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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 07-15-2018, 01:35 PM Thread Starter
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Operation Blackout

Operation Blackout hath commenced!

Engine cases, sprocket cover, TPS and intake covers in black (Thats the easy bits, hard bits come after)
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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 07-15-2018, 01:37 PM
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Nice!

I like where you're going.

Cheerio,

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post #3 of 11 (permalink) Old 07-15-2018, 01:59 PM
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Big thumbs up.
I have no doubt you’ll do an amazing job!
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That looks awesome. What are the “hard bits” to come?
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That looks awesome. What are the “hard bits” to come?
End cans and headers - the Verex system would solve my problem but with the customs charges it will hurt

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End cans and headers - the Verex system would solve my problem but with the customs charges it will hurt
I had my exhaust system ceramic coated, looks like the factory finish. $250.00.

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post #7 of 11 (permalink) Old 07-16-2018, 02:44 PM
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Black chrome wheel spokes would be nice and hard
Too bad bobber black don't have these.
I installed black chrome spokes to my BMW R35 and look **** nice, but a lot work.
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Black chrome wheel spokes would be nice and hard
Too bad bobber black don't have these.
I installed black chrome spokes to my BMW R35 and look **** nice, but a lot work.
I was thinking of this myself when cleaning the bike last night (well dusting it would be more correct).

The entire wheel being high polish black would be nice and something I would consider down the road.

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Just deviated from all black with this, it's about 3-4 times heavier than the original and looks good on black! When i get rounf to polishing the tank ill post the result lol
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Ok 90m in the garden today from 1700 to 1830 with factor 30 on and i still manage to burn, sod's law.

But the bike is clean, i used to swear by the muck off 'Miracle Shine' wax (I know, anything with the word miracle in it is often dubious) as it really does work but listening to the forums, folks have always harped on about menghiris, so thanks to Prime Day, i got a bottle.

Well the tank is like a black mirror now, I have to say that I am impressed!

Below are a couple of shots of the brass cap on the bike, Pixel 2 only so not too good a quality
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