Goodbye Granite...

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Goodbye Granite...

Postby Paul » Mon Dec 04, 2017 6:21 pm

...hello Orange & Grey!

Having seen the great work of Chris Tunbridge on this site, I took my grey R1200RS along to him for a makeover. Originally, I planned to recreate the orange and silver "R90S Daytona" paint job, but we decided that that would not suit the angular bodywork of the R1200RS, so we came up with an alternative orange and grey colour scheme with a silver pin stripe separating the colours. I picked the bike up today and am delighted with the result. Chris truly is the Stradivarius of the spray booth. This is what the bike looks like now:

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...and the new colour matches the orange backlighting on my dashboard
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Even the logo is done in paint, no stickers here:
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Thanks to Chris at CT Motorcycle Services for his most excellent painting skills transforming my bike.

Cheers,

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Re: Goodbye Granite...

Postby sjrainsford » Mon Dec 04, 2017 6:47 pm

That looks ace! 8)
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Re: Goodbye Granite...

Postby nab 301 » Mon Dec 04, 2017 7:47 pm

That looks brilliant although do the calipers need to be a different colour? :wink:
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Re: Goodbye Granite...

Postby Boxered » Mon Dec 04, 2017 8:13 pm

Very impressive I must say, it gives the bike a much more dynamic look. :headbang:

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Re: Goodbye Granite...

Postby Topcat » Tue Dec 05, 2017 7:16 am

Very nice Paul, love the wheels :thumbleft:

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Re: Goodbye Granite...

Postby Taz » Tue Dec 05, 2017 8:27 am

That is spectacular
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Re: Goodbye Granite...

Postby slparry » Tue Dec 05, 2017 9:51 am

looks awesome Paul!
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Re: Goodbye Granite...

Postby Paul » Tue Dec 05, 2017 9:52 am

Thanks gents, glad you like it too :thumbleft:

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Re: Goodbye Granite...

Postby The Teutonic Tangerine » Tue Dec 05, 2017 11:32 am

Not that I want to piss on your chips - it is a better attempt than standard without a doubt - but have you told your insurance co.
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Re: Goodbye Granite...

Postby Paul » Tue Dec 05, 2017 3:09 pm

Yes I have told my insurance company. I have been with Carole Nash for 13 years without a claim, and they said they would not touch it. I ended up switching to "Be Wiser" who charged me less than Aunty Carole had been doing of late too, with full disclosure on the paint job.

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Re: Goodbye Granite...

Postby tanneman » Tue Dec 05, 2017 4:27 pm

He does really good work. Certainly different but I will withhold judgement until seen in the flesh. You won't have trouble finding it at a race meeting :mrgreen:
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Re: Goodbye Granite...

Postby dave the german » Tue Dec 05, 2017 4:44 pm

Looks good Paul. Have I read correctly and Carole Nash wouldn't cover it with a new paint job?
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Re: Goodbye Granite...

Postby Paul » Tue Dec 05, 2017 5:45 pm

That's exactly right Dave. I did corner a senior chap on the Carole Nash stand at the NEC show to harangue him about it, and he claimed that they would insure it, but the guys answering the phones don't seem to have that same view... Rather than wasting my time trying to get Aunty Carole to play the game, it was easier to switch to "Be Wiser".
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Re: Goodbye Granite...

Postby Ryan » Tue Dec 05, 2017 7:37 pm

Very nice I like it a lot !!!!
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Re: Goodbye Granite...

Postby ianc53 » Thu Dec 07, 2017 6:27 am

That looks really good Paul :D Much prefer 'gloss' finishes to the silk/ matt used by BMW. Makes mine look really dull now.
Looking forward to seeing it in the flesh.

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