Call all XR600R!!!

Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by CSMonte, Dec 8, 2008.

  1. mcma111

    mcma111 Long timer

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    Just got back from the powder coaters. $80.00 to do the full exhaust, clamp and guard. I'll pick up the parts Monday. Pictures to follow.
  2. elsalvadorklr

    elsalvadorklr southern xr rider

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    yeah yeah I know...

    no not a lot ofmoney, actually I painted them 3 different times with 2 paints I had already...

    what I really want to do is wrap them and let them crumble to death so I can BE FORCED INTO USING MY 2 INTO 2 HEADERS THAT I RESTORED...

    I need to save up for a dual header exhaust

    on ebay the GPR TRI OVAL made in italy is 390 smackers:cry

    well made as is the staintune
  3. elsalvadorklr

    elsalvadorklr southern xr rider

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    anybody want to trade exhausts? we can probably work out shipping...jajajaja

    fmf powercore is 8lbs...

    I also have a complete excel front wheel for 91 and or 88 and up I can throw in both axles and add ons for you

    jajaja

    wishful thinking I know

    peace

    p.s. steve is the 80 bucks for header and oe exhaust?????? ps isnt powdercoating too thick for exhaust systems?
  4. mcma111

    mcma111 Long timer

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    Yes, $80.00 for the full exhaust. It's Hi-Temp powder coating. The proof will be seen in about a week whether it bubbles and rusts or it doesn't.

    I have a couple headers with good paint and no rust if you want one of them.
  5. bamfslap

    bamfslap Been here awhile

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    I'll trade you the OEM one (with out the baffle). Haha. :lol3
  6. Royal Club

    Royal Club Been here awhile

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    got my mirrors today lol..
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    these things are huuuuge :rofl
  7. Mossy-Back

    Mossy-Back Brown Falcon

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    Huge mirrors, and tiny little handguards... :rofl
  8. elsalvadorklr

    elsalvadorklr southern xr rider

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    geeze royal...what you trying to look at?

    May I politley recomend moving the mounts inwards and not go over 100kph...you will have massive BUFFETING

    or not

    what do I know

    jajajajjaja:D
  9. elsalvadorklr

    elsalvadorklr southern xr rider

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    gee thanks!:rofl

    I still have mine...its been crashed into and full of rust and holes...is yours like that too? jajajaja
  10. Royal Club

    Royal Club Been here awhile

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    cant move them inwards bro, no more room left! handlebar is full as it is!

    Throttlehousing, M/C, engine stopswitch, handguard bracket,
    otherside;
    Clutch perch, lightswitch, decompressor, hotstart, handguard bracket
    :rofl:rofl
  11. elsalvadorklr

    elsalvadorklr southern xr rider

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    i hear ya

    I use one when long distance riding...it plugs into the master cylinder hole... no matter what I do, it will always bend because of the wind...its short even...

    the again I like to go up to 90mph on the street every once in a while! jajajaja

    thats life
  12. deejay_xr

    deejay_xr Been here awhile

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    Anybody here have some experience with baking painted parts?

    I might just be doing some work on my engine soon and I'm thinking of painting the side covers, stator and clutch.

    From what I've heard I can use regular, good quality paint on these, as they don't get hot enough to necessitate high temp paint ( unless one of you says otherwise ! ).

    I've read that baking the part for about 20 minutes makes the paint better cured and more durable. I can do this in my gas-powered kitchen oven.

    How long do I bake the parts? At what temperature?
    And do I bake them when the paint is still wet, dry to the touch, or completely dry?
  13. Royal Club

    Royal Club Been here awhile

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    Make sure that "regular" paint is oil and fuel resistant..
  14. deejay_xr

    deejay_xr Been here awhile

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    Good point
  15. Royal Club

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    My cilinder and head are painted with VHT heat resistant paint with no clearcoat and it holds up nicely. Had the tower in diesel fuel for a couple of hours and nothing changed.. had some brakefluid run over it too, still sitting (although I did wipe the brake fluid off after about 10minutes..)
  16. deejay_xr

    deejay_xr Been here awhile

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    What brand did you use? Something locally available in Holland?
  17. deejay_xr

    deejay_xr Been here awhile

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    Thanks for the PM Royal !

    Anyone familiar with the baking process? Website sorta says that the heating of the engine will work as well...
  18. elsalvadorklr

    elsalvadorklr southern xr rider

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    they say the same for headers...but I think we all know how that ends

    I did that the first time...painted them, after etching the headers clean as a baby butt...then sprayed 10 thin coats with time in between to set...

    put headers on

    and cycled the engine, 2 mins, then a bit more

    worked great for a month

    then all of a sudden all hell breaks loose one ride and I got crusty caked headers

    nice

    jajajja

    let us know how it works out

    good luck
  19. Captain115

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    Hey deejay,

    Yeah I've used various heat resistant paints from a couple of different manufactuers: 3M, Duplicolour and VHT. I preferred 3M but can't seem to find it in my local auto store (Supercheap) but really they are all very similar. I sprayed my entire frame with some of this stuff actually and left it in the sun for 2 weeks (my only way of 'baking' it) and it seemed to work very well, doesn't chip, flake or rub off.

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    I also have painted my entire engine with some of the duplicolour engine enamel (both the primer and the topcoat) and it has worked fantastically as you can see in the photos. Obviously I couldn't put the entire motor in the oven so I just ran it for a bit and seemed to bake on fine, as I can't scratch this with my fingernail or with with moderate force from a screwdriver. I was most impressed with the way it seems to be holding up on my magnesium sidecovers, although I did an extensive amount of prep: degrease, wash, sand, wipe down with acetone etc.

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    Probably doesn't help you but I have found the muffler paint to also work ell (on the muffler obviously).

    Finally I have also used some of the brake caliper paint, although I'm fairly sure it is all the same sort of stuff, and I bake all those parts and it seems to be fine against brake fluid etc if it is wiped off quickly. Following the instruction I preped like I normally do (see above), primed it using some left over engine enamel primer, and then hit it with two coats of the caliper paint. Waited about an hour till it was dry to the touch and chucked it all in the oven at 200 degrees (Centigrade, not Fahrenheit). Smelt funky but luckily I had waited till my housemates had left and I wacked the extraction fan on and an hour later pull them out.

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    Long story short: I reckon this stuff is pretty good. As long as you cure it some way, such as in the oven or running the engine, it should turn out great. In Australia this paint is realllllly expensive though, but not sure if this applies over there.

    Hope this helps,

    John
  20. deejay_xr

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    Hey John,

    Thanks for the detailed reply, that worked out nicely !

    How many coats did you use on the engine parts?

    Cheers !