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post #1 of 30 Old 09-02-2008, 01:06 PM Thread Starter
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They Say "Once you go Black...." Well I have to agree!!!

Get your minds out of the gutter you perverts!!!

I'm talking about painting some of the parts on the 9'er black!
I was hesitant to start spray bombing parts of the bike, but I started with the rear grab bar. It came out pretty well, with 5 coats of Black Metallic and three coats of clear its looking pretty nice. I did a couple other parts as well, and want to finish off everything that is the silver color like the forks and the piece the rear sets attach to. That will have to wait though, I don't want to take to much a part just yet!

Here are a few pics, I still need to let the Clear harden, wet sand, rubbing compound, polish and buff so keep that in mind.

This is the first coat on the headlight bracket.

This is just prior to the first coat of Clear.

One coat of Clear

This is the color I'm using. Black Metallic (Dupli-color) from Advance Auto.


As you can see, the sheen gets better and will look like a mirror once it is wet sanded and polished. Thank god for a 90+ degree day with plenty of sun. It really accelerated the process with my whole drive becoming a giant oven. Everything is cleared now, been baked in the oven (Drive way) for about 6 hours and now in the house cooling down. Tomorrow I will test a spot to see if they are ready for wet sanding.

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post #2 of 30 Old 09-02-2008, 02:05 PM
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Do it! Painting those silver parts helps smooth out the bike appearance. I painted the radiator covers, air box covers, side covers, and pivot link (swingarm) covers in krylon bbq. I did leave the forks, headlight bracket, and grab handle silver as they can work together on a white bike.

I did not have a center stand so I used two honda car jacks to support under the rear frame plus a front stand. The swingarm covers are very easy to take off as the swingarm barely moves...making installation a breeze.

Those silver covers around the engine breaks the naked goodness. Having all those pieces black makes it much more sleeker. Here's how those black works.


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Did most of those parts a few years back except I finished it off with a satin clear to more closely match the 02' matte black. Happy to report all the parts have held up without a scratch.

BTW: you might want to spray paint your newly acquired screen.

Lookin' good Ripper.


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Did most of those parts a few years back except I finished it off with a satin clear to more closely match the 02' matte black. Happy to report all the parts have held up without a scratch.

BTW: you might want to spray paint your newly acquired screen.

Lookin' good Ripper.

This all happened because of the screen! I want it as black as possible...

I've got to find a the black tank and rear section.

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I've got to find a the black tank and rear section.
There's a black tail section on ebay right now. ending in about 1.5 hours
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/02-Ho...spagenameZWDVW

I'd like to see pics when you get done. I powder coated some of those parts. I was debating on the headlight bracket though.

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Here is what I used on my bike, been refinishing fire arms for several years, used a air brush to apply. very durable. I used the black matte.


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looks really good. I started to do the same the other day and never finish. Not sure why though.

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Finished Product

Here you go!


I'm kind of digging the color of the factory windscreen. It blends in with the color of the paint I used and the New Corbin seat is sweet!


Wet Sanding and buffing all done! Oh how I hate to wet sand, but the finished product does look good.


Grab bar has the same finish as the side piece but I can't seem to get a good photo of it???


Here is a picture of the LED's that I wired in to act as my License Plate lights. Kind of hard to picture but I installed them from the top of the under belly in the side of the drain holes. Lights up the plate very well and you can not see the actual lights. Bought the lights from Advanced Auto in a 4 pack for 8 bucks. I only used two of them, and One would have been enough.


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dude, that looks great!

Question for ya though...what windscreen is that? It looks good and a little more subtle than some of the others that I've seen.

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I still need to let the Clear harden, wet sand, rubbing compound, polish and buff


Ripper I used a can of flat black Krylon - about 4 or 5 thin coats... done

but since you're 9er is glossy, maybe you want the black parts gossy too, I can respepect that.


I have a hard time waiting for results, pulled parts off, cleaned & painted, put back on as soon as they're dry.

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I've got A.D.D. sorry,
passed right passed the pics.

Looks great Ripper!

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Ripper that looks really great!!! wanna do mine?

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Nice seat, Ripper...

She looks good!

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thanks guys, it turned out pretty good. I need to find some different bars now that the seat moved me back and up from what the stock seat provided. I am reaching to much for the bars and it feels weird. Going to try and adjust them but I don't see that changing much.

Mikie, it is the Hondaline windscreen. Very hard to find, but I believe that Gert has one for sale! Clicky for Gert

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Question for ya though...what windscreen is that? It looks good and a little more subtle than some of the others that I've seen.
It's the factory OEM screen, no longer made. Still a few floating around though.

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Wet Sanding and buffing all done! Oh how I hate to wet sand, but the finished product does look good.
Anyone else notice the labeling on the radiator hose. That looks like some subliminal Yamaha bashing.

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Anyone else notice the labeling on the radiator hose. That looks like some subliminal Yamaha bashing.
ha, you caught that did you? its all in the details! Just wish I could claim it was my doing!

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Adjusted the bars and it is much better! To bad, I was kind of looking forward to getting some new bars! I still might just because I was expecting too.

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Very nice looking.
Good job!

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It's your fault. You made me do it. I had to paint the exhaust covers black, just to see what it would look like. Glad I did... I baked them dry in the oven this afternoon, for one hour on the lowest heat. Worked a treat. Hard as rocks...

Shhhhhhh...!!! For cripes sake don't tell my brothers wife or I'll be served for dinner tonight... She commented on the smell when she got home. I said I started the bike in the garage to warm the oil so I could change it... Hehehehe...!!!


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It's your fault. You made me do it. I had to paint the exhaust covers black, just to see what it would look like. Glad I did... I baked them dry in the oven this afternoon, for one hour on the lowest heat. Worked a treat. Hard as rocks...

Shhhhhhh...!!! For cripes sake don't tell my brothers wife or I'll be served for dinner tonight... She commented on the smell when she got home. I said I started the bike in the garage to warm the oil so I could change it... Hehehehe...!!!
That looks very nice! I really like that color 9'er too!

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Figured this thread was as good a place as any to post some updated pics of my bike. I've painted nearly everything now, just have heat shields and swingarm left aside from some small pieces like foot and hand levers. I need to find black mirrors as well as replace the rear signals. Too bad the Rizoma products are so expensive.
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damn those are some nice looking bikes.... great job fellas



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Nice job guys! they look great.
I love the two tone paint job Majorrager! Awesome.

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I'm tearing mine down after the riding season and finishing off the powercoating. Still need to do the front forks and triple trees, along with the side frame brackets and misc little bits of hardware. Think I'll replace the valve cover with the '05 black cover as well, have already done the stator cover. I'm leaving my swing arm silver, going to try and buff it up a bit without going for the polished look, think it will accent my exhaust tips and h/l rim as the only bright pieces on the bike. Might go ahead and polish the outer rims of my wheels as well, just to make them stand out a bit against the black forks.

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ceebee 919 very nice job ,looks sweet

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I used some duplicolor bed liner on some peices. It looks pretty good. matte with a texture. I'll post some pics when I get a chance.

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I used some duplicolor bed liner on some peices. It looks pretty good. matte with a texture. I'll post some pics when I get a chance.
thats funny because I bought a truck at the auburn auction a few years ago that was... Lets just say not very desirable? Paint was faded, engine compartment full of rubbish from critters and the bumpers, grille and other little parts that should have been chrome were rust! I buffed the truck like 10 times, power washed the engine bay and sanded and spray bombed all the rusty parts with duplicolor bed liner. Turned out great! I sold that truck shortly after completing everything and made 6 grand off it!

Nice thing is that the stuff is very durable!

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