Boots making frame ulgy.....found an solution


22 replies to this topic
  • MisterMan

Posted July 28, 2005 - 09:34 PM

#1

The frame where the boots constantly rub was starting to look like crap so I decided to do something about it.

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Guess what I used, and ITS NOT PAINT!!!!....even gas wont kill this stuff!!!
and yes you can buy this stuff in the stores, altho minors may not be able (not too sure)

:applause: have phun,
--Denny

  • YamahaGuy

Posted July 28, 2005 - 09:47 PM

#2

i think it would look cooler re painting it...

  • ovrrdrive

Posted July 29, 2005 - 01:09 AM

#3

I seriously doubt that masking tape is going to stay on there long enough to protect anything. One, maybe two washes tops...


:eek:

Good idea man. Be sure to post pics after you get the masking off so we can see the finished product. I wear leather boots that don't seem to scratch the frame up much anyway. I'm almost embarrassed at how nice my bike still looks. :applause:

  • wrooster

Posted July 29, 2005 - 06:55 AM

#4

The frame where the boots constantly rub was starting to look like crap so I decided to do something about it.

i did the same thing a year and half ago.

see
http://www.thumperta...ad.php?t=126911
e.g.
http://losdos.dyndns...IMG_0190_sm.jpg
http://losdos.dyndns...IMG_0191_sm.jpg
http://losdos.dyndns...IMG_0195_sm.jpg
http://losdos.dyndns...IMG_0193_sm.jpg

ps
it didn't last very long.
http://losdos.dyndns...IMG_1342_sm.jpg

jim aka the wrooster
'01 wr250f

  • Jetsprint2

Posted July 29, 2005 - 07:16 AM

#5

I have been using skate board grip tape and have had some success with it. :applause: [COLOR=Navy]undefined[/COLOR]

  • Thumper38

Posted July 29, 2005 - 07:52 AM

#6

So what is it?

  • SoCalYZF

Posted July 29, 2005 - 10:12 AM

#7

Why not just get some Works Connection frame guards? :applause:

  • danyz450

Posted July 29, 2005 - 10:49 AM

#8

I have both the Works Guards and I also use grip tape. :applause:

  • revolucien

Posted July 29, 2005 - 12:14 PM

#9

I was looking at doing the same thing cause I've worn through the carbon fiber frame guards I have. Wrooster the stuff you used looks a little thin... I was looking at something like the rhino lining stuff.

  • Yamaguy4Life

Posted July 29, 2005 - 01:03 PM

#10

I use STOMP Grip. It cost a little more than $9.99, but it works great and gives you a pro-look. I zip strap mine on the frame so that they'll last.

http://www.stompdesign.com/

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  • Ga426owner

Posted July 29, 2005 - 01:05 PM

#11

I just respray it with PJ1 paint......it always comes back.... :applause:

  • the go-devil

Posted July 29, 2005 - 08:22 PM

#12

I like to use strips of clear number plate background. It holds up extremely well and is hardly noticeble.

  • crfdude86

Posted July 29, 2005 - 09:45 PM

#13

that was a very dumb idea.

  • 93gt

Posted July 30, 2005 - 01:02 AM

#14

I bought some nice frame gaurds as well. I dont think Id be too quick to get out the bedliner personally, but hey -its your bike and I cant see it from my house! The clear strips from 3m are also a good choice if the bike is brand new.

  • biznet1

Posted July 30, 2005 - 04:33 AM

#15

I used the spray on bed liner. It looks much nicer and lasts a pretty good while. You have to use about 5 coats to make it thick.

This was done last fall.
http://img.photobuck...znet1/YZ008.jpg

  • BlueRide

Posted July 30, 2005 - 06:50 AM

#16

I'm hoping if I ride enough I'll get that "factory Pro works look" by just wearing all the paint off :D just kidding

  • mxaction

Posted July 30, 2005 - 10:14 AM

#17

It looks so hideous....I just cant bring myself to do it. I dont really mind the look of some bare steel. I think it looks better than a frame that is 1/4 black and the rest blue. Eew.

  • biznet1

Posted July 30, 2005 - 11:14 AM

#18

It looks so hideous....I just cant bring myself to do it. I dont really mind the look of some bare steel. I think it looks better than a frame that is 1/4 black and the rest blue. Eew.

I guess it's just a matter of taste, but the bike has a whole bunch of black in it already, so what's the difference? I saw it on someone else's bike, liked it, did it myself, and I have received numerous complements and questions about what I used and where to buy it. I agree the brush on kind will look kind of cheesy, but the spray on has a very nice textured look, especially when it's freshly done. The picture shown is after about 6 months of hard riding.

  • MisterMan

Posted July 30, 2005 - 11:44 AM

#19

I liked urs too mine is an 02 so my sub frame is all bare, thats why I didn't line it too.

by the way, in pic one the instructions are right by the bike up side down. It even says the name right on the paper!! :D

Its herculiner "truck bed liner". turned out really well, I'm just hoping that the right side will stand up to that heat of the header right next to it.

wrooster: you tore down your entire bike just to apply this!? wow, you care alot more then me!!! Looks good.

  • wrooster

Posted July 30, 2005 - 12:51 PM

#20

wrooster: you tore down your entire bike just to apply this!? wow, you care alot more then me!!! Looks good.

no, i had the swingarm off to do annual maintenance -- so it was an opportune time to do the paint job as well.

jim aka the wrooster
'01 wr250f





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