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Title: XT 500 rebuild spray or powdercoat
Post by: tikkeltokkel on August 22, 2011, 01:31:07 am
I have got my 1981 XT 500 G down to the frame. i want to rebuild it right (not doing the mechanical graft myself). What are the main advantages of respray over powder coating. The garage that's doing it for me has said that if it is re-sprayed and there are chips i want to touch up in the future, it will be easier done if it is sprayed ... powder coating seems the more hardy option to me. Lets take the cost of the 2 options out of the equation. Some thoughts please

Mike
Title: Re: xt500 rebuild spray or powdercoat
Post by: Beebop on August 22, 2011, 08:46:34 am
Powder coat is harder, longer wearing and less likely to chip.
Paint is easier to "touch up" when required.
Whenever possible I go with powder coat..
Title: Re: xt500 rebuild spray or powdercoat
Post by: Rolf on August 22, 2011, 09:52:45 am
Powder coat is harder, longer wearing and less likely to chip.
Paint is easier to "touch up" when required.
Whenever possible I go with powder coat..

Some proper 2K should be almost as hard I would think and doesn't chip as easily.
Title: Re: xt500 rebuild spray or powdercoat
Post by: tikkeltokkel on August 22, 2011, 09:56:26 am
Thanks for the replies. Rolf what is 2K please? Specialised paint?
Title: Re: XT 500 rebuild spray or powdercoat
Post by: tikkeltokkel on August 23, 2011, 12:55:28 am
This was about 8 years ago. She got me up the Sani pass and home once and then the next time i didn't have a passport to go up again (silly me). Broke down just short of home. Not actually broke down - more a stripped gear selector we think . Left it alone for years (subsequently my wife's dear friend had died on an XT in Cape Town and that didn't fill me with the desire to get mine running asap.

Now it is time and i am going to enjoy it more than before.
Title: Re: XT 500 rebuild spray or powdercoat
Post by: ClimbingTurtle on August 23, 2011, 07:02:59 am
Powdercoat every time - the finish is awesome....
I did an XT last year - had the powdercoating done at J G Powdercoaters in Boksburg North - excellent job - cost about R1350 from memory - but i did everything that could be coated, including the back mudguard....
Title: Re: XT 500 rebuild spray or powdercoat
Post by: Offside on August 23, 2011, 07:39:59 am
If you re keeping the bike as a show piece then powder is the way to go, if you are planning any off road riding or bashing about then stay with 2k, as mentioned easy to repair without the big strip down.
Title: Re: xt500 rebuild spray or powdercoat
Post by: Rolf on August 23, 2011, 08:57:44 am
Thanks for the replies. Rolf what is 2K please? Specialised paint?

It is basically what is used to paint vehicles with. A 2 part paint that contains a hardner.
Title: Re: XT 500 rebuild spray or powdercoat
Post by: tikkeltokkel on August 23, 2011, 11:43:36 pm
I think it is gonna be powder coating then. Quite a few folk have mentioned JG . Going to take the frame , kickstand, crash bars and exhaust. It is a pity i have been prepping the frame for painting before thinking this through. A wasted 4 hours. Anyway . Any suggestions for an awesome "chromer" (one which chromes) ?

Mike
Title: Re: XT 500 rebuild spray or powdercoat
Post by: ClimbingTurtle on August 24, 2011, 08:48:12 am
Don't forget to take the steering head and all those little-bitty brackets that hold the engine in - and what aboutthe gauge housings (if you are planning to strip them) - and that dodgy bracket that holds the rear brake hub (I forgot that and had to take it later) Send everything you can - seriously worth the effort - Look!
Title: Re: XT 500 rebuild spray or powdercoat
Post by: tikkeltokkel on August 24, 2011, 09:27:42 am
Aahh, the only other XT i have seen with a grab rail at the back , i have trawled thousands of photos and not seen a single other with it , i thought it might have been custom made, what year is yours ? Seeing that i am not personally putting the bike together the mech is gonna sort every little bit that needs to be coated. Weird thing, i thought powder coating was only black , but the mud guard - a crisp white - nice.
Yours started its life with you a little rougher than mine. Mine just started wasting away under a perishing car cover, under a car port for 8 years . The elements did enough damage like that to let me know that that is why i am aging so fast under this African sun !


