Xr 600 Transformation Complete!


18 replies to this topic
  • dzrtrat1111

Posted January 22, 2007 - 02:17 PM

#1

NOT A GOOD PIC BUT BETTER ONES TO COME.. THIS WAS A LOW BUDGET PROJECT!

see the rest of the posts for working pictures!

  • Owyhee

Posted January 22, 2007 - 03:02 PM

#2

NOT A GOOD PIC BUT BETTER ONES TO COME.. THIS WAS A LOW BUDGET PROJECT!

http://i117.photobuc...11807_17231.jpg


Low budget or not, that's a slick looking bike!

Do you still have the 21" rim? What kind of tires are those?

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  • BWP Jockey

Posted January 22, 2007 - 08:19 PM

#3

Is some of that plastic painted?If so what did you use?If so let us know how it holds up.Looks good ,well done.

  • Slim Shadetree

Posted January 22, 2007 - 08:34 PM

#4

looks great. did you paint the exhaust manifold ?

  • dangerranger21

Posted January 23, 2007 - 12:40 AM

#5

What did u use to paint the exhaust manifold if thats what you did?..

  • dzrtrat1111

Posted January 23, 2007 - 07:18 AM

#6

the wheels are the stock 21" and 18" the side plastics are painted with krylon fusion plastic paint and for the gas tank i used a spray plastic dip, because it is chemical resistant.. i tested the gas tank by soaking a rag in gasoline and scrubed the tank, and it didn't effect the finish one bit.. this could be the new solution to changing the color of your tank!!!!!!!!

  • dzrtrat1111

Posted January 23, 2007 - 07:20 AM

#7

oh yeah, and the tires are Avon Venom rear and Avon road runner front.. these are the best, and stickiest non race tires i have ever used on stock wheels.. even great in the rain!

  • dzrtrat1111

Posted January 23, 2007 - 07:21 AM

#8

the exhaust mainifold is painted with 1200 deg high temp engine paint. it holds up excellent

  • dangerranger21

Posted January 23, 2007 - 04:15 PM

#9

Hmm im going to have to try that 1200 deg. stuff

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  • BWP Jockey

Posted January 23, 2007 - 04:34 PM

#10

and for the gas tank i used a spray plastic dip, because it is chemical resistant.. i tested the gas tank by soaking a rag in gasoline and scrubed the tank, and it didn't effect the finish one bit..
Tell us more about this process.

  • dzrtrat1111

Posted January 23, 2007 - 09:50 PM

#11

clean your tank very well! (remove all sticker residue) then lightly scuff the tank with some scotch brite, next use some grease and wax remover to insure maximum adhesion.. then go to your local hardware store.. i went to Home Depot... and buy Plasti Dip in the spray can.. here is the web site to the stuff http://www.plastidip...umer/index.html

you can do as many coats as you want, but make sure it isn't too cold when you do it.. don't be afraid to give a heavy coat but not to heavy so it runs.. each coat should be EVEN AND GLOSSY AND FIRST.. it will dry with a flat finish like a new tank..

colors available are blue, black, red, yellow, white and clear

any question feel free to ask

i will take a better picture so you can see how it looks!

  • dzrtrat1111

Posted January 23, 2007 - 10:40 PM

#12

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  • xr650rkyle

Posted January 24, 2007 - 11:02 AM

#13

Now all you need is a xr400 oil cooler to keep it running cool....
Nice looking bike!

  • SIERRA 13

Posted January 24, 2007 - 04:23 PM

#14

Does that paint feel rubbery? Is it thick? I wonder if it would hold up better on the frame where boots rub.

  • dzrtrat1111

Posted January 24, 2007 - 04:56 PM

#15

it does have a slight texture to it, but it doesn't feel rubbery.. as far as the frame.. i wish i would have thought of this stuff when i was painting the frame.. it will definately stand up to more punishment than regualar paint, especially from boots

  • frankstr

Posted January 25, 2007 - 06:56 AM

#16

Looks great,:ride: Nice pics, :ride: :ride:

  • asf

Posted March 14, 2007 - 01:03 PM

#17

How is the paint holding up? I always thought tanks needed to breathe? I am considering all black and would prefer a $20 spray than a $160 tank.

  • angiethedog

Posted March 14, 2007 - 04:04 PM

#18

What year is your XR600? Good job!

  • deelong4002

Posted March 14, 2007 - 04:31 PM

#19

I painted my header black the other day, and it was a gloss black 1200 deg heat paint. After about five minutes of running the gloss was gone cause it smokes off of there. then after an hour of riding it, the black changed to like a blackish orangish color up motor, which i really dont mind cause it looks kinda cool. But that stuff doesnt hold up for long, i painted my z50 with it last year and its already gone from getting hot.





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