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    I had the wheels and valve covers powder coated matte black and then had yellow insets painted on the wheels on both the bike and trailer.
    Front cowl was painted black with the lower portions done in bed liner for chip resistance. Same with the lowers.
    I sanded the chrome off of the Kury frame covers and painted them matte black. It was amazing how little effort it took to get rid of that extremely thin chrome.
    I did the same with the bottoms of the Kury Transformer boards
    I also painted the exhaust tips with black engine paint and hand brushed the golding logos with yellow.
    I finished it off with a dark tinted Windbender windshield.

    I am considering possibly blacking out the exhaust too.



  • #2
    Nice!

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    • #3
      Black it the new chrome.

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      • #4
        Very nice

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        • #5
          Looks great. Black exhaust would be unique!
          dB
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          • #6
            Originally posted by dB-wingin View Post
            Looks great. Black exhaust would be unique!
            I have kicked around the idea of getting the mufflers powder coated. I even did a mock up in photoshop, but now seeing it in black on production bikes, I am kind of getting the bug again.
            I did buy some different muffler tips and did them in black. The black on chrome made for good contrast I think.

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            • #7
              What kind of tips are those? Factory mufflers?

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              • #8
                They are factory mufflers and Hondaline tips. They were chrome, but I wet sanded them, primed them with self etching primer and painted them with satin black engine paint. They have been on the bike for over a year now and the paint has held up surprisingly well. My intent was to have them powder coated if liked the look, but as well as the paint has held up, I may just leave them as is.
                Oh, and the yellow Goldwing lettering was done by my daughter with a brush. She has much steadier hands than I do.

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                • #9
                  Sweet looking! You did good!
                  """""""Darksider #10 It's been said by many people, that I am still only 16 years old inside my head!! LOL!!
                  I have never thrown a leg over any make or model of motorcycle and had nothing but a good time!!"""""""

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                  • #10
                    Very nice. Black really is the "New Chrome". My 2010 is the Pearl Yellow also. I may take my wheels off and have them powder coated this winter.

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                    • #11
                      Jmohme, first, I think the things you did to...and for...your bike are great looking. Kudos to you. Here is another tip for changing the color looks of all 2001-2010 Wings.

                      In the Everett, WA. area there were a LOT of us that hung around together, and we started thinking about color changes. One of the guys came up with the idea of swapping out the trim pieces...from one bike...to another bike...to add color contrast. So many of us liked the idea, there must have been 100 Wings running around the area that had bi-colored bikes.

                      All those trim pieces on the trunk, that wrap around the truck ....and all those trim pieces that wrap around the saddlebags....are easy to take off, and put back on. Many of the aftermarket companies have come out with "chrome" trim pieces, or..."chrome" or "colored" pieces that have aux. lighting in them. That all costs you money.

                      So, find a friends' bike...that has a contrasting color...like in your case...a friends that has a BLACK bike...and swap out all those trim pieces with his bike. It may take several of you in a group to do a lot of cross-swapping, for everyone to have the color of trim they want. A friend of mine took all MY black trim, and used it on his 2002 Yellow Wing. But I didn't want his yellow trim on my bike, so.....I found a guy with a Platinum colored bike, and I got all his trim pieces. The circle went around, and around, and in the long run, everyone was happy with the color of trim they traded for.

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                      • #12
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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by MMR View Post
                          Jmohme, first, I think the things you did to...and for...your bike are great looking. Kudos to you. Here is another tip for changing the color looks of all 2001-2010 Wings.

                          In the Everett, WA. area there were a LOT of us that hung around together, and we started thinking about color changes. One of the guys came up with the idea of swapping out the trim pieces...from one bike...to another bike...to add color contrast. So many of us liked the idea, there must have been 100 Wings running around the area that had bi-colored bikes.

                          All those trim pieces on the trunk, that wrap around the truck ....and all those trim pieces that wrap around the saddlebags....are easy to take off, and put back on. Many of the aftermarket companies have come out with "chrome" trim pieces, or..."chrome" or "colored" pieces that have aux. lighting in them. That all costs you money.

                          So, find a friends' bike...that has a contrasting color...like in your case...a friends that has a BLACK bike...and swap out all those trim pieces with his bike. It may take several of you in a group to do a lot of cross-swapping, for everyone to have the color of trim they want. A friend of mine took all MY black trim, and used it on his 2002 Yellow Wing. But I didn't want his yellow trim on my bike, so.....I found a guy with a Platinum colored bike, and I got all his trim pieces. The circle went around, and around, and in the long run, everyone was happy with the color of trim they traded for.
                          I have seen some bikes where different color parts had been swapped out. It can be a nice effect. but my objective was as much aimed at cutting back on the amount of chrome as anything else.
                          As far as the trunk trim. I have some other plans there. But that will be for another thread once I get off my butt and actually do it.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by jmohme View Post

                            . but my objective was as much aimed at cutting back on the amount of chrome as anything else.
                            Oh, I am all for removing and/or reducing the amount of "chrome" on a bike. All us old-timers know...chrome don't get ya home.

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                            • #15
                              Love the "blacked out" look. Have intentions of doing a few things in black on my yellow 03 this winter.

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                              • #16
                                Now that I'm done riding for the year I can get back to blacking out some more of mine.I think the crappy Kury trunk rack will be first on the list.
                                Chris
                                Darkside # 1602
                                If I knew it would've last this long I would've taken better care of it.

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                                • kwthom
                                  kwthom commented
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                                  That's kinda sad to read...considering that 'done riding for the year' is that quick jaunt on New Years Eve day - before the crazy's show up.

                                  The first ride of the year is always on New Year's Day, when I've had just about enough football watching accoplished.


                                  Seriously, luck to ya on the project!

                              • #17
                                Originally posted by Fatwing View Post
                                Now that I'm done riding for the year I can get back to blacking out some more of mine.I think the crappy Kury trunk rack will be first on the list.
                                Yes mine looks crappy as well. I never thought about painting or powder coating it black.It would jump out at you on my white bike.
                                '08 Level 3 Wing Pearl White
                                Progressive front springs
                                All Balls with Traxxion triple tree
                                '12 rear shock with Progressive spring
                                F 4 windshield
                                Wingsoft seat

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