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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 04-15-2012, 01:39 PM Thread Starter
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Engine paint options?

hey everyone,

i had a bit of misfortune yesterday and did a low-side slide at about 30mph on a city street. i came out of it pretty OK (wear your gear, folks).. but my beautiful street triple skidded for a fair distance as well.

so i hafta to replace the shifter pegs, turn light and fix my mirror.. easy enough, but the alternator/stator cover is another thing. i dont want to replace it, since it doesn't seem damaged to that point where it needs to be replaced. it's just scraped across all the surface .. and not too deep anywhere..

so my thought was to just smooth out the scrapes with a dremel then re-paint it.

im wondering if any of you have done this - any particular paints or colors and how were the results? i'd like to match the engine paint as closely as possible.

(its a 2011 Street Triple)
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Stick a plastic or carbon fiber alternator cover/protector over it and be done. That way you have covered the damage and added protection should it ever happen again. I would also suggest at least a right side crank cover protector since that cover can easily be damaged even in a simple drop and causes catastrophic failure, if not also a clutch cover protector.

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yeah thanks for the tip.. i had thought about getting covers as an alternative to painting it.. but im going to have to drop a tidy sum on new woodcraft rearsets to replace the stock stuff that got bent-up and i didnt want to blow a even bigger hole in my budget this month. but maybe i may need to eat ramen for a while longer... ;D
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Hammerite smooth black will give you a decent finish, but fill the scrapes then sand it smooth. If you try to take them out with a Dremel you might go right through it.

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I used quicksteel then sanded smooth an used gloss black engine paint

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I used Satin black aerosol paint. The scratching I had to repair was very superficial and fine wet and dry paper, used wet, followed by a thick coat of brushed grey primer and then flatted once more with wet and dry covered the scratches well.

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Which Hammerite?

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Hammerite smooth black will give you a decent finish, but fill the scrapes then sand it smooth. If you try to take them out with a Dremel you might go right through it.

Rob
For the engine, is it safe to use the normal smooth black Hammerite paint, or should I use the high heat version?

I ask because I already ordered the normal one, but I just noticed that there is another one that is specifically for high heat applications.
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I'd use the high temperature one, but engine cases don't get super hot so the normal one might be OK. The high temperature one is useable on exhausts.

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I replaced the stator cover and it wasn't too expensive. Under $100 w/gasket. Unlike the clutch side which is over $300. Just be careful getting the wires tucked in correctly.

http://www.bikebandit.com/2009-trium...7294#sch631604

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