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i have already researched the pro/cons of this with an aluminum frame. i am inquiring what colors those out there who have powdercoated the newer aluminum frames. i am debating between trying to color match the older YZblue of steel frames or just straight black. pictures encouraged!

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6 hours ago, moto278 said:

i have already researched the pro/cons of this with an aluminum frame. i am inquiring what colors those out there who have powdercoated the newer aluminum frames. i am debating between trying to color match the older YZblue of steel frames or just straight black. pictures encouraged!

go black. 

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Depends on what colors your plastics and graphics will be? Any other bling on the bike?

I'm a fan of highlighting specific areas of the bike with colors, however, while a black frame is sort of "bla" on its own, it would hide dirt and oil much better. A black frame would look very cool, IMO, with a matching black swingarm.

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I have a few blue anodized parts. Blue oem plastics, 15 style. No graphics yet. Rims will either be blue or silver. I'm leaning towards black frame/swingarm/subframe but that seems to be the only color people do. Kinda boring. And loved the old blue steel frames

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darius+13.jpg

JC-Yamaha-YZ250-2.jpg

http://s102.photobucket.com/user/mxjosh18/media/YZ250/P5040039.jpg.html

http://xgames.espn.com/xgames/gallery/8483266/image/18/from-right

Many black bits on bikes they tend to fade into the background (like the airbox boot) unless they are kept very clean & polished. That's why black plastic bodywork only looks good when it's fresh-out-of-the-box; it's almost impossible to keep it looking shiny & bright.

The frame is generally something you want highlighted -- it shows off structure and contributes to the "lines" of the bike. Plus, brighter colors still tend to look good even when a little dirty, which is perfect for a frame, that has plenty of hard-to-clean areas.

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I'd like to see you do a blue frame. That would be a first and get a lot of double takes… Is that an aluminum frame?
Maybe with blue rims, only problem is the blue rims don't really match. Do they?

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I'd really like to see you go blue on the frame. I've always wanted to see a blue aluminum frame. Black wheels would look good too imo. I personally would never powder coat my swing arm. I could be wrong, but I think it would end up looking like crap very quickly from all the scratches. At least with the frame you can add guards where your boots rub. 

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I sent mine out to get powder coated, steel frame with swing arm, linkages and triple tree. Hopefully get it back next week. I'm going with a extravagant color instead of black or blue. Il post pictures when I get it back

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3 hours ago, Yzbrian03 said:

I sent mine out to get powder coated, steel frame with swing arm, linkages and triple tree. Hopefully get it back next week. I'm going with a extravagant color instead of black or blue. Il post pictures when I get it back

i look forward to seeing how it turns out!

 

yes, the bike is a 2007, aluminum frame. the swingarm i am debating on yet. the rear brake caliper hangs loose and i am still debating replacing it with a new(er) swingarm instead. im kinda leaning towards blue for the frame right now and trying to track down the graphics that were on a CR22 replica 2017 i saw online. replica of his 2004era factory bike. i liked the stock design of the older team graphics. but again, havent made any decisions.

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11 hours ago, Chevy_97 said:

I'd really like to see you go blue on the frame. I've always wanted to see a blue aluminum frame. Black wheels would look good too imo. I personally would never powder coat my swing arm. I could be wrong, but I think it would end up looking like crap very quickly from all the scratches. At least with the frame you can add guards where your boots rub. 

i agree on the swingarm. i would look to do some sort of a clear graphic tape like ive done in the past to 'protect' it. and i have clear grip tape ill be using on the frame regardless of color for the same reason.

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On 4/1/2017 at 11:08 PM, moto278 said:

i look forward to seeing how it turns out!

 

yes, the bike is a 2007, aluminum frame. the swingarm i am debating on yet. the rear brake caliper hangs loose and i am still debating replacing it with a new(er) swingarm instead. im kinda leaning towards blue for the frame right now and trying to track down the graphics that were on a CR22 replica 2017 i saw online. replica of his 2004era factory bike. i liked the stock design of the older team graphics. but again, havent made any decisions.

Sneak peak 

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15 minutes ago, smez said:

What's it called? ?

Illusion purple.     It gets dark in shade and real bright in the sun.

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On 3/31/2017 at 7:30 AM, TPA-MX said:

The black color on the frame, swingarm and SF would look really nice..

what year is that top bike and how do I get those plastics on my 96

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On 3/31/2017 at 9:07 AM, CaptDan said:

darius+13.jpg

JC-Yamaha-YZ250-2.jpg

http://s102.photobucket.com/user/mxjosh18/media/YZ250/P5040039.jpg.html

http://xgames.espn.com/xgames/gallery/8483266/image/18/from-right

Many black bits on bikes they tend to fade into the background (like the airbox boot) unless they are kept very clean & polished. That's why black plastic bodywork only looks good when it's fresh-out-of-the-box; it's almost impossible to keep it looking shiny & bright.

The frame is generally something you want highlighted -- it shows off structure and contributes to the "lines" of the bike. Plus, brighter colors still tend to look good even when a little dirty, which is perfect for a frame, that has plenty of hard-to-clean areas.

What year is that top bike and how do I get those plastics on my 96

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That bike is a 2002-2004. It has the "Re-style" plastic kit (either UFO or Cycra) that fits 2002-2014 YZ125s & 250s. Your 1996 has the same bodywork as used up to 2001. The Re-style front fender will bolt onto your '96 without a problem. The front number plate will require some minor mods -- there is a tutorial in the FAQ section. The shrouds will need a 2002+ fuel tank conversion, which takes some fabrication but is do-able. The Re-style rear fender and side panels only fits the 2002+ subframe, and converting that on to your 1996 requires cutting & welding.

There are many threads on this topic, with great input from the TT members. 

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