BoxHill.co.uk Forum Index BoxHill.co.uk
Boxhill Community Forum
 
AlbumAlbum   FAQFAQ   SearchSearch   MemberlistMemberlist   UsergroupsUsergroups   RegisterRegister 
 ProfileProfile   Log in to check your private messagesLog in to check your private messages   Log inLog in 

Opinions Required (don't read if you hate Blades)
Goto page 1, 2  Next
 
Post new topic   Reply to topic    BoxHill.co.uk Forum Index -> Technical Questions
View previous topic :: View next topic  

Which to opt for?
Polished
80%
 80%  [ 20 ]
Gold
20%
 20%  [ 5 ]
Total Votes : 25

Author Message
craigs23
Drag Racer
Drag Racer


Joined: 12 Apr 2005
Posts: 715
Location: Sussex

PostPosted: Wed Mar 29, 2006 11:25 pm    Post subject: Opinions Required (don't read if you hate Blades) Reply with quote

Hi all,

It continues, can't really help myself. I'm converting to a single seater, what with scaring pillions and all (seeing a grown man cry is not a pretty sight), so to match the Harris hanger, I think I'll purchase some Harris 'sets.

Trouble is, I'm not sure which to opt for. Usually, I'd steer well away from coloured anodising, but funnily enough, these seem to look quite good with my other bling bits.

So the jury's out - which to go for?



Of course, I'd be keeping the standard items.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
GSEX-SLAPPY
Guest





PostPosted: Wed Mar 29, 2006 11:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

id go for the gold purely cos it stands out as a contrast from the rest of the bike ..........................just my opinion Cool
Back to top
Baloo
Guest





PostPosted: Wed Mar 29, 2006 11:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

plain, just 'cos Slappy said the other ones and now we can have a debate Laughing
Back to top
fosters
World Superbike Racer
World Superbike Racer


Joined: 30 Sep 2005
Posts: 1516

PostPosted: Thu Mar 30, 2006 12:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Gold

to match your calipers and your Ohlins Smile
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message MSN Messenger
biggus
illitterātus
illitterātus


Joined: 21 Aug 2004
Posts: 31748
Location: Hotel California

PostPosted: Thu Mar 30, 2006 7:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Black Laughing
_________________


www.bigguspicus.co.uk

There are 10 types of people in the world: those who understand Binary and those who don't

There are II types of people in the world: those who understand Roman numerals and those who don't.

98% of all Harleys ever sold are still on the road. The other 2% made it home
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Visit poster's website MSN Messenger
wildman
"Fluffy"



Joined: 30 Jan 2005
Posts: 2081
Location: Not here!

PostPosted: Thu Mar 30, 2006 7:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Gold is way too tacky. Silver/plain would be my choice. Would blend in nicely with the rest of the bike.

Just as an after though, has anyone ever told you what a complete and utter tart you are? Just wondered like Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing
_________________
The lunatics have finally taken over the asylum
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
wivvy's dad
Cabbage club member #3
Cabbage club member #3


Joined: 13 Apr 2005
Posts: 14655

PostPosted: Thu Mar 30, 2006 8:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

wildman wrote:
Gold is way too tacky. Silver/plain would be my choice. Would blend in nicely with the rest of the bike.

Just as an after though, has anyone ever told you what a complete and utter tart you are? Just wondered like Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing


rolling on the floor laughing rolling on the floor laughing @ Wildy. He's right tho'. Gold = Mega tacky
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
craigs23
Drag Racer
Drag Racer


Joined: 12 Apr 2005
Posts: 715
Location: Sussex

PostPosted: Thu Mar 30, 2006 8:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

wildman wrote:
Gold is way too tacky. Silver/plain would be my choice. Would blend in nicely with the rest of the bike.

Just as an after though, has anyone ever told you what a complete and utter tart you are? Just wondered like Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing


Nnnnnn...yyes.

