Join Date: Jun 2018
Location: Prescott Arizona
Perhaps one of the more important modifications I completed late in 2018 was to have a Speedmaster tank and headlight installed. Now you could be forgiven for thinking that this was not part of my 'blackout' plan, as the stock items are mostly black and in contrast the replacement Speedmaster pair contained chrome and white accents. This alone would seem to fly in the face of my blackout project. However that is not entirely the whole story, so perhaps some explanation is in order.
One of my reasons for blacking out the bike is that it provided a clean contrast for the accents and as such would made any such accents 'pop'. Hopefully this would eventually give the bike a really clean and crisp look, the overall black of the bike providing a neutral backdrop or canvass for the accent pieces to shine (excuse the pun).
The small area of white on the Speedmaster tank badge was also a thoughtful addition as it was my longterm goal (now completed) to run white-wall tires. The tires marrying up with the tank badge and presenting an overall dramatic contrast to the black of the bike.
So the choice of the Speedmaster tank and headlight, although not obvious did indeed play a part in my blackout project.
Last edited by Roy; 06-17-2019 at 08:00 PM.