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14th May 2005, 17:10
Hey gang..found this place through Club Chopper (finally nothing but sporty's) :)

I have some pics of my bike..and some pics of what I "mocked" up on the computer..trying to figure out paint schemes..

comments are welcome:


hopefully the paint job I can get:


some other color tests (done in photoshop)






let me know what you guys think...

14th May 2005, 17:22
WELCOME to the board!

I wish I had the talent with Photochop like you do.

I really like this one .... Except with the stock cast aluminum wheels

(those painted wheels are a little too much for my tastes)

Oh ya ... The frame would look better if it was just black powdercoat like stock.


14th May 2005, 17:26
Photoshop DOES help sometimes..especially when trying to visualize a big move like PAINT or fabrication..

unfortunately..the bike is ALREADY blue now....and hopefully the flames will come soon..(pricey).... I will either be getting some PM rims (rage)...or HD Thunderstar rims.

the blue rims were just so the OEM ones didnt stick out like such a sore thumb..

thanks for the comments.. =)

14th May 2005, 17:30
On your blue bike, the frame looks better in the blue color. For some reason, the brown bike would look better with a black frame.

Anyway .... VERY nice bike!

14th May 2005, 17:32
thanks...I only work with sportys..me a couple bussies..have a sporty "club"..we all own sportys..and every year or so..we turn out a sporty project.. to keep us going..(motivation and all) =)

14th May 2005, 18:27
The blue flames could be done fairly easily if you know how to use a airbrush. there is a real good tutorial @ airbrush.com, just substitute the colors for shades of blue.

I have an old tank and have been practicing on how to paint the real fire. I'm almost there.

Moved On
14th May 2005, 21:08
I like the swirled paint jobs in this order: Brown, Green, Blue

I'm gonna disagree with Turbota though, I like the brown frame and definately like the painted rims.


15th May 2005, 01:11
Welcome whispers. Love the bike blue with the real flames. And don't even think of losing the blue rims ... they look awesome.

15th May 2005, 02:15
I like the Gray, with maybe black wheels and frame!!! :D

Just my .02!!!

15th May 2005, 02:36
Welcome to the forum! My personal choice would be the green....but I have always liked that color.

26th May 2005, 01:07
Go with the blue. The brown is sorta dull

26th May 2005, 01:11
Go with blue. The brown is sota dull. The bike is nice though. :clap :clap

26th May 2005, 01:34
Go with the blue swirl...............love it. Skip the painted wheels though unless you go black with only chrome rim edge...................my taste only. by the way welcome aboard.

:chop :welcome :sporty: :xlrocks

26th May 2005, 01:35
I like the brown, with the brown frame, and what about a wire spoke wheel up front?

26th May 2005, 02:46
Thanks for the posts guys..but the bike is already blue... the other poctures were one mocked up in Photoshop.... it is however a solid blue...the true flames havent been added yet....and actually they wont be... I have another idea with alittle metal fab I am going to do ....I will post pictures..wont be for about 3-4 weeks.

26th May 2005, 09:57
Welcome from OZ Blue is the go.


26th May 2005, 12:04
Welcome, and great PhotoChops! Love the blue-flame!

26th May 2005, 12:36
the blue looks good i like any color as long as its black

8th June 2005, 05:35
VERY NICE MOTORCYCLE!!! How about silver leaf flames!?

8th June 2005, 06:05
Welcome, cool bike, and neet trick with the photo shop.

8th June 2005, 13:07
VERY NICE MOTORCYCLE!!! How about silver leaf flames!?

funny you should say that...LOL.... my buddy has said the same thing like 3 times...

I think Im goona try to stay away from flames this time..unless I find some kick ass tribal type flames or something..

8th June 2005, 16:40
Welcome Whispers, I found this site through Club Chopper also. Really nice Sporty. You are very talented with photoshop, I think I'll go uninstall my photoshop now. j/k :headbang :smoke

8th June 2005, 16:43
The brown (with or with out a black frame) seemed to really show off the chrome and just add some nice custom chrome wheels. Keeler!!


8th June 2005, 16:46
Welcome to the forum!

Very nice bike you have there!

8th June 2005, 19:36
Thanks guys...

hell,.. NEVER un-install photoshop... can save you TONS of money on mocks for painting to new parts, while not perfect all the time....better than nothing! LOL

anybody here have or know about wide rear tire kits for sportys? Not really to get one...just wondering how involved it really is to "modify" your frame as it says...

anyways...I have decided to do my solid color again...(for my tanks/tins)...but to add a 3D emblem to the sides.. was looking at HD ones..but decided to step out og the norm...so I got a couple belt buckles from Lucky 13...gonna grind the tabs off...

weld a couple (2 each side) pieces of solid stock about 1/4 in width..and abotu 1/4 in length... drill/tap one end.... so its a bunge type and attach my emblems on the sides of my tanks with couple lock-tite & screws

here are the choices I have it narrowed down to..


I really dig 17, 13 & 9 so far..

should turn out great... I just gotta tack those things on.....do some body work & shape 'em....prime it shoot it... easier said than done.. =)

8th June 2005, 20:40
I must get photo shop!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! too cool

8th June 2005, 21:10
I don't have skills like you but here's the one I like.

8th June 2005, 21:30
I must get photo shop!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! too cool

Its like a $500 - 800 program m'man! LOL.... and the release of Photoshop CS 2 just came out But I would say you need at LEAST CS to do easy as pie color correction... truly an amazing program.. I work for a software company (local web geek there)..so I have acces to anything really.. :shhhh

What kind of connection are you on?

I may be able to "help" you out.. ;)

8th June 2005, 21:32

you like that one better than the cross on the belt??

I was tryign to stay away form black on this one..(have a another sporty going to be totally blacked out..rims too)....

I think the 3D emblem will be SICK....using the belt buckle..and then have a bracket on the tank..I can replace it as I see fit (as long as the buckle is average size)

8th June 2005, 21:33
Skippy- do ALL "R's" have dual front brakes? I never knew that.... or did you add them?

I want an R really bad...Im hoping to find an older one for CHEAPIE CHEAPIE!!

8th June 2005, 22:02
I used the black buckle right above the picture of the belt. I like the black Maltese the best on the blue. Let's see what it looks like done right.