Changing the Look

Discussion in 'Touring Models' started by rklew, Apr 19, 2010.

  1. rklew

    rklew Active Member

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    I'm thinking about getting a different look on my 09 RK. The bike has a lot of chrome and I'm thinking of plain tank and bags, also going from ww to black wall tires. I photo shopped before and after what it would look like.

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  2. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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    IMO, it needs the white walls, even the wide whites:D
     
  3. sharpscuba

    sharpscuba Banned

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    I agree with Glider on the whites. Maybe not on a classic or ultra but the Road King...well to me thats the look I would want. Though your scoot is awesome and I am sure that yo get lots of looks.
     
  4. ultrat

    ultrat Senior Member Contributor

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    If you wish to darken it a little latches & exhaust in black. but www would look cool..
     
  5. rklew

    rklew Active Member

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    Here is the look with the slim ww's on it.
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  6. rklew

    rklew Active Member

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    Yep, I would go with the black latches also.
     
  7. TXMikey

    TXMikey Junior Member

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    The clean tank and no pinstripes look awesome. I like the blackwall tire look; just not a big fan of the whitewall look. Black latches would look really good. Maybe take the chrome off the front fender as well?
     
  8. walleye

    walleye Junior Member Contributor

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    I am with TXMikey on this one.... I like the black tires better than WW. :p Maybe black pipes???
     
  9. rklew

    rklew Active Member

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    Thanks for the replys gang. It's a tuff choice but I have time to think about it. It will be a winter 2010 job, don't want to tie the bike up this time of year. :rider
     
  10. flh canuck

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    I was debating the white wall versus black wall this past week as I had to get the rear tire replaced on my Electraglide Classic.

    Was gonna go for the black wall look but after sleeping on it, decided to stick with the white wall. It just looks better with the spoked wheels and tu-tone paint on my ride.

    IMO, your Road King looks great the way it is. You may want to consider going with different tank emblems but to me, a fuel tank looks naked with out any logo on it.

    I can see going without if you have a no-name or brand x bike but a Harley Davidson motorcycle should proudly display its logo on the tank.

    I know its your bike and you want to personalize it somewhat but I've seen too many beautiful Harley Davidsons that have been "customized" and they honestly would look better and be worth more if they had been left alone in the first place.

    If you want to try different paint themes, it might be worth buying a new tank and new set of tins to play with, that way you have the option of returning it back to factory down the road.

    Just my 2 cents.