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

Bultaco
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9/14/2017 5:53am Edited Date/Time 9/25/2017 9:21am
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 6:04am
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 6:04am
The black rim phase is the worst. Second is cut plastic.
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9/14/2017 6:05am
Black resin might be cheaper than colored resin? I don't know.
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9/14/2017 6:05am
Theyre just signaling that their bike is a POS.

Blacked Out = Clapped Out

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bluepumpkin
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9/14/2017 6:08am
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 6:13am
Why not?
JBecker 72
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9/14/2017 6:14am
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 6:14am
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 6:25am


I like it Wink
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9/14/2017 6:36am
Get off my lawn kid! Muurrrrrrrrr!
Bultaco
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9/14/2017 6:41am
rmoto003 wrote:
Theyre just signaling that their bike is a POS.

Blacked Out = Clapped Out
Too funny. LaughingLaughing

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9/14/2017 6:54am
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 6:56am
In 09, kawi had the monster energy edition line up. They looked good but 4 hours in, the black plastics looked 2 years old.

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9/14/2017 7:05am Edited Date/Time 9/14/2017 7:09am
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.





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9/14/2017 7:13am
steed 2.0 wrote:
[img]https://p.vitalmx.com/photos/forums/2017/09/14/214634/s1200_IMG_3103.jpg[/img]


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

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tprice07
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9/14/2017 7:17am
What's up with the older generation always complaining about younger generations....look at this ugly thing:



slothy
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9/14/2017 7:20am
tprice07 wrote:
What's up with the older generation always complaining about younger generations....look at this ugly thing: [img]https://p.vitalmx.com/photos/forums/2017/09/14/214635/s1200_Screen_Shot_2017_05_18_at_6.14.20_PM.jpg[/img]
What's up with the older generation always complaining about younger generations....look at this ugly thing:



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 7:21am
steed 2.0 wrote:
[img]https://p.vitalmx.com/photos/forums/2017/09/14/214634/s1200_IMG_3103.jpg[/img]


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 7:28am
slothy wrote:
my fav bike i've have looks wise was my old yz450 with black plastics and flo yellow graphics. [img]https://p.vitalmx.com/photos/forums/2017/09/14/214628/s1200_88A38192_AA5D_4201_A1BC_11135306A212.jpg[/img]
my fav bike i've have looks wise was my old yz450 with black plastics and flo yellow graphics.





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 7:34am
The early 90's spawned the movement.

BobPA
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9/14/2017 7:48am
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...
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.





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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