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Thought I would share a couple pics of the beginning phases of putting it back together.








I am SO glad I did the powdercoating because it forced me to go through the entire bike. I HIGHLY recommend everyone to go through everything that needs greased. I used a highly water resistant Moly Lube that is used on oil refinery machines. Good Stuff.

Hopefully I'll get it back together soon (waiting on a couple parts).

I'll add to the pics as I get further along in the process.

COLORS: the red is the color of the decals on the Z and the blue is candy.
Looks pretty awesome in the sunlight.
 

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:bonk ^ Whats he saying?
Any ways looks good, where is my frame at? I don't see it in the garage!!!!
I better go check e-bay! 8O

By the way what is the company that PCed our frames? Maybe we should give him props for the good work?
 

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not sure

not sure what he is saying. sounds like that guy from the movie waterboy.

your frame is locked to the utility pole out front with a for sale sign on it.

Performance Powdercoating in Indiana did the blasting and powdercoating.
$150, I doubt you will be able to beat it unless you know someone.
 

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Did you PC the a arms too? Only the top ones have removable ball joints.
 

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Oh $hit I better get out there and buy it back from you!
What city is Performance Powdercoating in? Phone number?
 

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Did you PC the a arms too? Only the top ones have removable ball joints.[/b]
the second pic shows both upper and lower A-arms powdercoated.

i removed the top ones and they masked off the bottom ones.
the heat didn't effect the ball joints if that is what you are referring to.

the only things that the heat effected was the nylon bushings in the swing arm pivot bolt assembly and the steering stem bushing.

everything else was fine.

the colors i choose even required more heat and they were in the oven three different times. base coat and two color coats.
 

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yes the ball joints is what I was referring to. I've PC'd lots of stuff and dont do any arms with ball joints anymore. I did some on a banshee and the ball joints felt good when they were done but failed when they were rode on. Something for you to think about when your riding. Uh Oh my ball joint might pop out of it's socket.
 

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UH oh is right!

Thanks for the info. I understand that the heat will make everything expand but I didn't think it would be enough to allow the ball to come out of the socket.

If that happens then I am going to drill out the lower ball joint and have it bored to accept the ball joint I find to replace it.

Heck, I could even cut the end portion of the a-arm of and weld on a new section for REMOVABLE ball joints.
 

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The problem is not with anything expanding it's that there is teflon in the ball joint and it melts and causes the ball joint to become real loose and could pop out in extreme conditions.
 

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That 's GREATTTTTTTTTT!

Where were you when we asked about powdercoating cautions? lol

I always seem to learn the hard way.
 

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:bonk  ^  Whats he saying?
Any ways looks good, where is my frame at?  I don't see it in the garage!!!!
I better go check e-bay! 8O  

By the way what is the company that PCed our frames?  Maybe we should give him props for the good work?[/b]
It's German...it means "That is very good".
 

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Thank yoy, Crazie. I just couldn't seem to find the right words in English. :D
 

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one question wheredid you get the clamp set for the bars?
 

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one question wheredid you get the clamp set for the bars?[/b]
I ordered them from trail tech direct. $114 for the clamp and bars and shipping.

I got a discount on the bars because they were the gold ones and they don't obviously sell that well. I didn't care because I was going to powdercoat them anyways.

I am guessing you are a Sooner. Too bad you aren't from the REAL OSU! GO BUCKS!! NAT CHAMPS 2002! Just razzin ya
 

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thanks for the info also that's funny that your to even in ohio but your a ban wagoner. hehehehe
 

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Alumni!!

People do graduate and move.

Tell trail tech you are from this forum and they will give you a 10% discount.

later
 

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Where did you buy it?

Hey, did you buy your z at max pitts by any chance? I'm going there tomorrow to get my z400. Lata
 
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