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Author Topic: Just Curious  (Read 935 times)

Snobrd

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Just Curious
« on: June 19, 2008, 10:51:28 AM »
The Military REs are very cool.  Just wondering why the don't make them in a flat OD color instead of the glossy?
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sqf

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Re: Just Curious
« Reply #1 on: June 20, 2008, 12:52:01 AM »
I don't know if it is correct but I have had some flat od and black bikes in the past and you can never clean them.  I had an old Kawasaki that was flat green but as soon as you washed it the color would get all weird and splotchy.  Same with the black one. 
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Re: Just Curious
« Reply #2 on: June 20, 2008, 02:22:48 AM »
i'm not sure what year the military you were looking at was. i have an 07 and it seems pretty flat od to me. i know the bikes before 05, i think, had gloss paint with pinstripes and a lot more shiny silver ( timing case,primary cover, rims, etc.)

i'm with you. should be flat.
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Re: Just Curious
« Reply #3 on: June 20, 2008, 02:25:13 AM »
I have WW2 military vehicles,all painted flat OD. The main problem is oil stains-oil will not just wipe off like on gloss paint-it soaks in, and attracts and holds dust and dirt. A freshly painted vehicle looks old and weathered in a short time.
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Re: Just Curious
« Reply #4 on: June 20, 2008, 04:31:08 AM »
I agree that the military flat paint is not easy to clean. I am very happy with my '08 Military. Everybody wants know what year model it is and if I restored it myself. I will tell them the truth depending on the person. Sometimes I will lie and say it's a 55 model. All the wankers on their 20K Harleys go nuts over it. This bike is a blast and and you can't beat the price!
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Re: Just Curious
« Reply #5 on: June 20, 2008, 04:38:10 PM »
I agree that the military flat paint is not easy to clean. I am very happy with my '08 Military. Everybody wants know what year model it is and if I restored it myself. I will tell them the truth depending on the person. Sometimes I will lie and say it's a 55 model. All the wankers on their 20K Harleys go nuts over it. This bike is a blast and and you can't beat the price!

Hear, hear! I love the reaction to my 2000. Especially from the guys on the HD's and Goldwings...

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Re: Just Curious
« Reply #6 on: June 20, 2008, 06:13:00 PM »
My comment has nothing to do with the OD paint scheme.

I have a 05 Classic w/sidecar & like the "Adder" sometimes it's just easier to say it's a '55. I told one guy it was a 2005 based on a 1955 model. He all but called my a liar! Said he knew a rebuilt classic when he saw one. I humbly agreed!  :D
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