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Old 08-15-2014, 02:08 PM   #1
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Guzzi Norge bags: Paint black or OEM white?

My right bag has some gouges on it from a zero speed tip over. Got me thinking they would look better black. I mocked one up with a can of Plastidip to see how it would look. They will be professionally prepped, painted and clear coated no matter which route I go. If I go black, I will ask my painter to match the black piece above the foot peg with the frame hole in it.

What do you guys think? Black or have him match the stock paint the best he can?

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BTW this Plastidip stuff is really durable. It has a rough texture so it has no place on a nice bike like the Norge but I wouldn't hesitate to use it on a dirt bike or other applications.
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Old 08-15-2014, 03:33 PM   #2
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Once you go black.....

To me the black looks less bulky. The white looks more like a police bike.
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Old 08-15-2014, 04:11 PM   #3
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I'd go black, it is a nice old-school look and I agree that it is more svelte.
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Old 08-15-2014, 04:46 PM   #4
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White as it goes with everything Guzzi.
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Old 08-15-2014, 07:27 PM   #5
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Black, for sure!
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Old 08-15-2014, 07:45 PM   #6
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Thanks guys. I think I'm sold on the black. It compliments the rest of the black on the bike IMHO much more so than the stock white bags.
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Old 08-15-2014, 08:39 PM   #7
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what about the top case?

Looks like you have the top case too. What will it look like with that on?
The side bags in black really disappear, but also look good matching so you can't really go wrong. Until the top case goes on perhaps.
Love the Norge! Would own one if it didn't make my duc feet ride pigeon toed.
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Old 08-16-2014, 12:28 PM   #8
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Looks like you have the top case too. What will it look like with that on?
The side bags in black really disappear, but also look good matching so you can't really go wrong. Until the top case goes on perhaps.
Love the Norge! Would own one if it didn't make my duc feet ride pigeon toed.
I will probably sell the top case. The Norge is a little small for a two up bike IMHO and I like the looks better without the top case. I think I am going to paint them black.
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