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katsd
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PostSubject: More Powder Coating   Sat Mar 07, 2015 2:47 pm

Decided that whilst I'm off the road, I'd get a couple of bits powder coated - not much, couple of brackets that were looking a bit tatty.  Two hours later, I'd gone a bit OTT 

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Initially, it was just going to be the exhaust bracket & bracket for the security chain mount I'd had made last year.  Then as I started taking pieces off, I realised just how many pieces were looking beyond their best.  So I'm now sending off

Exhaust bracket
Security chain bracket
Disc lock holder
Wolo horn bracket
Sidestand
Gear change pedal
Gear change arm link (why was that left zinc against a black frame?)
Rear brake pedal
Rear brake arm (ditto the gear change arm comment, I'd sprayed it black last year, but not very well)
Footpeg hangers
Original footpegs
Replacement footpegs / gear / rear brake (the brake & gear change pegs are just covers that bolt on top of  the originals)

I'd picked up a pair of original footpegs & hangers last year off ebay & they came with brake/gear pedals & gear linkage, so if I'm not sure, I can go back to the way it is.  Spent more time marking up the parts not to be coated - see how that goes then !!

Just need to blag a lift off the missus to take them to the powder coaters.
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PostSubject: Re: More Powder Coating   Sat Mar 07, 2015 5:53 pm

jesus dave you dont do things by half do you think your lay off maybe sore on the wallet speedy recovery mucker
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PostSubject: Re: More Powder Coating   Sat Mar 07, 2015 6:02 pm

Going to look good, not a great fan of excessive chrome myself
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PostSubject: Re: More Powder Coating   Sat Mar 07, 2015 6:03 pm

Active minds + inactive body x by big ideas equals empty wallet !
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PostSubject: Re: More Powder Coating   Sat Mar 07, 2015 6:27 pm

katsd wrote:
Active minds + inactive body x by big ideas equals empty wallet !    
While I was doing the swing arm, I started a list as well, new dome nuts, powder coat the horn bracket and the side & centre stand, new battery strap, new rear suspension as its looking a bit tatty and re-do the engine casings, change the exhaust.............oh bugger it, I might as well buy a new bike, it will be cheaper!!
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PostSubject: Re: More Powder Coating   Sat Mar 07, 2015 8:52 pm

Cool.
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PostSubject: Re: More Powder Coating   Sat Mar 07, 2015 8:57 pm

To be honest, the company I use don't charge much - reckon they hang 'em alongside some of the big commercial jobs they do.  After all, whose going to notice these few pieces when you're doing 250 de-greasing trays for Jaguar  !!
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PostSubject: Re: More Powder Coating   Sat Mar 07, 2015 9:21 pm

It'll be like a new bike at this rate 
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PostSubject: Re: More Powder Coating   Sat Mar 07, 2015 11:12 pm

simbo wrote:
It'll be like a new bike at this rate 
Thing is, it was not bad when I bought it, but had obviously not taken care of particularly well.  If I don't catch these bits now, next year they'll be hanging, so I may as well do 'em now while the pipes are off, & I have the time & funds at the moment - cleared loads of bits off the Katana on ebay.

It's dead easy to work on, most of the stuff I've been able to do myself (Pete peardrop's kindly helping me out at the moment with the diff conversion), whereas I had to farm most of the work out on the Kat - so this is loads cheaper.

Quite a few people have expressed surprise at how old it actually is - but I'm well aware that after time, usage starts to show through.  If I keep it long term, I'll end up doing a total strip down & having the frame powdered - but at the moment it looks OK.
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PostSubject: Re: More Powder Coating   Thu Mar 26, 2015 3:59 pm

Finally managed to collect the stuff up from the powder coaters at lunch, they'd been waiting for it back from the blasters.  It was still warm from the oven when I picked it up !!

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Took about an hour to unwrap & get all the masking tape off the threads.

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Well chuffed with results, the stand, pegs, & levers look so much better.  Total cost was £50, but that included £25 for blasting & making up a couple of new brackets to my specs - I didn't think that was bad at all.

Now all I have to do is put it all back together - won't be able to start till the weekend & expect it to take all day.
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PostSubject: Re: More Powder Coating   Thu Mar 26, 2015 5:09 pm

They look nice! good price too 
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PostSubject: Re: More Powder Coating   Thu Mar 26, 2015 5:28 pm

Very nice Sir, very nice.
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ardie
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PostSubject: Re: More Powder Coating   Thu Mar 26, 2015 7:33 pm

cant wait to see them back on seems a great price too
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PostSubject: Re: More Powder Coating   Thu Mar 26, 2015 7:41 pm

Looking good Dave!
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PostSubject: Re: More Powder Coating   Sat Mar 28, 2015 10:43 am

Looks like a good deal to me .... & it will freshen up your bike nicely
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PostSubject: Re: More Powder Coating   Mon Mar 30, 2015 10:34 pm

Finally got round to finishing putting the powdered stuff back on - took a bit longer than expected, due to other things getting in the way.  Only missed masking / blocking a couple of threads / fittings, but they took an age to clean off -  really heavy-duty powder - Mr Dremel to the rescue !!!

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Which is a vast improvement from

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Fifty quid well spent, I reckon
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PostSubject: Re: More Powder Coating   Mon Mar 30, 2015 10:43 pm

Quality job, they look great! It looks a nice thick coating too 
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PostSubject: Re: More Powder Coating   Tue Mar 31, 2015 12:22 am

Yeh - it's a real good coating, had to take it off with a flap wheel.
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