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I'd recalled you'd blanked your left exhaust can recess but forgotten you'd already done indicators too!

Ooh I like the inset lights… darn it, I may have to follow suite!

Rubberisation sounds interesting too. Thanks for the insight though not yet a focus for me. Good food for thought though re vibrations and noise.

My focus is rear shock, hugger and cruise control…. still saving up pennies sadly. In tge interim I've refurbed my Givi top box and am adding extra lights beyond the Givi led kit (already installed years ago).

I'm looking fwd to seeing your tail installed.
 

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I'd recalled you'd blanked your left exhaust can recess but forgotten you'd already done indicators too!

Ooh I like the inset lights… darn it, I may have to follow suite!

Rubberisation sounds interesting too. Thanks for the insight though not yet a focus for me. Good food for thought though re vibrations and noise.

My focus is rear shock, hugger and cruise control…. still saving up pennies sadly. In tge interim I've refurbed my Givi top box and am adding extra lights beyond the Givi led kit (already installed years ago).

I'm looking fwd to seeing your tail installed.
Wholly agree with shock mod and cruise control (already have hugger). Things go well I’ll be ordering my cruise control next wk! Fingers crossed! As I mentioned a while ago, I’m leaving front and rear shock upgrades for next season. Going all out on Ohlin for rear and upgraded preloaded for the front. I’m possibly considering ajustable air shock for the rear! Like the one on Pennywise’s machine. Still weighing between coil vs air...
 

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Painted covers and other parts...
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I wanted to try something... Honda was filled with wax. Once carefully removed, will use a fine syringe with white high heat paint and slowly fill! Well that’s the plan anyway!
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My brother’s F4 cover
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Prep work for painting. My brothers 18” Delkevic for his CBR600 F4 and my 14” Delkevic. First, primer rated at 1093C(2000F), followed by 2 maybe 3 coats of header paint1093C(2000F) followed by 2 coats of clear gloss 1093C(2000F). Once painted will have to do a three stage curing process in my oven... 121C(250F) for 30 minutes and cool for 30 minutes. 204C(400F) For 30 minutes and cool for 30 minutes. And lastly 315C(600F) For 30 minutes and cool for 30 minutes. Done! Pics to come!

If my above description is off...Please let me know! Done my homework! However, this will be my first attempt at painting my exhaust pipes and I want to get it right! Last build had the pipes powder coated.
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I wanted to try something... Honda was filled with wax. Once carefully removed, will use a fine syringe with white high heat paint and slowly fill! Well that’s the plan anyway!

Material property Helmet Personal protective equipment Auto part Metal

Helmet Personal protective equipment Gas Audio equipment Circle


My brother’s F4 cover
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Had a go at this three times! Wax in this application was too messy. and hard to contain within lettering. So ended up using soap to fill in letters. Much easier to remove without removing paint around lettering edges

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Need to do minor clean up around lettering edges...
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Discussion Starter · #108 · (Edited)
Prep work for painting. My brothers 18” Delkevic for his CBR600 F4 and my 14” Delkevic. First, primer rated at 1093C(2000F), followed by 2 coats of Black header paint1093C(2000F) followed by 2 coats of clear gloss 1093C(2000F). Once painted will have to do a two stage curing process with my heat gun then in my oven for last heating of 315C/600F). 121C(250F) for 30 minutes and cool for 30 minutes. 204C(400F) For 30 minutes and cool for 30 minutes. And lastly 315C(600F) For 30 minutes and cool for 30 minutes. Done! Pics to come!
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Exhaust finished.... Not as glossy as I would like and didn’t want to over spray! So good enough. Total 6 coats... 2 primer coats, 2 Black coats, 1 coat white and 2.5 coats of clear. All rated at 2000F(white rated at 1650F)
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Yoke painted & wrapped...

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Painting complete. Removed Honda emblem and moved it over a bit due to “new” Sprint 1050 bars being slightly larger... Next, placing Black vinyl on top of yoke for better scuff protection vs paint.
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Yoke complete. Might rework Honda emblem...
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Only thing I'm now doing differently when I change the colour of parts is I'm stripoing yhe old colour off first. I'm finding that new parts will get scratched/ chipped over time and the original colour winking at me through the danage us starting to upset my OCD!

Do you strip or stay original birthday suit? Phnar phnar!
 

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Only thing I'm now doing differently when I change the colour of parts is I'm stripoing yhe old colour off first. I'm finding that new parts will get scratched/ chipped over time and the original colour winking at me through the danage us starting to upset my OCD!

Do you strip or stay original birthday suit? Phnar phnar!
Hello mate! To save time I will spray a coat of primer first. Or I'll do a light sanding depending on the part involved. I have alot of pictures I haven't thrown on here such as the priming or sanding parts...
 

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Ooh very nice!

Are you planning on VVing over the leds to make them hidden when unlit?

What connection are you thinking of for wiring then in when mounted? I ask as I'm exploring options for my Givi topbox. Currently it has the Givi brake light kit ((2-pin pogo contact connector)
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I'm adding tail light and indicators (so now 5 wires needed). I though I'd try replacing the Givi connector with a 5-pin circular magnatic pogo connector
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Then use a straight line magnetic ones for the alurack/ tail cowl section.
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I wondered if a 2-pin version of either may work for you via the rear indicators as nearest hidden connection point (or more pins if your leds are multi-function too).
 
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