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looks like i've neglected my ride.

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yup, that's a hunk of my frame on there.

i normally pull the bike apart early winter & service it. this year i rode thru the winter.

that piece under the tank was still wet leading to the cancer.

what started as a top end rebuild has turned into a stripdown. lot's of other stuff needs repairs. i always wait until last minute :)

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time to paint the frame

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+3 on the black frame!

Mike :):banghead:

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Go for pink! Hot Pink! ; )

Don't go black. I really want to go with a black frame and I don't want too many people doing it before me. By the time I get around to it, it won't be cool anymore.

What color plastics do you run? The Suzuki Yellow would be sick on a bike with black plastics. It would just pop.

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My vote is for Suzuki Champion Yellow for the frame paint. :)

+1 on the yellow frame. Someone with PS skills do it up and see what it looks like.

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I guess it depends on your plastics... If you have black plastics, you should go for Monster Green! Or heck go buy some black plastics and go Monster Green!

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I always thought black frames looked and held best and were easier to touch up.

Especially true after a few years of use, wrenching and exposure to weather and chemicals.

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lol i was going to ask what color i should go with ....black it is :)

she'll never be a beauty queen. this bike is used off road.

as far as what color my plastics are - here's a picture prior the teardown.

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not a great pic, but you get the idea.

im not replacing any plastic. nothing is cracked. it's just scratched & faded.

she is getting a big bore kit, rhc valves & a stock e model exhaust is going on in place of the muzzy.

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other than that, replacing & fixing what's needed(& she needs alot) & hopefully i remember how to put humpty dumpty back together again :banghead:

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Nice! She may not be a garage queen (mine isn't either, spends more time in the mud than anything) but it'll look sweet with a black frame! Can't wait to see how it comes out.

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i haven't had too much time to work on the bike, but i got a few small things done.

frame almost ready for paint. just need to do some dremmel work in the tight spots & wet sand. yeah, i'm rattle canning it :thumbsup:

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steering lock hack sawed off. stainless steel cover jb welded in place.

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replaced c'shaft seal & spacer.

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the old c'shaft spacer was worn.

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E model pipe got a fresh coat of bbq/stove paint. i left the dents for character.

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big bore kit is in the mail - hope the quality of the cylinder is ok.

head on it's way to eddies shop for rhc valves & new oem springs & seals.

rear shock also on it's way to eddie for rebuild.

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If you have the frame powder coated it would hold up better. Just a thought.

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If you have the frame powder coated it would hold up better. Just a thought.

yeah i know. i'm in too deep $ wise right now. that & it's only a dirt bike.

i would have concerns about the media blasting too.

i'll probably regret it later. penny wise & $ foolish i guess.

my big concern now is the big bore kit i purchased. another fine example of trying to save a few $ biting me in the a$$

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Polish a steel frame?

Sure, sand, steel wool, whatever it takes to make it look good. Then clear it. I have seen it done a few times. Looks like stainless.

A real cool one I have seen was a car that was sanded very aggressively with lots of circular swirl. Then shot with a colored clear. That was sharp! Probably a little too blingy

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