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post #261 of 541 (permalink) Old 11-04-2015, 02:54 PM
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Looks great!

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Yeah - I know, I'm so excited. And the stripping was only $30, couldn't believe it. Next I have to find the same level of work at that price for the metal repair...

Also, I have to decide on decals, and look for the tank. I sort of like the idea of nickel plating it and then clear coating it with the raw nickel look and some old school Ducati tank stickers. What do you think would be cool?
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You have ran with the all black theme so other than black I have no suggestions.

I have seen Ducati's with the stripe on the tank running from side to side not end to end. Was it the Imola scheme? Might look a little different if the color was subdued.

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Just a picture.

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And this picture is similar, I like it...

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Doin' it right fch. Very nice.

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Did it the way you suggested, and it worked just right - THANK YOU!

Trying to do some home anodizing today on the kickstand - I'll post some pictures later if it works out all right. It didn't last night, but I think my acid mix hadn't yet dissolved enough.
You're welcome. Hate to be the bearer of bad news, but unless they changed to aluminum for the sidestand on the S*R series you're outa luck an anodizing it. Anodizing is an aluminum process and won't work on ferrous metals.
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You're welcome. Hate to be the bearer of bad news, but unless they changed to aluminum for the sidestand on the S*R series you're outa luck an anodizing it. Anodizing is an aluminum process and won't work on ferrous metals.
They did change to aluminum. I'm pretty well aware of what anodizing is after reading the 100 or so articles that I did before trying it I think the problem was with the stripping & etching process I used - Drano in Water.
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Thanks, appreciate it.

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Today I received my new to me 848 Showa rear shock. Even though the swingarm is off the bike at the moment, I'm sure it'll fit. It's .4 inches shorter eye-2-eye, but I'll adjust the ride height to accommodate the difference and see how it rides. A side note is that it feels a bit lighter - guessing between a .5 to 1 lbs.

I also received my new to me 999S front calipers - P4 34/34 that I bought from Imperial SB. They mounted up nicely, but it's time to get new lines too since now my MC's and Calipers have the wrong banjo bend in them. So, I ordered a two line set of Galfer's for a 1098 since that matches on both ends - hopefully they'll be the right length. Galfer said they have a policy about not telling the length of their lines - must be intellectual property to them

Should have the swingarm, kickstand, kickstand mount plate, and U mount back from Powder Coating Friday this week, and then I can start reassembling things.

This is turning into quite the franken-bike...

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