Mike
Title: Re: XT 500 rebuild spray or powdercoat
Post by: Beebop on August 24, 2011, 09:44:58 am
Powder is available in many colours, and you can have it in gloss or semi matt too.
Title: Re: XT 500 rebuild spray or powdercoat
Post by: ClimbingTurtle on August 24, 2011, 10:02:18 am
JG can do a whole range of colours - even metalic - don't scared off by the factory tho - it is an extremely dusty business!

I actually have 2 XT's at the moment - one belongs to Roadcat, a 1980model (also WD), it is his that I rebuilt. My rebuild of my 1981 will probably begin next year, but I am undecided as to whether I want to do an original rebuild, or a conversion to a Dakar model. I have all the original bits and a load of aftermarket stuff as well, so I can go in either direction. I may even look for another XT to do the Dakar conversion on!

Here's a pic of Roadcats finished bike - the chain is not on yet and the spokes need to be replaced still - I will get the hubs powdercoated at that point!
Title: Re: XT 500 rebuild spray or powdercoat
Post by: superfoxi on August 24, 2011, 10:34:45 am
JG can do a whole range of colours - even metalic - don't scared off by the factory tho - it is an extremely dusty business!

I actually have 2 XT's at the moment - one belongs to Roadcat, a 1980model (also WD), it is his that I rebuilt. My rebuild of my 1981 will probably begin next year, but I am undecided as to whether I want to do an original rebuild, or a conversion to a Dakar model. I have all the original bits and a load of aftermarket stuff as well, so I can go in either direction. I may even look for another XT to do the Dakar conversion on!

Here's a pic of Roadcats finished bike - the chain is not on yet and the spokes need to be replaced still - I will get the hubs powdercoated at that point!

I also have an old XT500 and was thinking the same...
Either 100% original (nice but a bit boring)
Or a "vintage motocross" or "Dakar" or even supermoto conversion. All very cool!
Title: Re: XT 500 rebuild spray or powdercoat
Post by: ClimbingTurtle on August 24, 2011, 10:46:04 am
I have thought of the SM option as well - I would like to do one, but first either an original (yes, boring!) or the Dakar. Original would be a sentimental build as I have had the bike for nearly 20 years - the Dakar build would just be for lekker!!
My XT has the same tank as the black one below, bit in white - it's actually a modified XT550 tank - but I still have an original tank as well.

And apologies for hijacking the thread somewhat tikkeltokkel!!!
Title: Re: XT 500 rebuild spray or powdercoat
Post by: superfoxi on August 24, 2011, 11:04:32 am
Yes, very lekka - but a bit too modern for my taste...
And apologies for the permanent hijacking tikkeltokkel but some things just have to be discussed... :mwink:
Title: Re: XT 500 rebuild spray or powdercoat
Post by: ClimbingTurtle on August 24, 2011, 11:18:11 am
In fact, I just found a concept drawing I did for the Dakar type conversion that I was thinking off - I actually still want to use the bike to tour with, so I need panniers or something....
Title: Re: XT 500 rebuild spray or powdercoat
Post by: superfoxi on August 24, 2011, 11:34:50 am
I don't think wind protection is needed t that "speed"... :)
Title: Re: XT 500 rebuild spray or powdercoat
Post by: tikkeltokkel on August 24, 2011, 11:40:30 am
The Sani pass in July says wind protection is needed at any speed .
Title: Re: XT 500 rebuild spray or powdercoat
Post by: Roadcat on August 24, 2011, 12:33:40 pm
As you can see from the pics Turtle did a brilliant job restoring my bike after 10 years of neglect and sitting outside. He even drove all the way to Cape Town with a trailer on the back of his car specifically to pic her up! Absolute legend status.

Various bits had been stolen off her during her years of neglect, fortunately there's a pretty good market of XT spares here in Europe, so I managed to source most parts and kept on sending him "spares packages" (similar to the care packages I got in the army, but stuffed with motorbike parts instead of Ultramel!)

