Winter Repair Question
The weather forecast for the next 10 days is looking pretty crappy so I'm thinking about going ahead and starting my 'I just bought it and want to go through it mechanically as well as fix a couple things and clean it well' winter cleaning.
Things I'd like to fix....
1 - Left side of the tank has about a quarter sized dent and scratches from lightly laying down by previous owner
2 - Rectifier/Alternator/Generator (whatever it actually is) cover has light scuffs from same incident
3 - Put a new set of Pilot Power tire on it
Things I want to check/do...
1 - Both front and rear wheel bearings
2 - Grease any joints that need it
Is there anything else I should do mechanically while I've got it off the ground with both wheels off? This is my first streetbike that I've done this to and I pretty well used and abused my dirtbikes and want to take better care of this one since it has much more value.
My question about the body work/paint is this...I've called our local Honda dealer and he says in the 30 years he's been a parts guy for Honda he cannot order factory paint. He also told me that even though I gave him the color codes, all that anyone can do is order parts by that color code. According to him, even an auto/motorcycle paint supply store cannot mix paint based on these numbers.
So...can anyone here get it or know where I can? I'm looking for the 03 flat black for the tank and the silver engine paint. I can provide codes if needed.
I'd also like to black out the headlight rim, headlight and windscreen brackets, grabbar, and rearsets. Any suggestions on prep work or rattle can paint that matches the 03 Asphalt well?
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