I am starting this new thread 'cause I have not seen this done before on the Forum (and no one is stupid enough to spend this much money on it). I'm going to change my 2017 red/black GSXS to (almost) all black like the 2018 "Z". The difference is the "Z" is like a very dark matte grey, and I will end up with a mixture of gloss black and the dark matte grey.
Freedom Penguin had the idea first, he recently started a thread "can someone please photo shop my bike ..." to see what his blue/black GSXS would look like with some blue body panels blacked out, and it set my mind a blaze. https://www.gsxs1000.org/forum/gsxs-...xs-pic-me.html
I do not love my red/black color combination. When I was shopping to buy a GSXS, I found a killer deal on a new left over '17, and it was red/black. (I do like the blue/black combo much more).
In Freedom's thread, upon my request, another Forum Member "Lost" was so awesome to provide photo shopped images of my bike with the red tank cover blacked-out, and then also with the red headlight shroud also blacked-out.
Not only have I already ordered the tank cover and headlight shroud in matte black off the 2018 "Z", today I ordered the side covers and lowers in black. I will remain with red accents on my tail section, solo seat cover, rim stripes, brake lines and new "Suzuki" lower decals in red (instead of the current silver).
So, I'll post the transformation in this thread. Will take a couple of weeks to receive the parts.
Here's a pic of my bike now, and the two photo shopped pics, go to "attached thumbnails" below.