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Old 05-07-2012, 07:36 PM   #31
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Yes, and our unofficial motto is "Thank God for Louisiana!"

I have a pretty good powder coating guy here in Summerville. (Suraco's)
He'll only charge $100 bucks for the two side boxes if I do all the other prep work, and can wait until a bigger order using the semi-gloss black I like is being done. Don't think he can duplicate the hammered finish Jesse used. Won't hurt to try to locate Al's guy, but if they want $25 shipping for a $40 gasket kit, I'm wondering what it'll cost to ship two boxes from SC to AZ and back. I'm riding to IA at the end of the month. Slight detour to Glendale?
I have Safari side cases being delivered Friday to HHI that were shipped UPS ground today. No way that could happen if Jesse's factory and powder coat guy is in AZ! It doesn't hurt to ask. GH
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Old 05-08-2012, 10:18 AM   #32
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Besides the question on coating method would still stand. What method is worth the trouble and expense, is durable, has good adhesion to "roughed up" silver powder coat, and adds, not subtracts, value?
Clearly, your choice of colors is very personal, but, man, when you start adding resale value into the thought process around a modification of something that is, for may people, a plaything, you are greatly complicating matters, I believe.

Powder coating will last longer than most anything else out there (spray on plasti-dip will not survive for long) . . . I say build what you like, for what you can afford, and enjoy it.
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Old 05-08-2012, 02:24 PM   #33
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Go for the zero cost option. Silver will keep your stuff cooler in the hot sun.

Spend the money you saved on beer.
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Old 05-09-2012, 05:59 AM   #34
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...when you start adding resale value into the thought process around a modification of something that is, for may people, a plaything, you are greatly complicating matters, I believe.
Most riders don't give resale value much though, but I've resold every
bike I've owned, except one. I guess what I meant by that was resale
value of the luggage specifically, if I decided to sell it separately from the
bike, and go with a lighter setup.
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Old 05-17-2012, 05:20 AM   #35
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Heard from Al Jesse. While the contact info for the guy he uses to do his powder coating was not shared with me, he did advise that you can put powder coat over powder coat, one time, if the bags are sanded and heated before applying the second coat. As I explained to Al, none of my local powder coaters will attempt it and want the bags stripped of the first coat.

Anyway, I'm ready to move on and have become underwhelmed with the idea of stripping a perfectly good finish and spending hundreds to professionally powder coat or paint the boxes.

I have set of these ordered. If I like the way they function and look on the GS, look for an upcoming Flea Market ad.

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Old 05-17-2012, 09:45 AM   #36
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What mounting rack are you going to use with those soft bags?
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Old 05-17-2012, 12:55 PM   #37
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What mounting rack are you going to use with those soft bags?
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