Everyone that sees the bike says I should leave the tank bare .... just clear coat it. Opinions?
That's kind of been my thought all along. Looks good with the bare metal. Just have to make sure it's a matte clear... Shiny clear just doesn't look right over bare metal. At that point, you might as well just paint it silver like your helmet.
The slightest bit of rust patina adds an extra dimension. And a you can't got wrong with a *little* bit of pin striping. Can't link directly to the photo, but here's an example.
There's also the sanded paint look... .This is kind of nice too...