Help me paint my BMW R1150 GS

Discussion in 'GS Boxers' started by Dirt_Boy, Apr 17, 2013.

  1. Dirt_Boy

    Dirt_Boy Been here awhile

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    Hi Team I have a BMW R1150 GS That came to me as a accident damaged bike. The tank is off being repaired and will need new paint. So do I do a cheap easy job in stealth black? Or maybe Dakar White with some cool Tri Colour Dakar Stripes similar to the Unit Garage version. I think they need to go in the other direction.? Obviously in real life I'll get some one with skill and an artistic eye for the final job :rofl

    If any one can send me the Paint codes for the White and the Tri Colour Stripes that would be great. Cheers

    <a href="http://s908.photobucket.com/user/BMWPaul/media/PaulBMWr1150Dakar1_zps8ffff1f8.jpg.html" target="_blank"><img src="http://i908.photobucket.com/albums/ac285/BMWPaul/PaulBMWr1150Dakar1_zps8ffff1f8.jpg" border="0" alt="R1150 GS Dakar photo PaulBMWr1150Dakar1_zps8ffff1f8.jpg"/></a>
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  2. Mike Ryder

    Mike Ryder Kriegerkuh

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    To me that graphic's going backywerds.
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  3. Ua the Destroyer

    Ua the Destroyer Been here awhile

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    Same type of paint job I've considered.

    Check these out
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  4. Ua the Destroyer

    Ua the Destroyer Been here awhile

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    Since changing out the stupid logo sticker for an adventure style one, I've been much happier with the mandarin color though.
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  5. Ua the Destroyer

    Ua the Destroyer Been here awhile

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    Stealthy could be sweet also.
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  6. Dirt_Boy

    Dirt_Boy Been here awhile

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    Yes I know I think that with the big fat arsed tank it need a little stripe at the back :wave:
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  7. krellheat

    krellheat Milk Crate Challenged

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  8. TorontoBrit

    TorontoBrit TorontoBrit

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    I think this is one of the best paint jobs out there:

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  9. JimVonBaden

    JimVonBaden "Cool" Aid!

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    Thank goodness we have options! I think that is one of the dumbest and ungliest!:puke1

    My apologies if that is your bike! :freaky

    Jim :brow
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  10. Mrmerlin

    Mrmerlin K1300S fast as shi..

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    So Jim how do you really feel about this ^^^^color scheme?
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  11. smokeeater495

    smokeeater495 Been here awhile

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    I on the other hand like it.
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  12. TorontoBrit

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    lol...thanks Jim, no offence taken. No it is not my bike, it is a reproduction of the Gauloises Dakar bikes BMW used to run, not 1150's obviously.... Actually my favorite color scheme is the white 2006 SE Adventure model!!!

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  13. JimVonBaden

    JimVonBaden "Cool" Aid!

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    Isn't it a great world where we can express our opinions and not get upset?:freaky

    BTW, the best looking GS to me is this one:

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    Jim :brow

    PS: To the OP, I like your idea!:deal
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  14. FoxbaT73

    FoxbaT73 Adventurer

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    Dirt boy, i really like your design :clap
    I too love those classic tri colours, here are some pics of my 1150:

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    Karel
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  15. Mrmerlin

    Mrmerlin K1300S fast as shi..

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    Jim thats what i have parked in my garage except it has S wheels and street tires, like the super motard look .
    I modded mine back in 2001
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  16. Paul_R_Canada

    Paul_R_Canada Still Upright

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    lmao....
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  17. Dieselboy

    Dieselboy Journey not Destination

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    My favorite as well. In fact my yellow 1150 is in danger of a make over:


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    The pic is not my bike. I needed an alpine bike as a template.




    Dirt Boy are you painting all or using graphics for striping?
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  18. I GS 1

    I GS 1 I 90S I

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    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/geckoracing/8607755455/" title="P1400999 by i90si, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8252/8607755455_055f46901b_z.jpg" width="640" height="480" alt="P1400999"></a>

    Mine also started its life that mandarin yellow
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  19. kubiak

    kubiak Long timer

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    heres a simple paint job i did on my 1150gs. its got a 12 gallon tank but just a simple two tone paint.
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  20. Mike Ryder

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    I have seen somewhere on this site a version of the blue and white Williams theme done in muted black and silver with mealflake then smoke.
    It looked uberkewl to me.
    Sorry can't point you to it. Might ring a bell for someone here though.
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