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#1 kevinmorris22

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Posted 05 March 2012 - 07:51 AM

I busted out Photoshop over the weekend and played around with some custom paint schemes for my FJR.

What do you guys think?

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Posted 05 March 2012 - 08:04 AM

I busted out Photoshop over the weekend and played around with some custom paint schemes for my FJR.

What do you guys think?

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That's really hot, be careful Yamaha may steal this one.

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Posted 05 March 2012 - 08:16 AM

Thanks, Now I just need to find someone in the Dallas / Fort Worth area who can do the job. I am looking for a swap, free advertising on my site at RiderGroups.com in exchange for the custom paint job on my FJR.

Anybody know any good painters who want to expand their business? :rolleyes:


I busted out Photoshop over the weekend and played around with some custom paint schemes for my FJR.

What do you guys think?


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That's really hot, be careful Yamaha may steal this one.


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Posted 05 March 2012 - 08:50 AM

That's really hot, be careful Yamaha may steal this one.


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Posted 05 March 2012 - 08:54 AM

Love it! I would add some color to the sidebags however.
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Posted 05 March 2012 - 09:28 AM

That looks really nice!! I agree with adding a little more color to the bag. Wonder how much a job like that would cost.
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Posted 05 March 2012 - 09:33 AM

Good suggestion, here is with some color on the bag as well.

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Love it! I would add some color to the sidebags however.


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Posted 05 March 2012 - 10:09 AM

WOW. Your stealing my thunder here,that's almost spot on to what I have on paper in my garage.

Were you have the orange color, I went with Cadillac Red Metallic.

Were you have the silver color, I went with Cadillac Mid-Gray Metallic.

Look's really good great job. Oh don't worry about Yamaha stealing this idea,

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Posted 05 March 2012 - 10:22 AM

Good suggestion, here is with some color on the bag as well.

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Love it! I would add some color to the sidebags however.


That's pretty cool. I would ride that! I wouldn't worry about Yamaha stealing it though. That would mean they would have to put some effort into the FJR.
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Posted 05 March 2012 - 11:14 AM

Thanks, our color profiles on our monitors may be a bit off.

Here is what I was shooting for color wise:
Red = Ducati Red
White
Black

It may be a little hard to see depending on how your monitor displays shades of red in comparison to mine.

WOW. Your stealing my thunder here,that's almost spot on to what I have on paper in my garage.

Were you have the orange color, I went with Cadillac Red Metallic.

Were you have the silver color, I went with Cadillac Mid-Gray Metallic.

Look's really good great job. Oh don't worry about Yamaha stealing this idea,

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Posted 05 March 2012 - 03:01 PM

I like that a lot. I was thinking of respraying mine due to numerous rock chips and dings. I may need to reconsider my paint scheme. I would possibly do that for someone for about $800 plus any shipping costs as long as I can find the paint locally (not Colorrite).
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Posted 05 March 2012 - 04:06 PM

I like that a lot. I was thinking of respraying mine due to numerous rock chips and dings. I may need to reconsider my paint scheme. I would possibly do that for someone for about $800 plus any shipping costs as long as I can find the paint locally (not Colorrite).


Really?? $800+/- for the whole bike? That I sounds like a smoking deal.
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Posted 05 March 2012 - 04:20 PM

The parts would need to be clean and all appurtenances removed. No real fancy paint either like Colorrite, which costs about $200/qt. We're talking basic automotive BC/CC urethane paint. I think I can do it in 3 colors for $800.
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Posted 06 March 2012 - 08:34 AM

Cool, you can have the design for free...if you paint mine too. :P

I like that a lot. I was thinking of respraying mine due to numerous rock chips and dings. I may need to reconsider my paint scheme. I would possibly do that for someone for about $800 plus any shipping costs as long as I can find the paint locally (not Colorrite).


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Posted 06 March 2012 - 09:29 AM

I suppose replacing the Red with Hi-Viz Lime Yellow
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Personally, I'd also probably want to add more color to the lower third of the bags. Posted Image

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Posted 06 March 2012 - 09:52 AM

That's really hot, be careful Yamaha may steal this one.


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Posted 06 March 2012 - 11:27 AM

I like it! The second version with red on top of the saddlebags. Red/Black always go good together. Very tough looking. :yahoo:

The only thing I don't like (I'm being picky here) is the rectangle stock "FJR" logo under the seat. I really like the Yamaha tank logo...but I always felt they dropped the ball bigtime on the ugly, basic, rectangle, no design creativity of the FJR seat logo on the Gen II bikes. It's like a complete afterthought and they said "Shit...we forgot the FJR logo. Just throw that cheap block one on there". I think the Gen I logo on the fairing is 10 times better looking IMO.

So if your going to do a custom paint job, I say pull off the stock FJR logo under the seat and do something more creative. Maybe have someone airbrush a nice one off logo on the fairing or something? Just a thought.

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Posted 06 March 2012 - 12:02 PM

Thanks for the input, I am in the process of trying to work out a deal with a couple of paint shops to see if I can make my Photoshop work in to a reality.

BTW: I looked at some of your video work the other day. You do good stuff! Would like to chat sometime with you about your video work flow etc and bounce a few ideas off each other.

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I like it! The second version with red on top of the saddlebags. Red/Black always go good together. Very tough looking. :yahoo:

The only thing I don't like (I'm being picky here) is the rectangle stock "FJR" logo under the seat. I really like the Yamaha tank logo...but I always felt they dropped the ball bigtime on the ugly, basic, rectangle, no design creativity of the FJR seat logo on the Gen II bikes. It's like a complete afterthought and they said "Shit...we forgot the FJR logo. Just throw that cheap block one on there". I think the Gen I logo on the fairing is 10 times better looking IMO.

So if your going to do a custom paint job, I say pull off the stock FJR logo under the seat and do something more creative. Maybe have someone airbrush a nice one off logo on the fairing or something? Just a thought.


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Posted 06 March 2012 - 01:26 PM



That's really hot, be careful Yamaha may steal this one.


They need to do something!!!


Yamaha needs to offer one standard color per year and one special edition paint scheme similar to this one Kevin is thinking of each year for the FJR. Lots of other manufacturers do that on a lot of their models.

For whatever reason the ST crowd is always just one basic solid colors per year. I guess they figure we're all anal engineering types that are not interested in aesthetics. Well we're not all left brainers! lol Some of us appreciate a sweet paint job.

Thanks for the input, I am in the process of trying to work out a deal with a couple of paint shops to see if I can make my Photoshop work in to a reality.


I'd really like to see how this bike turns out if you end up getting it done. I think it will look great!

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Posted 06 March 2012 - 02:42 PM

I like what you did with the sidebags. However, even though it would not match the 'lines' of your paint job ideas, I think painting the sidebags something like this would look good.





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IBA #327........................ Darksider #52

FJR#1 - The 'Dirty Ol Whore' - 2004 non-abs - RIP @ 226,400 - Gone, but not forgotton.
FJR#2 - The 'Hula Girl' - 2004 ABS - 143k
FJR#3 - The 'Virgin' - 2004 ABS - 4344 miles, a garage queen - Brundog would be proud!
FJR#4 - The Oregon FJR - 2004 ABS - 65k
FJR#5 - The Bastard POS Gen II - 2009A - 42k

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