The saddle was an extremely lucky buy of off eBay because they sell for stupid money but I still haven't managed to find an origional bash-plate at an affordable price. There's an alli one available from Germany for under €100 but it's not nearly as beefy as the origional (I'm almost certain mine ended up being flogged for scrap  >:( )

Hopefully one of these days he'll post a build report on the forum complete with all the pics he took whilst restoring her.

Title: Re: XT 500 rebuild spray or powdercoat
Post by: ClimbingTurtle on August 24, 2011, 02:14:44 pm
Build Report will follow as soon as I have started her! The carb is flooding at present....

I really think Roadcat needs to get a bigger cat in the Avitar.....

Title: Re: XT 500 rebuild spray or powdercoat
Post by: ClimbingTurtle on August 24, 2011, 03:03:08 pm
I don't think wind protection is needed t that "speed"... :)

Mostly I would agree, but travelling through the Karroo for hours at end (and at that "speed" it does take hours  :)) hammers the body and increases fatigue - any protection is then valuable.

And it might look cool! It could also look k@K, but I am going to be optimistic until I rip it off and trash it......
Title: Re: XT 500 rebuild spray or powdercoat
Post by: superfoxi on August 24, 2011, 03:38:38 pm
Also true...
You could try to fit one of my rally fairings. They are designed to fit the Africa Twin - but if your tank is big enough...who knows!
Title: Re: XT 500 rebuild spray or powdercoat
Post by: ClimbingTurtle on August 24, 2011, 03:56:26 pm
Damn thats Naaice!! :drif:
Title: Re: XT 500 rebuild spray or powdercoat
Post by: Kokkus on August 24, 2011, 09:56:49 pm
You made me remember my good old 500, my first Thumper!  The picture was when we left for Hondeklipbaai from Stellenbosch. 

I must say, my racks broke on the second last day in the cederberg.  Kak design, but at least it held up for a week.

Goeie tye
Title: Re: XT 500 rebuild spray or powdercoat
Post by: tikkeltokkel on August 31, 2011, 02:28:07 am
Almost time to send the frame and others things to be powder coated. First the kick stand has to be mended. I am finding out that clean green and a wire brush will work wonders on rusted metals that seemed all but wasted away.

2 new questions.
1. What is the best paint to be used to spray the engine (i don't want a high gloss look/finish)
2. Does anyone have the name of a good "chromer" . I have been sent in the direction of African Electroplating. Any experience with these guys?

The frame is going to JG Powdercoaters
Title: Re: XT 500 rebuild spray or powdercoat
Post by: tikkeltokkel on August 31, 2011, 02:49:14 am
One more thing, it pains me to admit but i will probably need to find new plastic side panels. I have been trying to think of ways to keep this bike as original as possible, but they seem like they will bring the finished look down a notch. The exhaust has come up very well without having to be p coated the handle bars will be re- chromed, we have ordered a host of new bits and bobs (indicators, levers, foot pegs, rear light, mirrors) . Does anyone know where i can start a search for these panels?
Title: Re: XT 500 rebuild spray or powdercoat
Post by: ClimbingTurtle on August 31, 2011, 06:21:01 am
Good Morning TT!!
How about some pics?? And what are you doing up at 02:49:14AM?????

Seriously tho, I orderd the side-covers from Linex in Randburg - I seem to think the main warehouse in Durban had them in stock - only white but you can het hem wrapped. I would suggest wrapping them rather than painting them as they flex a bit.

My question is about the footpegs - did you order just the pegs, just the rubbers or the whole unit including the hanger that bolts onto the frame on the spline? I need a complete pair of footpegs including the hangers and I cannot seem to find any!

Regarding your spray paint - I used matt black heat resistant from Builders - worked fine. I think hey do a semi gloss as well?
Title: Re: XT 500 rebuild spray or powdercoat
Post by: tikkeltokkel on August 31, 2011, 03:13:49 pm
thanks,

The foot peg rubbers were ordered. The condition of the foot pegs themselves were fine so the guy didn't need to investigate further. Also surprising to find the rubbers for the clutch and brake levers. And even though i didnt have one before , we ordered the little toolbox for next to the seat , just because it was available and i'd seen it on another bike online
Title: Re: XT 500 rebuild spray or powdercoat
Post by: ClimbingTurtle on August 31, 2011, 03:21:12 pm
Any idea what web-site was used to get the spares? I always look for places for parts....

