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Old 01-03-2009, 10:00 AM   #1
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F650GS Dakar - custom paint - any ideas/experience ?

A mate of mine is considering changing the paint on his F650GS Dakar and is looking for ideas. I found some photos of custom paint jobs on the 1200 or 1150, but very little on the 650. In case you changed the paint on your 650, could you post a picture here ? Thanks. Thorsten
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Old 01-03-2009, 10:37 AM   #2
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I've had no problems painting mine. Done it a couple of times.

This used to be a white/ checkered Dakar (Bad pictures taken with phone.)



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Old 01-06-2009, 04:00 AM   #3
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I always thought a mat black paint job was the ultimate choice, but pearl white is damn fine too.

I think the real trick with either option is to have black rims.



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Old 01-06-2009, 04:46 AM   #4
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Camo!!!

Go Camo Dude Camoflage is totally cool on an adventure bike!
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Old 01-06-2009, 11:25 PM   #5
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Go Camo Dude Camoflage is totally cool on an adventure bike!
No, don't do it.

I've seen both a Dakar and 1150GS in Camo and both looked crap - especially the Dakar.
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Old 01-07-2009, 04:14 AM   #6
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aww comon! Done right it would look great
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Old 01-07-2009, 08:36 AM   #7
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I like the camo look...

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Old 01-07-2009, 09:14 AM   #8
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I've had no problems painting mine. Done it a couple of times.

This used to be a white/ checkered Dakar (Bad pictures taken with phone.)

Hey, I really like the look without the beak ... what fender did you use and was it hard to adapt?

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Old 01-07-2009, 09:26 AM   #9
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To do a fender like that you just have to relocate the horn. May need to fab an adaptor plate as the holes are a bit far apart for most skinny fenders.
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Old 01-07-2009, 10:03 AM   #10
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I've never seen one, but always thought that US Army desert tan would be kind of cool on a Dakar. +1 on the black wheels.
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Old 01-07-2009, 10:04 AM   #11
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Hey Mattys- its Stickman here!

Anyways, I've always thought this would be a great theme for an f650.

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Old 01-08-2009, 04:26 AM   #12
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something like this?

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Old 01-08-2009, 05:09 AM   #13
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I like the camo look...


I believe that is Killer Whale KTM's bike and it is not paint, it's one of those wrap thingies.
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Old 01-08-2009, 05:21 AM   #14
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That camo KTM's pretty damn nice.

BTW, I agree about the flat black- I had a similar finish on my Caponord, which sealed the deal for me.

I also like yellow- not pale yellow, but slightly to the orange side.
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Old 01-08-2009, 07:29 AM   #15
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Question black rims - did anyone paint them?

Wow! Those are great looking Dakars - makes me wish I still had mine.

I looked at a silver and black KTM 640 Adventure that had black rims. The rims were painted by the owner and he said he did it with straws over each spoke and rattle-can paint. It looked great from bout 10 feet away but a bit sloppy up close.


I ended up buying another 03 KTM 640ADV and have thought many times about painting the rims black.


Has anyone here done this?
How?
Did it come out nice?


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I always thought a mat black paint job was the ultimate choice, but pearl white is damn fine too.

I think the real trick with either option is to have black rims.



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