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  • Dawai
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    This is scarlett red over black primer, took the whole quart to cover it. House of Kolor KBC19 over Kirker black epoxy primer, added in Rainbow metalflake in first coat. Gun setting 26psi, Devibiliss Finish Line 3 HVLP. ($100 gun) Looks burnt orange to me in the sunlight. I have looked at it so much I see spots.

    Clearcoat tip? just as soon as the edge stops pulling stringers when you touch it? Like hot bubble gum? shoot another coat, they all bond, shoot it wet, good paint lays down and smoothes itself.

    I got near $100 in this paintjob. Not real happy with the way it turned out offshade, but it is on a bike that is for sale and color does not matter as much as shiny does.

    this was all junk bottom of the cans mixed together, turned out better huh?
    Last edited by Dawai; 09-13-2007, 06:08 PM.

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  • jr45acp
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    Naw David, I've been down here close to the swamps close to 20 years now. Your brother seems to have adopted you "quality" when it comes to doing a job right. Nice looking sled. I've wanted to get another one, but......... if I did, I know it would end up killing me or, at a minimum, hurting me real bad. Had my day, rode lot's of miles, plus the other insanity that went along with that lifestyle, but these days, I just remember them and when ever a scooter goes by the house my heart pumps a tad faster.

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  • Dawai
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    Thought you was up north of me JR45...

    That is my brothers evo softail, he is painting here. His first Harley, he is taking all the pains from spray on bondo to his special kind of anal retentive worry about everything, *can you tell he is my brother by that statement?

    Conditions here to paint are primitive to say the least, I got fender stands, he told me they are not good enough, he wants to hang them up to do the bottom sides. It bugs the heck out of me with them swinging.

    He's a good brother, when he was about four we used him for a squirrel dog, he'd run around the tree to make the squirrel stick his head around our side so we'd get a shot and something to eat. He still has fond memories of Squirrel dumplings, we had to sift the bugs out of the flour to make them. He had a rough time, I ran off and left him with a mean drunk stepfather, then he went to desert storm and worked till he passed out on shift. Good mechanics get used up.

    House of Kolor paint is the most forgiving of any paint you can use.. you can have mosquitos in it, leave them there, sand out thier lil feet.. don't you dare try to fish him out cause your piggies are bigger than his feet. The neighbor, he started mowing once while I was shooting clearcoat.. I was so mad, it's harder to sand out grass clippings.

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  • jr45acp
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    David, in the pic you posted on like the second page, what HD is that is the background on the right? Looks like a shovel head to me.

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  • A.K. Boomer
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    Flames look good Dave, exactly the way i would imagine them on an object that was re-entering the atmosphere


    I really like your CRX, had two, brings back memories, how I still have a drivers license is beyond my comprehension, I was almost always in the tripple digits and never got caught...

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  • Dawai
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    Running the numbers? It came back with a 1985 zx1000 (somebody hit that on the head)... and that changes things quite a bit, with all kinds of unseen consequences. I got the front brakes up, the back ones and hyd clutch won't pump up yet. I got a trick.. I got a vacuum pump that used to work with air conditioners. It'll draw a air bubble 20 feet and leave the fluid.

    I posted a ad on Craigslist, got more responses from kids wanting their bikes painted than over the old kawa.

    There is about twenty siezed and or wrecked haybusa's in the insurance yards locally. three or four would make one a aggressive man could not run out of parts for a few months.
    Last edited by Dawai; 09-04-2007, 09:02 AM.

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  • steverice
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    In 88 kawasaki went with the ZX10, the first bike to have down draft carburators and aluminum parimeter frame.

    The motor in your bike is basically the same motor that was used in the Concours for 20 sumthin years with only a camshaft change and the addition of a drive shaft.

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  • Dawai
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    hmm.. motorcycle is running great, summer weather, I got about twenty things going in the shop.. No hurry..

    THE Midwest catalog lists a filler bung for $55.. there is gas tanks there almost that cheap, I gave $80 for the set of flat back fatbobs and it had two, one left thread one right.

    I wonder how they form them? anybody got a clue? I'd think of a tap and die arrangement >>??

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    Are you in a hurry for it?

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  • Dawai
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    IO:

    that fuel pump I bet is pricy.. check ebay. A ecm computer for a 2001 is $1200, aftermarket is $850 but has USB port. It has a big oval port in the middle of the tank to access it.

    I'd appreciate the filler neck if you can figure a way to get a hunk out without getting french fried. I have found them for $29.50 in California. Screw in HD cap style.

    That might make this KAWA run backwards???? I had a yamaha ring ding I was playing with the timing on, it did.. as good in reverse as forward was..

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    I have a harley tank thats beat to piss, the guy said there was a 12 v fuel pump in there, and it was free.

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  • Dawai
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    If you got a pile of gas tanks we can cut the cap and filler out of I am interested.

    I got one tank rolled out on the english wheel, THIS one is fu-bar'ed on the top.

    Perhaps I can find the place in California that sells them.. it was a radiator shop.

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    David, I have a good set of stock exhaust pipes for a ZX11 they ought to be worth $50 plus shipping.If interested.

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  • Dawai
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    It sure ain't no roadking..

    I think it is a 89 or 90 model, Was told it was a zx11, I know american bikes, even thou I started out on the japanese 750-4s..

    I never checked the frame numbers or engine. (I know the guy real well I got it from) It has parts off three different bikes on it's fairing, the center section was made partially with bondo. When it comes back off. I'll probably reinforce it with some tube and more fiberglass. It was a bag of splinters at one time.

    That is, if it cranks and runs okay when I repair the tank.. if not, it's yard art till someone needs parts. (something else to mow around?) I watched "Talledage nights" last night, I kinda understood when the kid was hollering over and over, "I just wanna go fast".. I've been down to look at the Haybusa's now three times, once with money. I think it is just a phase, thou I am not sure yet. The Harley is neat, rides real smooth, but I am jealous of the guys doing a wheelie at 80+... (no this kawa will not do that) Perhaps some burnout time? It's cheap and relative worthless.
    Last edited by Dawai; 09-03-2007, 04:30 PM.

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  • steverice
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    Zx11?

    That looks more like an 86 ZX1000-A1

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