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Karl_L
01-17-2013, 04:01 PM
Ok, help me choose a color

This is the color when I got it:
http://karl-l.smugmug.com/photos/i-N2bZ7zx/0/S/i-N2bZ7zx-S.jpg

Red matches my ninjette
http://karl-l.smugmug.com/photos/i-6Z4WKxL/0/S/i-6Z4WKxL-S.jpg

Charcoal grey because I like charcoal grey
http://karl-l.smugmug.com/photos/i-Xknp3vg/0/S/i-Xknp3vg-S.jpg

Because my other racing bike is a Kawi
http://karl-l.smugmug.com/photos/i-GHdGQc5/0/S/i-GHdGQc5-S.jpg

And my favorite
http://karl-l.smugmug.com/photos/i-4hZhmF2/0/S/i-4hZhmF2-S.jpg

twizted1
01-17-2013, 04:18 PM
I say you go pink Karl...that way hopefully next time they won't tangle you up in the crash!

Karl_L
01-17-2013, 04:21 PM
Pink is responsible now, for those of use who hate breast cancer.

mechdziner714
01-17-2013, 04:45 PM
Green is just not right on a Zuki, so maybe thats your color. I voted Navy blue because the only other one I can think of is completely stickered up.

asp125
01-17-2013, 05:10 PM
What about a vinyl wrap?

Trials
01-17-2013, 05:47 PM
Suzuki Racing => Yellow & Black
...black may be substituted with carbon fiber ;)

Karl_L
01-17-2013, 06:12 PM
Interesting thought but Suzuki doesn't offer any $$ in anything I ride in. As a career novice I'll be running the yellow plates but black doesn't speak to me. Too common.

Trials
01-17-2013, 06:25 PM
imho best suzuki logo ever was on the 1973 TM125K :

http://www.flickr.com/photos/banditblue1200/3609129322/

...would look sweet as an over-sized graphic, low on the side of the fairing, I think the circular part was actually dark blue and the suzuki name in black

Val
01-17-2013, 06:26 PM
Hot pink, it'll go so well with igor :)

Seriously though. I voted for green , bright , bright green.

Val
01-17-2013, 06:28 PM
Ok, so I made my post before reading the rest. I retract my pink statment :(

Shadow Shack
01-17-2013, 06:29 PM
And my favorite

Well, there's your answer.

On a semi-related note, anyone heard anything good on this stuff? https://www.dippedcars.com/

Karl_L
01-17-2013, 06:34 PM
Surprisinfly the red is growing on me. And i like the thought of matching bikes.

Btw, i wouldnt mind having that 125 for the pits!

Trials
01-17-2013, 06:36 PM
;) you could spray it with rhinocoat

Trials
01-17-2013, 06:38 PM
Back in the day I would have done anything for that 125

...you can't go wrong with a red motorcycle :thumbsup:
+anything looks better with some metal flake added ;)

atomicalex
01-18-2013, 01:14 AM
What about a vinyl wrap?This. I like the charcoal. It's stealth.

subvetSSN606
01-18-2013, 01:37 AM
Camo.

Tom

LoDownSinner
01-18-2013, 05:38 AM
imho best suzuki logo ever was on the 1973 TM125K :

http://www.flickr.com/photos/banditblue1200/3609129322/

...would look sweet as an over-sized graphic, low on the side of the fairing, I think the circular part was actually dark blue and the suzuki name in black
Real estate on the side of a race bike is expensive, and Suzuki ain't willing to pay for it. They got their money when the bike was purchased.

I vote Cycle Gear, Pit Bull, Vesrah, Michelin or BBO stickers if you want something to put on there. At least they offer support for the racing effort.

OBX-RIDER
01-18-2013, 07:15 AM
I hear some guys are so slow sponsors are willing to pay to NOT have their names on the bike...:-P

Karl_L
01-18-2013, 07:58 AM
All those plus a Team Black Catt sticker. Do you have any files for that?

Igor Motorsports - Part of the Black Catt racing family My BIL is working on a logo for me. Maybe we can put Igor in the logo wearing a Black Catt Racing t-shirt.


or is it Bad Burrito Racing - Part of the Black Catt racing family he is working on? I'll have to get a status update.

OBX-RIDER
01-18-2013, 08:42 AM
Pink would manifest your confidence in your own masculinity...:) C'mon Karl...you can pull that off...and it would be so European...:)

Prof._HH
01-18-2013, 08:56 AM
Have you decided what color powerbands to go with? Might as well change those too.

I say go with either red or navy.

Shadow Shack
01-18-2013, 12:27 PM
Black is fastest...

OBX-RIDER
01-18-2013, 12:51 PM
Black is fastest...

My RED Ducati is faster than any black bike even before it's running...:) I get speeding tickets for rolling it out of the garage...:-P

Karl_L
01-18-2013, 01:40 PM
Black is fastest...


My RED Ducati is faster than any black bike even before it's running...:) I get speeding tickets for rolling it out of the garage...:-P

:slap:

I should add that I get around the track a lot faster on my red ninjette than I ever did on my black ninjette. That's probably the color, not the better geometry and the 17" race tires on the new gen.