Startline in Edenvale have a great number of "consumables" for XT's as well - levers, indicators, shocks, grips, tyres etc. if you ever need - and they have branches all over SA as far as I know....
Title: Re: XT 500 rebuild spray or powdercoat
Post by: tikkeltokkel on August 31, 2011, 06:05:40 pm
I am not sure of who they use . I am already getting some of the stuff done myself to cut out the "middle man" on some things to save costs, so i don't want to seem cheeky to ask now. Will find out when the bike is complete, were in Kempton so it could be Startline seeing they're close.
Title: Re: XT 500 rebuild spray or powdercoat
Post by: tikkeltokkel on August 31, 2011, 06:09:13 pm
Pics are showing the wonders of said clean green and wire brush ... on exhaust and kickstart lever. Some sandpaper on the bottom section of the mudguard which i'll clear coat when done ,,,, and the engine looking awe......... wait for it ..............
Title: Re: XT 500 rebuild spray or powdercoat
Post by: tikkeltokkel on August 31, 2011, 06:09:45 pm
...................................  some !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: XT 500 rebuild spray or powdercoat
Post by: krister on August 31, 2011, 06:18:50 pm
 :thumleft:

I want one too!  :drif:
Title: Re: XT 500 rebuild spray or powdercoat
Post by: Kokkus on August 31, 2011, 08:26:12 pm
Jissou, daai Engine lyk bedonnerd smart!! 
Title: Re: XT 500 rebuild spray or powdercoat
Post by: Samou on August 31, 2011, 11:04:26 pm
Nice job on that engine  :thumleft:

One question though - how is powder coating the frame handling the heat from the oil tank  ???
Title: Re: XT 500 rebuild spray or powdercoat
Post by: tikkeltokkel on September 01, 2011, 07:20:18 pm
The dirt on the card, is a special import from Lesotho. Some of which has been there since the last ride up the Sani Pass 10 1/2 years ago. Quite a tough bastard to get it off.
I took the various parts in to the powder coaters and electroplaters today ..... going to look good .

The exhaust will be coated with powder that can take 800oC
Title: Re: XT 500 rebuild spray or powdercoat
Post by: Kokkus on September 01, 2011, 08:17:20 pm
Wow that carb looks good!  We once cooked a carb on my wifes gas stove in a pot with white vinegar.  Works great to get all the pores open and to get the outside clean. 

The house Stank of old petrol/oil so Wife = not happy, but Carb = clean and worked like a charm..

Title: Re: XT 500 rebuild spray or powdercoat
Post by: ClimbingTurtle on September 02, 2011, 08:33:20 am
OK, so now my attempt at a re-build is starting to look a little pale in comparison....... Hmm......
I got a carb repair kit from the UK - has all the seals, needle & seat, gaskets etc. - great to redo the carb campletely!

What did you actually clean the outside of the carb with?
Title: Re: XT 500 rebuild spray or powdercoat
Post by: tikkeltokkel on September 02, 2011, 11:07:21 am
Clean Green and various wire brushes + 1 tennis elbow later = clean carb ... I use the other arm.
Title: Re: XT 500 rebuild spray or powdercoat
Post by: edgy on September 02, 2011, 11:45:45 am
Did you sandblast/beadblast the motor first?
Title: Re: XT 500 rebuild spray or powdercoat
Post by: tikkeltokkel on September 02, 2011, 05:36:19 pm
The Mechanical stuff (all the stuff that clean green wont budge) is being done by the garage so i'm not sure what prep he did on the motor.
Title: Re: XT 500 rebuild spray or powdercoat
Post by: tikkeltokkel on September 03, 2011, 05:46:36 pm
You know you're into the nitty gritty parts when you are taking headlight bulbs out and washing the inside of the headlight. Dust of the last 30 years will find its way in every and anywhere.

