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Offline Nox

Touratech Crashbar Repair:
« on: June 26, 2014, 10:08:03 am »
Some guidance please:

So I had my first incident with the LC, my fault not the bike's! :thumleft:

I have some scratches on my touratech and bmw chrashbars, but no deep grooves.

Does anyone know how Touratech gets the finish they do on those Stainless Steel crashbars? I was thinking of just repairing it, but if its too much effort, the bike will remain as is!

At first I thought it was just sandblasting, but have read that stainless steel can be electroplated, although it is not magnetic.

I don't really want to powdercoat the bars, as I really like the silver, as apposed to black.

Any hints... :-\
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Re: Touratech Crashbar Repair:
« Reply #1 on: June 26, 2014, 10:36:20 am »
Show pics so we can see...  :deal:
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Re: Touratech Crashbar Repair:
« Reply #2 on: June 26, 2014, 05:20:05 pm »
I'm curious too, my BMW crashbars has been performing admirably but they carry some deep scars. Might be worth a buff at some point depending on the answer and the cost.
 

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Re: Touratech Crashbar Repair:
« Reply #3 on: June 26, 2014, 06:50:12 pm »
An abrasive flap wheel might be worth a try. Most good hardware stores in the industrial districts have them.
Just clamp it in the chuck of a drill, and you've got a rotating sander.  :thumleft:

(I actually need to get another one in 120-grit - my old one is worn out.)
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Offline Nox

Re: Touratech Crashbar Repair:
« Reply #4 on: July 04, 2014, 03:13:17 pm »
Hi All,

Will post some pics on Monday... :thumleft:
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2013 1200 GS - 2011 KTM 300 - current
2008 1200 GS 2007 XMoto
2006 Kawasaki KDX 200 - current bike 2012 Kawasaki KX 250 2008 Kawasaki ZX 14 2008 Kawasaki ZX 6 2004 BMW 1200 GS Suzuki GSXR 1000 K4 - stuntbike 1994 Honda Fireblade 900 rr - stuntbike 2006 ER6F - stuntbike 2006 Honda TRX 400 2008 Kawasaki KLR 650 Green 2008 Kawasaki KLR 650 Blue - written off 2006 Kawasaki Z 750 S 1984 BMW R100RS 1992 Yamaha DT 180 1988 Honda MTX 50 1985 Kawasaki