LoDownSinner
01-18-2013, 03:26 PM
I hear some guys are so slow sponsors are willing to pay to NOT have their names on the bike...:-P
How do you think I get sponsorship? :crackup:

LoDownSinner
01-18-2013, 03:27 PM
:slap:

I should add that I get around the track a lot faster on my red ninjette than I ever did on my black ninjette. That's probably the color, not the better geometry and the 17" race tires on the new gen.
You mean the red one that previously won a national championsip? :slap:

Karl_L
01-18-2013, 03:39 PM
You mean the red one that previously won a national championsip? :slap:
That was probably the color too, not the skills of the kid that was racing in the AMA pro SS a year later. It may have taken me a while to change the number plates :)

Shadow Shack
01-18-2013, 05:19 PM
What's the best steak in a steak house? A BLACKened filet mignon. You certainly wouldn't ruin that by pouring some brown swill (a.k.a. "A-1 Sauce" ) on it now, would you?!? A-1 is okay if you're dining at Sizzler, but you would never do that when eating BLACK Angus. While I won't debate that anything beyond medium rare turns steak to medium ruined...it's a known fact that the darker meat digests more efficiently. In other words, black is faster.

Some may claim silver is faster, but silver is a metal (a precious metal aka heavy metal, in other words extra weight that slows you down), not a color...the color is actually closer to grey which is nothing more than tainted BLACK. In other words, Crown Royal which has been diluted (a.k.a. "ruined" ) by Coke and ice. And not just run of the mill Crown Royal, mind you...that cheap stuff that comes in a purple bag (purple is a mix of red and blue), rather the top shelf Crown Royal BLACK.

I just tried a science experiment with red and black licorice. I took one equal length of each and threw them simultaneously across the street. The black one went farther and faster than the red one. After that, a pair of dogs (one black, one white) ran after them. The black dog beat the white dog to each one. I timed him and he ate the black one faster than the red one.

Some might argue that lighter colors are faster because the speed of light is faster than anything, but this is wrong. Dark is faster and stronger in every regard. If you need proof go out and watch the sky after sunset: first it gets dark, then the stars start to shine. This proves that light is much slower than dark. Then there's a BLACK hole --- nothing escapes that, not even light. Have you noticed what the Air Force did with their super sonic planes? When the SR-71 was being designed it was a no-brainer to make it black. Result? Fastest plane in the world. The F-117 stealth fighter and B-2 stealth bomber are also both black. It's a proven fact that the best way to avoid radar detection is to outrun the radar.

In fact the only part of your motorcycle that shouldn't be BLACK is your safety gear. Since black is faster, you want those other brighter colors in case you get separated from said bike, because with those safer brighter colors you'll hit the ground much slower and as such it hurts less.

Karl_L
01-18-2013, 05:39 PM
Sounds logical. But I wonder what Francis Gary Powers would say about that. The U-2 was black and the Russian SA-2 was apparently white.

Shadow Shack
01-18-2013, 09:38 PM
In defense of the U2 -- it is severely unbalanced. Ever seen one land? Two pick-up trucks have to race alongside it and attach wheels to the wings so it doesn't fall over. Consequently, Bono of U2 is also severely unbalanced.

atomicalex
01-19-2013, 02:04 AM
I don't know, Karl, Shadow's explanation might require a full text transcription to the gas tank. It was pretty eloquent...

mz33
01-19-2013, 09:00 AM
^Agreed!

But the color should be screamin' yellow.

Shadow Shack
01-19-2013, 12:50 PM
The gear should be screamin' yellow.

Why do you think all those cruiser riders die when they crash? It's not because of the cheap novelty helmets they wear, it's because those helmets are black and their heads are hitting the ground faster as a result.

SKnight
01-19-2013, 01:09 PM
Dude you've got to go for the obvious.

http://www.deviantart.com/download/116520202/Seamless_Plaid_0021_by_AvanteGardeArt.jpg

atomicalex
01-19-2013, 02:31 PM
Well, you know, I have been talking about plaid vinyling the Passat....

Karl_L
01-19-2013, 11:34 PM
I had seriously thought about looking for plaid leathers!

atomicalex
01-20-2013, 01:27 AM
Germany can oblige. Contact erbo.... www.erbo.de

Scooter Rider
01-20-2013, 10:27 AM
I had seriously thought about looking for plaid leathers!

Now this begs the question ,What does one wear under plaid leathers?

subvetSSN606
01-20-2013, 09:49 PM
A pleather kilt?

Tom

mechdziner714
01-21-2013, 11:43 AM
Id say an adult diaper would be more useful.

Karl_L
01-21-2013, 03:24 PM
I'm not sure that's necessary, apparently my underwear was pretty clean the last time I tested my leathers. Before they got cut off that is.

If anyone knows otherwise I trust they will keep that to themselves.

Shadow Shack
01-21-2013, 05:29 PM
I'll take your word on that one.

subvetSSN606
01-21-2013, 09:01 PM
Damn Karl! You're good!

I damn near lost it when I heard! ;)

Tom