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post #1 of 100 Old 12-31-2006, 09:52 PM Thread Starter
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Pic request: Need help deciding on a color

I'm torn as to what color Vee I want to search for, and I think I have it narrowed down to either Red or Black, and I'm hoping to get some better pics from different angles. I've not seen the black in person yet, but I have seen the red and looked it over pretty good. If anyone can help me out with some nice shots of the black 1000, that'd be fantastic. That's kinda the one I'm leaning towards right now, but I'd love a better look at it.

1997 Kawasaki ZG1000 Concours, [COLOR="DarkGreen"]GREEN[/COLOR]

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Just get black and be done with it....you know that is the color you REALLY want!

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Definitely the way I'm leaning at this point. Can ya hook me up with some pics of yours?

Westerville, eh? I grew up in Columbus, went to Whetstone High School and OSU.

1997 Kawasaki ZG1000 Concours, [COLOR="DarkGreen"]GREEN[/COLOR]

Old bikes:
2001 Kawasaki ZRX1200R, [COLOR="Lime"]GREEN[/COLOR], sold
2005 HD FXDCI, sold
2003 Yamaha FZ1, "Bee", sold
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MZB, I gotta tell you, go with the red one. It'll change your life!
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I just missed out on a GREAT red one in the F/S section, and right now I've got no lines on any used reds. One used black though in Indiana, not TOO far from here.

1997 Kawasaki ZG1000 Concours, [COLOR="DarkGreen"]GREEN[/COLOR]

Old bikes:
2001 Kawasaki ZRX1200R, [COLOR="Lime"]GREEN[/COLOR], sold
2005 HD FXDCI, sold
2003 Yamaha FZ1, "Bee", sold
2005 Suzuki DL1000, Black, sold
2002 Yamaha FZ1, Silver, sold
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Definitely the way I'm leaning at this point. Can ya hook me up with some pics of yours?

Westerville, eh? I grew up in Columbus, went to Whetstone High School and OSU.

Mine is totally black, new ones are not. I have a few pics of it here on the site, but here is a link to pics of both my toyz.
http://profile.imageshack.us/user/bigb/

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Thank you, the one I'm looking at in IN is totally black, '05.

1997 Kawasaki ZG1000 Concours, [COLOR="DarkGreen"]GREEN[/COLOR]

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2001 Kawasaki ZRX1200R, [COLOR="Lime"]GREEN[/COLOR], sold
2005 HD FXDCI, sold
2003 Yamaha FZ1, "Bee", sold
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Here are some pics of my black '05...

http://www.packetinfo.net/strom/IMG_0340.JPG
http://www.packetinfo.net/strom/IMG_0344.JPG
http://www.packetinfo.net/strom/IMG_0345.JPG
http://www.packetinfo.net/strom/IMG_0350.JPG

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I just missed out on a GREAT red one in the F/S section, and right now I've got no lines on any used reds.

Lucky you! :mrgreen:

Seriously, besides some of them considered to be faster than others (), the color is something which is very individual, but unless you are a maniac bikewasher you should be aware of following:
Dark colors are are much more sensitive to dirt and scratches than the light ones.
In order:
Silver
Gray
Yellow
Red
Blue
Matt black (n/a int he US)
Black

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05 Dl1000

State 8 Motorcycles had a new 05 in black a while ago. Don't know if they still do. It wasn't on the showroom floor. It was next door at the old BOOT SCOOT SALOON. They now own that and store bikes in it. Here is a link to there site. I didn't see it listed but they don't do a good job of updating there web site.
http://www.state8.com/index.cfm

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