And a polished Bash plate looking good reflecting the changing season.
Title: Re: XT 500 rebuild spray or powdercoat
Post by: tikkeltokkel on September 05, 2011, 02:04:02 am
Here's a handy site i have just discovered ,
The one link is a microfiche , that you can expand any part of your bike for a part number and the other - a very expensive (birthday gift) spare parts list, just in case you win the lotto and can't find the part anywhere else.
http://www.cmsnl.com/yamaha-xt500-trail_model16847/
http://www.cmsnl.com/search.php?model_id=8836&partsPage=1#results

According to this site my "G" model is a 1980 model .
Title: Re: XT 500 rebuild spray or powdercoat
Post by: Roadcat on September 05, 2011, 08:30:04 am
It's always good to have more places to buy parts from but I've just compared the price of a footpeg and they're even more expensive than www.kedo.com, who I thought were overpriced!
Title: Re: XT 500 rebuild spray or powdercoat
Post by: tikkeltokkel on September 09, 2011, 06:20:13 pm
Has anyone had their wheels rebuilt/relaced? If so, who in the Johannesburg area have you used?
Title: Re: XT 500 rebuild spray or powdercoat
Post by: tikkeltokkel on September 09, 2011, 06:27:41 pm
The parts have come back from being powder coated. 34 parts/pieces plus the back mudguard, frame, grab rail, crash rail and Exhaust (done with a high heat coating ) All for R2000 , that's not too bad. Will get electroplating work back next week. The camel tank is a work in progress. 10 years ago someone hacked the paint job and plastic welding , some tips on doing it this time round? Either tips on a good "petrol fume resistant" spray paint and /or a method of plastic welding to redo the filler cap. I am contemplating using "Q-bond"
Title: Re: XT 500 rebuild spray or powdercoat
Post by: tikkeltokkel on September 21, 2011, 01:27:02 am
The chromed parts are back so the rebuild can start. 2weeks and counting.. Awesome stuff!
Title: Re: XT 500 rebuild spray or powdercoat
Post by: tikkeltokkel on October 04, 2011, 12:43:34 pm
a slipped disc and a death in the family for the guys that are rebuilding sets us back a bit. Spent some large bucks already but its nearing the end ... its a 3rd built. Saved some serious labour costs by spending about 45 hours cleaning up what i could and taking and fetching parts to be done.
Title: Re: XT 500 rebuild spray or powdercoat
Post by: tikkeltokkel on October 11, 2011, 08:15:33 am
 ........ and still i wait ...........
Title: Re: XT 500 rebuild spray or powdercoat
Post by: @VT on October 12, 2011, 04:38:17 am
Hi There

Re your camel tank - there is no paint or decals that can stick to the tank, especially when it stands in the sun, which seems to aggravate matters - unless you treat the tank so that the plastic can no longer breathe - yes the petrol fumes breathe through the plastic.

You get a special two pack epoxy resin that you mix, pour into the tank slowly swish around and then pour out the excess, this effectively, totally seals the plastic from breathing - but the trick is how do you make sure the inside is clean so that the epoxy bonds to the plastic, and that's where my story turned into a nightmare, I cleaned the inside by swishing around acetone, did the epoxy, sprayed the tank, and a short while into using the bike the paint started to bubble - taking a torch and looking into the tank I then saw that the epoxy had started delaminating - I then had the absolute nightmare or trying to get the delaminated shell of epoxy out the inside of the tank. So for my money I would do this;

Go along to your automotive paint shop and buy 2 or 3 sheets each of 320, 600, 1200 and 2000 grit waterpaper - get the old paint and junk off with the 320 and then move from roughest to smoothest with the other papers, using lots of water, small pieces of paper and small round movements. Then put a buffer attachment on your drill and first buff it with rubbing compound and lastly with the smooth polish paste (like a rough polish) take your time, when you start getting G$TVOL take a break, don't try rush it, and you'll see you will have the tank back to a glossy new looking plastic - no worries about bubbling and peeling.

