August is usually a quiet month here at Specialty Graphix. There are not a lot of rallies and it is so hot. Plus we are usually catching up from Wing Ding and Buffalo Soldiers National Convention. However, with the incredible article that came out in the August edition of Wing World Magazine, sent in by one of our incredible customers, our business is very busy right now. I would like to especially thank our customer, Rusti Boykin, who took the time to write to Wing World about us. She is a special lady and we are so happy to have made her acquaintance.
These beautiful bikes were completed at the Buffalo Soldiers and Troopers Motorcycle Club National Event in Houston, TX. Even though our installers had to work under some adverse conditions, the work came out beautiful!
Click on each picture to see more pictures of that bike.
This beautiful 2013 GL1800 in Alizarin Red is owned by Glenn Townson. Glenn chose our medium carbon fiber to accent his bike. Glenn has also added some of Kuryakyn's Black Out accessories. We painted his saddlebag covers to color match his bike making the black out lights stand out even when not lit. We also color matched the lower part of the cockpit to complete the look. Thank you Glenn, your bike looks fantastic!
Russ Ryss of FL has added color matched pieces with our "fish scale" pattern. What Russ likes is that the pattern is very subtle and from a distance it barely visible. But as you walk up to it the pattern becomes more and more evident. Russ says it's like getting a little surprise each time you approach the bike. So glad you like it Russ! We also color matched Russ' trailer to match his Cabernet Red GL1800. Click on either of the pictures below to go to see more pictures of the work we did on this bike.
This beautiful 2012 GL1800 is owned by Richard Ingis of New Jersey. He has had Wing Bling put on some different pieces that most others and do we like the way it looks! Richard had us do the bottom of his trunk which adds a nice detail to the rear along with the rear fender below it. Thanks so much Richard!
We featured this meter panel a couple of weeks ago, but check out what Jim has added. The license plate trim and scuff plates look AWESOME on his F6B! Love this bike and Love this pattern. Reaper skulls. If you are into skulls we have many patterns to choose from. Contact us for a more extensive selection than what we have online. Thanks Jim, we think your parts look great!
Do you have a favorite team? A favorite organization? Maybe your Chapter designation? What a nice way to diplay a logo. Specialty Graphix can add any of the above to your speaker screen covers. We can a military insignia, your rank or your ride name. Robert, meter panel on your left, chose the Baltimore Orioles to add to his screens. We can add the loga over your color and pattern or can just do the screens. All plain screens with logos are first painted black and are clear coated to avoid the fading that occurs over time. Ask and see what we can do for you!
Who says you can't put skulls on a Gold Wing? Not Billy Rae! He has added one of our skull patterns, Dead Headz, to his titanium GL1800. Click on the full bike picture to see some of the rest of the work.
For those of you who don't know...we have a Facebook page. It is Wing Bling by Specialty Graphix. Please join our group. We sometimes post pictures there that don't make it to the website. We also have friends from all over the word so you get to see how folks customize their Gold Wings in Europe, Russia, Scandanavia, Africa and numerous countries as well.
This is a new Kuryakyn accessory called an Air Foil. It is designed to alleviate much of the air cavatation that hits the passenger in the back of the head and shoulders. This one is in 2002 Illusion Blue with the "Fish Scale" pattern.
Mr. Frank Wynn of FL rode his Topeka Gold GL1800 to our shop to have his Wing Bling installed. Click on his picture to see how beautiful his parts came out.
Meet Rusti Boykin. A valued customer and friend of ours. I have posted a letter below that Rusti has sent to Wing World Magazine. She asked if I would share with you here.
When you own a Gold Wing, you like to dress it up and proudly show it off, in my case I was handed down my husbands 1994 GL 1500, so I had to change things a bit just to make it mine. I had a complete custom console kit done by “Wing- Bling”. Mike and Karla Rubin, owners very nice and fun to work with, helpful but not pushy. I was so proud and happy showing off “My New Ride”! Then in June of 2009 I had a serious accident, luckily no frame or motor damage, however much of the “Tupperware” was destroyed. My repair facility ordered all that was needed to fix my baby back up, But there was a slight problem the color didn’t quite match I assumed it was due to fading of the older parts.
