A couple weeks ago I won a 919 tank on eBay. It was listed as scratched, no dents. Perfect candidate for a sand down and repaint (maybe Pearl Amber Yellow?) Anyway, the tank is obviously a dealer take off and is from a silver '04. Sure enough, it had a small mark on the left outer edge.. not a scratch though.. a black smudge. It polished right off. The tank is now %99.9 perfect. The spot where the smudge was, just has slightly less gloss and is about 1/8" x 1/4". I am certain that I could polish it back up to be glossy. The tank has no other damage and is as clean as a new tank. No swirls in the paint.. not even wear marks in the foam underneath.
So now what? I can't sand down a perfect digital silver tank.. and I don't want a digital silver bike. My bike is asphalt and my tank has no dents either.. I just wanted the ability to swap colors. I have a used tail section on the wall and a fender on the way.. so I was almost ready to go Pearl Amber Yellow or Slate Gray or something, until I got this worthless thing:
I know it's beautiful... that's why I can't bring myself to sand on it. All it would have needed is a small scratch or a some tiny flaw and I would not even think twice. But it's basically flawless. I just can't bring myself to do it.
I'm open to trade offers plus some cash if.. and only if your tank is dent free... maybe just a small dent or two... but I would have to see pics first to decide. The amount of cash will depend on the condition of the trade tank. I don't care about scratches and chips in the paint. No rust at all.. and prefer no dents.
Cycho, I LOVE that you have all those extra parts so that you can swap colors on your bike, it makes me feel much better about my 919 and modification problem. I think we should probably start a support group, we probably would already have at least 10 members from what I see on this forum. The first step is denial, I am way past that, I know I have a serious problem