CAFE GOLD : The Mistress

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CAFE GOLD : The Mistress

Post #1 by thunderchild » Wed Jul 29, 2009 2:29 pm

I have a 76 with purchased with a gold motor last year and I’m stumped on what to paint the rest of the bike. Black like a Trans Am with gold strips maybe, green, lime green, some kind of blue, or maybe like the blue and orange union 76 gas stations signs with the 76 on the gas tank and 76 sticker on the motor like Octaint’s bike. I know the motor did not come in gold the PO painted it that color and I really don't what to pull it to paint it, just what make it work with a color. Bike was put on hold when restored my yellow 76. I have lowered it, I also painted the calipers gold, also did instruments in white, and removed headlight to lower it. I'm thinking of a cafe or rat bike :twisted: and or bobber. Just looking for some suggestions.
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Post #2 by CYBORG » Wed Jul 29, 2009 2:38 pm

looks like the gold was nicly done. might think about red with gold accents
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Post #3 by Rustyoldbike » Wed Jul 29, 2009 3:44 pm

Always loved the "Hooper" black Trans Am with gold pinstripes.... you could even put a gold Honda eagle on it somewhere.... eh, that might be a bit theme-ish... still like the concept though :) looks pretty clean...
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Post #4 by sneauxcrash » Wed Jul 29, 2009 6:31 pm

Black & Gold always a good combination.
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Post #5 by todd54219 » Wed Jul 29, 2009 7:36 pm

I agree with Cyclops, red and gold look reeeeeeeaaaaaaal good togrther.
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Post #6 by Hoosier Daddy » Wed Jul 29, 2009 8:38 pm

My high school colors were Blue and Gold looks good together :roll:
But back in the day... red HAD gold in it so they would naturally look good together.
But then there is a certain Mods bike that looks good black with gold accents, right WF? ;)
Hmmm... What about a "John Player Special" version?
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Post #7 by TomE » Thu Jul 30, 2009 1:20 am

White, perhaps Ivory, looks good with Gold. It's a rich look you might have seen on a few upscale cars.
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Post #8 by Neil » Thu Jul 30, 2009 6:08 am

Black & Gold looks good but then I'm a Steelers fan ;)

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Post #9 by robin1731 » Thu Jul 30, 2009 8:17 am

Smokey and the Bandit. ;) The Trans Am is black and gold.
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Post #10 by Foxcraft » Thu Jul 30, 2009 8:31 am

The gold motor looks great.Black would look good with gold rims and some other small gold accents
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Post #11 by sneauxcrash » Fri Jul 31, 2009 8:37 am

Oh yeah smokey and the bandit, it would fun to a pair, or maybe a KZ100p as the smokey
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Post #12 by sunnbobb » Fri Jul 31, 2009 1:16 pm

Would be nice if you could find some of the 76 ltd gold spoke rims
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Post #13 by kitbutterfield » Fri Jul 31, 2009 3:10 pm

Burrrrr...
Gunnnnn...
Deeeeee
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Post #14 by Rustyoldbike » Fri Jul 31, 2009 5:08 pm

:oops: ha, ha.... took me a minute, but I get it now.. "Burgundy" ... it's Friday, think I'm slippin' a bit :-?
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Post #15 by Hoosier Daddy » Fri Jul 31, 2009 10:11 pm

kitbutterfield wrote:Burrrrr...
Gunnnnn...
Deeeeee

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