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post #1 of 11 Old 03-17-2015, 08:32 PM Thread Starter
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Going green..

In honor of St. Pattys day I decided to go green!

Actually ordered the parts a week ago, and they are scheduled to arrive tomorrow, just a day late to make Pattys day.

OK,...it had nothing to do with Pattys day. I originally wanted a Uranium Green bike when I started searching for a 919, but settled on red when green didn't turn up (and promptly painted it blue ).

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post #2 of 11 Old 03-18-2015, 01:46 AM
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You should have held our, green is the fastest.

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Be sure to powdercoat all the silver bits...


2004 919 Uranium

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You could even order a custom green wristtwisters '919' kickstand puck.

But that blue looks amazing. Why the switch?

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Be sure to powdercoat all the silver bits...
Very nice!

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You should have held our, green is the fastest.
I'm about 60% faster at this point now then.

Just have the rear cowl left to install..

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You could even order a custom green wristtwisters '919' kickstand puck.

But that blue looks amazing. Why the switch?

I had bought a custom factory style decal kit in a carbon fiber texture.
Spent a bunch of time measuring and lining them up/installing them to perfection.
Next step in the plan was to spray several thick coats of clear over it, and color sand/buff it out level and smooth, so that there was no surface level difference between paint and decal areas.

As soon as I started to spray the clear I realized that I had lost the carbon fiber texture effect of the decals..
..Ok, black decals I can live with that..
What I didn't realize was that with each coat I laid down I had some sort of contaminant or paint failure occurring, and was laying down defective coat over defective coat.

I discovered this after sanding and buffing out a small area to see how it looked.
There were hundreds of little white specks in the buffed out section.

The fix was to sand out all the clear I had just sprayed, removing the decals in the process, returning to square one.

I was so pissed, and frustrated I just walked away from it for couple of months (weather had already turned).
Weather got better, and I started in on the paint repairs.
I spent two very nice weekend days working on it and decided I'd rather be riding then sanding!

And why not be riding green!!
It was my original color choice, but I had read that the "matte" finish was difficult to get consistent and correct for even experienced painters, so I'd gone with my #2 color choice, the gloss blue.

Lessons learned:
1. I'm not the painter I thought I was.
2. Life's to short to be pissed off every time you look at your bike (I bought it to get pleasure from it).



The blue is fixable, but I'm not wasting anymore riding weather doing so. I'll tackle it next winter, and rock the green with a smile on my face.

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Very nice!
Agreed!


When I returned to the board recently, the pictures of your bike were my inspiration to pull the trigger and order the parts!
That and a sale Partzilla was having, and the fact that the parts had come down a bit in price already.

I like what you've done lococnc.

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looked on partzilla trying to figure out the part # for the tank... they have two options.. and the rear cowl has two options, neither make note of color. Somehow they have 4 options on the front fender and a note color is listed on each... Confusing...

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looked on partzilla trying to figure out the part # for the tank... they have two options.. and the rear cowl has two options, neither make note of color. Somehow they have 4 options on the front fender and a note color is listed on each... Confusing...
There was a thread here that had all the correct part numbers for Green.
https://www.wristtwisters.com/f2/919-...ead-29316.html

I ordered:
17500-MCZ-D10ZF TANK, FUEL (TYPE4)
61100-MCZ-020ZY FENDER, FR. *GY126M*
77210-MCZ-A10ZB COWL, RR. (TYPE2)

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There was a thread here that had all the correct part numbers for Green.
https://www.wristtwisters.com/f2/919-...ead-29316.html

I ordered:
17500-MCZ-D10ZF TANK, FUEL (TYPE4)
61100-MCZ-020ZY FENDER, FR. *GY126M*
77210-MCZ-A10ZB COWL, RR. (TYPE2)

Thanks.

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