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Thanks for the kind words.
If I had been painting the tins any other color, the oil tank, chain guard and any other covers and brackets would still be all painted black. That’s the way Harley did it. I like them to look somewhat original (I’m old skool).
If it was a customized a lot, that would be a different story. Not sure what I 'd do. I know it wouldn't be chrome.

According to many on this forum, black bikes are the fastest!
Thanks! Black it is. I'm doing what is sometimes styled as a "standard bobber", as opposed to a "custom" one. I'd like to keep the remaining original parts similar to original. I'm going to do the tank and what's left of the rear fender in a blue that is as close to an original Harley color as I can get.
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