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A complete change of paint to my trusted bike during vinter 2013 spring 2014

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Hi here starts the story of my descition to make a change of paint scheme on my GSX1400 -07  Smile .

It all started with i noticed a lots of stone chips on the frame after used the bike for 40000km ,so i decided to repaint the frame.

Here is a pic of how it looked in oct 2013


the week after this pic i started the diassembly, a complete stripdown except the motor.





now the "fun" started this frame was no beauty regarding he welds  thumb down , all the "gravel" like thats are around a weld they have not sanded away before paint  fighting .
So a lot of hours later i was done with it and put the primer on



at this stage i had also removed the mountings for the horns (hidden the horn under the tank) thumbs .

Some paint and clearcoat it looked like this changed colour from black to grafite gray metallic  Cool .



Then the fun started put all together again it's really nice when all things are clean  thumbs .



At the same time i changed front springs to progressive ones a good decition i can say now  thumbs .

Even made a little twist with the vin plate, see if you can see the difference  Laughing 



At this point i decided to do something about the wheels too ,so i removed all the text on the spokes except the Suzuki logo.



Then the same process started again primer


Paint same as the frame



Painted the Suzuki logo red  Cool .



and this is how it looks  thumbs if i says it myself .



even the calipers got some attention with new seals and paint



this is how it looks right now.




But it's not over yet  Shocked .

As i have a complete set extra containing tank, rear end, sidepanels and front fender.
i started to do a lot of thinkering what to make with those parts , and two weeks ago i had decided on a paint scheme.

so the hole process started again  Wink .





and there i stop for tonight  will continue tomorrow  wave .


Cheers Maveric

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You see, this is what happens when you have those long Scandinavian winter nights.  Laughing 

Good job dude. Looks nice.  Smile 

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looks good mate! i miss tinkering with a bike like this.

deffo get some pics up when the rest is done  thumbs 

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Good write up and I like the graphite grey on the frame.

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Very nice job that and as mike says good to see ya about agian. thumbs 

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excellent job and like the vin plate  Laughing thumbs thumbs 

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Thanks for the comments  thumbs ..

Now i will continue the story of my project.

after i had put the primer on i got over the parts with some vet&dry 800 grid and painted some parts with white pearl..





and some parts with the same paint as the frame



And when it was dry i masked it up for a coat of Boost blue pearl .





Starting to see a pattern  Wink .

And here is the tank with some airbrush (eyes and Suzuki logo).



The eyes was my whifes idea (probably her keeping a Eye on me) LOL

and the logo is in two colours to make it look like it's hovering over the tank.

The side panels was the last part that i decided how it will look like (acually was not decided before this last friday)

painshop idea



And the finished look



If anyone wonder why the nr:21 it's simply my lucky number no other relation  Wink .

When i sprayed the tank and the frontfender the idiot "me" forgott to adjust the amount of paint when i cleaned the spraygun , so a copple of nice "paint curtains"  fighting  emerge in the clearcoat  No .

So i had to wait untill this sunday to rub the curtains down and put 2 more layers of clearcoat on ,but now it's ok  party .

And this is how the finished result look like  Cool .





on the front fender i did a little twist ,i put some old school fireflames just for fun  Cool 



close up



close up on the eye's i ment tank LOL




This is as far i'm at the moment ,got a permit to store all new painted parts on our second floor inside the house  I love you  to let the paint harden before i put them on sometime end next week almost cant wait  tumble weed 

I also have another thing to tell ,a copple of weeks ago i did a new dynorun (power run) coz i was not pleased with the result last fall (156hp/155mn at the rear wheel) that time it was running lean.
Now i have tuned it in and changed the cam settings for a higer rpm torque , and i pay'd up i now have 168hp/160mn at the rear wheel  think it's ok if you now a stock one has 102hp in the motor party  party .



Happy as a lottery vinner  Cool 


if all goes as plan i'm on my way to UK 6:th of august trying to do a ironbutt (1000miles in less than 24hours) and a bikemeet at old George Sykeshouse with the GSX1400 owners se if we meet at the roads  wave .


Cheers Maveric

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great job maverick cant wait to see it all together  thumbs thumbs 

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Hi someone cant wait anymore  Wink  so i mounted the panels yesterday  Cool .

So this is how it look't last fall.



And this is how it look's now  Cool 













And some closeups












Now it's just out and ride it  thumbs .

Cheers Maveric

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