first piece painted (gas tank will be the hardest and last):
waiting on a new windshield, its a medium height wide windshield I got off ebay, supposedly made by 7jurock, although
I don't see it in their website. It looks like the stock windshield but wider/more square/less tapered at the top. The best
part is that I don't have to tell the DMV or insurance about the color change green is green!
Love that look. There is a OD KLR and a Desert Sand KLR running around Phoenix. Only problem (at least for me) is that they blend in to the background here. I already feel like a target on my red V. Can't wait to see the finished product.
"Well-behaved women seldom make history" - Laurel Thatcher Ulrich
@ Claypgn they are multistrada handguards, they have led blinkers integrated into them. The multistrada uses unconventional hand controls which makes it very difficult to attach them to the motorcycle, which is why I only have one mounted. Still working out he best manner for the left hand guard.
@ Calico Jack:
I am using Rustoleum rattle cans =) I did this once before on my old motorcycle with very good results (different color though).
Right now what I am doing is dry sanding the surface of the stock plastic, cleaning it up with soapy water and degreaser, priming it, wet sanding, and then painting it. I think maybe 3 to 4 light coats of primer, just enough for full coverage so that it doesn't show the green through after wet sanding. The pic is 3 coats of paint. I am going to move on the rest of the bike while I let it fully cure, then I am going to sand it one last time and re-coat (possibly some type of non-gloss clear coat if I can find it).