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Discuss: Do you match the color of your accessories/gear?

#1 Unread post by totalmotorcycle » Sun Sep 21, 2014 1:45 pm

Do you match the color of your accessories/gear with your motorcycle?
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#2 Unread post by jstark47 » Sun Sep 21, 2014 5:20 pm

Nope. My Tiger is a shade of yellowish-green, and my jacket is a different shade of yellowish-green. Shades far enough apart to be different, but not far enough apart to complement each other.

Frankly, the effect is nauseating! Fortunately I don't have to look at myself. :mrgreen:
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#3 Unread post by totalmotorcycle » Sun Sep 21, 2014 6:08 pm

Yes and no for me. I usually don't replace my gear till it needs replacing, which at the time, I'll (try) to match it better with the bike colour I have at the time. Then of course, the next bike is a different colour and it's mismatched again...lol.

Speaking of which, my Joe Rocket Ballistic (v1.0) jacket it a tad old (like 14 years!) so I've been looking at getting a new jacket. Also my helmet lining is falling apart and I need a new helmet (but can't find one that's "comfortable" and meets my safety standards).

In which case, my new gear should "match" my Guzzi. :D

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#4 Unread post by Hanson » Sun Sep 21, 2014 8:51 pm

Since I had my gear first, I chose the color of my motorcycle not to clash with the color of my gear.

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#5 Unread post by Grey Thumper » Sun Sep 21, 2014 9:47 pm

Not intentionally. I've got a black and white bike. My previous bike was grey (hence my name :lol: ), so pretty much any color sort of complements. My previous two helmets have been white, and I'm planning on getting white helmets from now on, so the matching is a happy coincidence. However, my jacket is irritatingly hi viz and doesn't go with anything.

Isn't your Guzzi black? Well, there you go, pretty much any gear color will fit.
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#6 Unread post by ceemes » Mon Sep 22, 2014 6:14 am

totalmotorcycle wrote: In which case, my new gear should "match" my Guzzi. :D

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#7 Unread post by ceemes » Mon Sep 22, 2014 6:15 am

Black bike, then a red bike and now a green bike....gear in basic traditional black.
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#8 Unread post by gsJack » Mon Sep 22, 2014 12:25 pm

I replaced my jacket and helmet a couple years ago and have had my GS500 for 10 years and 100k miles now so why not match.

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#9 Unread post by Thumper » Tue Sep 23, 2014 10:45 pm

No, but I made sure my motorcycle matched my car :)

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#10 Unread post by ronrex » Tue Sep 30, 2014 10:01 am

Black bike. Any gear works. I own a red joe rocket ballistic jacket, a yellow joe rocket atomic and a heavy leather jacket. My jeans are black sliders kevlar cargo pants....black wolverines. helmet is dark flat grey with black reflective lightning decals. Mix and match, whatever.
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