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  1. Jewksey

    Jewksey Well-Known Member

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    Well it happened !!!

    not had license long and did the full rookie and dropped my bike !!

    had my license since jan and been riding as much as can and I got my bike out this morning to do a oil and filter change and foot slipped and bike tipped and dinked the tank of the door frame

    absolutely gutted !

    gonna take the positive out of it though and get her re painted but that begs the question do I go back to standard or maybe go matte black or green which I’ve seen and I think it looks amazing !!

    how does everyone get on with matte paint ??

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  2. joe mc donald

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    Bummer Mate. But we have all done similar at one time or another. Hope it all gets sorted soon for you.
    Regards
    Joe.
     
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  3. MadMrB

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    That's a real bummer, and I guess we have all had a similar experience. I love the Triumph Jet and Phanton blacks, particularly on the Speed and Street Triples, and I'm not a big fan of matt paint. However it would be a very boring place if we all had the same taste.

    I hope you get it sorted quickly and for not too much cost.
     
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  4. Jewksey

    Jewksey Well-Known Member

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    Thank you mate least it was in garden and not out at speed
     
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  5. Jewksey

    Jewksey Well-Known Member

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    thank you buddy yeah loving the look so may stay with it but just seen these pics whilst I was looking .. work in motor trade so I’ve already messaged my paint guy to get it sorted lol

    hopefully won’t take long to get sorted .. still rideable at least in mean time

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  6. MadMrB

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    I love that shade of green, very nice! I think your current black is better than the matt black.
     
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  7. joe mc donald

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    You are so right there. Bikes we can fix body parts in very low supply since Frankenstein gave up doctoring. I had a lovely rocket three many years ago 69 model all original. I was wheeling an old 650 honda into the garage and lost the footing the rocket three took the brunt and you should have seen the dent in the tank on that one. Yes I cried but it got repaired and then I sold it so it would stay safe.
    Regards
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  8. Jewksey

    Jewksey Well-Known Member

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    yeah I’m feeling the green or back to gloss black .. really can’t chose lol
     
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  9. dilligaf

    dilligaf GrrrR3Rrrr
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    :mad:Leave it BLACK :cool:

    What’s the matter with you :p
     
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  10. Jewksey

    Jewksey Well-Known Member

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    thanks joe yeah I was so pissed .. happen this afternoon while I went to service it as needs an mot in few weeks and as I’ve not had it long thought I should change the oil etc just to be sure and worst thing was when I did the service the oil that came out was like new lol !!!

    typical
     
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  11. Dozers Dad

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    That's a f#cker Jewksey! :(

    But we've all done it mate.
    Even after 35yrs, I still sit on my bike to move it around. Some folk will tell you it's a girly way of doing it. But there's much less chance of dropping the bike.
     
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  12. Jewksey

    Jewksey Well-Known Member

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    Lol gotta take the positive from a shitty situation
     
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  13. Jewksey

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    Lol gotta take the positive from a shitty situation
     
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  14. dilligaf

    dilligaf GrrrR3Rrrr
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    :p
    Ya big Feckin girlie :p
     
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  15. Jewksey

    Jewksey Well-Known Member

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    my own fault to laminate on floor of shed as I had spare and wet trainer never a good mix
     
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  16. Dozers Dad

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    Coming from the "man" (ponce) who's self isolating for 12 weeks.
    I find your comment extra hurtful :( :cool: :p
     
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  17. Shaun64

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    Shame about dent but it will fix, regards how do folks get on with matte paint, my first matte Bike was an orange street triple R and I hated the paint it showed every mark so I had it lacquered and it looked fantastic, I’ve now got a matte silver street 765 RS which I would say is more of a satin rather than the matte was on my 675 R, I did look into getting it lacquered but everyone talked me out of it even the lad who was going to lacquer it so I’ve just left it as it’s easy to keep looking nice.
     
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  18. Duckadiledundee

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    Nice to have you back @joe mc donald :):):)
     
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  19. Duckadiledundee

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    Love that green colour on that bike :):):)
     
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  20. Jewksey

    Jewksey Well-Known Member

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    hiya buddy thank you yeah makes sense as forks would still be shinny

    Matte looks nice but may just be best to put it back to gloss black or maybe some flip variation of the black maybe a flip or something

    (Sorry thinking out loud lol )
     
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