Now two years after this accident I was at another Rally and Mike said to bring my bike over for display, when he looked at it he remarked “ What is wrong with you bike”! I reminded him of the accident and said its’ just sun faded, NO WAY! was his reply, this won’t fade.
Well this is when you find out just how reputable a company can be. Mike said he would replace the entire console kit and at no cost to me! I was so shocked . Knowing that this issue wasn’t entirely his fault made me feel a bit uneasy, so we (me and Michael) came with a new plan that I could feel good about. He would do the kit and I could pay ½ of the installation cost.
Keeping to his word in July at “Wing-Ding35” Michael and his crew installed the new “matching” kit ,my ride is once again BEAUTIFUL! Michael and Karla stood behind their product and reputation, a vendor that all of us should be proud and happy to do business with.
Kudos to Mike & Karla Rubin! From a very happy rider.
Kudos to you Rusti! Thank you so much for taking the time to let us know we're doing something right. It takes special customers to keep a business going and we know you're one of them!
Below are some new pictures of some of our work. Not all the work is new, but the pictures haven't made it onto the website till now. All of them are links to other pages of pictures of that bike. Hope you enjoy the variety of colors and patterns our customers have chosen to accentuate their bikes.
No, you're not seeing double! That is Ed and Jeanette with their 2002 GL1800 Illusion Blue on the right and their newly painted 2012 GL1800 Illusion Blue on the left! Ed loved the color SO much on his 2002 that he had us paint his brand new 2012 the same color. We have to say we are ALL very happy with the finished look. Ed picked out a relatively new pattern that is gaining in popularity, we call it fish scales. Click on the picture above to see more pictures of the Wing Bling on this beautiful bike. Thanks so much to Ed and Jeanette for giving us the opportunity to service their painting needs. Please click on the picture above to go to a page of pictures of Ed & Jeanette's bike.
This is Neal Munn of Savannah, GA. Another happy customer! Who wouldn't be with that beautiful GL1800! Our installers went to Neal when he couldn't make any other arrangements and got everything in tip top shape.
GENO AT THE BSMC NATIONAL
INSTALLER MEETING EVERY MORNING AT WING DING XXXV
AL, WORKING HARD OR HARDLY WORKING?
Click on either of the pictures below to view pictures of each event. GWRRA Wing Ding on the left, BSMC National on the right. Enjoy!
GWRRA WING DING XXXV, GREENVILLE, SC
NABSTMC NATIONAL EVENT, HAMPTON, VA
Tom Horner wanted to keep some of the silver on the body and wanted a pattern, but didn't want too much. He decided to two-tone his upper kit. Some parts are solid Glint Wave Blue, some parts are Glint Wave Blue with our new mini flame pattern. Click on Tom's picture to take you to a page of pictures of his work. Thank you Tom!
Look at the these two beautiful 2012 Gold Wings. We can help change the look of your Wing. Click on the pictures to go to a page of more pics. The blue bike is taken apart and put back together, all by the owner/operator, Randall Drake. The red and white body work was done here at our shop in FL, then ordered more work at Wing Ding. Our installer Rick in Fayetteville, NC took care of Don's install in NC.
Randall Drake's 2012 Wing from Colorado.
Don Walter and his 2012 Wing from North Carolina.
IT'S HERE! THE NEW GL1800F6b...CLICK THIS PICTURE.
Sarah and Pete of Bike MP3 chose Specialty Graphix to paint Sarah's Pacific Coast, pictured above. We did not only the Black with the water drops, but the entire bike. The Pacific Coast needed some tlc with several body parts needing repair. After all repairs were made, the bike was painted pearl white with black/water drops being used on all the accent pieces. Our in-house air brush artist added Sarah's name to the back and Voila! it is ready for the open road. Thanks to Sarah and Pete for entrusting us with this complete restoration and hope that Sarah has many safe and enjoyable miles on her Pacific Coast. Click on this picture to see a page of pictures of Sarah's bike.
This beautiful 1999 GL1500SE is owned by Jay and Melanie Bogle. Their trike is a Pearl Silver/Dark Silver two-tone that looks mauve sometimes, silver sometimes. They chose a silver/grey base with our closed marble pattern to compliment their trike. As you can see in the pictures here, the newly painted parts look silver sometimes and pick up the color of the bike other times. Thanks so much to Jay and Melanie for choosing Wing Bling for their trike.
