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Old 03-10-2012, 08:39 PM   #12511
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Gildus - Thanks for the tip ill try it out on plastics. This fairing is gelcoat/fiberglass so adhesion is usually not an issue.

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Looks great!

Painting plastics so they'll stay looking good is a real challenge. I've tried all the special "plastic " paints including Krylon, Rustoleum, Dupli-Color and the bottom line is that anything sprayed out of a can is just not going to last too long because of adhesion issues and soft paint surface.

But you can make it last longer by following these steps.

  1. After cleaning the surface with thinner (or equivalent), scuff surface of plastic with 800 grit wet/dry sandpaper, clean and let dry
  2. Apply a professional aerosol or spray adhesion promoter: http://www.tcpglobal.com/spraypaintd...promoters.aspx Don't get the Dupli-Color crap - SEM is good
  3. Spray paint as usual, using a light first coat
I don't like having to repaint so I take it a bit further and use an inexpensive Paasche airbrush to spray on a professional grade automotive color base coat (PPG or Dupont) instead of the spray paint, followed by a two-part clear coat. Easy and SUPER durable. Can choose level of gloss. Easy to repair, too, without stripping.
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Old 03-10-2012, 08:39 PM   #12512
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I did 2 long distance trips last year with a fully loaded giant loop,2 gal rotopax,wolfman tail pack with all my tools and all my camping gear. No problems!
Wow. Looking more and more like a must-do mod. It'd be nice not to have to constantly worry about the subframe on those longer, heavier trips.
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Old 03-11-2012, 08:32 AM   #12513
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New member, new bike, first post!

Hello all, first post here and a quick synopsis of how I ended up on a BRP.



Too fast, too small, just at matter of time!



Soooo nice until that nice little old lady decided not to stop for me or the traffic.



Super fast one month build for my first ADV ride, this week in the Tennessee Smoky Mountains! 1500 miles, 3 Red Bulls, 24 hours, and we're in the holler!



Ride report in progress! Gotta go turn wrenches, we're heading out tomorrow from Ocoee lake and returning to Dale Hollow via the Smokys, (not really a direct route, but that's the point!)
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Old 03-11-2012, 05:18 PM   #12514
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Got my fairing all bolted up this AM and the lights mounted. Just need to add the dashboard and I am all ready for the Kokopelli Rally ride to Moab


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Old 03-11-2012, 06:48 PM   #12515
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on the clutch topic

I tore into my clutch to just inspect it while I did an oil change and noticed that the steel plate closest to the judder spring has been getting a groove in it from the judder spring (pictured below). The clutch has never been touched prior than now that i know of. Im the 2nd owner. anyone know of this issue? is it normal? my clutch works just fine. No chatter or any hangs ups on it. The clutch basket doesnt have any grooves from the plates. Visually looking at the friction plates and steel plates they look good (other than the plate mentioned), no glazing burn or warped marks.
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Old 03-11-2012, 07:46 PM   #12516
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Any body know

Hey Ya'll,
I am putting the Big Ruckus headlight assembly, with dual hids, on my Piggie. I already have the deflector made and painted but I want to use an adjustable deflector with it also. Does anyone know what the material the stock headlight shroud is made of? Is it form-able with household heat and where can I get it. Thanks, Tony
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Old 03-11-2012, 09:37 PM   #12517
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I tore into my clutch to just inspect it while I did an oil change and noticed that the steel plate closest to the judder spring has been getting a groove in it from the judder spring (pictured below). The clutch has never been touched prior than now that i know of. Im the 2nd owner. anyone know of this issue? is it normal? my clutch works just fine. No chatter or any hangs ups on it. The clutch basket doesnt have any grooves from the plates. Visually looking at the friction plates and steel plates they look good (other than the plate mentioned), no glazing burn or warped marks.
Just installed a Rekluse EXP ( psyched here ! ) in mine and I had that grove too , did some research here and saw it is a normal occurance . With my Rekluse I just installed one w.o. the grove back there .

2001 with approx. 10,000 miles
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Old 03-11-2012, 09:38 PM   #12518
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Hello all, first post here and a quick synopsis of how I ended up on a BRP.



Too fast, too small, just at matter of time!



Soooo nice until that nice little old lady decided not to stop for me or the traffic.



Super fast one month build for my first ADV ride, this week in the Tennessee Smoky Mountains! 1500 miles, 3 Red Bulls, 24 hours, and we're in the holler!



Ride report in progress! Gotta go turn wrenches, we're heading out tomorrow from Ocoee lake and returning to Dale Hollow via the Smokys, (not really a direct route, but that's the point!)

Very nice BRP man. Where did you pick that up at? We ride E TN from Nashville about 3x's a year. We'll have to hook up.
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Old 03-12-2012, 12:18 PM   #12519
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Got my fairing all bolted up this AM and the lights mounted. Just need to add the dashboard and I am all ready for the Kokopelli Rally ride to Moab
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Old 03-12-2012, 01:54 PM   #12520
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Compression relief question...

So I occasionally use the comp. release when going down steep and knarly trails. Does anyone know if this could cause excessive wear to any part of the valve train?

It just works so well it would be hard to give it up. Joe
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Old 03-12-2012, 02:04 PM   #12521
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So I occasionally use the comp. release when going down steep and knarly trails. Does anyone know if this could cause excessive wear to any part of the valve train?

It just works so well it would be hard to give it up. Joe
It was never intended to be used while the motor is running. Will it hurt the bike? Not sure but I wouldn't use it that way, valvetrain parts get expensive real fast.
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Old 03-12-2012, 02:07 PM   #12522
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Got my fairing all bolted up this AM and the lights mounted. Just need to add the dashboard and I am all ready for the Kokopelli Rally ride to Moab


Love my Honda




Looks nice!

That's going to be a great ride, wish I could swing it but I just got back from there. Working on the next hall pass now
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Old 03-12-2012, 05:16 PM   #12523
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Thanks950TRANSALP I was worried when I took my magnetic oil drain plug out and it had a couple shavings on it and now I know where they came from.
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Old 03-12-2012, 07:59 PM   #12524
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4 hours on the new bike and first ride under my belt!!

Loaded up!



4 hours later found Hunt's Lodge to dry out and revel in a day well spent in the Smokys!

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Old 03-12-2012, 11:46 PM   #12525
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Nice XR! Just got mine put back together.
On the clutch plate I noticed some wear but just switch places with another plate.
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