Hope this was of some help.
Title: Re: XT 500 rebuild spray or powdercoat
Post by: edgy on October 12, 2011, 03:50:46 pm
Hi There

Re your camel tank - there is no paint or decals that can stick to the tank, especially when it stands in the sun, which seems to aggravate matters - unless you treat the tank so that the plastic can no longer breathe - yes the petrol fumes breathe through the plastic.

You get a special two pack epoxy resin that you mix, pour into the tank slowly swish around and then pour out the excess, this effectively, totally seals the plastic from breathing - but the trick is how do you make sure the inside is clean so that the epoxy bonds to the plastic, and that's where my story turned into a nightmare, I cleaned the inside by swishing around acetone, did the epoxy, sprayed the tank, and a short while into using the bike the paint started to bubble - taking a torch and looking into the tank I then saw that the epoxy had started delaminating - I then had the absolute nightmare or trying to get the delaminated shell of epoxy out the inside of the tank. So for my money I would do this;

Go along to your automotive paint shop and buy 2 or 3 sheets each of 320, 600, 1200 and 2000 grit waterpaper - get the old paint and junk off with the 320 and then move from roughest to smoothest with the other papers, using lots of water, small pieces of paper and small round movements. Then put a buffer attachment on your drill and first buff it with rubbing compound and lastly with the smooth polish paste (like a rough polish) take your time, when you start getting G$TVOL take a break, don't try rush it, and you'll see you will have the tank back to a glossy new looking plastic - no worries about bubbling and peeling.

Hope this was of some help.

Agreed! :thumleft:
Title: Re: XT 500 rebuild spray or powdercoat
Post by: Remy on October 12, 2011, 04:22:54 pm
Subscribed
Title: Re: XT 500 rebuild spray or powdercoat
Post by: tikkeltokkel on October 19, 2011, 02:22:25 am
Camel tank sprayed and will have decals put on tomorrow , it made me a bit moist today seeing it, the side covers are also finished ,,,, mean stuff. Now , Mechanic on holiday , hopefully ready and finished by Monday , Its now been 3 Months in the (re) Making !
Title: Re: XT 500 rebuild spray or powdercoat
Post by: White Rhino on October 19, 2011, 05:16:50 am
Excellent rebuild so far :thumleft:  - Subscribed >>>>>
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Post by: Hondsiff Honda on October 19, 2011, 05:33:04 am
Looking good
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Post by: chopperpilot on October 19, 2011, 09:35:43 am
 :happy1:
Title: Re: XT 500 rebuild spray or powdercoat
Post by: BB King on October 20, 2011, 10:37:32 pm
Still awake & waiting for you & C to pop in for Coffee & a sneak-peak....  :biggrin:

Title: Re: XT 500 rebuild spray or powdercoat
Post by: tikkeltokkel on October 20, 2011, 11:25:15 pm
Hey B, You're still waiting .... think of me then .... i am waiting for everyone , very patiently actually, starting to piss me right off
Title: Re: XT 500 rebuild spray or powdercoat
Post by: BB King on October 22, 2011, 11:34:17 pm
OK, you can post pics of the tank now!!! People need to see that!  :ricky:
Title: Re: XT 500 rebuild spray or powdercoat
Post by: tikkeltokkel on October 23, 2011, 04:01:53 pm
Well well, what have we here
Title: Re: XT 500 rebuild spray or powdercoat
Post by: JackJack on October 23, 2011, 08:15:31 pm
Tank looks awesome!
Title: Re: XT 500 rebuild spray or powdercoat
Post by: tikkeltokkel on October 23, 2011, 10:25:40 pm
Yeah thanks ,

saw the bike a few days ago absolutely bril , will be done by this Fri coming. Then i must start catching up , having not been on it for 10 years. Hope the training wheels will fit!
Title: Re: XT 500 rebuild spray or powdercoat
Post by: tikkeltokkel on October 28, 2011, 12:49:48 am
Well, It is Friday and my hopes are fading ,,,, this is bullshit , i envy all you okes that can rebuild your bikes yourlself. The blame for ....king slow progress then is on you and you do not have to wait like kippy for others to finish shit .................
Title: Re: XT 500 rebuild spray or powdercoat
Post by: White Rhino on October 28, 2011, 03:51:02 am
Hang in there buddy, better late with a good outcome than early with issues.