DID YOU KNOW...WING BLING DOES COLOR MATCHINGand SOLID color paint work as well as mild to wild patterns. Don't like the silver or black parts of your new 2012 GL1800? We can fix that for you. We can color match it to your current bike color or if you like a two-tone color scheme, now is the time! We can also do minor repairs to your parts. Drill a hole where you didn't mean to? You or a friend (former) scratch your paint finish? We can repair and paint your parts. Call or email us for an estimate today.
This beautiful bike is owned by Richard of Fayetteville, NC. Richard is a returning customer who decided to change the look of his bike from solid white to a stunning blue with a black marble vein running through it. Much of the chrome you will see on this bike was on it before the parts were painted. In many instances, if your chrome is in good condition, it can be removed and the tape replaced or rejeuvenated to use on your bike again. Click on this picture to see more of Richard's bike.
This beautiful trike is owned by Pete and Shirley of Texas. They LOVE sea turtles. They have watched them, read up on them, swam with them and now they Ride with them! Pete and Shirley discussed what they wanted to put on their trike, brought us some pictures and we turned Rich, our air brush artist, loose. Click on this picture to go to a page full of pictures. By the way, Pete and Shirley now LOVE their trike!
!!!THIS IS NEW!!!
Look at this new way to show your Chapter Pride or your organization designation. We can add your Chapter designation or logo. Call today to see if we can provide you with what you would like to see on your screens.
FRONT SPEAKER SCREEN GL1500
FRONT SPEAKER SCREEN GL1500
If you belong to the Buffalo Soldiers Motorcycle Club, GWRRA or any other organization you would like to see on your speaker screens, just let us know. These are examples of GL1500 and GL1800 (01-05) speaker screens. There are screens for GL1800 (06-Current) shown below.
CHECK IT OUT!
Click on the picture above to go to a page of pictures of this bike. Honda builds the Gold Wings to run practically for ever. Re-new the look of your vintage bike with Wing Bling custom finishes.
Click on the picture below to go to a page of pictures of this beautiful Harley-Davidson Ultra Glide. See the detail of the murals on that page.
Not everyone likes patterns. Some folks like solid paint work. If that is your taste, then let Specialty Graphix whip up something to your liking. We do solid color paint work as well as patterns. We also do graphics and color blocking. Check out these two examples below. A white bike with red pin striping and an upper kit in red. Wow, looks beautiful. And this 2012 in Glint Wave Blue was color matched on all the black and silver parts. Call today for an estimate or to discuss plans for your next project.
Ms Twyla Jones wanted something subtle, discreet, ghostly almost. She chose to add our lava pattern over her pearl white Wing. The effect is perfect for her. The lava is a silver pattern which allows alot of the base color to show through. You can see it best on the glove box door. Click on it for a bigger picture. In the sun the pattern is more pronounced but in less light it is very ghostly.
This beautiful white trike is owned by Henry Waxler of Texas. He has put a "lightning bolt" pattern on his parts. It is quite colorful, especially on white. This is not a pattern that could go on just any color, but with the white...WoW! Thanks Henry!
Click on the picture on the left and go to close up pictures of the cockpit or go to our 1500 page under Gold Wing Products.
This is Jack Burt and his brand new 2012 GL1800 Roadsmith Custom Trike. Jack, working through Brian Roland of Central Motor Sports of Mt. Pleasant, MI, added our dark carbon fiber to his tricked out trike. Click on the picture above to see more of this incredible work of art. You will see why they call it "Joker".
Did you know? We can do your whale tail for your trike. We also do wind wings. We can do both sides or just one, your choice. We do Baker Built, Kuryakyn's Dragon Wings and several other companies.
Frank of Inverness, FL has picked out our large skull pattern to adorn his Harley. Candy red underneath completes the look. With the chrome accessories Frank has added, the bike is beautiful!
CLICK ON EITHER OF THESE PICTURES TO SEE MORE.
Do you like tie-dye? Are you a 70's boomer who still holds a special place in your heart for it? We were asked to apply our tie-dye pattern to this white helmet. Quite a change huh? I personally love it!
