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Old 12-22-2012, 02:05 AM   #46
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Just a small warning to others.. my first problem arrived when doing the stickers on the repainted tank. I bought a new set of 'Dakar' tank decals off a popular online site. When I tried to put them on I couldnt get the air bubbles from underneath the sticker. I tried several different ways, asked my painter he had the same problems so we went to a well known local vinyl printer/installer.(He does cars/trucks/signs etc) He took one look at it and said dont bother you wont succeed. He basically said the quality/thinness etc of the vinyl makes it almost impossible to get a good finish and he showed me the difference in what they use and what I had bought. Plus he pointed out that they hadnt used UV stabilised 'ink' and that these stickers would fade fairly quickly on a motorbike tank. He has offered to make me some 'proper' ones (as it turns out slightly cheaper than the online set)
Shit, I think I've got a coupla sets of those
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Old 12-22-2012, 05:32 PM   #47
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this will be good. I'll probably regret having sold the G/SPD to McCardigan :-).
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Old 12-29-2012, 01:43 PM   #48
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Hi Wayne, I want to come around and check this build out, I'm doing a resto on my PD as well, so want to find out a few details.

When you get it finished can I watch you throw it off a track down Dwellingup way again
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Old 01-08-2013, 05:47 PM   #49
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Hi Bully. you know Im always up for improvements and practice in my aerial dismount technique - especially with a master nearby to give me some pointers from his extrensive experience

Im around most days so no problems - not much to see at the moment as the parts are spread all over Perth and beyond. Frame mods are done but its off being powercoated etc. Give you a pm with my contact details.
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Old 01-08-2013, 06:43 PM   #50
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Dad's bike

R80G/S PD belonging to the old man, he's done heaps to it but as far as I know:

USD Front suspension
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Old 01-08-2013, 09:31 PM   #51
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R80G/S PD belonging to the old man, he's done heaps to it but as far as I know:


Your dad has very good taste.
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Old 01-08-2013, 11:17 PM   #52
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Old 01-09-2013, 05:00 AM   #53
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even I agree with this... the bike is as good to ride as it is to look at, plenty grunt and awesome exhaust note. He doesn't go offroad much these days though

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Old 01-09-2013, 05:11 AM   #54
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Even so, he`d be a mug to sell it. With Australian roads being what they are (horrible) it`s the ideal bike for dealing with them. I see a bracket on the frame down tube for an HPN tank, does he still have it?
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Old 01-09-2013, 05:24 AM   #55
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Yeh he still has the HPN tank, changes them over fairly often, mostly uses the one in the pic for when he wants to look pretty... otherwise HPN tank stays on most of the time

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Even so, he`d be a mug to sell it. With Australian roads being what they are (horrible) it`s the ideal bike for dealing with them. I see a bracket on the frame down tube for an HPN tank, does he still have it?
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Old 01-10-2013, 05:27 PM   #56
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I've just got myself a 1985 R80 GS PD BMW and looking for other owners in the Albury/Wodonga area. Would be glad to hear back from you.
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Old 01-10-2013, 06:05 PM   #57
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Frame mods

Ok the mods are done to the frame and now its off to powercoat man. Hes a local guy and does it a little bit different - he coats the frame in zinc first and then powdercoats it. Gives the frame a little bit more protection if the coating chips.









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Old 01-10-2013, 06:15 PM   #58
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Ok the mods are done to the frame and now its off to powercoat man. Hes a local guy and does it a little bit different - he coats the frame in zinc first and then powdercoats it. Gives the frame a little bit more protection if the coating chips.
For my future reference, have you got a business name & address for him Hoss? Or a link? Thanks.
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Old 01-11-2013, 02:24 AM   #59
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Last time I asked Dulux a zinc primer was part of their recommended system for powdercoat on steel.

So , which of your customers in the Adelaide area uses it ?

Only one - Master Blaster in Mt Barker !

So I had the B44 frame and bits done by them, good job and primer included, for less than other quotes without primer.

But I think the business has changed hands since - last stuff I had done didnt have any primer and it wasnt much of a job either - I had to rub it down and give it a coat of clear.

Heat resistant zinc is available in a spray can, so if you use a separate blaster and powder coater you could probably give it a spray tourself.
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Old 01-12-2013, 05:22 PM   #60
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Last time I asked Dulux a zinc primer was part of their recommended system for powdercoat on steel.

So , which of your customers in the Adelaide area uses it ?

Only one - Master Blaster in Mt Barker !

So I had the B44 frame and bits done by them, good job and primer included, for less than other quotes without primer.

But I think the business has changed hands since - last stuff I had done didnt have any primer and it wasnt much of a job either - I had to rub it down and give it a coat of clear.

Heat resistant zinc is available in a spray can, so if you use a separate blaster and powder coater you could probably give it a spray tourself.


Beemerboff is right zinc coating should be part of the normal steel powdercoating process - its amazing the number of places that dont do it. As he says he only found one in Adelaide (that also does bike frames - not all places do). The guy I use in Perth is Pro-Tech in Maddington ask for Steve. I wouldnt tend to use a spray can as its not the same stuff as Steve uses - his comes in a drum and looks 'powdery?' - but lets face it I dont know much about powdercoating etc, just want it done properly.
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