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Post  Ewok1958 on Thu 14 Jun 2012, 7:48 pm

I was thinking about the chain and sprocket replacement that is coming up some time in the near future. I quite like the gold look against the black of the 2010+ Bandit and naturally though black bandit with gold chain and rear sprocket. So then i started thinking of adding gold bar end weights, being cheap to buy. But then I recalled those ZX12's and VFR800's with their gold rims - hmm might they look good on the Bandit with the aforementioned bling if I removed the tyres, brake rotors and had them painted? Anyone good with photoshop to do a mockup?
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Post  2wheelsagain on Thu 14 Jun 2012, 7:57 pm

You talking about full rims or just the outer part?
Personally I think gold rims, spokes & hub would be to much. Gold rim stickers on black rims would look ok though.

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Post  Ewok1958 on Thu 14 Jun 2012, 8:03 pm

Not a bad idea there 2WA - certainly cheaper than fully painted rims which is what I was thinking. Hmmm.... scratch scratch
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Post  2wheelsagain on Thu 14 Jun 2012, 8:06 pm

@Ewok1958 wrote:Not a bad idea there 2WA - certainly cheaper than fully painted rims which is what I was thinking. Hmmm.... scratch scratch

How about a gold tip on Mr Yoshi?

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Post  Ewok1958 on Thu 14 Jun 2012, 8:15 pm

Ii say no! But, if the other bling stacks up, maybe i'll be forced to reconsider. cheers
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Post  gus on Thu 14 Jun 2012, 8:39 pm

1 can of gold spray paint $16 .No need to take tyre off .Easy .I have gold bars on mine and love the look .
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Post  Ewok1958 on Thu 14 Jun 2012, 8:47 pm

I dunno Gus. Masking off the tyre sounds like a painstaking job. Mind you, those gold ZX/VRF rim images are worse than an apple in the garden of Eden. Rolling Eyes
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Post  Jimcoleman on Thu 14 Jun 2012, 9:01 pm

what about some fluffy dice to niiice bling
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Post  paul on Thu 14 Jun 2012, 9:14 pm

I always liked the John player gold & black Nortons of old ( There is a mob who can gold leaf the S on your tank as well )

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Post  Ewok1958 on Thu 14 Jun 2012, 9:20 pm

And the JP F1 cars as well - that's the kind of finished look I'm thinking of.
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Post  Hammy on Thu 14 Jun 2012, 11:23 pm

JPS Ewok Special. I would like to see that.
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Post  gus on Fri 15 Jun 2012, 5:31 am

Then dont mask them up ,just wipe over-spay off with spray gun wash .Just place some rags on tyres to save effort . I just did a car rim while
it was on the car (no rags ) no problem. Remove disks ,spray ,clean up ,refit .
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Post  2wheelsagain on Fri 15 Jun 2012, 1:11 pm

Unsure if Gixxer or Bandit.

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Post  Ewok1958 on Fri 15 Jun 2012, 5:36 pm

Now we're talking! tongue tongue bounce This looks like a project while I'm on long service leave starting in two weeks time. Might have to do the levers as well.
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Post  gus on Sat 16 Jun 2012, 7:04 pm

You could brush paint the wheels with water paint ,gold, very roughly .Stand back ,see how you like it .Decide , wash water paint off .
I use this method often , saves making a " that looks crap" mistake with permanant paint .
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Post  Hammy on Sun 17 Jun 2012, 8:35 am

Watch out ! Ironman will get upset if you put more gold on than him. Laughing It's a Rapper thing.
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Post  Ewok1958 on Wed 04 Jul 2012, 8:47 pm

Ok, I have gotten as far as buying the paint. Can't see much opportunity of using it though as the temperatures range from -5c to about +12c (not that it stays on the 'high' for long!). Might test it on the bar end weights to see what happens - I can always keep them in the house.

PS: is it possible to paint the levers or does it just wear off all patchy and look like crap?
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Post  paul on Wed 04 Jul 2012, 8:56 pm

@Ewok1958 wrote:Ok, I have gotten as far as buying the paint. Can't see much opportunity of using it though as the temperatures range from -5c to about +12c (not that it stays on the 'high' for long!). Might test it on the bar end weights to see what happens - I can always keep them in the house.

PS: is it possible to paint the levers or does it just wear off all patchy and look like crap?



Must be some type of primer for it & maybe a clear coat

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Post  gus on Wed 04 Jul 2012, 9:10 pm

If you get a Halogen lamp from s\cheap they throw off a good amount of heat .Put it in a shed and it will soon heat up .I painted the levers and it came outO.K
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Post  Ewok1958 on Wed 04 Jul 2012, 9:15 pm

Did you use a primer Gus?
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Post  gus on Thu 05 Jul 2012, 7:23 am

NO i tend not to use it in case i change my mind .It will scratch but you can do a better job if its a "keeper "
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Post  Grover on Fri 06 Jul 2012, 7:37 pm

Ewok I have halogen lamps you can borrow anytime at all. Still in the box, never used. Lets have a chat next weekend before the ride to the pub.

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Post  Ewok1958 on Wed 18 Jul 2012, 9:36 pm


Every bugger is coming up with my idea! Rolling Eyes

http://www.bikepoint.com.au/news/2012/road-racers/kawasaki/jps-lotus-kawasaki-ninja-zx-10r-31325
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Post  paul on Wed 18 Jul 2012, 9:47 pm

@Ewok1958 wrote:
Every bugger is coming up with my idea! Rolling Eyes

http://www.bikepoint.com.au/news/2012/road-racers/kawasaki/jps-lotus-kawasaki-ninja-zx-10r-31325



He looks a bit shifty , I wouldn't be surprised if he didn't see the idea on our forum & use it on his kwaka Rolling Eyes

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Post  Grover on Thu 19 Jul 2012, 4:50 pm

@paul wrote:
@Ewok1958 wrote:
Every bugger is coming up with my idea! Rolling Eyes

http://www.bikepoint.com.au/news/2012/road-racers/kawasaki/jps-lotus-kawasaki-ninja-zx-10r-31325



He looks a bit shifty , I wouldn't be surprised if he didn't see the idea on our forum & use it on his kwaka Rolling Eyes

LOL Absolutely Paul, this must be the case!

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