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post #1 of 28 Old 03-05-2011, 08:07 PM Thread Starter
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Question going stock...but different

Hey gang,

Just wondering what your thoughts of this? I'm too cheap to buy a new exhaust and like the quietness of the stockers. I don't like how they stick out like sore thumbs so thought maybe doing a photoshop mockup of some bits powdered...

I know I should just get the mivvs...but i'm saving for a new house with a garage so 'frugal' will be new motive this year.

The second pic is a lighter shade exhaust and blackend metal side cover
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post #2 of 28 Old 03-05-2011, 08:17 PM
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looks good man! i have a set of stock exhaust im trying to get rid of. i could do say... $20.00 plus shipping? that way you could have 2 different colors to play with if you're interested. or keep your exhaust alone and get a second set powdercoated.

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The 2nd one looks best IMO. I like it, subtle but alot different.

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on the red bike, with black motor bits.... that looks REAL good!

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I know there was a member who powder coated the oem exaust black. It did look good. I say do it.

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post #6 of 28 Old 03-05-2011, 08:37 PM
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you should photoshop the entire exhaust, i think that including the heads would look even better.
it looks great right now too.

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post #7 of 28 Old 03-06-2011, 01:33 AM
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It will look fine. Go for it.

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How much will the power coating will cost around?

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post #9 of 28 Old 03-06-2011, 01:45 AM
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looks good man! i have a set of stock exhaust im trying to get rid of. i could do say... $20.00 plus shipping? that way you could have 2 different colors to play with if you're interested. or keep your exhaust alone and get a second set powdercoated.
What year is your exhaust? Do they have the heatshields? Im definitely interested. Could you possibly PM me some pic's? thanks mike

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Try it with the front heat shields off and the mount tabs removed. Should look more like "cans". I like to see the mid-pipes but they need to be black,too.
But , yes black is better. I've always thought the stock muffs are way too big and stand out too much.

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I like Pic 2 - very nice.

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post #12 of 28 Old 03-06-2011, 08:31 AM
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I like pic number 2 as well. But I think you need to add one more black piece
somewhere at the front. Headlight holding brackets maybe??

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How much will the power coating will cost around?
Probably around $100-150. That's my educated guess. I know I could spend a little more but I like the stockers for quiet and the heat shields for soon to be luggage.

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looks good man! i have a set of stock exhaust im trying to get rid of. i could do say... $20.00 plus shipping? that way you could have 2 different colors to play with if you're interested. or keep your exhaust alone and get a second set powdercoated.
Hmmm....I'm interested. But as seeing I'm only doing the heat shields I think I will be ok. Thanks though!

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post #15 of 28 Old 05-10-2011, 08:56 PM Thread Starter
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got the bits powdered!

Well, took them and got matte black slight texture, but left the polished lip at the end to match the looks of the headlight / rizoma class round mirrors. Just thought id share a before pic, and then a couple afters. My project for aesthetics is nearly done, now just going to work on new fork springs, and then a hid light pod / led driving lights.
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FUUUUUU!!! that looks CLEAN!

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Wow!! That look sleek... I like it very much...

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looks good, not going to powder coat the swing arm to complete the look?

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I like. Looks fine on the red bike.

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That's a nice look, Simon!

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I'd powdercoat the swing arm,lower fork legs and triple trees.

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That looks bad-ass! I like the way you left the tips.

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What did it end up costing? My wheels were $50 each. Powder is very reasonable around here compared to paint.

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Hey Pvster, any chance I can take that deal on the stock exhaust? I just bought a 2007 919 with debaffled cans.... I really like quiet bikes... You think you can get me quote for shipping to Canada. postal code E2V 1T3

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thank you for all the approvals! i like it too.

about the swingarm, i MIGHT get it done, but not until either the winter or i wear out my rear tire and have a reason to take it off.

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What did it end up costing? My wheels were $50 each. Powder is very reasonable around here compared to paint.
Maybe I should look into powdercoating my extra tank instead of painting...

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post #28 of 28 Old 05-11-2011, 09:58 PM
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Maybe I should look into powdercoating my extra tank instead of painting...
now THAT is an interesting idea

sorry aiannasdaddy, pipes are gone.

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