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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 04-24-2009, 10:05 PM Thread Starter
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Got home today after work - a very long 8 hour day - to check out my machine. Gave her the once over, cleaned out the grass and mud, shined the dirty chrome and started her up. No problem there. Warmed her up and took her for a ride to Taco Bell for some comfort food. Perfect. Felt totally fine. I enjoyed riding with no windscreen too, even though my visor has bugs on it now.

I bought her a present to try and make it up to her - pic attached. I think she likes it. I've also included pics of the gas tank damage, the only real damage there is from my spill.

Tomorrow will be another beautiful day in Charlotte. Guess what I'll be doing.

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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 04-24-2009, 10:41 PM
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Glad to see she's feeling better, how's your leg?

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Hey Msh. Nice gift, I'm sure she likes it. My baby's got the bib, too. The tank damage looks like it's easily fixed with the Dent Wizard. That is only if you have the factory OEM paint job. The glue they use might damage aftermarked paint, according to their website. Don't see why, though.

Glad you're ok enough to ride, and glad you got back on the beast.

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That is only if you have the factory OEM paint job. The glue they use might damage aftermarked paint, according to their website. Don't see why, though.

well what i have found out about oem paint , its tough. when i had my tins panited , i took the tank and fenders to a friends shop and put them thro his sandbalaster. twice. it dulled the paint. granted he probly didnt have fresh blast medium in it but it should have taken the paint off. i had to use a disk grinder to sand off most of the paing before our(not the best ) sandblaster took it down to bare metal.

the bib looks good. glad she is ok with minimal damage .

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Just a word about using a sandblaster on an auto body or motorcycle tins. I used one about ten years ago on my old pick-up truck. I`m no bodyman or painter, but followed directions to wipe down the body with solvent before priming and painting. It turns out that minute droplets of solvent remain in the bottom of the pits made by the sand, during the blasting process. They will evaporate after you paint the car or truck or bike, and leave little marks in your new paint job.

I`ve been told since, that using bead blasting media instead of sand, avoids the sharp pits for the solvent to hide in, and ruin your paint job.

I may not have all the details exactly right, but you get the basic idea.

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Baking soda blasting is supposed to be the way to go I guess.

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Glad to see she's feeling better, how's your leg?
Black and blue and tender, but fine. Shoulder and knee that hit the ground are muscularly sore. This too shall pass. Thanks for asking!

Off to ride!

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