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21 hours ago, Larz said:

@fjrpittsburgh rattle-can Plasti-dip is pretty easy to work with- surface prep is just cleaning with a de-greaser like Windex.  Best part if you mess it up just wait till it dries and you can peel it off and start over- easy peasy, man :)

Old?  Is your other bike a GOLDWING?

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4 minutes ago, Coop said:

Old?  Is your other bike a GOLDWING?

Goldwings' are fine motorcycles 😁

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32 minutes ago, Larz said:

Goldwings' are fine motorcycles 😁

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I heard they were built for old people.

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1 hour ago, Larz said:

I want to play with some different colors/schemes ( white and black police bike, hmmm... )

Now there is an interesting idea.  Black and white with red accents?  👍

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***2015 Candy Red FJ-09***

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9 hours ago, Larz said:

 

@StealthAuThanks man. Gosh, I wish it was my idea 🤩 but it's not 🤔 been done by many- I first got into it on my Harley- lots of kids with Dynas on a HD forum were doin' it to their bikes. 

 

I was refering to your colour scheme. 

I've also used plasti-dip over the years to visualise ideas before committing to them. 

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Larz, 

I know that I failed you before, but I need some information.  How did you remove the rearward silver panel on the right side?

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@Cooptake off seats; take off the grab rails; take off the small plastic cover underneath;  undo the plastic connectors on the bottom of the tail section- all except the very forward one (push pin) are twist off; undo the bolt by the tank; ok now you can turn it over and undo the one screw and the star rings holding the sliver pod on

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27 minutes ago, Larz said:

@Cooptake off seats; take off the grab rails; take off the small plastic cover underneath;  undo the plastic connectors on the bottom of the tail section- all except the very forward one (push pin) are twist off; undo the bolt by the tank; ok now you can turn it over and undo the one screw and the star rings holding the sliver pod on

Thanks Larz, that sounds easier that the schematic shows.  That silver panel looks like a great place for a powerlet.  

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On 7/13/2019 at 8:50 AM, Larz said:

Thanks folks, appreciate the comments 🙂

@wordsmithyeah the colors are fairly close for a cell phone camera ( Google Pixel 2a: pretty decent camera) I imagine you can get Plasti-dip in Oz, there's a nice Metallized black- you might think about it instead of regular paint; more scratch resistant and if it gets mucked up easy redo ( my gloss pannier lids at 5k are already showing some scratches on top just from day- to -day use)

@runnerhikeryeah man, it's got a kinda "Giant Blueberry" thing going on,eh 😆

@StealthAuThanks man. Gosh, I wish it was my idea 🤩 but it's not 🤔 been done by many- I first got into it on my Harley- lots of kids with Dynas on a HD forum were doin' it to their bikes. 

@fjrpittsburghcouple of important things about rattle-can Plasti-dip: shake the can while spraying a lot more than regular paint- like every 3 or so passes. If it's some of the luxury metal series stuff don't try to use the last 20% of the can,  it won't come out the same. It is surprisingly durable, but don't use bug&tar removers or citrus based cleaners on it... 

@Coop Damn coop, high praise from you, man😎 ( I love this bike, haven't ridden my other bikes in a month now. But  Yamaha tried to make it look like an "old man's" bike with a conservative color scheme- I maybe gettin' old at 60, but I don't wanna ride a bike that looks  "age appropriate" just yet 😑 

 

Larz.

I like the windshield on your GT, which one is that?


2019 Tracer 900 GT

Niwot CO
USA

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