Ice Blue Rockster

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Ice Blue Rockster

Postby riceburner » Sun May 26, 2019 3:36 am

Tigcraft has sent me some of the photos from his Rockster restore, so here they are for all to see.

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Have to say - I can't wait to see it in the metal!
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Re: Ice Blue Rockster

Postby Tigcraft » Sun May 26, 2019 1:30 pm

Yes I can’t either!! Obviously I’m biased as it’s mine but cheers for posting those pics as I’m too much of a dino to do it my self on this particular forum!!
Wheels to follow in Ice blue when my old friend finishes setting up his new bead blasting shop in Bradford as he’ll need the practice (he’ll hit me for that comment) then on with the colour and some fresh rubber. Whilst I’m at his blasting shop I’ll get my down pipes blasted (as the chrome has well gone), side/centre stands and brake torque arm too I think.

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Re: Ice Blue Rockster

Postby sweatmark » Mon May 27, 2019 1:20 pm

Hey that's a great color choice.

Where did the replacement "R1150R" come from?
Now: Rockster2, S1000R, K1300S
Then: R850R, R1100R, R1150R, Rockster1, R1200C, F800S, etc.

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Re: Ice Blue Rockster

Postby Tigcraft » Mon May 27, 2019 2:12 pm

The logo? I just got them made from a local vinyl sign maker in Keighley West Yorkshire. I originally was going to use a gold R1150 with a red ‘R’ to finish off but it would have been too many colours if you include the blue, bronze and dark anthracite so I had two sets made, latter one being the ‘all red’.
The bike started green so it had the ‘white’ logo but it wouldn’t have looked right if I kept the white.
In all fairness the green just didn’t go with the blue frame and I really hated it. I did lust after the copper orange version but at the time there wasn’t any at the right price. It was a Sunday afternoon paint job where I could no longer stand it!!

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Re: Ice Blue Rockster

Postby riceburner » Sat Jul 20, 2019 1:34 pm

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Re: Ice Blue Rockster

Postby Tigcraft » Sat Jul 20, 2019 4:41 pm

Thanks for helping me out posting that James.

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Re: Ice Blue Rockster

Postby sweatmark » Sun Jul 21, 2019 11:55 am

Rockster looks great in gloss finish!

The original flat black versions weather to an "hurriedly applied primer" look. Even the white Edition 80 paint was excessively EU-friendly and lost its gloss quickly.
Now: Rockster2, S1000R, K1300S
Then: R850R, R1100R, R1150R, Rockster1, R1200C, F800S, etc.

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Re: Ice Blue Rockster

Postby Tigcraft » Sun Jul 21, 2019 3:47 pm

Satins and matts in my view tend to be more high maintenance than a deep gloss when older and it’s a fashion phase for designers to do when all else is done. A deep gloss still has a feeling of luxury about it and it’s shine highlights shapes very well.

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Re: Ice Blue Rockster

Postby Buckster » Thu Jul 25, 2019 6:12 am

Having the rims match really sets off that ice blue! I like the look. I always thought my gloss black bike would look nice with silver Rockster graphics. I believe I saw an 80th anniversary Rockster photo on this forum that was black with white (or silver) graphics rather than the white with the black graphics we had in the U.S.
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Re: Ice Blue Rockster

Postby riceburner » Thu Jul 25, 2019 6:24 am

I think it looks great.
The only thing I'm not sure on is the red bead around the wheels. It probably looks better in the metal, but I'm not sure that little detail 'fits'.
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Re: Ice Blue Rockster

Postby InvisibleOrdinary » Wed Aug 28, 2019 9:39 am

Love the color combo! Nice work.

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Re: Ice Blue Rockster

Postby Tigcraft » Sat Feb 08, 2020 3:45 pm

Well I’m looking forward to another year with the ‘Ice Blue’. I treated myself to an F800gt a few months ago as I do like a frugal bike but it’s time to ride the ‘Torque’ and feel the shove even though it’s crap on fuel @ only 35mpg or less!

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Re: Ice Blue Rockster

Postby sweatmark » Sat Feb 08, 2020 10:56 pm

Check out recent post in Facebook Rockster group: South African dealership staff member shows examples of new Rocksters repainted in several interesting color combinations.
Now: Rockster2, S1000R, K1300S
Then: R850R, R1100R, R1150R, Rockster1, R1200C, F800S, etc.

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Re: Ice Blue Rockster

Postby riceburner » Sun Feb 09, 2020 6:10 am

sweatmark wrote:Check out recent post in Facebook Rockster group: South African dealership staff member shows examples of new Rocksters repainted in several interesting color combinations.


Yes, I'm on that group. The yellow one was excellent!
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Re: Ice Blue Rockster

Postby Tigcraft » Sun Feb 09, 2020 1:33 pm

I would but I’m off the Facebook radar!! Link anyone??

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Re: Ice Blue Rockster

Postby Tigcraft » Sun Feb 09, 2020 2:06 pm

Googled it!!
The colours are quite striking and they too pretty much worked with the std ‘Rockster’ theme.


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