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Old 05-19-2013, 08:54 PM   #58861
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Old 05-19-2013, 09:07 PM   #58862
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Old 05-19-2013, 09:42 PM   #58863
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Very nice bike Hazman. Makes me want to consider going all black on my bike...

How's the handling off the pavement with the wide front tire?
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Old 05-19-2013, 09:50 PM   #58864
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Thats one good lookin ride Hazman. Any info on the wheels? Super moto kit or something you put together yourself? Did you keep the stock calipers? I was considering doing something with my wheels maybe next winter since I rarely (if ever) hit the trails and mostly ride backroads etc.

By the way since we're on the topic of wheels, anyone tried this plastidip stuff? I was thinking about coating my rims with it purely for cosmetic reasons.

http://www.plastidip.com/
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Old 05-19-2013, 10:29 PM   #58865
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Hey Fritz , what's the coating on your engine cases and how was it applied ?

Its a PTFE coating. These guys applied it: http://www.polydyn.com/intake_manifolds.htm Bead blast first, then phosphate, then the PTFE coating. And it's available in several colors. This coating is good on guns as well. These guys do header coatings too.

I am experimenting with their coatings on several items. Mainly because here on the Gulf Coast corrosion is a problem especially when you ride on the beach a lot like me. The only one I can 100 % recommend is PTFE coating axles. With these coatings the axle slides right out and right back in. These coatings have excellent corrosion resistance. Additionally, anything coated is a snap to dissemble and reassemble. Nothing sticks to the coating, just like a non stick fry pan.

I hope something goes wrong with the carb on my Husky so I can tear it down and see how the coatings are holding up. After a year or so no need. I had some sprockets coated but I don't think I'll be able to tell if there is any improvement in their life vs an uncoated sprocket. there is just to many variables in operation.

When new:


And some three years later. I liked this coating because it just looks so OEM. No mas corrosion on the retainer or coated countershaft sprocket:



Newly coated:


Recent photo of clutch side:




You can see just a trace of the coating in the teeth. The coating starts with a phosphate coating first, then the PTFE. The PTFE actually gets into the tiny voids between the alloy crystals.


I can't say the coating improved the life of this countershaft sprocket, but it sure didn't hurt it; but note the absents of corrosion:


Axle:


I had my wheels relaced a while ago with stainless spokes. The old spokes started to break because they rusted away! I got the hubs coated, the cool thing here is that they are super easy to clean, nothing sticks to the coating.


This is a second axle set I had coated, note the contrasting axle and adjuster colors. OOOO ah:


Experiment in progress:

All steel items in my 86 Husky rear linkage I had coated:




Axles, spacers, brake mount bolts, all coated:


Same in back plus the drum brakes parts, backing plate and cams:


The carb, now this should be the nuts. No sorry ethanol sticking to my carb. Every parts coated, none lost:


Need to change jets? Come on in!:


Need to check the piston, bring a lantern:


This is pretty slick too:
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Old 05-20-2013, 05:07 AM   #58866
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Very nice bike Hazman. Makes me want to consider going all black on my bike...

How's the handling off the pavement with the wide front tire?
I normally steer with the rear, my style of riding. Point and shoot. The fat front does well in the loose loam, sand bearm, kinda floats instead of cutting in. I prefer the lower stance, gets me in to the turn earlier, then throttle out. I do ride 60% dirt and mud., 40% commute (40 miles daily) hence the Shinko 705's. Tire shop, know your options before doing the super motard thing. The rims I run are 17's and the fronts are more rare in the width I keep.
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Old 05-20-2013, 04:29 PM   #58867
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Great picture! Looks like a marketing shot for Honda... All it needs is a catchy tag line.
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Old 05-20-2013, 04:57 PM   #58868
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Its a PTFE coating. These guys applied it: http://www.polydyn.com/intake_manifolds.htm Bead blast first, then phosphate, then the PTFE coating. And it's available in several colors. This coating is good on guns as well. These guys do header coatings too.

