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Old 12-20-2008, 10:43 AM   #2896
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When I lived in the People's Republik of Caleefohrniah, I did Death Valley practically annually in Jan-Feb with the IBMWR or the Airheads. I'll take credit for coining it Death Valley Daze. The Airheads group usually meet around Presidents Day. It starts to get warm in April (which may be good for you Greg) and I wouldn't consider going there after that. I believe there's still a gathering at that time of year. Check in the events section of this forum.
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Old 12-20-2008, 10:45 AM   #2897
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Ok!

It has come to G-Funk's realization, that G-Funk can't mix paint for shit.

I have been working for days now trying to match, as close as possible, the light blue to patch the spot on my tank before putting the sensors and petcocks on it and mounting it to the bike.

And damned if I just can't get it close. My mix is missing something, and I really don't know what. A little red .... or a little of something something - but I don't know. I'm using Testers enamel paint, because the spots aren't that big.
For the blue "mix" I'm using Cobolt Blue and white. The ratio isn't set, cuz I haven't really gotten close, but it's multiple drops blue, a couple drops white.

For the Red, which is almost spot on as I said, it's Racing Red.

Jim knows I have a fairly anal side to me, or maybe it's obessive / compulsive , but I want to try and match that damn light blue color as best as possible.

So - really - does anyone know what the paint code is for the light blue?
There's been some recent discussion and posted paint codes for the dark blue, but I don't recall anything for the light blue.

So with my little "light blue" issue, what would you all do?
If I acquire the paint code it' moot - but if not:
1. Take a hi rez digital pic of the blue - bring it into photoshop - match the CYB code or whatever they call it in the printing world - and then somehow get that code matched to paint codes?

2. Take my spare scuffed up right fairing into a shop and have them match it as best they can, and make me a little bottle of it?

3. Keep trying to match it myself

4. Stop being so anal about it and just get the mix as good as I can and slap some paint on it.



The blue patch on the tank is like 3 inches by 4 inches ......

I'll take some pics a little later today, as I'm going to do the Red touchup so there'll be some before and after photos ......

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Old 12-20-2008, 10:49 AM   #2898
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I vote for #2. Auto paint stores can even put it in a spray can for you.
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Old 12-20-2008, 12:15 PM   #2899
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I agree with Jim...#2. Take your panel into a specialty paint shop ( a supplier to automotive shops) and match it to one of their colour charts or a flip type catalogue. Keep in mind your original panel may be faded. Take the panel and samples outside or view it with light coming through the window as artificial light can fool you. Get second opinions from whoever is around on which is the best after you have narrowed it down to a few samples. You can get it pretty damn close if you look through enough samples. They now have a # and mix you up a pint in 10 min.

That's what worked for me on my '99 AT fairings. It was a '77 Ford metalic green that won.

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Old 12-20-2008, 04:59 PM   #2900
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Color match

Get the handy color chart from a paint shop,punch holes in the center of color sample and then place the sample over the color your trying to match.

The trick to color matching is paint drys to a little bit darker or sometimes lighter tone. Don't try to get it right while wet.

In a past life I was a painter and gel coat guy. Even went to school for it.
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Old 12-21-2008, 03:45 AM   #2901
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Yeeeha!

Just registered to post some pics for you of my African Queen...





See more @ http://www.flickr.com/photos/7200469...7603383005037/

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Old 12-21-2008, 05:21 AM   #2902
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You have no feelings for us...why you hurt us so bad?

G: I found a nice site....just for reference... http://www.vsource.org/VFR-RVF_files...PaintCodes.htm

and another link... http://www.vsource.org/VFR-RVF_files...nt%20Codes.htm
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Old 12-21-2008, 08:51 AM   #2903
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Just registered to post some pics for you of my African Queen...

See more @ http://www.flickr.com/photos/7200469...7603383005037/

See ya,
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Hey, another german! Welcom onboard! Where are you from?

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Old 12-21-2008, 09:05 AM   #2904
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Need more translation help..

I think the guy that I bought my seat from wants me to send him tires?

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hallo brett

ich wollte gerne wissen wenn du mir einen shinko reifen ulta soft 003 in der größe 180/ 55 ZR 17
120/70 ZR 17
aus der usa nach deutschland schicken würdest was würde mich
das kosten ???
alles zusammen mit versandt
danke dir gruß Ralf
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Old 12-21-2008, 01:27 PM   #2905
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Yeeeha II

Hey Andi,

I'm from the Gießen-area - not quite next to munich...



@ soloyosh:

the guy wrote:

hey brett,
wanted to know what it may cost if you'd send me shinko tires ulta soft 003 in size 180/ 55 ZR 17, 120/70 ZR 17 to Germany - total including shipping?
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Old 12-21-2008, 05:04 PM   #2906
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Welcome to the thread! Very nice bike,almost looks to nice.
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Old 12-21-2008, 05:43 PM   #2907
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Hey Andi,

I'm from the Gießen-area - not quite next to munich...



@ soloyosh:

the guy wrote:

hey brett,
wanted to know what it may cost if you'd send me shinko tires ulta soft 003 in size 180/ 55 ZR 17, 120/70 ZR 17 to Germany - total including shipping?
Thanks
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Old 12-21-2008, 06:20 PM   #2908
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I love the international-ness-es of this place .....

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Old 12-21-2008, 06:31 PM   #2909
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Painting and such .....

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locorider!
Thank you so much ..... I believe the "carmel blue" in the second link you included it like really really close.

Pete, Jim, eg - up north, mucho thanks for your input! Tomorrow I will be calling a number of places and going in to get paint color sheets to match up.

Here's a shot of the tank before I touched up the red .....



And here's a shot of after I touched up the red.



I thought it turned out fine. I'm very pleased at how close the red matches. I may do one more coat to it, but as it stands I'm happy with it as is ......

I'd love to put the tank on this week, but I think it's better that it stays warm in the house until I put the blue patch on ..... and with X-Mas coming and all, it probably won't be till next week that I have the paint and patch the tank. After that things will go real quick .......

Last - now .... after moving the tank around and about, and putting it on its side, I do hear a little, and I mean little, particulate matter in the tank .... like a little debris. Should I try and vacuum this out? Or like Jim stated - just change the fuel filter after the first tank? Also I know there are screens behind the petcocks .......

Again - it's just a little debris .... from the sound - no "huge" items ....

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Old 12-22-2008, 07:36 AM   #2910
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I trying replace clutch in my AT RD 03 for clutch taken from Honda NTV 650 Deauville ... every each part is the same as RD03 clutch, except a number of teath on clutch bascet, so I took all complate clutch and a cogwheel from a shaft which work with clutch basket... so one tooth minus on basket and two teeth more on shaft... I wonder how much it will change main gear. But i going to try.
Pictures under shows clutch basket and cogwheel from Deauville placed on RD03 engine and on left clutch basket and cogwheel from AT 03 , right side... from ntv 650 Deauville


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