Yamaha RZV500R The 35 year quest...

Discussion in 'Some Assembly Required' started by busa1300, Jan 27, 2019.

  1. tinwelp

    tinwelp Professional Idiot

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    Yikes! That's an incredible finish on your engine cover... almost reminiscent of a well-oiled, PVC-clad evil nurse... but I digress!

    DO tell what was done to achieve this level of perfection. Is it just paint?

    Cheers... Paul
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  2. busa1300

    busa1300 Been here awhile

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    Yes, just paint....oil stays on the other side :thumb
    I used RM single stage polyurethane, same as the cylinders and heads I painted. When I painted the cylinders I used a flattening agent for the right look....cover was just straight up paint.....
    .....and lots of luck nothing stuck into it until it dried..
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  3. Bt10

    Bt10 Been here awhile

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    What or who is "RM" single stage paint?
    Thanks
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  4. plumer1kt

    plumer1kt Adventurer

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  5. busa1300

    busa1300 Been here awhile

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    Yes. UNO HD on engine parts for the bike, after etch prime.
    I then bake in the oven before the wife comes home at around 200 degrees for a few hours.
    Stuff is hard as a rock, durable for engines and brackets...anything really.

    My day job I paint these.... 45 feet.... a lot of paint goes into these.......
    ......And a couple of my bikes here and there, along the way.

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    painting rs250 (16).jpg
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  6. busa1300

    busa1300 Been here awhile

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    Just in case you might be wondering what the hell was that last picture....

    painting rs250 (23).jpg painting rs250 (25).jpg painting rs250 (27).jpg track day 2008 gingerman (5).JPG
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  7. Todd157k

    Todd157k Long timer Supporter

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    oh definitely in! Nice work.. and nice little man cave you got going on. Always wanted to do the same thing with one of those 1100 katana's you have sitting back there. someday.. someday..
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  8. villageidiot

    villageidiot Long timer Supporter

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    How the fuck do you paint a whole motorcoach?

    Do you paint it in sections? Run a scissor lift up and down and back to front the whole time?

    My boss has a 40’ Monaco that needs paint.
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  9. busa1300

    busa1300 Been here awhile

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    4 guys... when it comes time to spray the clear.
    all at one time..... never stop moving

    Paint the base color one day, then do the taping/striping for the other colors.
    Paint the other colors on one at a time and mask in between.
    Pull all the tape off....fix anything that looks bad.
    Take razor blades to all the lines to shave them down smooth.
    blow off....tack off.....then make it shiny....

    Repeat....

    We used to have guys on stilts till a few years ago...safety issues.
    Our lower line units still use stilts to get to the top side, but the big ones now have electric scaffolding all the way around to get to the roof easier.
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  10. tinwelp

    tinwelp Professional Idiot

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    Ahh... paint wizard! I get it now. All hail the wizard!

    Very impressive sir.

    Cheers... Paul
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  11. busa1300

    busa1300 Been here awhile

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    No magic....but practice doesn’t hurt...:bmwrider
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  12. Fubars

    Fubars What would Scoobydo?

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    Cool. Yamaha engine paint (during the eighties) never held up well regardless of bike model. Especially the cylinders. But it sure looked good when new.
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  13. Wildebeest90210

    Wildebeest90210 Long timer Supporter

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    Yep, in awe of the paint magicians :super
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  14. pinocono

    pinocono Fucking Pirate

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    We have the lowest line unit, a Bay Star Sport 2903. The full body paint is still pretty impressive for an under $100K coach.
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  15. reed valve

    reed valve Just ride.....

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    Holy shit!!!
    Can not wait to see the finished bike!!!!!!!
    Love your attention to detail
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  16. busa1300

    busa1300 Been here awhile

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    I keep trying to figure out a way I could borrow one of our demo toy haulers, so I could get my Hayabusa to Bonneville this year.....(instead of using my 1990 1 ton dodge van....:dhorse)
    If you ever go back to the factory for service work, look me up....I'm the guy who does all the major paint work for service now.
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  17. busa1300

    busa1300 Been here awhile

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    Just made a call today.....spent a large amount of $$$$
    But have some Jolly Moto pipes coming for the RZV now....It was a big bite, but I really wanted pipes to make the best power possible.
    And lose about 25+ pounds with the swap also.
    I had some pipes on order from TSA for over a year, but could wait no longer for them to be built.

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  18. villageidiot

    villageidiot Long timer Supporter

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    Oh man, jolly mofo pipes are the shit!!! Used to run one on an 80cc puch moped with a tm24 flat slide. That pipe was so thin, light, and tinny, made a great sound at 13k rpm
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    25 pounds is a seriously significant weight drop on a bike like that; coupled with the power gain.......good move!:thumb
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  20. busa1300

    busa1300 Been here awhile

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    6654622D-5103-4E77-8B4F-AE5B0F6BF12F.jpeg More parts showed up, and cleaned up the FZR1000 upper triple.
    Some bad news....some fork internals I ordered for the rebuild are back ordered til APRIL...!!!! Not good :hair
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