The tank looks ace :thumleft:
Title: Re: XT 500 rebuild spray or powdercoat
Post by: ClimbingTurtle on October 28, 2011, 06:57:39 am
Who did the paint job on the tank - its brilliant!

Send me the details please - I would like to get mine done at some point.....
Title: Re: XT 500 rebuild spray or powdercoat
Post by: tikkeltokkel on November 02, 2011, 07:15:49 pm
Bought an after market hooter , only to discover that the guy hadnt "undone" the adjustment screw to allow the diaphram to move ...... mmmmmm .... curious ! R114 wasted and the replacement looks like shit
Title: Re: XT 500 rebuild spray or powdercoat
Post by: tikkeltokkel on November 08, 2011, 06:37:31 pm
Finished and Klaar, Going brilliantly , Yes Please!
Title: Re: XT 500 rebuild spray or powdercoat
Post by: superten on November 08, 2011, 06:49:40 pm
mmmmmmmmmmmmm
Title: Re: XT 500 rebuild spray or powdercoat
Post by: BMWPE on November 08, 2011, 06:52:49 pm
Looks awesome well done  :thumleft:
Title: Re: XT 500 rebuild spray or powdercoat
Post by: edgy on November 09, 2011, 07:31:01 am
Very well done! :thumleft:
Title: Re: XT 500 rebuild spray or powdercoat
Post by: DR BIG 750 on November 09, 2011, 09:31:24 am
thats great agreed on the tank 1 st class, when are joining us on an old school ride I see the nos are looking good, check out my mates one I am helping him with also on this section
well done  :thumleft:
Title: Re: XT 500 rebuild spray or powdercoat
Post by: tikkeltokkel on November 10, 2011, 02:16:17 am
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Title: Re: XT 500 rebuild spray or powdercoat
Post by: chopperpilot on November 15, 2011, 01:32:23 pm
Die laaste foto lyk soos uit 'n Yamaha brosjure! Puik foto!

Die fiets lyk fantasties! :thumleft:

Kostes vir die "refurb"?
Title: Re: XT 500 rebuild spray or powdercoat
Post by: tikkeltokkel on November 15, 2011, 01:41:03 pm
22 big ones!
Title: Re: XT 500 rebuild spray or powdercoat
Post by: chopperpilot on November 15, 2011, 02:01:43 pm
22 big ones!

And that's without the original cost of the bike!

Looks fantastic...and is most probably worth the financial layout!

One of a kind! :thumleft:
Title: Re: XT 500 rebuild spray or powdercoat
Post by: theotherguy on November 15, 2011, 02:03:44 pm
absolutely beautiful!!!
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Post by: White Rhino on November 15, 2011, 03:33:02 pm
Very very very nice - a classic restored to perfection - Wel done! :thumleft:
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Post by: 2StrokeDan on November 15, 2011, 03:51:04 pm
TikkelTokkel, that is one superb looking XtraTesticle!! Well done, another one saved.
Title: Re: XT 500 rebuild spray or powdercoat
Post by: oo7 on November 15, 2011, 04:02:45 pm
Awesome awesome awesome!!!

Geez I just love that bike! Its beautiful man.

Really well done.

I hope you enjoy riding it as well.
Title: Re: XT 500 rebuild spray or powdercoat
Post by: tikkeltokkel on November 15, 2011, 05:23:21 pm
thanks all, the positive feedback numbs the pain radiating from my wallet region!
Title: Re: XT 500 rebuild spray or powdercoat
Post by: punisher on November 15, 2011, 06:01:02 pm
i now have a stain in me pants 

blerrrry  fantastic
Title: Re: XT 500 rebuild spray or powdercoat
Post by: Kokkus on November 15, 2011, 07:42:21 pm
Very Very Smart!  Makes me miss my old 500
Title: Re: XT 500 rebuild spray or powdercoat
Post by: LRFan on November 30, 2011, 02:14:07 pm
tikkeltonkel,
How did you go about to make sure the paint is going to last on the camel tank, if can PLEASE be so kind to tel us and again a very nice XT. There are a big following of these bikes in Europe.

