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I'm horrible with change. It takes a while for it to grow on me.
So I just installed the 1098R tail and rear subframe. I love the way that looked.
I went to do a front number plate to match it. I didn't want to copy the 1098R front as it looks a tad dated and I wanted something more modern- similar to the 1199R

So here's how it came out:


 

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looks nice....BUT... sorry always a but.. But I can't get around the aluminium colour on the tank it doesn't really match(yeah I'm that guy). I am not hatin either cause I was just dealing with the same thing

And the AL colour just bothered me.

I decided on a lexus is300 (graphite gray pearl) for the tank its getting painted right now by a buddy.
I will post pics in a day or 2 once I get back and installed.
 

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I'm going to paint the tank, and most likely leave the silver stripe, like the SP had
 

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The 1098 number plate looks the way it does because it works. Your paint flows well with the outer lines of the bike but IMO it looks a bit narrow in comparison to the beefy outline of the nose and the much wider stripes on the tail. Just my opinion, no hate. Those mirrors are nice, btw.

If I were you I'd consider taping off at least some of the tank before laying down the base coat, then removing the tape before the clear. Show off that aluminum!
 
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Looks good but I would consider repainting the tail to match the new nose. The thick white "number plates" on the rear look too big now. Maybe a gold and white SP stripe on the tank flanked by the bare aluminum?
 
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The tail is a genuine 1098r tail. That's why I didn't want to mess with it

I think I might redo the front or maybe even just leave it all red
 

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The tail is a genuine 1098r tail. That's why I didn't want to mess with it

I think I might redo the front or maybe even just leave it all red
You could also grab another tail from someone's part-out and paint it to match the small lines on the front.:conveyer:
 

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a year after purchasing my 1198 new (in red) I got an aluminum tank and always wanted a white bike so I went this route:



had a high school friend who has his own shop color match the bare tank and leave strips similar to the SP

 

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sxlova07 nice bike!. don't see too many that go from red to white. is that a ducati arctic white?
 

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Ok I got my DP tank back, again I went with a lexus graphite gray pearl. I was also going to do the SP decal peel. But after looking at them I really didn't like how it stops half way down the tank. sxlova07 covered his up with a carbon tank grip. which is what I would have done as well but decided on a solid colour.




 

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sxlova07 nice bike!. don't see too many that go from red to white. is that a ducati arctic white?
its a little whiter than ducati's arctic white (friend had a artic white 1198 and we noticed the difference). yeah I'm in the middle of changing the colors again...going with a black xerox theme. Also than tank stripe since its custom goes all the way to the bottom of the tank, only have the have the tank protector for ummmmm....protection :)
 

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I don't use protection, bare back all the way baby. (image I said "bare back all the way Baby" in my best ja-rule voice)
 
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