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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 04-14-2004, 04:04 PM Thread Starter
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Need help with a matter of taste...

O.K. here's the deal. I've ordered some Libertek LED tail lights for my 12. I'm having a dilemma over which color I should have ordered (currently the order is for the black ones). I can't make up my mind between the black and the silver. I've got until tomorrow morning to change my mind if I want.

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Here are the Libertek LED tail lights in question:



Initially I was thinking about going with the Gold ones. I thought that since the 2001 12 already has some gold parts on it (ie. brake rotor inserts, upper fork tubes, muzzy steering damper mount etc.) then the gold tail lights would go well them. However, the sales guy said he didn't think it would. He said that there gold is about the same color as a fairly new penny and probably wouldn't look right.

O.K. then. I asked what he recommended. He said the black. I was thinking the silver. I thought that the black might look a little to subdued and would not stand out. But, after talking with the sales guy for a couple of minutes, I ended up ordering black.

So my question to you all. What color would you have went with for the Ol' Green 12?

Thanks guys (gals)...

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I personally like the black

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go with what he said, sounds like he knows what he's talking about.
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I think the black is going to look out of place on that color bike. I would go with the sliver. It will flow better with the rest of the paint IMO.

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I like the silver, too. I think the black would be too much of a stark contrast with the rest of the scheme.

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personally, i'd stick with the red. call me a traditionalist but i think for saftey reasons, the red even when not lit shows the driver behind you where he should be paying attention in case you, the rider, stops quick.

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I think the silver looks better. As far as safety goes, just do a flash system on it. I've done one on every bike I've had, and never had any problems. Blinking lights = people seeing you. I am thinking of putting a strobe in on the front so people can see me better at night, but I am thinking of the squidness in combination with the attention from the law enforcement personnel may not make it as good of an idea as I had originally thought. Sorry to be so off-topic! I liek the silver, damnit.
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As much as I like silver, I think the black would look better on your bike.

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Hey man I like the way the black looks. I think the black will be nice with the black frame and black lower fairing and black windscreen.

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