sorry for the thread hijack, but anyone know any tricks to get graphics to restick to the shrouds?
The shroud stickers on my bike pulled away on the bottom part of them, which on my graphics, stick on the part of the shroud that folds under ( 2008 WR ).. I flipped the nonsticking part of the sticker up so I could see underneath, and used 3-M spray on adhesive on it. Then to get it to uniformly stick back on, I used a flexible piece of plastic I have and clamped it to the shroud, over the sticker, so there was pressure over the whole part I wanted to re-stick.
I'd not paint anything that flexes, since it will likely crack or peel. I'd save your pennies and get some new plastics.
For paint on my bike, I ended up using white gloss Krylon on the headlight. I took it all apart so I didn't need to tape off anything.. It looks good. As stated above, prep is key. keep your greasy fingerprints off the parts you will paint. Also avoid any detergents that will leave a film. Spray on many light coats, not just two heavy ones. Mind the temp for paint curing/ drying. its both a chemical and evaporation process, and temp matters.