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Old 04-01-2015, 09:06 AM
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Powder coated wheels and rim tape............

Just recently finished putting the bike back together, decided to get the wheels powder coated gloss black and put the Honda Wheel Stripe kit on. What difference from the flat grey that it was originally. I got the idea from seeing a friends GSXR1000, it had the gloss black wheels with the matching Suzuki rim stripe. So far I'm pretty happy.................

I have about $400 in parts and labor



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Those wheels look great. Did you get a second clear coat?
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That looks really nice!. The original flat grey hides a lot but is pretty fragile paint.
These wheels look right at home on your bike.
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Originally Posted by Big_Jim59 View Post
Those wheels look great. Did you get a second clear coat?
Thanks, I'm not sure about the process, we have a powder-coating guy we have been sending a lot of work to (I work at a dealer). Once we get the pieces back they go right on the bike. The only thing I did was put new bearings and seals in, put the striping on, tires and mount them back on the bike. I will have to find out during the season how the coating holds up to Bike Brite and Honda Polish.
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next time you change your oil or do your clutch plates get your clutchcover coated to it would set it off for show !!
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Originally Posted by ohiophotog View Post
Thanks, I'm not sure about the process, we have a powder-coating guy we have been sending a lot of work to (I work at a dealer). Once we get the pieces back they go right on the bike. The only thing I did was put new bearings and seals in, put the striping on, tires and mount them back on the bike. I will have to find out during the season how the coating holds up to Bike Brite and Honda Polish.
In the process they shoot the black powder and put it in the oven to cure. While it's hot they pull the rack out of the oven and shoot clear over the black and then it goes back in the oven to cure that coat. The second coat sticks because the first coat is hot and sticky. The clear coat make it shine, look deep and adds a lever of protection to the finish.
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I use Quick Detailer to quick clean my black wheels, then i use Safe Cut to remove any scratches, then Gold Class wax as a top coat. Makes them look new each time.

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Red wheel accents really make the fairing and tank lettering pop. Nice job!
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Originally Posted by Big_Jim59 View Post
In the process they shoot the black powder and put it in the oven to cure. While it's hot they pull the rack out of the oven and shoot clear over the black and then it goes back in the oven to cure that coat. The second coat sticks because the first coat is hot and sticky. The clear coat make it shine, look deep and adds a lever of protection to the finish.
Thanks for the info, I've always heard that powdercoat is stronger than paint. I've thought about getting in done before, never wanted to get into the prep work involved. The company we used did all the prep work for you, just had to pull bearings, spacers, seals, and tires off.

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I use Quick Detailer to quick clean my black wheels, then i use Safe Cut to remove any scratches, then Gold Class wax as a top coat. Makes them look new each time.

James
Thanks, I will have to look for that Gold Class wax.


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Red wheel accents really make the fairing and tank lettering pop. Nice job!
Thanks, I was on the fence about it because the Honda stripe is thicker than the Suzuki GSXR's, I thought it might be too much red, I'm happy though.

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It's Meguire's Gold Class wax. Available at any Wal Mart.

Safe Cut HD is made by The Wax Shop. I ordered it online. Been using it for 15 years.

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Sorry to ask a noobish question, but who makes that belly pan? The bike looks great! Nice work on the wheels.
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Originally Posted by Fastforward View Post
Sorry to ask a noobish question, but who makes that belly pan? The bike looks great! Nice work on the wheels.
Thanks, I appreciate the feedback. The belly pan was from this company:

http://www.streetfightersbydesign.com/
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Originally Posted by ohiophotog View Post
Thanks, I appreciate the feedback. The belly pan was from this company:

Fairings, Huggers, Undertail, Seat Cowel, Screen, Belly Pan, Fender Extender :: Streetfighters by Design
Thanks!
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First of all DAAAMNNN thats sexy!!!!

second of all next time you take her apart get the frame coated matte black and the engine covers gloss black..

and third of all that belly pan is made by Pyramid but streetfightersbydesign.com is one of the few if not the only distributor of pyramid plastics in the US that carries that piece for our bikes...
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https://www.pyramid-plastics.co.uk/

I've always loved that lower...
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Originally Posted by scottiemann View Post
https://www.pyramid-plastics.co.uk/

I've always loved that lower...
My favorite as well...
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one of the 2 belly pans I've ever felt actually belong on a superhawk.....
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Originally Posted by scottiemann View Post
First of all DAAAMNNN thats sexy!!!!

second of all next time you take her apart get the frame coated matte black and the engine covers gloss black..

and third of all that belly pan is made by Pyramid but streetfightersbydesign.com is one of the few if not the only distributor of pyramid plastics in the US that carries that piece for our bikes...
Thanks! Those might be some winter projects, the engine covers definitely could use it.

Yea, I forgot Pyramid was the company that actually made it, when I saw it I wanted it.
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