Repainted - Kawasaki Vulcan 750 Forum : Kawasaki VN750 Forums
VN750 General Discussion

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 32 (permalink) Old 03-28-2009, 08:10 PM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
Jace Bror's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Prior Lake (MPLS area), MN
Posts: 950
iTrader: (1)
 
Repainted

Well it took a little while but I got her repainted. I still need to get the side covers done. Not sure whether or not I want to repaint or get chrome ones. I can't afford chromes and if I repainted them I think it would be better to sell the the painted ones to someone who has that colour and buy some scratched up ones and repaint those.

This is what it was like when I bought her last 4th of July

Metal Etching Primer kinda a enfield green


I used truckbed liner undercoating on the fenders and the tank,
to help resist rust and rock chips
This was the very first coat of many.



And shes all done. IMHO I am very happy with it. It all started cuz the PO allowed the tank to sit on its side when it was off and leak gas and it took up the clearcoat and the stripes on the egg and ruined the black. Plus there were two dents in the tank too.

Sold 750 (9-09)
Bought '07 900 Classic "LT" (6-09)
Mustand Seat (6-09)
Balanced Carbs (4-09)
Adjusted Mix Screws (4-09)
Drilled Baffles 8 holes (4-09)
R/R Relocated (3-09)
Splines Lubed (3-09)
Metzelers ME880 170/80 in back 100/90 in front (3-09)
Painted flat blak (3-09)
Kuri grips (8-08)
Kuri Longhorn pegs (8-08)
Iridium Plugs (8-08)
Highway bar/ engine guard(FS)
Some saddlebags no idea which ones
Facebook group Vulcan 750 Riders (Invite Only Group)
Facebook ID Eli Gaffke
Jace Bror is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 32 (permalink) Old 03-28-2009, 08:43 PM
Members who have donated towards server costs
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: LONE TREE IOWA
Posts: 25
iTrader: (0)
 
LOOKS REALLY GOOD, CHROME SIDE COVERS MIGHT MAKE THE BLACK POP MORE. EITHER WAY IT LOOKS AWESOME !
BIRDDOG 54 is offline  
post #3 of 32 (permalink) Old 03-28-2009, 09:00 PM
Members who have donated towards server costs
 
93VN750's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Tampa, Florida
Posts: 1,766
iTrader: (2)
 
Send a message via Skype™ to 93VN750
It does look good.

How did you get the tank dents out? I have a crease in mine right where the right emblem was. Need to fix before I paint.

Thanks!!

Jon

93VN750, under re-construction
vn750.com Member # 828

Rick's Stator and R/R
MF AGM Battery
Coastered
Degoated
Shaved & Jetted
Iridium's
MAC Tapered Staggered Pipes
Battery/Temp/Clock Gauge
Stainless Steel Brake Lines
Dunlop D-404's
23,XXX miles and holding pending gasket change (underway!!!)
93VN750 is offline  
 
post #4 of 32 (permalink) Old 03-28-2009, 09:15 PM
Vintage bike addict
 
antiq's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: I live in eastern ohio
Posts: 859
iTrader: (3)
 
Hey those sidecovers look like the right color for mine! I have some funky red covers I was about to repaint Not scratched up or broken though. Let me know if you want to swap.

No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.
Eleanor Roosevelt.
antiq is offline  
post #5 of 32 (permalink) Old 03-28-2009, 09:20 PM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
Jace Bror's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Prior Lake (MPLS area), MN
Posts: 950
iTrader: (1)
 
I might be interested. These are in good shape. Only thing is the "750" isn't red anymore. I was about to hand paint the "750" with some model paint. Take some close up pics, and I'll do the same.

Sold 750 (9-09)
Bought '07 900 Classic "LT" (6-09)
Mustand Seat (6-09)
Balanced Carbs (4-09)
Adjusted Mix Screws (4-09)
Drilled Baffles 8 holes (4-09)
R/R Relocated (3-09)
Splines Lubed (3-09)
Metzelers ME880 170/80 in back 100/90 in front (3-09)
Painted flat blak (3-09)
Kuri grips (8-08)
Kuri Longhorn pegs (8-08)
Iridium Plugs (8-08)
Highway bar/ engine guard(FS)
Some saddlebags no idea which ones
Facebook group Vulcan 750 Riders (Invite Only Group)
Facebook ID Eli Gaffke
Jace Bror is offline  
post #6 of 32 (permalink) Old 03-28-2009, 09:26 PM
Simple Solutions
 
seebeeare's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: SEQUIM, WA
Posts: 965
iTrader: (3)
 
Send a message via MSN to seebeeare Send a message via Yahoo to seebeeare
Quote:
Originally Posted by 93VN750 View Post
It does look good.

How did you get the tank dents out? I have a crease in mine right where the right emblem was. Need to fix before I paint.

