Dear All, After many years of running out of fuel with my pathetically small Roadster tank I bit the bullet and bought an Interstate tank ("new" made in India but it looks OK), steel side-covers and seat. Tank and sidecovers unpainted. The seat is made by Leightons and it came from RGM. So far so good. The Norton logo at the back of the seat is in gold. Now the rivet counter question. I want to paint it Candy Apple Red but the powers that be say the 850 pin stripping etc should be in silver - and the seat logo should be silver too. I understand gold is the 750 trim colour. Silver is the 850. But you can't get the seats in silver as far as I can research so I'm going to use gold I think. I kind of prefer it anyway. But can anyone tell me if gold labeling and pinstriping was ever original for a Candy Apple Red 1974 850 Interstate ? I warned you it was a rivet counter thread !!!!