Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 26

Thread: 2001 1200S Transformation

Hybrid View

Previous Post Previous Post   Next Post Next Post
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Sep 2020
    Location
    Norwich Norfolk
    Posts
    57

    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

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    Reading, Berks
    Posts
    3,119

    Re: 2001 1200S Transformation

    so true mate, Distance does make the S better

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Sep 2020
    Location
    Norwich Norfolk
    Posts
    57

    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

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Jul 2017
    Location
    South from the Deep South - Florida Man
    Posts
    3,581

    Re: 2001 1200S Transformation

    S is a fast bike, like actually riding at speed, so if that is your primary use I wouldn’t worry about banter. Looks can be easily improved IMO with simple addition of scoop under headlights



    Can’t help with paint question, but with full strip you are on the right track. Have you painted the frame or powdered it?

    Attachment 22443
    Last edited by WJ-Polish Guy; 6th January 2021 at 11:04 PM.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Sep 2020
    Location
    Norwich Norfolk
    Posts
    57

    Re: 2001 1200S Transformation

    Its been powder coated

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Jul 2017
    Location
    South from the Deep South - Florida Man
    Posts
    3,581

    Re: 2001 1200S Transformation

    Looks good

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    from plymouth but lives in chatham, kent.
    Posts
    533

    Re: 2001 1200S Transformation

    Quote Originally Posted by R.S.V.REX View Post
    so true mate, Distance does make the S better
    🙁🙁🙁I like my S close up
    here today gone tomorrow

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Sep 2020
    Location
    Norwich Norfolk
    Posts
    57

    Re: 2001 1200S Transformation


  9. #9
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    Reading, Berks
    Posts
    3,119

    Re: 2001 1200S Transformation

    Quote Originally Posted by philc57 View Post
    🙁🙁🙁I like my S close up
    was only joking mate, we all know what the S stands for

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    North Devon. Nr Westward Ho & Instow A39.
    Posts
    1,672

    Re: 2001 1200S Transformation

    "we all know what the S stands for....."

    Speed

    Specially if you have a blue one. Fastest colour.
    Also more comfort, less wind buffeting & you can see where you are going....

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  


Green Web Hosting! This site hosted by DreamHost.

Click here to order your ZRXOC Merchandise