Thanks!!

Jon
i use a fiberglass resin similar to bondo u pick it up at napa i like the consistency and durability way better then bondo the only down fall is the hardener is clear so its hard to tell if its mixed well i usually mix anouterr couple minutes after i think im done mixing.... I fixed a little ding in my first tank and it held up to a little slip where i ended up breaking the seam and a new dent right above the original fix but the resin stayed in not even a crackle in it i want to see bondo do this...

how big of a crease? if your patient with this stuff u can get a great fix at an inexpencive cost



Stator #3
MF AGM
DeGoated
Ears Shaved
R/R relocated
Rebuilt



She's worth her weight in GOLD
If u dont have it already Here is the Service Manual
How To Test the Stator
seebeeare is offline  
post #7 of 32 (permalink) Old 03-28-2009, 09:28 PM
Vintage bike addict
 
antiq's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: I live in eastern ohio
Posts: 859
iTrader: (3)
 
Ok. I'll get them out in the sun tomorrow.

No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.
Eleanor Roosevelt.
antiq is offline  
post #8 of 32 (permalink) Old 03-28-2009, 09:41 PM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
Jace Bror's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Prior Lake (MPLS area), MN
Posts: 950
iTrader: (1)
 
Yeah Birddog 54 I am kinda thinking the chrome would make them pop. But I do like the flat black all around. I am thinking of doing a trade on some other sidecovers and trying to repaint them the flat black and see how I like it.

93vn750 I used regular bondo. my dents were towards the back of the tank on the top. they were only about a quater in size and not very deep so I'm not too worried about the bondo popping off. I had striped the tank all the way down to the metal and I used some really really coarse sandpaper to clean up the dents area so the bondo had something to grab onto. I didn't do a perfect job, the dents were so shallow that it made it hard to get them right, plus this was my first time working with bondo. I think if the dents were deeper it would have been deeper. But you can't really see them, unless you are looking for them. I know where they are and can't see them all the time.

Sold 750 (9-09)
Bought '07 900 Classic "LT" (6-09)
Mustand Seat (6-09)
Balanced Carbs (4-09)
Adjusted Mix Screws (4-09)
Drilled Baffles 8 holes (4-09)
R/R Relocated (3-09)
Splines Lubed (3-09)
Metzelers ME880 170/80 in back 100/90 in front (3-09)
Painted flat blak (3-09)
Kuri grips (8-08)
Kuri Longhorn pegs (8-08)
Iridium Plugs (8-08)
Highway bar/ engine guard(FS)
Some saddlebags no idea which ones
Facebook group Vulcan 750 Riders (Invite Only Group)
Facebook ID Eli Gaffke
Jace Bror is offline  
post #9 of 32 (permalink) Old 03-28-2009, 10:04 PM
Linkmeister Supreme
 
OlHossCanada's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada
Posts: 7,960
iTrader: (8)
   
Chrome side covers would really stand out against the black. I saw some flexible plastic chrome channel strips on ebay some time ago, that slips and grips onto the lower seamed edge of the fuel tank. I think that could look pretty sharp on your bike too.

Gordon

1991 VN 750 -"Cosmic Lady" or "Bad Girl"?
Purchased May 16, 2008
Approx.19,300km (12,000 miles)

H-D windshield
Relocated R/R
MF-AGM battery
Fiamm Freeway Blaster horns
F&S luggage rack and engine guard
Kury Offset Hiway pegs
July 13, 2016, Riding on the DARKSIDE now, Classic Radial 165/80-15


TOP TEN THINGS A NEW RIDER/OWNER SHOULD DO. Click on link.
https://www.vn750.com/forum/11-vn750-general-discussion/9127-top-ten-items-you-would-suggest-new-owner-do-his-new-ride.html
OlHossCanada is offline  
post #10 of 32 (permalink) Old 03-28-2009, 10:12 PM
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Posts: 491
iTrader: (1)
 
It's a very unique custom look. Nice job, Jace! The chrome covers would look good.



Quote:
Originally Posted by Jace Bror View Post
Well it took a little while but I got her repainted. I still need to get the side covers done. Not sure whether or not I want to repaint or get chrome ones. I can't afford chromes and if I repainted them I think it would be better to sell the the painted ones to someone who has that colour and buy some scratched up ones and repaint those.

And shes all done. IMHO I am very happy with it. It all started cuz the PO allowed the tank to sit on its side when it was off and leak gas and it took up the clearcoat and the stripes on the egg and ruined the black. Plus there were two dents in the tank too.
FlaRider is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Bookmarks

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Kawasaki Vulcan 750 Forum : Kawasaki VN750 Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

Once registered, your User Name"cannot be changed". We can make exceptions within 7 days, but after that, it is set in stone.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome