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#669029 - 09/26/16 3:56 pm T160 Colours  
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Hi

- Can anyone confirm please the colours on the last RED T160's - I believe its Cherokee red and Ice White - But also have seen mention of Burgundy red - Troubling me is that the paint shop indicates that Cherokee red whilst very popular is actually quite purple - !

Thanks

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#669086 - 09/27/16 2:45 am Re: T160 Colours [Re: Red and Grey]  
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Hi

Originally Posted By Red and Grey
the colours on the last RED T160's - I believe its Cherokee red and Ice White - But also have seen mention of Burgundy red - Troubling me is that the paint shop indicates that Cherokee red whilst very popular is actually quite purple

Same colour, different names, frown and there wasn't any official difference between the first and the last. It should be a dark red candy; what can make a difference in the visible colour is, while the translucent tinted lacquer was officially over a Gold "ground coat" (Candy Apple's term), Small Heath sometimes used Silver.

As I say, should be dark red (hence the "Burgundy" name in some publications), just has a purple tinge in certain lights.

Hth.

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#669102 - 09/27/16 7:48 am Re: T160 Colours [Re: Stuart]  
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Thank you Stuart - Im an Aberdonian gone south in search of better weather but more speeding tickets - Appreciate the info - Off to the paint shop tomorrow

Cheers

#669128 - 09/27/16 12:37 pm Re: T160 Colours [Re: Red and Grey]  
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Hi,

I moved in the opposite direction - Kent to near Inverness - in August 2014. Last time I was nicked for speeding down south, the beak literally did "endorse" your licence, with his biro. By May 2015, Scotland's finest had relieved me of 100 ...

Who got the "better weather" this summer was debateable? I sure as hell don't miss the M25 and the rest of the traffic jams ... smile

Regards,

#669141 - 09/27/16 2:10 pm Re: T160 Colours [Re: Stuart]  
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Ha- Well you need to trust me on this, I do know about Scottish weather and only managed to go the 38 years distance before decided that enough was enough and went to the US for some sun...Anyway back in UK and work pushed me down here and the weather is better. Having said that its all relative to what you want but lets not slip into beer talk...

However you will get no argument on the M25 - Got caught in a massive tailback on my Ducati once - never again - NEVER.

#669207 - 09/27/16 11:11 pm Re: T160 Colours [Re: Red and Grey]  
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Getting back to the colour thing...
Puts me in mind of that story (which I believe implicitly), about the origins of that absolutely AWFUL light grey frame colour the factory came up with in the early seventies. Apparently the US distributors fancied the very cool then-current Ducati silver frames, and so requested Beezer and Triumph come up with silver frames too. So the factory paintshop manager had a dekko to see what he had on the shelves, and saw the awful grey, and thought "ah well that's close enough" and went with that. If they wanted to get a match for grey primer they couldn't have done it better!

#669212 - 09/28/16 1:17 am Re: T160 Colours [Re: Joolstacho]  
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That's interesting. Another story was that the dove grey ( or off white ) colour was an attempt to emulate the nickel plated Rickman frames !


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