Originally Posted by sjc56
I just traded a VT500 Ascot for this 86 250 with 8k on it. Its hard to start, brakes stick but not bad shape, no dents, plastic all there. I was thinking of painting it green to match my 01 650.
If you end up painting the plastics, make sure to use some sort of adhesion promoter. If you go the rattle-can route, the duplicolor adhesion promoter (clear primer) works great. Some people go the Krylon Fusion route, but (in my experience) it is not as durable if you leave it out a lot. Did my daughter's Jeep with Krylon and it started fading/chipping after the first summer in the sun.
Did Givi cases with adhesion promoter and automotive enamel topcoated with clear (rattle can all) and it is holding up rather well. For my own KLR 250 project I ended up with black spray-on truck bed liner (rattle can) and it is much tougher than straight paint.