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

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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  Ewok1958 on Fri 29 Aug 2014, 4:52 pm

The big day - the wheels are on the bike!  I reckon they look tops.  Why doesn't Mr Suzuki offer a 'special' that looks like this. 




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Post  gus on Fri 29 Aug 2014, 5:56 pm

Looks great ,whats that in the shed with twin exhausts?
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Post  Ewok1958 on Fri 29 Aug 2014, 6:23 pm

That's my Yammy TRX850 Gus. It doesn't get out much.  Crying or Very sad

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Post  mtbeerwah on Fri 29 Aug 2014, 6:25 pm

looks nice mate!!

just wondering...does it need some equilibrium in the centre somewhere, just something real subtle?


maybe gold swing arm bolt caps?
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Post  Bosco15 on Fri 29 Aug 2014, 6:58 pm

mtbeerwah wrote:looks nice mate!!

just wondering...does it need some equilibrium in the centre somewhere, just something real subtle?


maybe gold swing arm bolt caps?

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Post  Ewok1958 on Fri 29 Aug 2014, 7:04 pm

Without a lotto win they'll be carrots alright.  Laughing
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Post  #Tag on Fri 29 Aug 2014, 7:52 pm

Your centrestand is dirty.
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Post  2wheelsagain on Fri 29 Aug 2014, 8:04 pm

!Tag wrote:Your centrestand is dirty.
lol! Don't look at mine.....

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Post  #Tag on Fri 29 Aug 2014, 8:11 pm

We'd better not go to Bemm River again, then.
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Post  2wheelsagain on Fri 29 Aug 2014, 8:22 pm

!Tag wrote:We'd better not go to Bemm River again, then.
I was thinking of risking Scarlett there again quite soon. Will put the word out in a couple of weeks.  I'll bring my own pad Sad

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Post  straff1250 on Sat 30 Aug 2014, 7:34 am

Those wheels looks awsome Ewok.

Great job mate!!!!

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Post  Ewok1958 on Fri 26 Sep 2014, 10:22 am

Masked off the tyre pressure info and painted the chain guard black.  Then found the left-over gold spray can and painted the rear peg brackets.  Very Happy



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Post  2wheelsagain on Fri 26 Sep 2014, 11:50 am

Not sure about the pillion brackets without the rider heel guards being done.
Whats with the gold strip above the brackets too?

Chain guard gets my approval though. cheers

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Post  madmax on Fri 26 Sep 2014, 12:25 pm

I agree, need to do the heel guards and the bottom of the pegs.

All silver must go Wink

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Post  Ewok1958 on Fri 26 Sep 2014, 12:29 pm

2WA: the secret of the strip will be revealed to you next weekend.

MM: don't know about the forward peg brackets.  I have a feeling paint may quickly wear off and look like crap.  Might be ok if anodized but not sure if the colors will match. It's a tough one.
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Post  straff1250 on Fri 26 Sep 2014, 12:56 pm

Powder coating would be the best option.
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Post  Ewok1958 on Fri 26 Sep 2014, 1:34 pm

I'm thinking those bits will have to wait anyway.  With Spring here it's time to ride it, not paint it.  I'll defer the decision!  But definitely worth looking at whether we have anyone local who can do powdercoating.
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Post  Hammy on Fri 26 Sep 2014, 4:00 pm

Get back out there and clean your centre stand. Then give it a spray with satin or gloss black.    Please !


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Post  Ewok1958 on Fri 26 Sep 2014, 5:06 pm

Jeez Hammy - to clean that I'd probably have to remove it and get it sandblasted!
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Post  Kiwisteve on Fri 26 Sep 2014, 8:48 pm

Looks good Ewok

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Post  Bosco15 on Sat 27 Sep 2014, 6:22 am

Careful Ewok. 
Just ask our mate Gazzar about shiny bits. It can become addictive.  
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Post  Ewok1958 on Sat 27 Sep 2014, 6:48 am

Lol! But at least it might make me wash it - not the cetrestand though!
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Post  2wheelsagain on Sat 27 Sep 2014, 6:50 am

Ewok1958 wrote:Lol! But at least it might make me wash it - not the cetrestand though!
The center stand does have a gloss finish. 
You just need to get the chain crap off.

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Post  Reardo on Tue 30 Sep 2014, 7:44 pm

Looking good mate.Cool
The wheel weights need a bit of paint. Wink

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Post  gus on Fri 03 Oct 2014, 7:45 am

Must be a cousin Ewok .
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