Uh oh here comes trouble

Discussion in 'Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet.' started by 12120, Apr 28, 2016.

  1. oldmonkeybut

    oldmonkeybut Digital Emigrant

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    When I was a youngin My dad took his Cat and made a track for me. He was tired of me tearing up the yard, driveway and fields.
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  2. Apple Jam

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    Our next door neighbor out Mill Creek hadda huge track in their big field next to Suicide Grade.
    Kids played there every weekend for a while, you know, until somebody got hurt.
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  3. 12120

    12120 Unwittingly Domesticated

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    IMG_0584.JPG Had to put stickers on today... I was challenged to a race. Had to turn her down one of us is a sore loser.
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    12120 Unwittingly Domesticated

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    Somebody's got to ride!!!

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    12120 Unwittingly Domesticated

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    IMG_0622.JPG IMG_0621.JPG To slow with camera...missed the crash picture. She did get back at the mud though. You can see the spot.
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    12120 Unwittingly Domesticated

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    Must be getting faster...4 good flops yesterday. No tears shed, no desire to stop and head for the barn. Now if I could get her to keep her feet up and let it bounce. Love that little girl. KX60 is almost ready.

    Chris
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    12120 Unwittingly Domesticated

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    IMG_0661.JPG Coming along nicely. Anyone have any luck painting plastic tanks? Little girl says it looks dingy. Which it does.
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    Looking good!!
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  9. oldmonkeybut

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    My 2 cents (before taxes and overhead) Never paint a plastic tank. They breath fuel vapor through them. Paint doesn't breath so you eventually end up with a blistered up mess way worse than you started with. The vintage restorer folks can bring a pretty nasty looking tank back to virtually new condition. Not sure the complete procedure. Sanding, buffing and some kind of unicorn tears solution is involved.
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  10. joeaverage

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    Throw some decals on it.
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    12120 Unwittingly Domesticated

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    Damn unicorn tears.
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  12. OR_Rider

    OR_Rider Been here awhile

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    The "magic eraser" sponges work pretty decent on plastics
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  13. Scott_PDX

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    Some plastics you can rejuvenate with a hot air gun (blowdrier). Not sure about plastic tanks, and the obvious caution about exploding vapors etc. But may be worth a try if it really bothers you. I've done it on a few various plastic parts and it sometimes work depending on the type of plastic.

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  14. peterman

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    I would caution against extreme heat cycles with any plastic parts that matter. Perhaps test a side cover first to see if it gets brittle and cracks all to shit before attacking a tank. Older plastics tend to get brittle with age and sunlight. Heat may hasten that outcome,,I do not know. I have a KLR we could runs tests on!:lol3:clap
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  15. oldmonkeybut

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    There were some little bottles advertized a few years ago that showed old faded plastic looking like new with just a simple application. At the time we were considering buying a couple and using it on your KLR when you weren't looking. Now I wish I could remember what that stuff was.
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    12120 Unwittingly Domesticated

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    Trying the wet sand method. We shall see. Want it back in 1 .piece so I can tear apart the GT80.
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    12120 Unwittingly Domesticated

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    More trouble IMG_0669.JPG Even half dozen!!
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  18. Apple Jam

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    six girls? More trouble indeed!!!
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  19. oldmonkeybut

    oldmonkeybut Digital Emigrant

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    Dude! Does one of us need to sit down with you and explain why this keeps happening?.........:lol3

    Actually Congratulations!!! That's a pretty cool Christmas Present
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    12120 Unwittingly Domesticated

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    5 girls 1 boy rite in the middle ..
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