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    2001 1200S Transformation

    Hi folks, fairly new to the site. I am undertaking a 2001 1200S transformation. Now if I had thought I was going to create a thread on here (which I might do yet) I would have taken the before pictures closer up to the bike, but at the time I thought that distance made it look better. Any way some fundamentals need some research, so here is a question(s) for you.

    I plan on doing the body work in Satin and Matt Black do I need to clear coat it or not?
    If I do, do I need matt or satin lacquer?
    When lacquer has been applied will the matt and satin finishes become the same and therefore not show any contrast.

    For instance, I'm thinking the body work will be primarily Satin with a number of matt accents, some stripes for instance, maybe a K front and centre on the front mudguard, some shadow flames............(the teen in me says yes, yes, yes, the adult says get a life)

    Any way looking forward to the responses

    Stu

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    Re: 2001 1200S Transformation

    so true mate, Distance does make the S better

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    Re: 2001 1200S Transformation

    that just so cruel..... I did think of taking the transformation that one step closer to the r. But then, nah I sorta appreciate the the no nonsense ugliness of the S

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    Re: 2001 1200S Transformation

    S is a fast bike, like actually riding at speed, so if that is your primary use I wouldnít worry about banter. Looks can be easily improved IMO with simple addition of scoop under headlights



    Canít help with paint question, but with full strip you are on the right track. Have you painted the frame or powdered it?

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    Re: 2001 1200S Transformation

    Its been powder coated

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    Re: 2001 1200S Transformation

    Looks good
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    Re: 2001 1200S Transformation

    Now have cut back the swingarm for paint, its well pitted, has some chain scrape and a little dink on the top edge on the chain side between the shock lower mount and the adjuster block. As I have managed to bring most things back to acceptable levels, I don't think I'll be able to get this swingarm anywhere near acceptable, without use of filler, which and i could be wrong wouldn't stick around long once the bike was ridden, so thinking about a new swingarm now........

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    Re: 2001 1200S Transformation

    Have you considered aluminum brazing instead of epoxy filler? I have not made cosmetic repairs with aluminum “weld rods” but successfully repaired leaking a/c lines. Quite easy to work with.... almost forgot dude here is buying custom swing arm perhaps you can make deal on his oem arm
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    Re: 2001 1200S Transformation

    Looks new
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