My other project bike arrived :) 06 Ninja 250

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Sat Aug 12, 2017 8:52 pm

I drove it today, to get it inspected, after I got full coverage insurance for it.

Never did I think I would be going the speed I was. I honestly thought I was puttering along. Maybe 45 mph, in a 40 mph zone.( thinking to myself.)

I was going 75! Did not feel like I was in red and blue light territory by any means. :/

Power delivery is so flat and unassuming. ( lack of cars on the road probably played another part) while not well oiled sewing machine smooth, it was well below the RPM I thought it was going to be in 6th gear for speed I was going.

The sneaky 250 will get you in trouble!

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Sun Aug 13, 2017 8:57 am

Hooray for the small displacement bikes. I like mine more than I thought I would.

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Mon Aug 14, 2017 1:23 pm

The kicker for me is that I ride 250s every day, after I fix them. But they are student bikes. So they aren't allowed onto the street. ( only 60,000 square feet of "training range" which equals about. 4 to 5 seconds of full throttle. Or, you can ride all day, if you stay around 15 to 20 mph. :D) Anyways Riding on the street, brings a new fun factor, that I have not had with my work 250s.

( Until I get the "supa SUCA" II rolling. :D

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Mon Aug 14, 2017 10:43 pm

Pissed off I i have plast-dip experience, even with the can version.

EVERY.....SINGLE...CAN... Of, black "hi gloss" for base coat, is spattering EVERYWHERE...(8 cans) Yet the other 3 colors ( white, green, purple, are NOT spattering. ANY other color than black, for base coat, is going to take me cans, and cans, and cans, to cover up the blue/yellow.. :/

Going to hold off on graphics. I'll let a shop do plati-dip base coat. I'm going to focus on sanding/powder coat.
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Tue Aug 15, 2017 11:38 am

Scotch-brite pads to the rescue! Does a good job sanding it down, without attacking the pliability.

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Sat Aug 26, 2017 8:31 pm

Finally was able to spend some time on the bike.

Got it registed, and a plate on it. :)

Spent some time doing some powder coating. I am happy with the effect.

I set down a coat of flat black base, then afterward put down 2 coats of metallic purple. ( which game me a surprise color, but happy none the less) and then 3 coats of clear top coat. What it gives off.. Black, or purple, depending on the light! :D. ( all photos are of the finished product, but showing the different colors in different lighting.)

Fork tubes are a simply gloss black, with clear coat.

A couple notes on the photos. Swing arm accidentally got some powdercoat dust, that I did not see in time, before taking some pics. The ignition was not removed( but it will be) reason is that this is from a torn down ninja.. So I will swap the running ninjas ignition switch to this triple clamp.
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Tue Aug 29, 2017 6:29 pm

Really nice work there. I like it.

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