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post #1 of 36 Old 06-28-2007, 05:34 AM Thread Starter
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Powdercoating Cost

I'm thinking of powdercoating a few parts black on my 919, have seen several pics on here and think it's a nice touch. Probably just the intake covers and rear grab bar to start, maybe also the clamps and heat shield on the Sato exhaust, any input on what that should cost?

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Should be pretty cheap. My parts were in the 20-40 dollar range (each) to do a satin black coating.

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Thanks Ken, wanted to have some idea of cost before I started checking out the local shops.

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You could always try it on your own too. I got a little powdercoat gun, built an oven, and the powder is actually pretty cheap. I've done brackets, bolts, and a valve cover for cars and the two small exhaust heat shields and passenger peg pieces on my bike. I have to sandblast and coat some of them again due to the accident, but it's easy enough.

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hit up Awarble I think. If I remember, he did alot of his pieces at home.

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The '02 models came with black grab rail maybe you can find one.

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Yep, I have done a lot of parts. I bought a kit for 100 bucks, then bought an electric oven for 50 bucks and then bought some powder. I have 175 bucks in everything. If you only want to do a couple parts then i would just take your parts to a local place...

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The '02 models came with black grab rail maybe you can find one.
...well it was an off-black...more like a gray or silver...

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The '02 models came with black grab rail maybe you can find one.
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Well mine is an '02 and the grab handle is the same color silver/grey as all the other aluminum on the bike. I checked out Indy Powder Coating and they're very reasonable for motorcycle parts, guess they make the big money off race cars. Dropping off the grab handle, intake covers, radiator protectors, and the titanium straps and heat shields from my new carbon fiber Sato exhaust this morning.

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You MUST show us pics when you get everything back and installed!

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I paid about $50 for ALL my 919 parts to be powdercoated...


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I should have the parts back from the coating shop next Tuesday, luckily Wednesday is a day off! Pictures comng shortly.

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Yeah I got my parts powdercoated as one of the first mods I did to my 9nr a few years back. I love the look. I think the biggest change in appearance was the powdercoated front headlamp trim ring and headlamp mounts. I also had the Sato covers done and looks great. Very happy with my 9nr. Check the links below.

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1.) Sato Rearsets
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That looks great, eno. I'd also like to have the radiator protectors, heat shields, and the headlamp brackets done this Winter.

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Nice eno! My bike will look similar when it's all done, didn't take the headlamp ring and brackets off yet, think I'll do it a few pieces at a time and make sure I like each blacked out step. I'm thinking of polishing all my bolt, screw, and fastener heads, think a few little touches of shiny on a black bike should look cool.

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For me the blacked out front head light ring just made the night/day difference. As soon as I put it on it gave it the dark look I was looking for. I had it PC'd after the first items you mentioned getting done now.

I wanted the swing arm and engine / swing arm mount done as well but I like the contrast now after seeing a few 9nrs all blacked out. Just put on the Pazzo levers and they again add a small visual upgrade and feel upgrade. The shorty clutch is a tad too short, I can't get only 2 fingers on it like I hoped so I use all 4 still and my pinky hangs off. O well, they feel better mostly and look better.

My friends always call me MadMax when pulling up since I am all blacked out, "all you need is a skull on a stick" they say.

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Lord Duckhunter, are those carbon fiber side covers I see on your bike, and if so, where did you get them? Have been looking for some to compliment my front and rear carbon fenders, but so far have had no luck. Lockhart Phillips has discontinued theirs, so has ART, only ones I've found have been GSG Moto and they are not like stock, they are extra long replace the small aluminum side covers as well and I don't like that look.

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need to update my pictures - i have powercoated the side engine covers since i took this picture...

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Ok, here's the finished product after getting all the pieces back from Indy Powdercoating. Did the headlamp brackets, radiator brackets, side covers, grab handle and the exhaust heat shields and clamps. Really like the black shield and clamps with the carbon fiber Sato exhaust, much nicer than the flat titanium I think...
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Looks very good
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That looks great sbeau!

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Beautiful! And it really makes the engine stand out now, which is excellent. Nice work. How much did it end up costing?

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Total cost was $95, which is their minimum charge, including sandblasting. They said that number of pieces added up to $95 anyway (of course), so any added parts would have cost more.

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The '02 models came with black grab rail maybe you can find one.
I have an '02 919 and it did not come with a black grab rail, I didnt know any year came with a black grabrail. I painted mine with flat black auto paint (a few coats) then I hit it with a spray on auto clear coat. It was cheap and i cant see the difference between what i did and the powdercoat. Next im gonna do the heat shields.

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Fun to see some old pics of my bike pop up. It's interesting to watch the evolution, it's blacker now. Here's an updated pic...
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I have an '02 and it did not come with a black handle - Powder Coat is cheap if you can find a friend who does it in his oven.

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No black handles people, if it's black, someone has painted or powercoated it.

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Obviously I'm a touch late coming into this thread but that looks great. Have often thought about powdercoating a few bits, especially the grab rail.

My 9er's an '02 Baltic blue but the grabrail will definitely be done in a matt black.

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Obviously I'm a touch late coming into this thread but that looks great. Have often thought about powdercoating a few bits, especially the grab rail.

My 9er's an '02 Baltic blue but the grabrail will definitely be done in a matt black.
Lets have some pics of yours. I don't think I have seen a blue 02.

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Obviously I'm a touch late coming into this thread but that looks great. Have often thought about powdercoating a few bits, especially the grab rail.

My 9er's an '02 Baltic blue but the grabrail will definitely be done in a matt black.
If you're going to coat her, do it all the way! Your blue would look SWEET with everything blacked out.


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I have a FREE home Oven if anyone wants to come and get it. I live off the beaten path, so it would probably be cheaper to buy than to drive here, but it is up for grabs.
I got it just for powdercoating, but I have never used it, and we just finished remodling the kitchen so I now have 2 stoves, so one is up for free if anyone wants it.

I still have to get the powdercoating kit so I can start blacking out the 919...

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Lets have some pics of yours. I don't think I have seen a blue 02.
I'll try to get some up later in the day as I've just got home from night shift, finished for the week, and feel knackered.

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If you're going to coat her, do it all the way! Your blue would look SWEET with everything blacked out.
I'm looking into what I can and can't do on her. The funny/sad thing is, I work at a powder coating manufacturing plant. I go back to work on Sunday night so I have no more excuses in putting it off. I guess it's an Aussie trait, "she'll be right mate", by constantly putting things off.

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