I am experimenting with their coatings on several items. Mainly because here on the Gulf Coast corrosion is a problem especially when you ride on the beach a lot like me. The only one I can 100 % recommend is PTFE coating axles. With these coatings the axle slides right out and right back in. These coatings have excellent corrosion resistance. Additionally, anything coated is a snap to dissemble and reassemble. Nothing sticks to the coating, just like a non stick fry pan.

I hope something goes wrong with the carb on my Husky so I can tear it down and see how the coatings are holding up. After a year or so no need. I had some sprockets coated but I don't think I'll be able to tell if there is any improvement in their life vs an uncoated sprocket. there is just to many variables in operation.

When new:


And some three years later. I liked this coating because it just looks so OEM. No mas corrosion on the retainer or coated countershaft sprocket:



Newly coated:


Recent photo of clutch side:




You can see just a trace of the coating in the teeth. The coating starts with a phosphate coating first, then the PTFE. The PTFE actually gets into the tiny voids between the alloy crystals.


I can't say the coating improved the life of this countershaft sprocket, but it sure didn't hurt it; but note the absents of corrosion:


Axle:


I had my wheels relaced a while ago with stainless spokes. The old spokes started to break because they rusted away! I got the hubs coated, the cool thing here is that they are super easy to clean, nothing sticks to the coating.


This is a second axle set I had coated, note the contrasting axle and adjuster colors. OOOO ah:


Experiment in progress:

All steel items in my 86 Husky rear linkage I had coated:




Axles, spacers, brake mount bolts, all coated:


Same in back plus the drum brakes parts, backing plate and cams:


The carb, now this should be the nuts. No sorry ethanol sticking to my carb. Every parts coated, none lost:


Need to change jets? Come on in!:


Need to check the piston, bring a lantern:


This is pretty slick too:
That's not Mrs. Fritz. What I was thinking about with the coating was my buddies BST40 carb slide and guides on his , dare I say it , DR650. They tend to wear. Thanx.
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Old 05-20-2013, 05:14 PM   #58869
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Old 05-20-2013, 08:20 PM   #58870
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I'd like to coat that with my own PTFE....

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Old 05-20-2013, 09:31 PM   #58871
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You know what really burns my pants?

I've like never had this problem before, but in the last couple years I noticed I'm continually burning my pants on my XRL & my riding gear on my CRF. It's really starting to piss me off.

Can anyone suggest a dainty pipe guard that really works - and looks "factory"?

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Old 05-20-2013, 10:01 PM   #58872
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I've like never had this problem before, but in the last couple years I noticed I'm continually burning my pants on my XRL & my riding gear on my CRF. It's really starting to piss me off.

Can anyone suggest a dainty pipe guard that really works - and looks "factory"?

RZ Rob



I have never had a problem with that before this year. I rode out to the Honda shop during lunch one day and got back to work... sitting in a meeting and noticed that the cuff of my pants was fried! Same burn that you have on yours!
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Old 05-20-2013, 10:08 PM   #58873
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Well that's the first skidmark I've seen at the bottom of a pair of pants.. Most seem to surface a little higher and more central to the ass cheeks... Particularly after being dared to hit a big jump, climb a waay too steep hill, etc.!!

Also... Is that Tupac keeping an eye on your bike for you??
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Old 05-20-2013, 10:13 PM   #58874
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Well that's the first skidmark I've seen at the bottom of a pair of pants.. Most seem to surface a little higher and more central to the ass cheeks... Particularly after being dared to hit a big jump, climb a waay too steep hill, etc.!!

Also... Is that Tupac keeping an eye on your bike for you??
No I dared a whiff and it's burned. Thought it might be dog crap myself.

Yep, that's Tupac. You know us Californian's


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Old 05-20-2013, 10:16 PM   #58875
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I've like never had this problem before, but in the last couple years I noticed I'm continually burning my pants on my XRL & my riding gear on my CRF. It's really starting to piss me off.

Can anyone suggest a dainty pipe guard that really works - and looks "factory"?

RZ Rob
I like my DRC Heat Shield.

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