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    wirdy

    Shiny shiny

    Post by wirdy on Fri Jul 27, 2012 2:52 am

    Decided the rust spots on the swing arm needed sorting out and the wheels had a tiny bit of scuffing, so it was off to the local powdercoaters. Just need to find time to put it all back together now......and to nickel plate the brand new exhaust before fitting that too, then to rejet the carb to match the new pipe, all whilst trying to find two nice days in a row in a Scottish summer!!






    wirdy

    Re: Shiny shiny

    Post by wirdy on Fri Jul 27, 2012 6:20 pm

    Some info needed please- when I took the tyres off they had inner tubes fitted. Do I need inner tubes when I fit the new tyres?

    nekman

    Re: Shiny shiny

    Post by nekman on Fri Jul 27, 2012 11:45 pm

    How much you need to pay to do this powdercoating? why you choose it instead of normal paint.. is it more durable?

    wirdy

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    Post by wirdy on Sat Jul 28, 2012 6:37 am

    nekman wrote:How much you need to pay to do this powdercoating? why you choose it instead of normal paint.. is it more durable?

    There is very little difference between a good thick coating of paint and powdercoat for durability. I think the difference is that paint is generally put on much thinner, so does not stand up to chips and dinks as good as a powdercoat. The coating I chose is quite a thick coating and I also had a couple of coats of clear lacquer applied for good measure.
    I think it's all to do with the Powdercoating process that gives a thick but very even coating that then 'flows' when it is baked, filling every small imperfection too.

    It wasn't cheap (GBP 120) but the wheels and swing arm will look good for at least 8-10 yrs of normal wear & tear now, so it's worth doing properly. I've just got to get the tyres fitted by a fitter that won't scratch my lovely new wheels now!

    bluekawakips

    Re: Shiny shiny

    Post by bluekawakips on Wed Aug 01, 2012 6:05 pm

    how much do you pay for those paint?if i wanted to paint only my swing arm how much?and where should i go?

    wirdy

    Re: Shiny shiny

    Post by wirdy on Thu Aug 02, 2012 12:18 am

    bluekawakips wrote:how much do you pay for those paint?if i wanted to paint only my swing arm how much?and where should i go?
    I don't know where you are, but I'm guessing that getting your swing arm powdercoated in Scotland would be too expensive for you? Smile
    There will be Powdercoating specialists worldwide, try a google search for your area. Budget for about GBP30 for a swing arm.

    gammafiber

    Re: Shiny shiny

    Post by gammafiber on Thu Aug 02, 2012 10:04 am

    wirdy wrote:Some info needed please- when I took the tyres off they had inner tubes fitted. Do I need inner tubes when I fit the new tyres?

    Yes you need inner tubes. But better still go for tubless and fit in new air valve. Less possibility for a puncture.

    For others info, Wirdy is from Scotland.


    wirdy

    Re: Shiny shiny

    Post by wirdy on Thu Aug 02, 2012 2:25 pm

    Thanks for the advice. The bike shop fitted new inner tubes for me, I just forgot that they couldn't balance the wheels on their machine without bearings fitted, so I'll balance them myself.

    bluekawakips

    Re: Shiny shiny

    Post by bluekawakips on Thu Aug 09, 2012 2:01 am

    wirdy..can you upload your bike pictures?let us see your beautiful bike..haha..

    wirdy

    Re: Shiny shiny

    Post by wirdy on Thu Aug 09, 2012 4:42 am

    bluekawakips wrote:wirdy..can you upload your bike pictures?let us see your beautiful bike..haha..

    Haha. I would if it wasn't still in bits!
    Hanging wallpaper and painting have got to be finished, then I can spend some hours in the garage rebuilding the bike. I'll be sure to post some pics when it's together again. The ZZR 600 has just sprung a leak in the main fuel hose, so that needs fixing first.

    bluekawakips

    Re: Shiny shiny

    Post by bluekawakips on Thu Aug 09, 2012 3:09 pm

    haha..nice wirdy..so you fix your bike on your own?you know how to do it man..nice bro..hopefully someday you will come to malaysia and meets us here..Smile

    wirdy

    Re: Shiny shiny

    Post by wirdy on Sun Sep 16, 2012 5:02 pm

    Still in progress....Just haven't had the time..at this rate I'll be resetting to suit 5 Celsius and damp weather! :-(



    And what better time to refurbish all the less-than-perfect metal bits that had seen 5 Scottish winters & roadsalt

    Time to try nickel-plating!

    Well pleased with the results!




    bluekawakips

    Re: Shiny shiny

    Post by bluekawakips on Sat Oct 06, 2012 10:56 pm

    nice workmanship..really neat and tidy..Smile..wanna send my bike there if i could..Smile

    GhostRideR

    Re: Shiny shiny

    Post by GhostRideR on Sun Oct 07, 2012 12:01 pm

    bling! bling!

    wirdy

    Re: Shiny shiny

    Post by wirdy on Wed May 08, 2013 5:22 am

    Well, it's been nearly a whole year..... but the bike finally ran tonight on a 50 mile blast out.
    Was a bit concerned that the jetting might be out seeing as I've fitted the Tyga system, but my guess of 27.5 pilot and 290 main seem to be just about perfect - throttle response is awesome compared to the old pipe and it feels much nicer. Weight wise, the old pipe weighed a ton!, new one featherlight!!
    Still gotta do the plug chop test though once I get a nice day.
    So all ready for it's MOT test on Friday, then I can ride it legally with road tax paid!!

    What do you think? is it worthy of representing the KR-R150 in Scotland?


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    wirdy

    Re: Shiny shiny

    Post by wirdy on Wed May 08, 2013 5:36 am

    bluekawakips wrote:haha..nice wirdy..so you fix your bike on your own?you know how to do it man..nice bro..hopefully someday you will come to malaysia and meets us here..Smile
    I was so close to coming over as part of my job last month, to bring the British Air Force Typhoons to Butterwoth AFB for exercise Bersama Shield & take it to the Langkawi airshow, but I was just pipped by another colleague, grrrrr.

    and I had so many KR-R bits to buy as well!!- like a new piston and other spares to keep my bike going for years to come.

    Maybe next year I'll make it out to Malysia :-)

    corekips

    Re: Shiny shiny

    Post by corekips on Wed May 08, 2013 3:08 pm

    great job Smile

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