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Old 07-15-2010, 08:43 AM   #1
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Default Out with the old, in with the New

So my wifes beloved Kat has finally been sold It's given her lots of good times, but it was just getting pretty long in the tooth. Plus, with a baby due in January, it wasn't going to be ridden for the next 6 months or so, plus the remaining months of feb march and maybe april....it was going to sit for a while. I figured it was best to let it go.

However, I just finished painting her "replacement" bike.....Behold!

It used to be Yellow (which I thought was fantastic), but yellow simply wouldn't do for the wife. It had to be pink. Bleh. Too bad, because I REALLY fell in love with this bike. That 650 Vtwin lump is a real gem. it wheelies if you want it to, it gets 45 mpg, and it's geared just about right for highway cruising at 70 mph. Really, it's a great little bike. With full matching race plastics it makes a great track bike too. She's had it on the track one time so far, and had a ball.

Even though it's not A Kat, I thought i'd share. I rode it around a little last night and was reminded of how much I enjoyed the little SV (it was getting dark, so nobody saw me on a pink bike).

PS....the ENTIRE bike is silver, the color is done using candy concentrate pigments in the clear coat. There's also some red pearl particles in the top layer of clear, which is impossible to photograph, but it sure sparkles when the sun hits it!

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Old 07-15-2010, 09:15 AM   #2
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one way to guarantee the husband does't touch the wife's bike - paint it pink...
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Old 07-15-2010, 09:46 AM   #3
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Looks great but being black/pink would't deter me from riding it at all. All pink maybe
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Old 07-15-2010, 10:09 AM   #4
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wow very nice work! Shel would go crazy for that!
The newest addition to the Family!

stop by the garage for a better look!
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Old 07-20-2010, 04:20 PM   #5
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Its a shame you cant get a better picture with the red accents.
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Old 07-20-2010, 04:46 PM   #6
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Looks good. (for a chick bike)
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Old 07-20-2010, 04:53 PM   #7
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Originally Posted by 4banger View Post
one way to guarantee the husband does't touch the wife's bike - paint it pink...

Not TRUE..... He admitted to taking it for a ride last night.(or on the 14th of July)

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Old 07-20-2010, 05:19 PM   #8
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Holy Crap! Excellent paint work! Very nice job!
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Old 07-20-2010, 05:35 PM   #9
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Id ride it! Even being pink. Defintely going to be my next bike, but prolly go for the 1000. Diggin the customizing for the wife, youre lucky to have on that rides.
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Old 07-21-2010, 04:56 PM   #10
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Nice work. Defiantly a girls bike now!

1994 GSX750F Katana with:

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