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  1. Africa Twin
    People ... Those who have stripped there A/T's and had the frame blasted and powder coated what colors have you gone for ... im think a graphite grey or anthracite ... :thumbup:
  2. Africa Twin
    Right so the wife is going away for a week in July .... so its time to strip the bike down so I can get the frame blasted and powder coated .... Any advice or tips ..... :thumbup:
  3. Transalp
    Today I had my engine soda blasted, here is the result. I like it, the surface is clean and smooth, ready for painting. Before: After:
  4. Chatter
    Have just blasted over my house in formation complete with smoke. They better get a move on if they want to be in London later on.
  5. Africa Twin
    anyone used this? rear shock spring....can't decide whether to powder-coat (cracking?) or get it blasted 7 dip in this. Plastidip Red Flexible Paint 429ml Can Plasti-Dip | eBay
  6. Chatter
    Well it was near enough -5 here in sunny surrey last night and this morning when I got the @ out of the garage and gave it some choke and prodded the starter she turned over albeit very slowly untill I heard the dreaded clicks from the starter solenoid. DOH!! Better phone work and explain the...
  7. XR
    Hi, Ive just got my XR400 and started to do it up a bit as it was a bit neglected and needs a bit of TLC to get it right. Ive re-furbed the calipers, took anything off that will come off and blasted it and sprayed it up but then I got to the oil change! So far I have drained 3 litres out of...
  8. Transalp
    ... to all those who have endured my questions, rants, updates and follow-ups, and especially those who have given me pointers and advice on my TA back end rebuild!! It is done!! Finished this evening and here is a summary of all that I've had to do! New sprockets New DID X-ring New swingarm...
  9. Bikes For Sale / Wanted
    All, Decided to sell my XT600e as its not getting enough use ever since I got my Africa Twin. I had kept it for greenlaning, but my opportunities to do that are few and far between due to my other commitments. Whereas the AT gets used nearly every day this one has only been out twice this...
  10. Transalp
    So, next Monday, I'll get taking my swingarm and linkages to be sand-blasted. From there I go the powder coaters for a zinc cozting then a colour of my choice in powder coat. The question is, which colour! If you click here, you see what my bike looks like Now you can choose from the options...
  11. Africa Twin
    Hi there, I finally had the time to start on my XRV650 rebuild/project/restoration. It all started 2 years ago, I wanted a nice trail bike and ended up with a very nice 1999 transalp. Drove the bike for only half a year and then sold it to be able to but a car (more convenient than only a...
  12. Transalp
    I have bought (original honda) second hand downpipes and exhaust for my 600 Transalp. They have a little rust on them but are overall pretty clean I did ask a company about have them grit-blasted and treated, £100 they said, they also said that as the downpipes get hot, the treatment will only...
  13. For Sale / Wanted
    Pair of original AT DID alloy rims from a 1999 bike, no cracks, ring true like a bell when tapped, have been blasted and then powder coated in satin black, ready for rebuilding your current wheels. £150 ono
  14. Ride Reports and Pictures
    Yesterday the sun was up and we had big blue sky's all over South Wales. Of I went on my trusty GSA with Tourance EXP's, I set off switching her in to Sports mode and Blasted M4 then A465, Glyn Neath, Ystradfellte, I then switched the bike from twisty mode to Lucy long legs and went off...
  15. Mechanical Advice
    Bear with me. Once more I have had a case of my imagination totally outstripping my mechanical competence with yet another "what if...?" moment. So here it is: in my quest to find a bike that won't break the bank and will reliably and cheaply keep me mobile in the years to come, I started...
  16. For Sale / Wanted
    NOW SOLD I was intending to build a pair of supermoto wheels based on standard hubs for my CRM250AR. The hubs are a straight swap for XR400 hubs so I got a rough pair of XR400 wheels with rotted rims. I stripped them and got the hubs reconditioned, blasted and powdercoated by these guys...
  17. XR
    I have recently bought an xr400 which I would like to strip down to powder coat/repaint the frame. Are there any tips/techincal sections or do's and don'ts that anyone can offer please? I am considering using one of these two firms unless anyone knows better? Windridge Coatings – Powder coat...
  18. Africa Twin
    Hello; I finally rode the Twin back from Kent to Manchester last Sunday. Eventually got too cold, hungry and a bit tired of the A-roads in the dark and joined the M6 and blasted it up north. It cruises so happily -it's quite a change for me from my stupidly high revving ZXR400. I think I will...
  19. Insurance
    So I got a flyer through in the post today all about Honda Happiness Insurance. How they were going to quote better than all the rest etc etc How they were official Honda etc etc. Yup some insurer has paid Honda a comm for their business, no surprise just wish they were upfront about it. Said...
  20. For Sale / Wanted
    I was intending to build a pair of supermoto wheels based on standard hubs for my CRM250AR. The hubs are a straight swap for XR400 hubs so I got a rough pair of XR400 wheels with rotted rims. I stripped them and got the hubs reconditioned, blasted and powdercoated by these guys: Index It cost...
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