Herbert of Tampa, FL has had usBling his beautiful Nebulous Black Metallic GL1800 with a gorgeous shade of blue, our closed marble and a little extra added Bling (blue flake). I believe Dianne had quite a hand in the choice (good going girl!) of colors and made a spectacular decision. The bike is beautiful. There will be more pictures of this bike posted as soon as they are available. Thank you Herbert!
Two beautiful ladies, and two beautiful white trikes! Above is "Pearl". She is owned by lovely Wendy Golden of Arkansas. Below is "Lily" owned by lovely Karla Greer of Georgia. Two totally different schemes for their trikes and both are just beautiful! And Karla is now a published poet, having her picture and her poem in the June 2011 issue of Wing World Magazine. Thank you for all your support ladies!
These beautiful GL1500's have been updated with some "Bling". Click on any of the pictures to go to a page, on this website, of more GL1500 pictures. Not all pricing is posted for 1500's so call if you don't find what you want.
Hiram and Lisa of Huntsville, AL have added our Lava pattern over Cabernet Red which is the color of their GL1800. Lisa suprized Hiram for his birthday with our Upper Kit. The Upper Kit is all the black plastic parts from the windshield to the trunk, painted the color of your choice in solid paint or a pattern of your choice. Hiram added the battery side covers which we think look fantastic! Thank you for everything!
Wow! What a compliment for us! BEST PAINT at a local show. Congratulations Mike!
Check out this beautiful Harley! Michael of Citrus County, FL had us paint his 1996 Road King a beautiful electric blue with mild snake skin all over. After he saw the beautiful audio fairing we did for Mike (see below), he had us add one to his bike too. All painted pieces are patterned in the mild snake skin. Click on any of the pictures for a larger view. You'll notice we have painted some chrome accessories to match the bike. A little accent here and there, a splash of color. It can make your bike unique to you. Thanks Michael!
Mike from Ocala, FL chose Specialty Graphix to provide his Yamaha Silverado with an audio fairing and custom paint. Mike wanted to show his pride in serving our country and our on-staff artist Rich, added Mike's Corpsman patch to the front of his fairing. We color matched the black of Mike's bike first. He loves it! Thanks Mike.
WANNA SEE WHAT'S UNDER THE HOOD?
This beautiful 1968 Chevelle SS is hiding something. Click on the picture to the left and it will take you to a page of photos of this beautiful car.
The Ultimate Bling!
This beautiful GL1800 is owned and driven by Pam Ponder of Zephyrhills, FL. Pam and Steve put their trust in Wing Bling to completely paint Pam's bike. If you click on the above picture, you will be taken to another page on our website that contains pictures of all of the accessories, the bike almost nekked (oh my!), and parts in production. By the way, Pam LOVES her newly Bling'd Wing. Can't thank you enough Pam and Steve! I believe you will be able to see Pam's bike at the Wing Bling booth at GWRRA FL District Rally in March.
Cedrick Harris of MD rides with the Buffalo Soldiers and GWRRA. We met at Wing Ding in SC. He placed his order shortly after and we installed his parts at the National Biker's Roundup. Click on the picture above to go to a page of Cedrick's Wing Bling and some pretty nice pictures taken at night. Always a pleasure working with you!
This beautiful GL1800 is owned by Olaf Kuhrt of Orlando, FL. He has had Wing Bling paint his lower cowl and vented exhaust shields. It adds a dramatic effect to his Wing. Thank you for the stunning picture.
Nova Blue with Lava
Left Passenger Pocket and Speaker Set in Nova Blue with Lava
Left Glove Box Lid in Nova Blue with Lava
Gerald Golden of Arkansas has chosen to color match his bike and add our Lava pattern. It has a dramatic effect. Thanks Gerald! Lookin' good.
David Sheard of Ottowa, Canada has added one of our carbon fiber inner fairings and fairing caps to his 2002 Harley-Davidson FLHTC. David loves the change and sent us these beautiful pictures of his bike. Check out the detail of our carbon fiber pattern by clicking on any one of the pictures for a larger image.
