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Old 04-19-2011, 06:37 PM
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my mutant re-build

so I'm slowly working on re-doing my mutant Buell from Redneck Engineering.
I purchased the bike a year ago, and the paint was chipping and the frame had some surface rust. So this winter I tore it down to the frame to powdercoat everything in new colors.

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Dropping the frame off tomorrow to get powdercoated (can't fit in my oven) then coating the wheels.

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Old 04-20-2011, 12:35 PM
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Engine looks great can't wait to see the rest
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Old 04-20-2011, 12:58 PM
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agreed - the engine looks fantastic. What did you do? tear it all down and get everything powder coated? well worth whatever you did
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Old 04-20-2011, 02:17 PM
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Motor looks real good, the gold to me looks odd but your motor. Really like it man
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Old 04-20-2011, 02:18 PM
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looking good there,

are ya aware that the anodising on the pushrod tubes WILL turn pink, within hours of being exposed to sunlight..........or are they painted?
a buddy fitted red anodised covers to his Shovelhead,they didn't last long....the shit we gave him and his ''Pink'' Tubes...
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Old 04-20-2011, 03:37 PM
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Thanks for the feedback guys.

Everything is powder coated, except the block and jugs, which was already painted black. The powder should hold up to pretty high heat I believe (hopefully my exhaust is far enough away . . .).
I did all the powder coating myself, gun from eastwood and used kitchen oven from craigslist. probably spent less than $300, which is probably less than it would've cost me to have someone do the motor for me. Not to mention I will be powder coating everything else on the bike to match. mostly red and black, with gold accents.
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Old 04-20-2011, 05:35 PM
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man that looks sick one of a kind for sure! how much is the frame going to cost you?
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Old 05-11-2011, 12:16 PM
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whats that breather sticking up there?
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That engine came out amazing .. really well done and the colors fit perfect. Can't wait to see it all together on the road.
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Old 05-20-2011, 05:51 PM
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Old 05-20-2011, 05:53 PM
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Finally got the frame back from the powdercoater. Took forever but looks great! Let me know what you guys think. Cost me $250 and I bought the gold base powder ($40).



Next up is to wire the frame. Not looking forward to that. . . any advice is appreciated.
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Old 05-22-2011, 03:09 AM
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that thing is going to look unbelievable! nice work. i wish i could do something like that with my motor ( !00" sporty ) but S&S says not to do any thing like that with their motors. But keep the pictures coming and again nice work

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whats that breather sticking up there?
looks like the gearbox or crankcase breather.
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Old 05-22-2011, 06:30 AM
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yes it is the crankcase breather.
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