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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  2wheelsagain on Sat 26 Jul 2014, 1:17 pm

What do you reckon about doing the chin spoiler gold as well or putting some JPS decals on it if it stays black?

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Post  sb1250 on Sat 26 Jul 2014, 3:03 pm

I should have done a clear coat. The finish straight from the can is a little rough/abrasive. A clear would make cleaning a little easier.
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Post  Ewok1958 on Sat 26 Jul 2014, 5:52 pm

@2wheelsagain wrote:What do you reckon about doing the chin spoiler gold as well or putting some JPS decals on it if it stays black?

I'm going to give it a coat of black so a few gold decals might work.  Hmm....
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Post  Ewok1958 on Sat 26 Jul 2014, 5:57 pm

!Tag wrote:That wheel looks much better without that gay gold rim tape, Dave. queen  geek  rendeer

Different wheel !tag.  This one came from Wollongong (a forum member) - it had bad flat spots on the rim, probably due to contact with a pothole.  I mailed it to Alderton Motorcycle repairs in Smithsfield (Sydney) who rolled them out - cost $120 + $18 postage.  Wave discs and titanium bolts to go on it when they arrive from the USA.
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Post  reddog on Sun 27 Jul 2014, 12:05 pm

Time to paint all the other gold pieces with that paint. That colour looks so close to the colour used on the last run of zx12s
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Post  Jimmy the Boy on Tue 29 Jul 2014, 7:32 pm

And here she is, the finished product. TA DA!!!!!

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Post  Ewok1958 on Tue 29 Jul 2014, 7:50 pm

I'll be shocked if mine turns out like that mate.   Crying or Very sad  But the overall effect is right.    Wink  Must have been put together by a rival team!

My only progress over the past two days was the addition of some rim decals.



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Post  Boatz on Tue 29 Jul 2014, 7:55 pm

Nice work Dave, should look great on the black bandit.

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Post  Cal on Tue 29 Jul 2014, 8:25 pm



All you need now is the Firebird!  Cool
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Post  Ewok1958 on Tue 29 Jul 2014, 9:57 pm

And the hat!  cheers
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Post  Jimmy the Boy on Wed 30 Jul 2014, 8:30 am

Those wheels look fantastic Dave. Welcome to the black bike with gold wheels club. Smile 

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Post  Ewok1958 on Wed 30 Jul 2014, 8:44 am

Did you have the gold rims when you rode her to Cowra/Bathurst JTB?
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Post  Jimmy the Boy on Wed 30 Jul 2014, 8:53 am

Yes mate, thats just how they come as standard. But thanks for not noticing as I didn't have any drool removal cloths with me at the time.
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Post  Hammy on Wed 30 Jul 2014, 9:11 am

Still no guard in front of the oil filter Jim ?    Watch those roundabouts !    affraid

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Post  Kiwisteve on Wed 30 Jul 2014, 3:25 pm

@Jimmy the Boy wrote:Yes mate, thats just how they come as standard. But thanks for not noticing as I didn't have any drool removal cloths with me at the time.

If I remember rightly, you didn't even have room for a change of daks!  Razz 

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Post  Kiwisteve on Wed 30 Jul 2014, 3:26 pm

@Hammy wrote:Still no guard in front of the oil filter Jim ?    Watch those roundabouts !    affraid

You mean oil cooler Hammy?  scratch 

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Post  Hammy on Wed 30 Jul 2014, 3:27 pm

@Kiwisteve wrote:
@Hammy wrote:Still no guard in front of the oil filter Jim ?    Watch those roundabouts !    affraid

You mean oil cooler Hammy?   scratch 

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Post  Kiwisteve on Wed 30 Jul 2014, 3:39 pm

Ok, it looks a bit vulnerable under the front cylinder too

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Post  Ewok1958 on Sat 02 Aug 2014, 1:09 pm

Here's the rear rim sourced from bikemad, having had two coats of paint stripper applied.  A small amount of finishing to do on it before the primer goes on.



On the front wheel, the centre strip (still black on the above), also came completely off with the paint stripper.  On the rear, I'll prime over the top off it.
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Post  2wheelsagain on Sat 02 Aug 2014, 1:11 pm

@Ewok1958 wrote:Here's the rear rim sourced from bikemad, having had two coats of paint stripper applied.  A small amount of finishing to do on it before the primer goes on.



On the front wheel, the centre strip (still black on the above), also came completely off with the paint stripper.  On the rear, I'll prime over the top off it.

Get the grinder out and take off those casting stamps Smile

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Post  Ewok1958 on Fri 22 Aug 2014, 5:06 pm

Now shod with Pirelli Angel GT tyres (first time for me with these).  The rims need a few touch ups from the fitting and where I had take over the front wheel bearings (didn't realise that was visible).  Embarassed  Might even get to fit them next week.

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Post  straff1250 on Fri 22 Aug 2014, 6:23 pm

I love the colour.

They will look awesome!!!!

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Post  Ewok1958 on Fri 22 Aug 2014, 6:36 pm

For this 'do it yourself' approach with rattle cans, the biggest issue is not cost but time, especially if they are the set of wheels you've taken off the bike.  Putting multiple coats of primer, paint and sealer on could take several weekends if that is the only time in winter available.  It's taken me long enough and I'm retired!
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Post  straff1250 on Fri 22 Aug 2014, 6:45 pm

Should all be worth the time you've put in on it.

Can't wait to see a pic of the bike all back together.
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Post  sb1250 on Sat 23 Aug 2014, 8:57 am

That looks ace Ewok. A few heaters in the garage would be enough for painting. It is hard to juggle prep, paint, drying time, when you rely on the Bandit daily!!

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