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Re: 850 FireFlake Blue [Re: Rohan] #764230 02/02/19 12:07 am
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I think we may have found the source of the darker fireflake blues.
House of Kolor (HOK) Royal Blue flakes.
Lets see if this displays.

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A not unattractive color.
But a notably darker blue.

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Re: 850 FireFlake Blue [Re: Rohan] #764266 02/02/19 1:24 pm
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I like it


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Re: 850 FireFlake Blue [Re: Rohan] #765250 02/13/19 12:58 am
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Indeed, me too.

Most suppliers would call that cobalt blue.
Bit overwhelming in metalflake on large real estate though ?

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Re: 850 FireFlake Blue [Re: Rohan] #765697 02/17/19 9:07 pm
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Sure, that's a nice color, but the original seems like the best to me. Anyway, my friend, who owns the blue Combat above has decided to sell it for 11K. I have advised him repeatedly not to sell it as it cannot be replaced. This is a good one. It is currently held back by a single AMAL MKII and I've tried to get him to pop for a set of Premiers now for over a year and let the tiger out. It farts and backfires when cold but runs OK when warmed up. However, he cannot run away from my 850 which is bone stock and I think it should.
Whoever built this bike had some knowledge of them, that is apparent. The frame is gusseted and lots of details are very nice. Plus this bike handles like a Triumph. Not kidding here. Mine seems like a lumbering turd in comparison even though I have the Tailor head steady and hydraulic steering damper, new isolastics and swingarm bushings, and shocks. I've been studying the bike and can see no difference in them. In fact, my '74 has a '72 750 frame even!

Must be a Wednesday bike, so that's why he should keep it.

If I can't talk him out of it, I think I can talk him into a Dominator or a 650SS. At the end of the day, those bikes will likely hold or increase value over even a Combat Commando, in my estimation.

So, anybody know of one for sale?

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Re: 850 FireFlake Blue [Re: Rohan] #765812 02/19/19 2:28 am
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OEM fibreglass tank on fleabay - said to be a 71.

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The other side is interesting, a more faded look. And ghosted decal outline ?

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Re: 850 FireFlake Blue [Re: raf940] #766101 02/22/19 11:58 am
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Originally Posted by raf940
I like it


Me too!

Re: 850 FireFlake Blue [Re: TripleTown] #771249 04/16/19 9:54 pm
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Originally Posted by raf940
I like it

Originally Posted by TripleTown
Me too!


Thats the colour I painted my H*nda....

Fireflake Blue Fastback on fleabay.
Project, not entirely stock. Paint looks good though, missing decal aside...

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Re: 850 FireFlake Blue [Re: Rohan] #774632 05/24/19 9:23 pm
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Left side cover on fleabay.
Uses the word 'original' several times, but I'm not so sure that applies to the paint ?

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850 Mk 1 on fleabay, said to be a repaint.

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Re: 850 FireFlake Blue [Re: Rohan] #789384 11/07/19 1:55 am
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Exceedingly stock looking FireFlake Blue 850 out in Oklahoma.
Has to be a repaint, looks too good to be original.
Certainly faithful to the original though.
(updated braided brake line)(I think ?)
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And one looking resplendent in FireFlake Golden Bronze, while we are here...
https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/2BUAAOSwzeddw3KL/s-l1600.jpg


And over in Florida, this is being described as a NOS tank - on a 1970 Roadster.
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NOS 1971 sidecover in Santa Cruz
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Norvil have (had ?) what is said to be NOS Fastback tank in stock, said to be flakes in the gelcoat.
(although with that gold decal, doesn't seem quite right ?)

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Re: 850 FireFlake Blue [Re: Rohan] #791907 12/03/19 4:52 am
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A Mk2 850 in Fireflake Royal Blue on fleabay.
Described as a Mk2A, but obviously it is not. (and a commonly seen mistaken identity)
Stated to be a repaint, and the decals and pinstripes a little awry confirm this.
In lovely condition by the look of it.

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