Can you post pics of the exterior/interior?
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Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.
As mentioned, I too would start with tape or wrap as opposed to paint to test design.

I've seen OEM striping kit in orange on white.
Looks good to me.
Caliper, hash stripes, hood roof deck lid bumper stripes in orange.
I've never seen just a pinstripe.

Have fun designing.

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Originally Posted by 1rusty1 View Post
The color of the interior and brake calipers would be a factor in any changes I made. Can you post pics of the exterior/interior?
I would agree with that but assuming a black interior, I would go with orange powder coated calipers and would orange stitch the interior.

I have a Carlisle Blue GS with black interior with blue stitching. One color combination I like is the Gulf racing colors of powder blue and orange. I often though about changing where I have blue to orange.

White and orange would be another great combination
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Originally Posted by grady View Post
I would agree with that but assuming a black interior, I would go with orange powder coated calipers and would orange stitch the interior.

I have a Carlisle Blue GS with black interior with blue stitching. One color combination I like is the Gulf racing colors of powder blue and orange. I often though about changing where I have blue to orange.

White and orange would be another great combination

That's my thought as well. I would go full length stripes vs the hash marks. I just like that look of the full length. Orange can be tough to match so I would grab the stripes first and match the calipers after.

I have a blue ultra classic motorcycle. I was picking out a color for the pinstriping. I like blue and orange but it looked too much like colors for the Broncos football team so I went a different direction.
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Not a fan of stripes but...
this:



or this with orange hash marks and no side stripes:



Either one with orange calipers and orange lettering on the GS badges. Perhaps orange vinyl covering the flag emblems front and rear. Less is more.
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I'm one of those that has a black Harley.....
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Originally Posted by 1rusty1 View Post
The color of the interior and brake calipers would be a factor in any changes I made. Can you post pics of the exterior/interior?

Interior is a black/cashmere (think buckskin color)
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Originally Posted by windyC6 View Post
I'm one of those that has a black Harley.....

You don't have black wheels on it do you?

Please say NOOOOOOOOOOOOO
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Originally Posted by Mcrider View Post
Interior is a black/cashmere (think buckskin color)

My vette had the cashmere/black as well. I didn't care for the Victory Red accents with the cashmere so changed out all the cashmere.

I'm not sure I would care for the orange and cashmere look. Being a vert, it's difficult to separate exterior/interior. I suppose depending on the hue, it could work.
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