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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 10-02-2007, 12:30 PM Thread Starter
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Spray paint can had my name again

Every time I seem BlueJ's I say I want to black out my stuff too (kudo dude on a nice bike). Well went out and bought some paint yesterday and had at it. Funny thing when reinstalling the headlight bucket... remember which plugs go where... it wont start if not correct. Here's how they came out... and I know I will have to get powder-coated, but for a temp thing not thinking not to bad.
Edit: Oh I should probably say what was painted, the handlebars and headlight bucket.





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looks great! I did my headlight bucket too.

Now hit your shifter with the black spray paint!

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Thanks dude, and man I have never even thought about painting those... hmmm!
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That is so F'in nice! Fagettaboutit! I love the fact that you left the headlight ring Chrome. That is exactly what I'm going to do. The handlebars look so nice I can't stand looking at your pictures! Please tell us what paint you used, how you prepped and any other vital information that will keep us from posting a "I screwed up" Thread!

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Thx HFG, i used http://www.rustoleum.com/CBGProduct.asp?pid=95 . It is for industrial apps, so i figured that it would hold up the the bug gattling gun that gets you once in a while. Its a little tacky, and I suggest to let dry for about an hour even though it says "fast drying". I used two coats, and 320g sanding after the first. Dont paint all the way from tip to tip, as it my cause the throttle to stick. Unscrew the left side light/blinker controls completely, so you are not scratching the paint as you slid it on. The right side goes on first, and slowly so not to go past the point you want. As far as the bucket... DON'T try to paint while on the bike... I found out the hard way that it is not a good idea, and will take you twice as long fixing you dinks and scratches. Take your time is number one.
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thanks!

Your bike looks sweet, too! I left my headlight trim ring chrome also - gives a pretty cool touch. And, I was worried about those connectors inside the headlight bucket for a little while (someone posted a pic of the inside of that thing a few months back and said it looked like a Radio Shack store puked in there). BUT, it turns out that there's no way to screw it up without using excessive force - each of those connectors only has one mate that fits. Just make sure there are no loose ends when you're done!!

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Your bike looks sweet, too! I left my headlight trim ring chrome also - gives a pretty cool touch. And, I was worried about those connectors inside the headlight bucket for a little while (someone posted a pic of the inside of that thing a few months back and said it looked like a Radio Shack store puked in there). BUT, it turns out that there's no way to screw it up without using excessive force - each of those connectors only has one mate that fits. Just make sure there are no loose ends when you're done!!
Ya see - that's why I keep coming back! I didn't know this BlueJ until you just said that it - it is square peg in square hole / round peg in round hole. Now I am not so apprehensive to start taking the bucket apart! Thx my man -

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NOS - one FINE lookin' bonneville - luv the shorty front fender especially - good work!!

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Your bike looks sweet, too! I left my headlight trim ring chrome also - gives a pretty cool touch. And, I was worried about those connectors inside the headlight bucket for a little while (someone posted a pic of the inside of that thing a few months back and said it looked like a Radio Shack store puked in there). BUT, it turns out that there's no way to screw it up without using excessive force - each of those connectors only has one mate that fits. Just make sure there are no loose ends when you're done!!
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Ya see - that's why I keep coming back! I didn't know this BlueJ until you just said that it - it is square peg in square hole / round peg in round hole. Now I am not so apprehensive to start taking the bucket apart! Thx my man -
I got my new tail light and blinkers over the weekend and after dinner last night, when the wife retreated to the bedroom to watch her soap operas or whatever they do Ė I set out to the garage with my ďsecret mod boxĒ to install them with my new bobbed rear fender. I got the seat off and low and behold the 4 bolts that hold the fender on are torque star bolts so I have to cruise up to my parentís house tonight after work, where I keep my main tool chest, and retrieve them. I did install the front blinkers last night. I got to tell you, Iím kinda proud because Iím not an electrical genius but, "armed with my new BlueJ Knowledge", I did take apart both turn signals opened up the headlight and pulled all the wiring out so I could work and started disconnecting and pulling the old blinker wires out through the housing and routing and plugging in the new blinkers into the harness and then buttoning it all back up and then tested. Here is the part where youíre supposed to hear that I was either the King of my electrical system or I totally gooned it all up and short circuited it!

I buttoned everything back up carefully and turned the key on and the front headlight went on so, thinking Iím good now, I went to try the blinkers. I pushed to the left and low and behold all 4 blinkers starting blinking simultaneously in warning fashion. I now thought I would yield to someone who knew more than me and quit while I was ahead without damage. That thought evaporated inside of 30 seconds. I turned the key back off and re-opened the headlight and pulled the right blinker connections off and switched them around. I then turned the key back on to test before closing it back up and the right blinker (front & back) now worked perfectly. I thought well maybe it is some kind of cross-wired circuit, so I tried the left blinker and nothing happened except a buzzer buzzing so I quickly turned it off. I went to the left blinker connections and swapped them around and turned the key back on and Guess what? They all work perfectly now! I know that this isn't a big deal to most of the REAL wrenches here - but I was dam proud of myself for doing it myself, running into issues, thinking them through and then actually fixing them correctly. Iím off to my primary toolbox after work to retrieve my Torque Sockets and finish the job tonight.

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Hedge- Is that just a long-winded way of saying I was wrong??

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