I think I've become a slight tart. Hopefully not a full blown slapper or street corner minger, but I guess I am a tart Embarrassed

I think the polished would be more in keeping with the bike, it depends whether it looks better with attention drawn to that part of the bike, or it to be a detail that requires more subtle recognition.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
Wivvy
GrandCnut
GrandCnut


Joined: 27 Jul 2004
Posts: 10928

PostPosted: Thu Mar 30, 2006 9:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Laughing tart..... you dont know the meaing of the word Wink

anyway... K.I.S.S - keep it simple stupid
plain it is
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Tiny
MotoGP Racer
MotoGP Racer


Joined: 10 Dec 2004
Posts: 2519
Location: God's Right Hand

PostPosted: Thu Mar 30, 2006 11:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'd just ride it....
_________________
I'd rather have a full bottle infront of me, than a full frontal Lobotomy
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message MSN Messenger
f1reblade
MotoGP Racer
MotoGP Racer


Joined: 03 May 2004
Posts: 2896

PostPosted: Thu Mar 30, 2006 1:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Coloured anodising always looks tacky... Polished is the way forward... IMHO!
_________________
Viva Rossi - The Champion of choice!
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
gregs656
Speedway Rider
Speedway Rider


Joined: 19 Mar 2006
Posts: 515
Location: Bognor Regis

PostPosted: Thu Mar 30, 2006 3:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

silver all the way, gold is abit much for sets . .
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail MSN Messenger
Flintstone
Del Boy Deer Hunter
Del Boy Deer Hunter


Joined: 25 Nov 2004
Posts: 3988
Location: .........in another world !

PostPosted: Thu Mar 30, 2006 11:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Has to be polished, anodise can wear through if you were to ride the bike !
Laughing
_________________
It's all down to quality of life !
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
GSEX-SLAPPY
Guest





PostPosted: Fri Mar 31, 2006 2:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Flintstone wrote:
Has to be polished, anodise can wear through if you were to ride the bike !
Laughing


yeah but!.......................................i rest my case Razz
Back to top
craigs23
Drag Racer
Drag Racer


Joined: 12 Apr 2005
Posts: 715
Location: Sussex

PostPosted: Fri Mar 31, 2006 8:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bike's ridden when the weather's good - to daily commutes to weekend blasts to sunny evening pub visits inbetween. For other weather conditions, it remains tucked up in the garage, I've vouched never to let the bike see rain again. Always going to be that way, will be looking for a more permenant second bike to run around on.

Anyway, polished seems to be the order of the day, I guess it'll remain standard-looking at first glance instead of them being a focal point to the bike. I'll live with that - besides, polished items are 15 cheaper.

Thanks for the opinions.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
stonedoncalpol
Pedestrian
Pedestrian


Joined: 10 Mar 2006
Posts: 18

PostPosted: Fri Mar 31, 2006 4:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

u'l be putting lavender scent in your petrol next. keep away those nasty unfeminine smells. or somehting liek that anyway. too muc redbull methinks
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
f1reblade
MotoGP Racer
MotoGP Racer


Joined: 03 May 2004
Posts: 2896

PostPosted: Sat Apr 01, 2006 9:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

craigs23 wrote:
Bike's ridden when the weather's good - to daily commutes to weekend blasts to sunny evening pub visits inbetween. For other weather conditions, it remains tucked up in the garage, I've vouched never to let the bike see rain again. Always going to be that way, will be looking for a more permenant second bike to run around on.

Anyway, polished seems to be the order of the day, I guess it'll remain standard-looking at first glance instead of them being a focal point to the bike. I'll live with that - besides, polished items are 15 cheaper.

Thanks for the opinions.


Laughing I always prefer my bike to look totally stock at first glance, but for people to see wise and tasteful modifications (not modded - I never have painted a target on my back Laughing ) - Ballo's GSXR is great example of this.... a cracking bike.... With a new front mudguard! Laughing
_________________
Viva Rossi - The Champion of choice!
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
Baloo
Guest





PostPosted: Sat Apr 01, 2006 11:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

f1reblade wrote:
craigs23 wrote:
Bike's ridden when the weather's good - to daily commutes to weekend blasts to sunny evening pub visits inbetween. For other weather conditions, it remains tucked up in the garage, I've vouched never to let the bike see rain again. Always going to be that way, will be looking for a more permenant second bike to run around on.

