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Author Topic: FZR600 Neo-Cafe  (Read 23865 times)

Offline The Limey

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Re: FZR600 Neo-Cafe
« Reply #10 on: Apr 08, 2016, 13:36:19 »
Thick greasy crud is good.  It looks awful and helps lower prices, but preserves the goodness underneath for those of us willing to go hunting for it. 
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Re: FZR600 Neo-Cafe
« Reply #11 on: Apr 08, 2016, 15:17:29 »
Yep.  My buddies keep coming over as I get a new bit cleaned and mounted and they can't believe it came of the crusty parts bike. ;D
The GL Rebirth: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=68337.0
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Re: FZR600 Neo-Cafe
« Reply #12 on: Apr 08, 2016, 15:20:36 »
Been looking on ebay for an FZR 600/1000 for a while, there seems some good deals to be had.
Just being a nosey bugger, where in the UK are you.

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Re: FZR600 Neo-Cafe
« Reply #13 on: Apr 08, 2016, 15:55:23 »
Rural South Northants.
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Re: FZR600 Neo-Cafe
« Reply #14 on: Apr 08, 2016, 17:02:01 »
Not a million miles from me.

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Re: FZR600 Neo-Cafe
« Reply #15 on: Apr 13, 2016, 12:14:30 »
Here's a before pic of the fuel pump.  Filthier than a night with Carol Vorderman and a keg of Guinness.



'After' pics due soon.

Here's the swigarm prepped and painted...



It's been sprayed with black Hammerite.  Now, I thought long and hard about the choice of finish.  Much as I love it, powder coat was out on economic grounds.  I seriously considered enamel gloss black such as PJ1, but I've decided I don't want a facory look to components, but more of a hand-finished look.  That's not to say sloppy or nasty, as I'm going to make sure everything is meticulously painted, polished or plated etc, but I don't want the components to look like they've just plopped off the conveyor at the factory - if I wanted that I may as well buy a new bike (and I am, that'll be the 650 Burgervan I've promised myself as a retirement pressent).  I want them to look like they've been done by an an enthusiast at home, but done well, with care and effort.

Well, it's done now!
« Last Edit: Apr 13, 2016, 12:16:42 by The Limey »
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Re: FZR600 Neo-Cafe
« Reply #16 on: Apr 13, 2016, 13:05:37 »
I like the hammered finish, it hides flaws in the metal and is durable etc. Great for frames, swingers etc.
The GL Rebirth: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=68337.0
CX500 Low budget Bobber : http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=43617.0
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Re: FZR600 Neo-Cafe
« Reply #17 on: Apr 13, 2016, 13:12:42 »
Thanks buddy - I'm liking you more and more!  ;D

I'll do the frame in hammered black as well.  It's a right royal ballache to reassemble without damaging paint, but nothing I haven't done before.  Everything else will be gloss black, except for the crank cases which I'm thinking of doing in wrinkle.

Tomorrow is time for a bit more rubbing of the tank, some more work on the rear wheel, and a tidy up of the man cave.
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Re: FZR600 Neo-Cafe
« Reply #18 on: Apr 13, 2016, 13:20:29 »
I have used 3-4 different hammered colours on bikes, Did a 450T frame and swinger in silver, My CX has a cast iron hammered paint and it looks great, best part is, you don't worry about runs or anything with the way it lays and it fixes itself. I have used both spray and brush. it is good for hangers, footpeg brackets and all that too. 
The GL Rebirth: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=68337.0
CX500 Low budget Bobber : http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=43617.0
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Re: FZR600 Neo-Cafe
« Reply #19 on: Apr 14, 2016, 14:49:42 »
And today I have been filling and wet sanding the fuel tank cover.  A bit more priming tomorrow, then a final rub, then a final prime and leave to cure for a week or two before paint to allow for any sinking or shrinking.  It's a slow, tedious, tiresome, utter ballache, but there ain't no substitute for time and patience.  Anything South of perfection just won't do.
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