It probably looks good. To me the black bikes look better a little more blacked out but it's easy to "over do" it and end up with a pretty monotone bike which looks a little silly to me. Sometimes less is more. Having a factory color like Burgundy or blue give you a little more flexibility in blacking out without making it silly looking like an unpainted black plastic model.
One day I'll make it there. Thunder Beach is the weekend of October 23, 24, and 25 so I'll be there that weekend. Since the weather is changing here I've really put all motorcycle stuff on hold. I've been building a CJ7 with a 5.3 LS engine so that's been taking up most of my time lately.
I thought about doing a two tone mostly black bike. By two tone, I mean a matte or satin black against the gloss black. I never got around to it and probably won't ever realistically. Really getting rid of the giant pointless dash on the tank with it's useless keyed fuel door was my main concern. If I was going to keep the Valkyrie for a long time, I'd pull my tank and have it smoothed out on top. Get rid of the dash completely and just go with a smooth chrome screw on fuel cap. I hate having to take my key out and use it to open the fuel door.
Looking good' I ordered mine about 3 weeks ago, but they are on back order by Honda. I guess quite a few of us have the same idea about going black. I'm going to powdercoat my rear passenger handles and rear rack black also. ����
I've got a black 2014 and never like the chrome accents and thought I was going to have to paint them, but had seen several post where other riders had talked about getting the black parts from the blue Valks. Problem was that every microfiche that I could find only showed a single part number for these parts. Knowing that there is probably at least one other person as slow as I am out there I thought I would post the part numbers for the black parts to save some time and headaches:
17622-MJR-970ZA LID, FUEL *NHB01*(GRAPHITE BLACK)
83510-MJR-970ZA COVER, FR. TOP *NHB01*(GRAPHITE BLACK)
64110-MJR-970ZA COVER, CENTER TOP *NHB01*(GRAPHITE BLACK)
Got my side covers, heel-toe shifter and brake pedal powder coated. I put on a carbon fibre racing stripe, new windshield, some extra lights on the back and sides, new tires, painted the front forks black and the side covers black as well. I was going to re-clear coat my saddlebags, but polishing compound worked great to bring them back up to near perfect.
I think I am done for this year...unless something else peeks my fancy. >