Paint To Match?

Discussion in 'Other Service and Maintenance' started by Dr. Dolittle, Jan 18, 2009.

  1. Dr. Dolittle

    Dr. Dolittle Experienced Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

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    I've been thinking about getting a detachable tour pack for longer trips on my 2008 Street Glide. Even going through Zanotti's it would be around $800 for the tour pack and the quick detach hardware. I've seen a couple deals on Ebay and Craig's List for used ones but they're not the same color as my bike. Can I pick up some spray paint at my dealer to get the pack to match my bike? I know it wouldn't look as nice as just buying new but I probably would only use the pack a couple times a year so it doesn't have to be a perfect match and I'd love to save some dough.

    Any thoughts?
     
  2. jeff991

    jeff991 New Member

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    Try this guy he has a shop that does body work on Harley's and has most factory paint in stock

    Ship parts to: Todd Spencer Enterprises, 1008 County Road 500, Bayfield, CO 81122

    970-769-3226 Cell, for quotes

    I look forward to you contacting me with your paint questions, or if you need a new or used Harley, give me a call too!
     
  3. Dr. Dolittle

    Dr. Dolittle Experienced Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

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    Smitty,

    In my heart, I was thinking the same thing - nothing is going to look as good as the factory job, especially if I do it with a "rattle can" as you call it. I guess I was just hoping there would be an easy solution.
    I've seen a couple pictures of bikes mixing the hard saddlebags with leather tour packs and, IMO only, it just doesn't look right. If I found a really sweet deal on a leather one I guess I'd have to rethink my position on that.
    For now, I'll have to decide if the expense is justified to get a factory painted, matching pack or just wait a while.
     
  4. Dr. Dolittle

    Dr. Dolittle Experienced Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

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    Very good point - I'll give you my wife's number so you can talk to her for me! :D