GL1800 '01-'05 Center Console
We have finally figured it out! Since 2006 Wing Bling has been trying to figure out how to paint and pattern the center console on the 2001-2005 GL1800. The rubbery surface and the flexibility of the piece have made it difficult to figure out. But we finally have the right procedures and applications to make this piece now available to our customers. So if you have a 2001-2005 GL1800 and you would like to finish your cockpit area with this new piece call today to place your order. Click on either of the pictures to go to a page of pictures of Sue's trike.
Charyn and Darryl Scrivens of MD have entrusted Wing Bling to add some extra special touches to their Topeka Gold GL1800. They have chosen a gold burlwood pattern over a medium oak backround to complement their "Golden Girl". Thank you so much for your vote of confidence and for choosing Wing Bling to accessorize your GoldWing.
NO BIKE? NO PROBLEM!
Wing Bling can paint and/or pattern anything with a rigid surface. Call us today to discuss your project.
Andy Karakos of NC is pictured here with his second Gold Wing he has asked Wing Bling to dress out for him. Andy chose our Black Open Marble pattern over "Candy Apple Red" backround to compliment his pinstriping and mural by Scarecrow. Because of his Red White and Blue theme the red worked in very well. He has also added an Ulitmate Seat from the Ultimate Seat Company in a two-tone black with red ostrich to finish the custom look.
Scott Adams of Brooksville, FL has added an audio fairing and a pair of "police" style saddlebags to his 2000 Kawasaki Vulcan 1500. He chose Wing Bling to provide the parts and also to completely custom paint his bike. His new audio fairing has AM/FM, CD player, USB port for memory stick, RCA auxiliary jack for MP3, Blue Tooth and a 12 volt power outlet for charging your accessories. Thanks Scott!
UPDATE! The Wing Bling Team would like to congratulate Mr. & Mrs Daoust! They attended their first GWRRA District Rally in Kissimmee, FL, entered their first bike show and took 1st Place in their class! Way to Go!
Mr. and Mrs. Daoust have chosen a new and absolutely beautiful pattern for their GL1800 trike. It is called "Lava". They chose to put this pattern over a color match to their bike, a wonderful metallic silver. They had us add an overall multi-color glitter to give their trike a little extra "Bling". Thank you so much!
Steven Anderson of Maitland, FL has chosen Wing Bling to complete his 2008 Nomad 1600. He has added an audio fairing and a rear trunk, color matched to his bike. The difference is stunning. Steven modified the trunk brackets to move it forward so he can use it as a driver backrest. The finished product is beautiful.
This 2006 GL1800 is the pride and joy of Isaiah and Joyce Rice of SC. They chose (Joyce chose) a beautiful burl wood over Topeka Gold. The metallic quality of the Topeka Gold gives the wood a richness and depth that they loved. And we love the way it looks on their bike. Thank you so much!
Do you love camo? But EVERYBODY has camo... on their truck? Let Wing Bling show you a whole new way to look at camouflage. We can accent your bike or color match your ride and apply a camouflage pattern over it. Or choose something totally wild like purple camo, teal camo, orange metallic with camo. We now have available digital camo and military camo. See our patterns section for a complete selection.
Specialty Graphix can color match your audio fairing or saddlebags for you. We do not provide them, but can provide the correct color match for your year and model bike. Give your cruiser a total make over with Wing Bling!
These beautiful skins belong to John and Pam Ackerland of Panama City. They decided to have a theme done on their H-D Softail. Our airbrush artist, Rich Inman worked with them on their sketches and we all came up with a plan. The bike is painted saphire with bold snake skin applied. Then Rich went to work transforming their bike parts into a dragon. We hope to have pictures of the finished bike very soon. A big Thank You to John and Pam who put their faith and trust in Wing Bling to present them with a paint job they can be proud of.
This beautiful GoldWing Trike is owned by Gerald Burnham of Escondido, CA. The trike conversation was done by So Cal Trike Center in San Marcos, CA. So Cal Trike Center is also an Authorized Wing Bling dealer and dressed out the white trike with Sparkling Blue with White Marble, a striking combination. See their contact information on our Dealer Information page.
Wow! We just finished the interior of this Tahoe in a metallic gold with mini burl. It is so beautiful. Click on the picture to see the rest of the interior.
Green Leaf Camouflage
Check out our "Other Projects" page to see what we can do for your golf cart. We can make your cart a One of a Kind! Call our office or visit one of our vendors at motorcycle shows and rallies.
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