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Old 05-24-2015, 12:34 PM   #1 (permalink)
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So I found a guy locally who does very nice powder coating work for a very reasonable price. About 250 bucks for both rims and the elite forward controls I have (including the shift rod and spacers ). Anyways Im curious how hard it is to first of all get the wheels off, haven't done that before, and I'm wanting to match a few other parts to match the new gloss black rims. One my questions are the 2 covers right underneath the seat that people tend to paint the same color as their bike, how do those come off? I'm probably going to do the fender stays, but I've removed those before. I'll probably do the clutch lever and perch as well as the mc and break lever and then the housing most likely as well. The other thing I'd like to get gloss black is the speedo cover and possibly the cowl above the headlight. I'll probably also have the pulley cover redone but that one I have taken off before as well. Anything else you guys could think of to powder coat ? Thanks
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Old 05-24-2015, 02:52 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Removing the wheels isn't particularly hard, but then you still need to remove the bearings & tires before they can be powdercoated. Careful with powdercoating the master cylinder... You will need a rebuild kit after removing the seals, and any powder in the cylinder bore will cause big problems. The speedo trim ring is really delicate to remove too, there are some posts about that.

I would coat the handlebars, unless you've internally wired them. Also might as well powdercoat the pulley and cush drive assembly when they're removed. Could coat the brake calipers, if that's your thing. Should look sweet when you get it all done!
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Old 05-24-2015, 03:49 PM   #3 (permalink)
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The side covers under the seat can be removed the one on the left with the key for the seat requires a special tool that is easily available at any hardware store.... The right side is a little tricky as u do have a Allen bolt holding it down....but u also have like a 2 studs that are held by a rubber bushing and u need to use a thin prong to reach in and ease it out because If u'd pull a lil too hard u could cause a cpl of small dimples on the right side cover
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