Sunday, April 23, 2006
Well, the bike is naked. I've got the tank off and it's all sandblasted. I got a quote from a local kid to paint her for a few hundred bucks and while that's a good price I can't justify spending anymore money on this thing. I just don't love it enough to put more money than it's worth into it. I'm being drawn to the darkside. A place where no light can escape, a place where the word gloss does not exist. Yes, the rattle can death star. Where the run is welcomed and orange peel is a thing of the past. Think of how much I'll save on wax. (Yeah right, like I ever wax the bike) I've got some time this weekend and a shelf full of cans. I'm really torn here as to try to do something cool or just go ratty or go back to stock. The stock option seems to be the right thing to do so that is my least favorite. One of the problems I'm having are the gold emblems. Nothing really goes with gold except black and other shades of gold. And brown, but brown sucks and is why I sandblasted it in the first place. Flat black has just become too cliche however. I picked up the new issue of The Horse the other day and there are two flat black bikes in there that look exactly the same. Not that the Honda is in the same league as custom choppers but you get the idea. It's cool and all but I think it should be used selectively. I've said this before so I'll try not to get all redundant on your asses. Well, tomorrow I'm going out to the garagemobile and maybe I'll get inspired. Or maybe I'll just stare at the pieces for a couple of hours drinking coffee and listening to Saturday Morning Flashback. I'm open to suggestions. Please help the most indecisive motorcyclist ever. The weather is nice and I have to finish the Honda and the bully bike so I can get to work on restoring the Ducati and perhaps actually ride a motorcycle. Colors, combos, sheens, etc..??? I have a few pics for inspiration. I dont know who the guy on the green bike is but he's got good hair. Me, not so much.