Road Star Forum
Welcome, Guest
Please Login or Register.    Lost Password?
Re:my 2002 hot rod roadie build
Go to bottom Post Reply Favoured: 8
TOPIC: Re:my 2002 hot rod roadie build
#930257
smokescreens (User)
lifes better riding twins
Platinum Boarder
Posts: 17081
graphgraph
User Online Now Click here to see the profile of this user
Gender: Male Location: harrison twp,  mi Birthdate: 1982-08-26
Re:my 2002 hot rod roadie build 1 Year, 6 Months ago  
I apretiate the honesty of the rear fender. I agree it seems to high but after i do the tail light housing and lower the bike i think it will be just fine. It follows the same curve over the top of the fender as the stocker. And with bobbed fenders those i myself dont really care for because it leaves the back of the frame wide open but i like the honesty.

Just tryin something you guys dont see on roadies is all
 
Logged Logged  
 
  The administrator has disabled public write access.
#930260
Chefturner (User)
It Must be the Altitude!
Platinum Boarder
Posts: 3097
graphgraph
User Offline Click here to see the profile of this user
Gender: Male Chefzacht Location: Denver, Colorado Birthdate: 1984-03-23
Re:my 2002 hot rod roadie build 1 Year, 6 Months ago  
smokescreens wrote:
I apretiate the honesty of the rear fender. I agree it seems to high but after i do the tail light housing and lower the bike i think it will be just fine. It follows the same curve over the top of the fender as the stocker. And with bobbed fenders those i myself dont really care for because it leaves the back of the frame wide open but i like the honesty.

Just tryin something you guys dont see on roadies is all


Hey whatever floats your boat dude, no need to justify it to me! I'm sure whatever you create will look awesome, everyone's bike looks awesome around here. I struggle to keep up most of the time hahaha. But then again I have finally finished my bike with the addition of the freedom duals. Just can't bring myself to change my sig pic yet hahaha.
 
Logged Logged  
 
  The administrator has disabled public write access.
#931322
smokescreens (User)
lifes better riding twins
Platinum Boarder
Posts: 17081
graphgraph
User Online Now Click here to see the profile of this user
Gender: Male Location: harrison twp,  mi Birthdate: 1982-08-26
Re:my 2002 hot rod roadie build 1 Year, 6 Months ago  
I got the bushings made for my turn signal mounts in the fork covers. Now i just need them welded in. My buddy will tig them for me in a week or two (he is going on vaca)
I decided i want forward controls rather than the floor boards and im giving serious thought on suicide shift but a clutch lever on the shifter so i can use both feet lmao.

 
Logged Logged  
 
Last Edit: 2015/10/29 11:10 By smokescreens.
 
  The administrator has disabled public write access.
#933210
smokescreens (User)
lifes better riding twins
Platinum Boarder
Posts: 17081
graphgraph
User Online Now Click here to see the profile of this user
Gender: Male Location: harrison twp,  mi Birthdate: 1982-08-26
Re:my 2002 hot rod roadie build 1 Year, 5 Months ago  
ok i touched on this before on another thread but does anyone "know" if the factory motor is ceramic paint, powder coated or what? if anyone has had theirs recoated what shade was it please
 
Logged Logged  
 
  The administrator has disabled public write access.
#933216
jd750ace (User)
Front toward enemy
Platinum Boarder
Posts: 18477
graphgraph
User Online Now Click here to see the profile of this user
Gender: Male jd750ace Location: Waxahachie Texas Birthdate: 1969-10-30
Re:my 2002 hot rod roadie build 1 Year, 5 Months ago  
Jason, I can tell you that at least the oil filter perch on my 03 black motor appears to be a an epoxy based paint. When I busted it off, the paint came loose in a couple of spots on it. It peels in a resilient manner, indicating a polymerized finish such as epoxy or polyurethane based paint. It's definitely not powder coat or ceramic.
 
Logged Logged  
 
Last Edit: 2015/11/07 15:30 By jd750ace.
 
  The administrator has disabled public write access.
#933231
smokescreens (User)
lifes better riding twins
Platinum Boarder
Posts: 17081
graphgraph
User Online Now Click here to see the profile of this user
Gender: Male Location: harrison twp,  mi Birthdate: 1982-08-26
Re:my 2002 hot rod roadie build 1 Year, 5 Months ago  
Thank you james. I think im going to respray the whole motor to give it a nice freshen up. But dont know what type of paint i want to use.
 
Logged Logged  
 
  The administrator has disabled public write access.
#933233
jd750ace (User)
Front toward enemy
Platinum Boarder
Posts: 18477
graphgraph
User Online Now Click here to see the profile of this user
Gender: Male jd750ace Location: Waxahachie Texas Birthdate: 1969-10-30
Re:my 2002 hot rod roadie build 1 Year, 5 Months ago  
Dupli-Color has impressed me for an easy to obtain great finish and durability too.
 
Logged Logged  
 
  The administrator has disabled public write access.
#933235
smokescreens (User)
lifes better riding twins
Platinum Boarder
Posts: 17081
graphgraph
User Online Now Click here to see the profile of this user
Gender: Male Location: harrison twp,  mi Birthdate: 1982-08-26
Re:my 2002 hot rod roadie build 1 Year, 5 Months ago  
What kind of prep work was needed? Just a good clean surface or did you need to sand it a bit like with automotive paint?
 
Logged Logged  
 
  The administrator has disabled public write access.
#933246
jd750ace (User)
Front toward enemy
Platinum Boarder
Posts: 18477
graphgraph
User Online Now Click here to see the profile of this user
Gender: Male jd750ace Location: Waxahachie Texas Birthdate: 1969-10-30
Re:my 2002 hot rod roadie build 1 Year, 5 Months ago  
I used a scotch Brite pad and a solvent cleaning afterward. Sticking good, nearly 10 years and 50K miles.
 
Logged Logged  
 
  The administrator has disabled public write access.
#933248
smokescreens (User)
lifes better riding twins
Platinum Boarder
Posts: 17081
graphgraph
User Online Now Click here to see the profile of this user
Gender: Male Location: harrison twp,  mi Birthdate: 1982-08-26
Re:my 2002 hot rod roadie build 1 Year, 5 Months ago  
Thats a good result to me lmao.
 
Logged Logged  
 
  The administrator has disabled public write access.
Go to top Post Reply
Powered by FireBoardget the latest posts directly to your desktop
...................................................................... ...................................................................... ...................................................................... ...................................................................... ...................................................................... ...................................................................... ...................................................................... ...................................................................... ...................................................................... -->
New Forum Posts




The Road Star Clinic is a collaborative community of riders who archive and publish user contributed technical data about Yamaha Road Star motorcycles.

We also sponsor the creation and support of other community websites similar to our own. Inquiries about availability of a website for your community can be submitted to us via any "Contact Us" option on the Clinic.

Copyright 2003-2007 Road Star Clinic and its respective authors. Road Star Clinic is sponsored by the folks at MLSHomeQuest.com.