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what bike did you put the Maxtons on?
Does anyone know if aircraft paint stripper is safe to remove paint from my Le Mans wheels?
Yes no problem to use on alloy wheels, look for aerosol can "Aircraft Paint Stripper" works great
Another topic... I'm in the middle of rebuilding my calipers. I was on the fence since the brakes seemed ok during the few test rides before the tear down. Wow are they a mess, amazing they worked at all. A lot of crud and particles around the outer seals, some sludge looking stuff in the master cylinder, and pistons have surface rust, some pitting, will leave in EvapoRust overnight to see how they turn out, may need ones. I guess I should powder coat them now that there are apart. Thankful I did it now rather than later when the bike is back together.
Progress on paint... went with Mahindra Red as recommended on the forum. We are going with PPG Hot Rod Black for the tank accents but we're struggling with what to use for the fluorescent orange. Does anyone after a specific paint (brand/color code) they've used that has worked well? I'm trying to get as close to OEM as possible.Also got the wheels back from the powder coater... not happy with the color they choose, looks more gray than silver, ugh, they'll have to be redone. Thinking about either Prismatic BMW Silver or Porsche Silver with a satin clear coat. Anyone have any suggestions?
Originally I was going to just get a new complete exhaust but the factory mufflers, headers, and crossover are in great shape aside from some dents in the muffler so I'd really like to keep them, at least for a while to let my checkbook cool a bit. I filled in the dents with HiTemp LabMetal.The repair looks reasonable, at least much better than before, and while you can powder coat Hi-Temp LabMetal, Ceramic coating is not supported by the manufacturer and I read others didn't have success (although they may not have been using the Hi-Temp variant). So my choices appear to be to just paint them with Hi-Temp exhaust paint, just bought some from Eastwood, or ceramic coat the headers and cross-overs and paint the mufflers only. I have no idea what the Eastwood Satin black paint will look like next the Ceramic but worst case I'm thinking I can spray over the ceramic like @canuck750 did. When I had my first Le Mans I put a lot of miles on it between re-spraying them every few years... I might be putting 1K mi/yr on this bike at best. Wondering if it's worth getting some of it ceramic coated or just re-spray them when necessary.
I found a replacement set of clip-ons that were chrome rather than black. I had them powder coated black and instructed them to not coat the area that provides a ground to the switches. They simply taped over that area so now it still has the chrome plating on it. Will chrome provide a solid ground for the switches? For those of you that have a 76 or 77 Le Mans with chrome clip-ons, do you remember what the area where the switches ground to looked like?
Anyone know where the negative battery cable grounds to the frame. Is it at the battery plate to frame mounting point or maybe the battery plate to gearbox? Does it need to have a ground to just the frame or the frame and engine? Thanks.
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