Generation Gap....Why so much Black Plastic?

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9/14/2017 5:53 AM

Pardon my ignorance. Or maybe it is age.

I, like many others scan the want ads, craigslist, etc for used dirt scooters. I also check out the bike builds here and elsewhere. Over and over I see people put on a black rear fender. Many times also black rear number plates. What is the attraction of all this black plastic? It is like a uniform for the "my bike is different" crowd.

No judgement on this. I don't mind at all. Just wondering.


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9/14/2017 6:04 AM

The rmz came stock like that for 2016. It was big back in the late 90s-early 00s for the most part. I'm not a fan of it, but some bikes look good with it when done up right

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9/14/2017 6:04 AM

The black rim phase is the worst. Second is cut plastic.

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9/14/2017 6:05 AM

Black resin might be cheaper than colored resin? I don't know.

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"Sorry Goose, but it's time to buzz the tower."

9/14/2017 6:05 AM

Theyre just signaling that their bike is a POS.

Blacked Out = Clapped Out

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9/14/2017 6:08 AM

mikec265 wrote:

The black rim phase is the worst. Second is cut plastic.

I actually like black rims. Not so much black plastic.

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9/14/2017 6:13 AM

Why not?

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9/14/2017 6:14 AM

I really dig black bikes. I'm gonna be blacking out my KX450F this winter. Haters gonna hate.

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9/14/2017 6:14 AM

I couldn't agree more. Black is great for a Harley...for a dirt scooter, not so much.

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9/14/2017 6:16 AM

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9/14/2017 6:23 AM

I don't know new or old it looks awful.

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9/14/2017 6:25 AM

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I like it wink
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9/14/2017 6:36 AM

Get off my lawn kid! Muurrrrrrrrr!

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9/14/2017 6:41 AM

rmoto003 wrote:

Theyre just signaling that their bike is a POS.

Blacked Out = Clapped Out

Too funny. laughing laughing

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9/14/2017 6:54 AM

my fav bike i've have looks wise was my old yz450 with black plastics and flo yellow graphics.



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9/14/2017 6:56 AM

In 09, kawi had the monster energy edition line up. They looked good but 4 hours in, the black plastics looked 2 years old. Photo

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9/14/2017 6:57 AM

It can look good as long as it doesn't look like a bro bike

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9/14/2017 7:05 AM
Edited Date/Time: 9/14/2017 7:09 AM

The black rear plastics are because of teams like pro circuit, and monster kawi black everything except front fender and number plate.

Everything is going black theses days, simply go to google images and type in Jeep Wrangler. You will see you can even buy them off the lot blacked out. These days your colors are black, white, or some God awful color like teal or lime green. Kids these days suck and unfortunately I'm grouped with them. Photo

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9/14/2017 7:11 AM

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9/14/2017 7:13 AM

steed 2.0 wrote: Photo

That is one of my favorite bikes. Wasn't it for sale recently?

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9/14/2017 7:17 AM

What's up with the older generation always complaining about younger generations....look at this ugly thing:

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9/14/2017 7:20 AM

tprice07 wrote:

What's up with the older generation always complaining about younger generations....look at this ugly thing:

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THAT IS SO BAD ASS!! im 40 so not sure if im considered old old or just old lol

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9/14/2017 7:21 AM

steed 2.0 wrote: Photo

Hell Raiser is probably the best looking bike ever.

Other than that, not a fan of black bikes.

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9/14/2017 7:22 AM

Affirmative action

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9/14/2017 7:28 AM

slothy wrote:

my fav bike i've have looks wise was my old yz450 with black plastics and flo yellow graphics.



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Ok...I was going to post that black bikes only had a place in FMX (where black plastic got it's start), but then I saw this. Great looking bike, that would only look better with a black powdercoated frame.

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9/14/2017 7:34 AM

The early 90's spawned the movement.

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9/14/2017 7:34 AM

This thread is racist!

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"Sorry Goose, but it's time to buzz the tower."

9/14/2017 7:38 AM

-MAVERICK- wrote:

This thread is racist!

#blackbikesmatter

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9/14/2017 7:42 AM

-MAVERICK- wrote:

Black resin might be cheaper than colored resin? I don't know.

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Ed Johnson

9/14/2017 7:48 AM

Zesiger 112 wrote:

The black rear plastics are because of teams like pro circuit, and monster kawi black everything except front fender and number plate.

Everything is going black theses days, simply go to google images and type in Jeep Wrangler. You will see you can even buy them off the lot blacked out. These days your colors are black, white, or some God awful color like teal or lime green. Kids these days suck and unfortunately I'm grouped with them. Photo

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A JK is not a jeep. They are a mini van with a jeep emblem.

Black plastics can look descent if done right. But most look like late 90's freestyle bros.

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Tomac and/or Anderson for 2020.....