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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 08-29-2009, 01:31 PM Thread Starter
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Painted Shock Springs

I've noticed that many of you riding the red Versys bikes have bikes with a red spring coil. I've got a the blue V. The spring is silver. I wonder if it could be painted the same color as the bike--blue? I guess this would be a difficult thing to make happen?
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 08-29-2009, 02:25 PM
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The reds are 08's, the springs came red. The blue 09's came grey,take it off sand it and prime it good then it should have no problem retaining it's color
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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 09-09-2009, 08:05 PM
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Mine was red and I painted it Silver to match the frame and plastics. Got a spring compression kit and once compressed the spring can be taken off the shock with relative ease. The hard part is re-compressing the spring after painting without screwing up your paint job.
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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 09-09-2009, 10:43 PM
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I had mine powdercoated for $35.00. I feel that may last longer. Best wishes.
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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 09-10-2009, 12:19 PM
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Get it powdercoated if you do it. Shouldnt cost more than $45 and will last forever and not scratch when you reinstall it.

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