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Ch-ch-ch-changes to my Roadie 5 Months ago  
The candy blood red and metallic silver are no more.
A few years ago my wife saw a 2014 Bolt and said "that's what a motorcycle should look like". I agreed and filed away what she was looking at.

I am nearly done with reshaping the Roadie. Here is the rear fender in place. The paint is 2014 Yamaha Bolt matte silver metallic. I threw the GT350 style racing stripe down the middle in black metallic. It has a 2 stage matte clear over it all. Tank is the same, side covers are black metallic only. More pictures later this week.
Oh, and its all done with rattle can same as before.

I also installed a Bolt LED tail light and then put on a license plate I had that I modified. It has a red tail/stop light on the top row with amber turn signals buried in it too. I put a white LED light on to the frame as it had no illumination. I also changed my headlight to a Bates style and put 360 degree amber LED strips around my forks for turns.
Heres a teaser:
 
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Re:Ch-ch-ch-changes to my Roadie 5 Months ago  
Can't wait to see the final look!
 
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Re:Ch-ch-ch-changes to my Roadie 5 Months ago  
Well, that oughta be interesting... never heard of any wife ever having so much influence on what a man's R* ought to look like before!
 
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Re:Ch-ch-ch-changes to my Roadie 5 Months ago  
A woman that knows what a bike should look like. That in itself is cool.
 
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Re:Ch-ch-ch-changes to my Roadie 5 Months ago  
Ya know... You got a real good point there!

Until my wife suggested PINK!!!!
 
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Re:Ch-ch-ch-changes to my Roadie 5 Months ago  
My wife has ridden her whole life (packing not driving). She's been around bikes plenty and knows what she likes.
I'm smart enough to listen.

One other thing I forgot to point out. See the two red reflectors on the license plate? Those are old school cut glass reflectors from back in the day. They glow very nicely with light from behind on them.
 
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Re:Ch-ch-ch-changes to my Roadie 5 Months ago  
Like the old school strip. Can't wait to see the rest of you creation. Kudos to your wife and her advice.
 
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Re:Ch-ch-ch-changes to my Roadie 5 Months ago  
What's with the cheap picture? We want to see the whole bike!! Show that sucker off.
 
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Re:Ch-ch-ch-changes to my Roadie 5 Months ago  
Mikerunsjax wrote:
What's with the cheap picture? We want to see the whole bike!! Show that sucker off.

Its called only having the fender and seat on!
Tank and side covers and rest get buttoned up tomorrow. In fact the plan is to go riding tomorrow so I'll be done with it early hopefully. Riding saturday too!
 
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Re:Ch-ch-ch-changes to my Roadie 5 Months ago  
I defiantly think more pics are in order.
 
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