Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Northeastern Ohio
I picked up an 86 vn750 earlier in the year, rode it most of the season and fell in love with it. Unfortunately the stator went, so I figured since I had to pull the motor anyway id go through the bike and restore it/clean it up. Engine runs beautiful other than the factory cam chain tensioners which cause the rattle but I have the manual ones ordered. I was kicking around the idea of painting my engine. I know powdercoat is the way to go but I dont want to tear the engine down. So I was wondering if its safe to paint it with engine paint from an autoparts store. Obviously mask off the areas I dont want paint getting into. So I want some input, if its safe, practical and if it is if anyone has tips. Im asking because ive seen on the web it can be dangerous and ruin the engine. Thanks guys.