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post #1 of 30 Old 01-22-2016, 06:54 PM Thread Starter
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Changing to Desert Tan

Has anyone priced how much would it cost to change color to desert tan?
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post #2 of 30 Old 01-22-2016, 06:59 PM
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There's really only 2 parts that are painted. the tank and the front beak.

I haven't priced it but I'm guessing the tank isn't cheap

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post #3 of 30 Old 01-22-2016, 07:47 PM
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My Wee went from black to desert tan by way of Rust-o-leum tan. One can of priner and 1 can of paint was enough.Less than 15 bucks
I didn't sand between coats so the finish is a bit rough but other bikes I've done rattle can turned out well.
Whadaya want for an hour's worth of work?
Downs did his bike tan too, also.
Color-rite may have that color now.
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Interesting...I assumed the Desert Khaki was not popular at all when I got mine, as the identical model in red was $800 more at that dealer. Before I got mine I wasn't crazy about the tan, but saw one on the interstate one day and just seeing it like that, I thought it looked pretty good, definitely not a color you see often. I've really come to like mine, especially after painting the rear rack and tank trim pieces black, and putting on matching tan reflective wheel rim stripes. It's a long shot, but someone that wanted to go tan might find someone on here with a tan that would swap tank and beak for their color.
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Looks sweet.
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I love the tan and my dealer said he knew guys that would pay to swap
don't know how true that is but I may try

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I'm loving my Khaki (tan) bike also! It was the only color they had on the floor, but if they would have other colors I would have chosen the Khaki. I live on a dirt road, ride back roads and it does not show dirt.
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I wanted the tan bike, but couldn't get a decent deal from the dealer that had it. I got a good deal on the red one from another dealer. My friend liked mine so much, he bought the tan one I looked at.
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I wanted the tan bike, but couldn't get a decent deal from the dealer that had it. I got a good deal on the red one from another dealer. My friend liked mine so much, he bought the tan one I looked at.

I actually wanted the red one and went to the dealer trying to purchase that when all they had was the khaki one in stock. I'm not a fan of that color and since I couldn't get the 2015 in red I went with the black. Maybe your friend will swap fairings with you if he's a fan of red...



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Khaki Vees unite!



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There's really only 2 parts that are painted. the tank and the front beak.

I haven't priced it but I'm guessing the tank isn't cheap
Don't forget the sexy tan seat!
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