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Photoshopped this today. Tacky or do you like it?

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Nice Photoshop job

I think it looks pretty cool. I've been wracking my brain ever since I bought my Passion Red '08 V, trying to decide what color to repaint it. Believe it or not, on my last visit to the powder coater's shop I saw some tractor parts that were painted a medium pea-green that I thought was pretty nice. Not John Deere green or anything, but more like one of those funky Orvis-type greens that Jeep used a couple of years ago. It might go good with all of the silver plastic doo-dads on my bike.

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I probably wouldn't want mine that color, but if you like it, go for it. I can't decide if its too flashy or what, but something looks out of harmony with nature for sure...



Maybe its the gold color around the headlight...



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Not My Cup of Tea

Just doesn't do much for me. But if it's what you want...good on you!

If I could change the color of my bike, I'd love to see it black, with gold accents.

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If I could change the color of my bike, I'd love to see it black, with gold accents.
OK....... Sorry tires would have been a bitch to get finished.
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That's actually not bad!



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That's actually not bad!
The black and gold or the bronze/copperish/gold from the initial post?
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The black & gold. I posted my opinion on the other one earlier in the thread...



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OK....... Sorry tires would have been a bitch to get finished.
It looks like a pack of JPS cigarettes, very 1970's tacky

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That's pretty freakin HOT !!!
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ok last one... for you survivalists...

Edit: better camo version now.


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Cool

Gold and Black looks cool - like formula 1 John Player Special Teams of 1970's
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Passion red and silver is still best color scheme I've seen, but it's your bike...paint it however you like it. Black and gold is the best of the ones above, IMO.


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ok last one... for you survivalists...

Edit: better camo version now.

Now this is cool.
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Didn't think think I'd like the camouflage but it seems to work!
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The black and gold is GREAT! Wish I could afford to paint mine like that. The camo looks ok too but I would never really do that one because it doesn’t stand out enough. The black and gold shouts CUSTOM. Just replace the Kawasaki stickers with something else or leave them off. By the way, you are pretty good with Photoshop.
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Awsesome!

Vladimirpoopen,

Thanks for the vision of Black and Gold. I wasn't thinking of that much gold, but it looks freaking awesome!

At the same time I love the Camo version. Maybe I'm partial to the camo after wearing it for 20 years or so, but it does look really cool!

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Cammo bike is needs knobby tires and ammo cans for hardbags.
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Having made up my mind that the glow green Versys will replace my current Triumph Bonneville, I have it in mind to budget for some paint work. I'm thinking about taking the plastic side panels that run along the tank out to the headlamp and painting them black or mostly black. Then applying the Monster Energy logo where the Kawasaki decal is now. I think that would look really good. Initially I was thinking about repainting the Versys in the manner of the Playboy sponsored bike in MotoGp. Black and white with a Playboy Bunny logo where the Kawasaki decal is now. However, my wife suggested I have my helmet re-painted with the word "sexist loser" across the back. I reconsidered.
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I didn't think too much of the first wine colored post, especially with the copper around the light. The black and gold would look sweet with much less gold. I'd actually prefer just the radiator plastic and other side and bottom plastics in gold, not swingarm and frame pieces. Camo wasn't too bad either. I've poured over in my mind what I would like to do with the scheme on my own bike, but all I can really think of is to black out the wheels and the silver plastic pieces in flat black. I love, LOVE the red, and the look of the bike is awesome, EXCEPT for that damn headlight. Gets me everytime I look at it, so I usually just try to avoid looking at the front end.
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