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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 07-28-2019, 01:12 PM Thread Starter
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Monster 821 color change

I have it in matte black but would like to change to a non-matte color - not sure what yet. I liked the gray that I saw in an ad, and like the Star White Silk as well.

Does anyone know where to buy such a kit? I can find nothing on eBay or in any of my searches so far.
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All those colors are painted...if you want factory colors try ColorRite...the 796 models had plastic covers you could swap...not so lucky with the 821

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All those colors are painted...if you want factory colors try ColorRite...the 796 models had plastic covers you could swap...not so lucky with the 821

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Looks like you are right, thanks. Where the 696 had pieces that I could swap in, the 821 tank is one large unit. ColorRite looks okay but they don't have the gray/silver I'm looking for, only red and Star White Silk.

Maybe I can find a shop to do it here in the Bay Area, as this is looking daunting.
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Looks like you are right, thanks. Where the 696 had pieces that I could swap in, the 821 tank is one large unit. ColorRite looks okay but they don't have the gray/silver I'm looking for, only red and Star White Silk.



Maybe I can find a shop to do it here in the Bay Area, as this is looking daunting.
Factory colors are kept under lock and key...I wanna say Lechler is the European supplier... absolutely use factory colors for red or it will inherently look off ..I always see custom jobs with an off red as being cheap...I don't care how much time they spent...they fumbled with using a different red...or maybe they really are Honda aficionados...it's the bikes identity...outside of the red; it's fair game...shows creativity...extends the narrative...looking forward to repainting my own...

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Looks like you are right, thanks. Where the 696 had pieces that I could swap in, the 821 tank is one large unit. ColorRite looks okay but they don't have the gray/silver I'm looking for, only red and Star White Silk.

Maybe I can find a shop to do it here in the Bay Area, as this is looking daunting.

Try to stay with a stock color, otherwise people will assume it was repainted because you threw it down the road, not because you just wanted a different look.
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Factory colors are kept under lock and key...I wanna say Lechler is the European supplier... absolutely use factory colors for red or it will inherently look off ..I always see custom jobs with an off red as being cheap...I don't care how much time they spent...they fumbled with using a different red...or maybe they really are Honda aficionados...it's the bikes identity...outside of the red; it's fair game...shows creativity...extends the narrative...looking forward to repainting my own...

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Οr, he could go to a shop, use a Spectrometer and the color will be 99.9% right

@ Original poster : Sorry but...what "kit" are you talking about ? Didn't you notice that the tank is 1-piece ? I mean, sure, you could get an OEM seatcowl and front fender from Ducati but the tank...
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Try to stay with a stock color, otherwise people will assume it was repainted because you threw it down the road, not because you just wanted a different look.
Problem is, he's got the dark version which has a black trellis, the red and silk white ones have a red trellis so it will be a color combo mismatch either way - unless he has a a 2018 model which he could paint it yellow as it's the only one with a (also) black frame
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How about a vinyl wrap? That way you retain/protect the original stock Italian color scheme for the next owner w/o hurting the value of the bike. I've had a set wrapped for years and they still look great, no problems with spilled fuel, etc.

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How about a vinyl wrap? That way you retain/protect the original stock Italian color scheme for the next owner w/o hurting the value of the bike. I've had a set wrapped for years and they still look great, no problems with spilled fuel, etc.
Would love to see what the wrap looks like with a pic or 2?
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sky's the limit. in the future i would like to do a simple grey/metallic silver colorClick image for larger version

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