Back in Black From Texas - Triumph Bobber Forum
  • 1 Post By Great Black North
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 10-31-2019, 11:08 PM Thread Starter
BurgerBobber's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2019
Location: Houston , Tx Tomball area
Posts: 45
Cool Back in Black From Texas

Researched awhile surfing different brands, bikes, lot's of review videos... Stopped in here about a year ago and would check in every few weeks on different builds. I recognized the Bonneville name from my childhood and riding a bike that wasn't a Harley sounded good because of all the M8 sump problems I heard and read about. Love all the hate this bike got from the custom crowd but gotta say I appreciate the look more than anything I've seen being built. Planning on doing a custom 2-1 pipe sometime after I recover from the initial investment and down payment and will get some brass bits on it to get a more vintage look at some point. As of now just waiting for the 2020 Black model to get to my stealership in November.

Heard the matte paint job was harder to take care of then gloss but only by proxy, does an owner have direct input for me?

BurgerBobber is offline  
post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 11-01-2019, 02:13 AM
Senior Member
ysoslo's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2017
Location: Rice Lake, Wisconsin
Posts: 1,322
Good luck with your purchase and welcome to the site. I had my standard Bobber painted Khaki Matte Green before taking delivery and I found the matte finish to be easy to maintain. I bought matte motorcycle wash and detailing spray and both helped me maintain a great finish on my baby with no issues. The only concern is that IF you scratch the matte finish it won't buff out without ruining the finish. My new tank will not have a matte finish, and I'm looking forward to being able to polish it up when needed.

Each one matters.
ysoslo is offline  
post #3 of 9 (permalink) Old 11-01-2019, 01:49 PM
Senior Member
Great Black North's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2017
Location: Northern Alberta
Posts: 486
Hey BurgerBobber! Welcome!

Thought I had missed your intro post!

I can't speak to the matte finish, I like shiny stuff!
GPz likes this.

My Bike's Photographic History to Date
Yes I'm Proud of My Bike! Deal!
Great Black North is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #4 of 9 (permalink) Old 11-01-2019, 01:53 PM
Senior Member
Roy's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2018
Location: Prescott Arizona
Posts: 2,124
Hi and welcome.

I'm with GBN in that I like the 'shiny stuff' - and getting shinier by the minuet...


Roy is online now  
post #5 of 9 (permalink) Old 11-01-2019, 02:59 PM
Junior Member
stewart 5533's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2019
Location: BC
Posts: 29
Welcome....enjoy the bike..
stewart 5533 is offline  
post #6 of 9 (permalink) Old 11-01-2019, 07:30 PM
Senior Member
kilyung's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2019
Location: Mike in Los Angeles
Posts: 569
Shiny here also. I saw a couple of matte finish bikes at the dealership shop when I was deciding. Made my decision instantly. Glossy is much easier to maintain/repair. YMMV.
kilyung is online now  
post #7 of 9 (permalink) Old 11-01-2019, 08:28 PM
Senior Member
JC3D's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2018
Location: Los Angeles CA
Posts: 123
I had a choice of gloss or matte at the dealership I bought mine from. Loved the look of the matte, but in my Ducati with matte paint, if I even looked at it wrong, it would scratch and smudge. I’m happy with the gloss.
JC3D is online now  
post #8 of 9 (permalink) Old 11-01-2019, 09:03 PM Thread Starter
BurgerBobber's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2019
Location: Houston , Tx Tomball area
Posts: 45
I had heard from some bird **** can even damage the finish of matte on cars but didn't have info for triumphs paint in particular. Thanks for the welcomes and the feedback.

BurgerBobber is offline  
post #9 of 9 (permalink) Old 11-02-2019, 05:31 AM
Senior Member
Guzzilazz's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2018
Location: Essex UK
Posts: 624
I had a matte finish on my previous bike (Guzzi Stelvio), it needed no care at all, I sometimes washed it as often as once every two years....


Essex UK

2018 Bonnie Speedmaster Jet Black with Highway pack (less bags) and rider footboards
Guzzilazz is online now  

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome