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Yep, those prices are a little bit much.
 

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none of them really do it for me anyway..Don't get me wrong they are all really nice but not how I would spend my money on paint. Local painter seems to be getting better and better.
 

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They all suck! Why not give us what we really want...nostalgia:boobies:
 

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pricey, yes...but

One thing perhaps you guys are forgetting...these prices are painted NEW sheetmetal. So, if you have an E-Glide....thats side covers, saddlebags & lids, front & rear fenders, and tank & fairing. No exchange...outright. That's just one reason the MOCO's stuff is SOOOO high. Not to mention there are PLENTY of folks ready to peel off stacks of 100 dollar bills to get it. If there wasn't demand for it...they wouldn't be selling it. Not like custom painting is 'brain surgery', but the cost of materials is pretty steep these days for quality paint materials. Been looking on E-bay, lately to guage prices & demand for custom painted sheetmetal...and was surprised by the range of quality. There was a small amount of really nice stuff and a LOT of crap (really fugly work)..some priced right, some like they inhaled too much of their paint fumes. Stuff by people with websites and all talking the talk. The whole point of this is art (and custom painted harley stuff) is VERY subjective. What I think is good design and application very well might look like crap to another and vice versa. Some of you might like a retro style application (nostalgia) and use of color, wheras I might like a clean flame job with a medium flake and candies. Thats' what makes this fun...we all have our own tastes and wallet size too...
I wouldn't buy a factory HD paint set...but that's only cause I can do it myself and i'm kinda cheap that way....Later...
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So if you are just up the road when can we get together and you can "work your magic" on my 2000 Vivid Black Ultra???? :brows: :brows:


1bdBagr said:
One thing perhaps you guys are forgetting...these prices are painted NEW sheetmetal. So, if you have an E-Glide....thats side covers, saddlebags & lids, front & rear fenders, and tank & fairing. No exchange...outright. That's just one reason the MOCO's stuff is SOOOO high. Not to mention there are PLENTY of folks ready to peel off stacks of 100 dollar bills to get it. If there wasn't demand for it...they wouldn't be selling it. Not like custom painting is 'brain surgery', but the cost of materials is pretty steep these days for quality paint materials. Been looking on E-bay, lately to guage prices & demand for custom painted sheetmetal...and was surprised by the range of quality. There was a small amount of really nice stuff and a LOT of crap (really fugly work)..some priced right, some like they inhaled too much of their paint fumes. Stuff by people with websites and all talking the talk. The whole point of this is art (and custom painted harley stuff) is VERY subjective. What I think is good design and application very well might look like crap to another and vice versa. Some of you might like a retro style application (nostalgia) and use of color, wheras I might like a clean flame job with a medium flake and candies. Thats' what makes this fun...we all have our own tastes and wallet size too...
I wouldn't buy a factory HD paint set...but that's only cause I can do it myself and i'm kinda cheap that way....Later...
Tim
 

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The paint is worth it if the design lights a fire for you.

When I first ordered my Night Train, I was all set to peel off $2,500.00 for the "Venom" radical paint. It sure looked good in the picture, then I had a chance to see one in person. When I saw the real thing, there was no fire..
In fact, a friend who was with me said the stock NT with the Dark Cherry looked better. He was right.
Now, these latest pieces are even more expensive, but a couple of them are really hot.
The Road King "Sword" is hot as hell, as is the FX "Cut Throat" and "Bomb Shell"
$3,000- $4,000 hot?? I guess it depends if it lights a fire for you..
Like the poster above said, they will all sell out.
 

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I got the vivid black on black metallic ghost flame set for my RK and couldn't be more pleased. I love my bike but had grown weary of the 2003 striped and badged tins, still I was hesitant to kill them off by painting over them. They still, and maybe always will represent the excitement I felt over finally pulling the trigger on my dream Harley touring bike. The ghost flames on my new tins are so well hidden they basically look solid black, which is A-OK with me. When the sun is out, about twice a day the rays come in direct and the flames pop out pretty good for about 10 minutes, and it's kind of neat to look at. Otherwise it just looks black. One thing I learned here at V-twin is that you can get a really good deal if you get a dealer to do a search and find a dealer that has a paint set like you want in stock. The dealer I found must have had it laying around a while, because I paid a cool 2 grand for the paint set that listed for $3400 (including the hard bags). Now somebody tell me this forum aint worth $15/year. Maybe it's a waste to some, but I still like having my 2003 tins even though they're just in storage.
 

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I agree with 1bdbgr, price isn't bad at all considering you get brand new tins. You can't get a quality paint job around here for much less than 3 grand.
 

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To each his own i guess. I dont care for MoCo decorated tins for the simple reason; when i go to bike events, I see thousands of "my bike". HD only makes a few different bikes. Not enough variations, considering the amount of HD owners. Purchasing a set of "Radical" decorated tins, wich can be purchased by anyone, doesnt appeal to me. If i'm going to pay a good amount of money for decorative purposes, it's going to be a custom job that only "I" can own. That's my reason. I'll pay the extra cash for exclusivity. My -2$en#e-
 
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