RATyson said:Ok... here's mine.
I am thinking about doing flat black rattle can on the frame, subframe, and swingarm. Then having my fork tubes and bars powder coated black, then having the headers done ceramic black.
I did my frame and swingarm with semi-gloss engine block paint while the bike was down without a clutch during the 2005 season. This winter I got the wheels, fork tubes, bases and etc... powdercoated.RATyson said:I am thinking about doing flat black rattle can on the frame, subframe, and swingarm. Then having my fork tubes and bars powder coated black, then having the headers done ceramic black.
How about you take that shit tail section off...........get yourself two mini mufflers to each side and run a 4 into an X and back out to 4Bnonn said:Okay. Tell me what to do to this thing:
I was going to do the painting myself, engine in. One of the guys that i rode with in Suches did his (flat OD green) and it looks great. He used aluminum foil to mask off all the bits he didn't want painted. I may have to remove the swingarm to paint it, but not sure. And, since I want a flat finish, powder coating wouldn't work for that. Plus, rattle can is easy to repair any blemishes with.XB12R said:I did my frame and swingarm with semi-gloss engine block paint while the bike was down without a clutch during the 2005 season. This winter I got the wheels, fork tubes, bases and etc... powdercoated.
Powdercoating is the cheap part of all the stuff, so I would recommend just having it all powdercoated instead of going the painting route. When I took my stuff in it was $175 to powdercoat the wheels, fork tubes and bases, but it cost easily that much having the forks serviced and the wheels done. (tires off, new rotor bolts, bearings pressed in/out, tires on)
You should be able to get the ceramic coating done for around $100 if you are only doing the header. I took in 2 headers, 2 Jardine pipes, a mid pipe and the strap that hold the Jardine on and got it all done for $275.
If you don't go the powdercoat route make sure you use paint that can handle the heat of the oil cycling through the swingarm and the engine heat on the frame.
Ah, well, you learn someting new everyday. I didn't know they could do flats in powder coating.AJCrader said:Actually I know of a local shop that can do flat colors via powdercoating
DC ORIGINAL said:Minimalizing is the key. No gauges, hidden micro-switches, lots of powdercoating.
Thank you, thank you. I have just the place you, or I, can find the "right auction" for that headlight. Just let me know.Steelbilly said::bowdown
Amazing bike! Is the headlight from a Harley V-Rod? I considered using one when I stripped mine down after wrecking it. Just never found the right auction for the assembly I wanted.
Absolutely beautiful machine, DC. By far my favorite fighter I have seen yet. :cheers