I have been buying spare parts as I find them for track use next year. I got a Silver tank with some scratches, did the repairs and had it painted black along with all of the flat black OEM plastic (sprocket, duct, chain covers). I decided to get the OEM black upper so paint chips don't show. There are some nicks in my silver one and I figured I painted it black they would eventually show up. The OEM one is black all the way through and will hold up better. The body shop I use for all of the fiberglass work we do thought that was a better idea but that's probably because he doesn't charge me.
I thought about doing the swingarm black but I think it looks too nice to hide under black powder coat. If I find a spare swingarm I'll get that done black just to see how it looks. I have a local powder coating place that I do a lot of business with and they 'll hook me up. Job perks rule. When I get my black ZX10 I will be monochrome man. Track bike, 954, ZX10, Acura Legend, CRX all black. I'm cleaning something every day.
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