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Hey Pat. Welcome to the forum.
"Does anyone add chrome?" Sir, it doesn't matter what color your 1800 is, most of us love adding chrome! >:)

Welcome again to the board.
 

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Hi,
i agree "it doesn't matter what color your 1800 is" , I owned a red, a red cherry, and a black
Now i have a Grey Metallic / Black, I was wondering if some chrome would be nice on it, so iI am looking for some pics.
 

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Just depends if you like chrome on your bike. Personally I really like the new blacked out look and would keep it that way, but that's just me. Different strokes for different folks. :wink2:
 

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My black/grey/gold 2016 has a chrome trunk rack, only because it was thrown in as part of the deal and I forgot to ask for black. Otherwise, there is no chrome on mine.

My previous red 2006 had lots of chrome. Thought I'd try a different approach this time.
 

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I fond exhausts extension ugly. On m'y previous GL I had installed turdown, but I do not find it on black, did someone change it on his bike ?
 

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I just got a new 2017, blue/black, and unfortunately I can't find some stuff I want in black... Like the wide clutch and brake levers. Not sure what I'll do there. I like the feel of the wider ones.

I got the black Kuryakyn ISO grips and bar end weights but I couldn't find black ISO throttle bosses. So I got the chrome bosses. I think the chrome in between will look ok and it will be reminiscent of the the valve covers with the chrome strip in between. I couldn't find black Kuryakyn passenger armrests so I have chrome. The antennas an mounts are chrome so I guess it goes ok. I will keep the chrome to minimum on this new one.

I was able to get black transformer boards, rider boards with heel/toe shifter, and Ergo III highway pegs. So I'm glad of that.
 

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My black/grey/gold 2016 has a chrome trunk rack, only because it was thrown in as part of the deal and I forgot to ask for black. Otherwise, there is no chrome on mine.

My previous red 2006 had lots of chrome. Thought I'd try a different approach this time.
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Had my 1986 Yamaha Venture chrome rack powder coated Black for my 2016 GL. Yes they can powder coat over chrome when prepped right.
$68 and I'm carrying on some heritage of my first touring bike!


Corventure Dave
 

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Thanks for your answers. I didn't find any exhaust extension "turndown" in black, this is the only thing I am looking for at this moment
 

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Powder coating the turn downs should be fine. I don't believe the heat at the turndowns will be an issue. Powder coats are cured at 450 degrees.


Just a possible option if Black is not available.


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