Anyway, polished seems to be the order of the day, I guess it'll remain standard-looking at first glance instead of them being a focal point to the bike. I'll live with that - besides, polished items are 15 cheaper.

Thanks for the opinions.


Laughing I always prefer my bike to look totally stock at first glance, but for people to see wise and tasteful modifications (not modded - I never have painted a target on my back Laughing ) - Ballo's GSXR is great example of this.... a cracking bike.... With a new front mudguard! Laughing


Really kind of you Dave, although I think I have spoilt it today by putting on blue rim tape.

PS I hope you are mending quickly.
Back to top
f1reblade
MotoGP Racer
MotoGP Racer


Joined: 03 May 2004
Posts: 2896

PostPosted: Sun Apr 02, 2006 12:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Baloo wrote:

Laughing I always prefer my bike to look totally stock at first glance, but for people to see wise and tasteful modifications (not modded - I never have painted a target on my back Laughing ) - Ballo's GSXR is great example of this.... a cracking bike.... With a new front mudguard! Laughing


Really kind of you Dave, although I think I have spoilt it today by putting on blue rim tape.

PS I hope you are mending quickly.[/quote]

Cheers Marc, feeling much like my old self again... watch out world Laughing ...

I was thinking of getting some rim tape for the new blade...you got any pics?

Really I would aspire to have a bike as tastefully sorted as yours.... Hmmm may be stealing some of your ideas in future Laughing Laughing
_________________
Viva Rossi - The Champion of choice!
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
Baloo
Guest





PostPosted: Sun Apr 02, 2006 1:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

No pics yet, I am going to get some tomorrow whilst static at Silverstone and will try to post them on Tuesday.
Back to top
Baloo
Guest





PostPosted: Mon Apr 03, 2006 9:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

New pic added under pride and joy of my bike with added bling (i.e. rim tape).

I am still not sure about it, but received a couple of positive comments today, so may keep it.
Back to top
GSEX-SLAPPY
Guest





PostPosted: Mon Apr 03, 2006 11:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Baloo wrote:
New pic added under pride and joy of my bike with added bling (i.e. rim tape).

I am still not sure about it, but received a couple of positive comments today, so may keep it.


B mate im really not sure.................makes the whhels very striking and stand outish..if that makes sense ...................but i kinda like it in a perverted sorta way Razz
Back to top
Matty
Cant keep it up!
Cant keep it up!


Joined: 25 Mar 2004
Posts: 3547
Location: Peacehaven, somewhere between the mad house and my bike!

PostPosted: Tue Apr 04, 2006 10:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think rim tape is ok as long as it matches the colour of yer bike like mine Very Happy Wink
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
Tinks
Fairy Grandmoderator
Fairy Grandmoderator


Joined: 08 Feb 2004
Posts: 19443
Location: Away with the fairys.

PostPosted: Tue Apr 04, 2006 11:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Had some put on mine after Christmas, looks great! just a shame he didn't get it on straight Laughing
_________________
Happiness is a friction burn on your knee Wink

The 1st Lady of the forum.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website MSN Messenger
f1reblade
MotoGP Racer
MotoGP Racer


Joined: 03 May 2004
Posts: 2896

PostPosted: Tue Apr 04, 2006 1:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just checked out your new pics Baloo....

I like it. Your bike is SO understated, a little bling works fine... But don't go buying that gold medalion OK Laughing Laughing

I've said it before, I think your bike is a brilliant example of tasteful modification.... Its the bench mark and the inspiration I will use to "sort out" my new arrival Laughing Laughing
_________________
Viva Rossi - The Champion of choice!
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic    BoxHill.co.uk Forum Index -> Technical Questions All times are GMT + 1 Hour
Goto page 1, 2  Next
Page 1 of 2

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum


Powered by phpBB © 2001, 2005 phpBB Group