Why's everything on fire?
Join Date: Mar 2011
Rep Power: 1
The 700 is half repaint, half NOS parts. The tank and sidecovers are new old stock/low mile salvaged originals. The quarter fairing, fender, rear fairing and the grab handle were all color matched to the NOS/original parts by the experts down at Freeway Motors in Dallas (probably the best bodyshop in the city, it's where all my bodywork gets done whether it be on bikes or Jaguars or anything else). You really can't tell which panels are repaints and which are the originals in terms of the color or workmanship. IIRC, all the pieces cost me less than $150 to have painted.
The case guards were originally chrome, but they were redone in black powdercoat (to better blend in) by Ace Powdercoating of Garland.
I recently picked up a second NOS tank for the thing (same scheme) just in case something happens to this one.
Edit: I should mention that the 919 is likely to get repainted this same blue when I get around to caring about the bodywork. :P
1986 Honda Nighthawk 700S
2002 Honda 919