Thanks.
Title: Re: XT 500 rebuild spray or powdercoat
Post by: tikkeltokkel on March 21, 2012, 09:27:31 pm
I managed to track down a very hard to find Acerbis Camel tank .... sweet as .......... the other tank didn't do too well after being painted ,,, and i was assured all would be good, the plastic weld around the filler cap was giving up the ghost anyway so i am pleased to find Tank 2.0 .
I am going to have to find out how to line the inside properly this time ... any suggestions?

Title: Re: XT 500 rebuild spray or powdercoat
Post by: OMO on November 03, 2012, 09:07:01 am
Hi Tikkeltokkel,

Your bike looks great. :mwink: What or who did you use for the engine spray job?

Omo


Title: Re: XT 500 rebuild spray or powdercoat
Post by: tikkeltokkel on November 03, 2012, 02:35:50 pm
The crowd in Kempton park here did it .... heat resistant paint ... seems to be holding up well , only a couple thousand k's since it was done , so far so good ...
Title: Re: XT 500 rebuild spray or powdercoat
Post by: Goose on November 03, 2012, 02:59:59 pm
Powder Coating every time  :thumleft: :thumleft:


A BIG WARNING THOUGH!!!!!!  Make sure you protect the frame number!!!  I forgot and the frame was sandblasted - then powder coated........ got to SAPS for the clearance and nearly saw my backside. Fortunately I pleaded ignorance and the chaps managed to scrape and sand the powder coating off to reveal the number - even though the sandblasting did indeed damage it!
Title: Re: XT 500 rebuild spray or powdercoat
Post by: tikkeltokkel on November 18, 2012, 11:52:41 pm
Put the original tank back on till i get the Acerbis painted.

Actually looking alright ......
Title: Re: XT 500 rebuild spray or powdercoat
Post by: the_wes on November 19, 2012, 03:37:16 am
Put the original tank back on till i get the Acerbis painted.

Actually looking alright ......

looks stunning, and I wouldn't even change it again (unless you want the range)  :thumleft:
Title: Re: XT 500 rebuild spray or powdercoat
Post by: tikkeltokkel on November 19, 2012, 11:09:43 am
Thanks,

i now know how to change the tanks over fairly quickly so i will put the long range on only for "getaways" . I think the one i bought is a 20l - compared to the skraal 8.5l here.
Title: Re: XT 500 rebuild spray or powdercoat
Post by: krister on December 02, 2012, 05:32:49 pm
Wow!  What a beaut!   :thumleft:
Title: Re: XT 500 rebuild spray or powdercoat
Post by: Single Cylinder on December 19, 2012, 01:24:28 pm
Really nice rebuild. Watch for paint peeling off the plastic tank. Enjoy the ride :biggrin:
Title: Re: XT 500 rebuild spray or powdercoat
Post by: Chris_M on December 19, 2012, 01:28:16 pm
Pics are showing the wonders of said clean green and wire brush ... on exhaust and kickstart lever. Some sandpaper on the bottom section of the mudguard which i'll clear coat when done ,,,, and the engine looking awe......... wait for it ..............


wow what did you use on the motor?

ed ok i see you answered that already :)
Title: Re: XT 500 rebuild spray or powdercoat
Post by: Graham Ross on December 19, 2012, 01:36:56 pm
Here is a photo of mine sprayed and coated.
Title: Re: XT 500 rebuild spray or powdercoat
Post by: tikkeltokkel on December 19, 2012, 01:57:50 pm
Nice .... Slight flat tracker look happening ..
Title: Re: XT 500 rebuild spray or powdercoat
Post by: Graham Ross on December 20, 2012, 06:41:34 am
Thats what I tried to go for but changed dirrection in the build.
Title: Re: XT 500 rebuild spray or powdercoat
Post by: ®©errie on December 31, 2012, 01:23:51 am
BEautifull!!!
Title: Re: XT 500 rebuild spray or powdercoat
Post by: Cheetah on December 31, 2012, 07:59:28 am
Put the original tank back on till i get the Acerbis painted.

Actually looking alright ......
Looks STUNNING !!