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I never really liked the chrome side covers that much. Thought they kinda took away from the motor, so I sprayed them to match the bike. Think it "frames" the motor better.

So now everyone can see it before they take a chance with theirs...






 

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painted side covers

I never really liked the chrome side covers that much. Thought they kinda took away from the motor, so I sprayed them to match the bike. Think it "frames" the motor better.

So now everyone can see it before they take a chance with theirs...






i think i may like that better than the chrome, but i would have to see it in person first
 

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Definitely better that way, thought I would do that and other parts over the winter. What type of paint did you use and was it for high temp, I was thinking of doing the head covers also?
 

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That looks way better then the chrome! :cool:
 

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I never really liked the chrome side covers that much. Thought they kinda took away from the motor, so I sprayed them to match the bike. Think it "frames" the motor better.

So now everyone can see it before they take a chance with theirs...






I suggested that months ago, but I think you are the first to try it. I think it is a 100% improvement in the looks of the bike. I feel it makes the bike look more like a custom bike & less like a production bike. Congratulations!
 

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i have really have to stop looking at this site... i am getting to many ideas and not enough money to make it happen. that looks sweet and is on my now ever expanding to do list
 

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Side covers

Didn't know anyone else did this. Had mind done at a local body shop I use. They look MUCH better matching the gloss black of the bike..... (I have the black too). I may also do the center cover on the motor head, leaving the sides chrome. Going to have the wheels done in gun metal grey powdercoat too.
 

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I was thinking about doing this to my LE but i couldn't decide on gloss black to match the frame or matte to match the "tins".

Great job, looks less cheap IMO!
 

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NICE!

Hey I'm really feelin' that look bro. Great job! The side covers are so big n doofy especially in that plastic chrome - the black works!

I love it!
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Larry
New York
 

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Just had mine painted too. Can't wait to put them on tonight. It really displays the engine and bike way better, imo. :)
 

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That looks way better then the chrome! :cool:
Well ain't that a coinkydink :eek:
On Predator’s Fury I’d be tempted to color match (matte silver) the side covers to the body work to make the V-Twin POP even more :eek: and maybe even go with flat black on the intake cone to compliment the awesome viper 2!

:( The angle and lighting doesn't maximize the effect. I does look better as I move around the bike in my mind's eye.
 

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Looks good. Mine is black as well and I will be adding this to my list of things to do this winter.

On a different subject where did you get that bag? I was thinking of doing something like that. Im new to the whole cruiser thing, I used to be a sport bike rider.
 

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<<Going to have the wheels done in gun metal grey powdercoat too.>>

YES!! Somewhere here I have a photoshop of just that -- looks good. I think I ended up liking it with just the spokes done. Besides, the powder can get messed up during tire changes.
 

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Wow! Thanks for all the feedback guys. Didn't think something that small would attract this much attention.

I'm def happy with the result, looks way better IMO. It's always amazing to see the impact of small changes on a bike.

"Ride Safe"
 
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