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So I ended up painting the headlight, key frame, and speedometer frame flat black.

I painted all the plastic pieces flat black.

I am in the process of getting my engine guards and highway pegs powder coated a glossy black.

I removed the decal from the gas tank and repainted it the stock color.

I put about 100 red LED lights for night time with a remote control.

Just picked up a new 240 Metz tire.

I have a low and mean gas cap accent and radiator cover on the way.

I am relocating my plate on the side. I am undecided between horizontal or vertical. Any suggestions?

Can anyone tell me how easy it was to chop up the back taillight?

and like everyone else, I am dying to get new exhaust .... but it keeps getting pushed back.
 

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I tried to add pictures to this forum, but they are too large. I added them to the gallery.
 

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get some good ones of the bike with your mods and I will put them
on this thread for you.....you copy the link below the gallery pic
and paste that link to your reply, but I can help you out.
 

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I really like the flat black. I have been thinking about painting the same things on my bike. What did you paint it with? Just normal spraypaint? Aren't you worried about it flaking off? Prep-work? lol... sorry man about the 20 questions, but I am probley gonna follow suit.
 

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Same questions. I have been looking at painting those same pieces on mine as well. Wondering if you just rattle canned it after some light sanding or what kind of prep work you did? Wish you would've used something different or any tips? Any problems with paint flaking off yet? Thanks for the pics and the bike looks good.
 

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Hey guys,

I actually took all the pieces to a body shop because my friend owns one and I'm not good when it comes to paint. The tank they ended up having to repaint the whole tank, being the decal is under the clear coat. I ended up painting the tank with the factory color to make everything blend.

The two tone flat black, with the gloss black, ended up turning out really cool. It gives the bike depth. My only advice is on the circle belt cover, don't paint over where the bolts go in because when you tighten them up, the paint will crack. Other than that, I am loving the paint job on it.

Also, when you put all the pieces back on the bike, dont forget to use lock tight so the bolts dont fall off. Made that mistake, whoops.

I did end up asking my buddy what he did for prep, and he said what Ares X did, they just wet sanded it.
 

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Way to go man! Looks Great
 

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Dohduh said:
Awesome, Thanks !



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Has anyone ran up to you at a stoplite with a fire extinguisher? Looks like Hot on Fire! Way to go Bro!
 

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THe highway pegs are Kuryakan.
http://www.kuryakyn.com/Products/467/Offset-Highway-Pegs

I had them powder coated gloss black, turned out pretty cool. The engine guards are the Star brand from Yamaha. I also had those powdercoated gloss black, thought it would look better than the matte finish it had.

The mounting unit is for a 1 inch bar, it doesn't fit like a glove, but as long as you have them tightened enough, they dont move and they still look good.

I am big fan of the highway pegs. I thought about taking them off and putting forward controls on so I could put that Low and Mean radiator cover on, but they are too comfortable. You can rest your heel on the stock peg, and angle your feet out towards the highway pegs, its a comfy ride.

Hope this helped!
 
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