BMW F800GS (new) Color Options

Discussion in 'Parallel Universe' started by springfish, Sep 29, 2008.

  1. alpiv

    alpiv Sr. nOOb

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    This could be a bike wrap!-- Just an Idea.. They do it with cars, and I've seen some on the crotch rockets out there...

    some one please check into seeing what it would take!
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  2. alpiv

    alpiv Sr. nOOb

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    What I've gathered from the net.
    It would cost about 4-500.00 to produce a custom wrap..
    Now, that is out-side my price range for a wrap -- Yet, I could see someone making up different ones in mass and being able to cut the cost(s).

    This would allow them to offer different versions for each model year.


    Hmm, a business Idea.
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  3. Y E T I

    Y E T I Unpossible

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    I'd like to see this one but with a darker blue (and maybe a red pin stripe along the edge of the blue??):

    [​IMG]
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  4. SCQTT

    SCQTT Zwei Kolben

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    Hey, I own a purple GS!


    Fritz @ the factory decided it should be that way, so that's the way it stays.


    If I were to paint a BMW it would be in some sort of cool Red White & Blue sceme like the 05 BCR or soem of the cool factory "race" bikes we have seen.

    I have gotten to the point in my life (old age) where I think custom paint means you have crashed or are trying too hard.
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  5. Daytona_Rider

    Daytona_Rider You should be racing

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  6. TheCowboy

    TheCowboy back in the saddle again

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    Seriously now, can a professional painter actually paint the plastic on the bike (removed of course). I used a special plastic paint (spray can) on my DR650 and it looked good. On my 800 I want a professional job that will not scratch/rub off. I'm pretty sure it can be done but I want a yes or no answer not just a "I think it can be done"

    Cowboy2:ricky
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  7. DolphinJohn

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  8. marty hill

    marty hill The Energizer Bunny

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    Of course they can. My '06 12GS was red and I had it painted alpine white. When I was in for service the guys at BMW thought a new color had come along. This was before the GSA came in white.
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  9. TwoShots

    TwoShots Vagabond

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    Have you considered not reapplying the large GS stamp after painting? I'm thinking it would look better without it. I mean the smaller designator on the beak is enough advertising.
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  10. marty hill

    marty hill The Energizer Bunny

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    Good idea. Mine will be gone.
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  11. Whatsthatsmell

    Whatsthatsmell Did you say something?

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    Okay, so how is it that every one of your color schemes is better than what's currently available from BMW?!? I LOVE BMW's, but they really need to be slapped around in the color scheme and graphics department.
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  12. thelouv

    thelouv ocd

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    Love my yellow but that blue & white is jazzy!! Could be a reason to get a second one?
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  13. samuelp

    samuelp Adventurer

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    The dark green gets my vote, the bike looks amazing. I'm going to mention this thread to BMW's (UK) PR company - Perhaps they will take the hint.
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  14. Fireman

    Fireman Shazaam!

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    Absolutely! I had an '02 R1150R dakar. That's the one with the yellow body panels and tank, and gray stripes on it. Pretty ugly, but it was the only one with a black engine at the time. I bought some BMW black, took all the parts to a BMW paint shop and paid them a bunch of money. A month later, it was all back together and looked more awesome than ever. I still haven't seen a bike like it, and the plastic held the paint very well. It polishes up beautifully, takes it's knocks without cracking, and has looked better than a factory job since '03.
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  15. ret46

    ret46 Adventurer

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    I am thinking of buying a F800GS but do not want one in yellow or gray. I'd love one in white or maybe red. Has anyone heard of anything new coming for 2009 or early 2010? I could wait for the F800R as I read it will be available in white.

    RET
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  16. marty hill

    marty hill The Energizer Bunny

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    There will not be changes for the '09 and it is way too early for any '10 info.
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  17. M N B

    M N B would rather be riding

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    Seeing as the '09s are shipping now (like mine). AFAIK, there are no '08 models in the US, only '09, with the possible exception of a few special units that BMW NA used for demos, etc.
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  18. divingbiker

    divingbiker True Blue Adventurer

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    Very cool color combo's Kingfish. Kinda makes yellow and black look plain.
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  19. JohnTM

    JohnTM I suck toes

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    For painting the 800GS:

    The panels are already painted (not colored plastic) so they'll take paint really well. Just clean them really well, scuff the panels with a scotchbrite pad, and clean again.

    I'd recomment using an acrylic urethane since it is flexible, but if you want to use base/clear, just add some flex additive.
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  20. forestry69

    forestry69 n00b

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    Are people not allowed to post photos unless they conform with your style of riding, what an asshole.
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