I am considering buying a used 2004 919 in light silver
for $4200- it's got 9500 miles (is this a good deal?)
Thing is, for me I LOVE the flat black color (I believe this was only available 2002-2003?) But I want the adjustable forks that were only available from 2004+. Was a 2004+ available in FLAT black?
Assuming not, I was considering some options:
(mostly wondering about item 1a and 1b)
1. Powdercoat the tank flat black and get some OEM honda 'wing' decals
a. On your Black 919, are the decals under some sort of clearcoat (I would assume this would no longer make it flat black..) - is it a sticker or painted on?
b. will the decals even stick on the flat powdercoat finish
c. would it be safe to assume a flat powdercoat finish would resemble the stock finish?
e. how durable would the decal be?
f. I guess I would spraypaint or have somone paint the remaining plastics in flat black. Is this a bad idea since the plastic sometimes flexes causing cracks in the paint?
a. If anyone is willing to trade a perfect set of silver tank and plastics for your black ones that would probably be best. This would be my best scenario. I would even pay for shipping for your parts.
3. Wait it out, look for a 2004 model in flat black if one exists, or wait for an older one and re-do the forks, either RC51 forks or just having them tuned up (rejetted?)
Thanks for all your help this