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Old 01-06-2013, 12:42 AM   #2341
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Hope I never buy a bike from you
Me too
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Old 01-06-2013, 08:11 AM   #2342
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Trash my bike

This is the look I would go for when I trash my k75. http://justdan.smugmug.com/Bikes/Jus...X5HHz&lb=1&s=A
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Old 01-06-2013, 09:03 AM   #2343
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Oh boy oh boy this is the video to start 2013 off


What was the point of doing that? After 40 + years of riding, I don't see one. I would never treat my K75 like that and would not encourage anyone else to do it either.
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Old 01-06-2013, 02:54 PM   #2344
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I just bought myself a sandblaster and this is what I did today!




Still needs some clear coat!

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Old 01-06-2013, 03:52 PM   #2345
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You did the work so send it off for chrome. I sent my oil pan. Valve cover. Waterpump. Timing cover. Both kick plates. Off for triple black chrome. 700$us. Looks damn good. Or you can just paint it and look like most bikes.
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Old 01-06-2013, 04:01 PM   #2346
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I like the thought of chroming but I do want to remain the original look. It's also crazy expensive and since i'm dutch ..
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Old 01-06-2013, 04:48 PM   #2347
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I like the thought of chroming but I do want to remain the original look. It's also crazy expensive and since i'm dutch ..
Look at ceramic coating instead of actual chrome. Much less expensive.

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Old 01-06-2013, 04:51 PM   #2348
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Looks great I had it done to mine. 4000 miles and looks new
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Old 01-07-2013, 02:50 PM   #2349
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And now with clear coat, really happy with the result! Anyone experience with polishing after clear coat?

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Old 01-13-2013, 10:50 AM   #2350
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Wicked

New castrol oil, oilfilter, stainless steel oil plug and new pan, it's goodlooking again!

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Old 01-13-2013, 06:12 PM   #2351
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since i'm dutch ..
Dude, THAT is funny! (I can laugh 'cause I'm Dutch too!)
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Old 01-13-2013, 08:12 PM   #2352
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Dude, THAT is funny! (I can laugh 'cause I'm Dutch too!)
If you ain't dutch you ain't much guys
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Old 01-14-2013, 03:31 AM   #2353
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Does anyone have experience with Castrol Act Evo 4T Oil? I've put it in the engine but the colour is red.. w00t!?
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Old 01-14-2013, 06:17 AM   #2354
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Does anyone have experience with Castrol Act Evo 4T Oil? I've put it in the engine but the colour is red.. w00t!?
Yes:



It doesn't stay that colour for long.
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Old 01-18-2013, 02:19 AM   #2355
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Love the polished tank. I will be doing the same soon.What eghaust is that and hows it sound?
Hi sorry for the late reply.
It's a Remus, straight through end can. It sounds good, really deep burble at low revs to a growly howl higher up.
It's not super loud, annoy the neighbours and attract bad attention style, but is considerably louder than stock.
It sounds lovely on the overrun too just the right amount of pops! Oh and it passes Mot test.
I run this with a K&N filter and it feels a fair bit faster than stock especially when using super unleaded.

PS The tank polish is HARD work but I think it's worth it. It gets commented on all the time including people who aren't into bikes. It doesn't oxidise anywhere near as much as I thought it would either.
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