Technical and tyres
I am a powder coater and a motorcycle guy also. The oven temps to any aluminum or steel parts can not be heat treated nor annealed by the powder coating process. The temps (usual temps 300-385 degrees) but rarely exceed 425 degrees (for high temp powder) for 10 mins, also the type of powder doesn't make a difference on the alloys. Proper pretreatment of aluminum includes a chemical bath & coating which would highlight all cracks in the aluminum. Cracks is aluminum rims are due to casting defects, improper tire mounting by machine or by hand, abuse of the rim by pot holes, operator, a firm hit with a hammer, or your rim was just dropped of a bench. We have rejected motorcycle & automotive rims prior to powder coating for hairline fractures.
@oscarthegrouch Neither is mine......... but I have built up a huge collection of NOS parts for the X1...... including Exhaust, Seat, All Panels, Tank, Mudguards, Clocks, Lights and pretty much every other Important bit........just got to get the new Shed......... and stop going on this bloody site...!
Buying and selling
Hi there, I'm new to the forums but looking for some advice on what to get next. Currently have a 1990 ZZR600D but looking for something a little more modern come January.
I have narrowed this down to a early-mid 2000's Yammy R6 or a early-mid 2000's Kwaka zx-6. Mainly looking to find out from people who have owned either of these things like riding position, comfort ect...
It will be used near enough everyday for commuting and distance journeys (400 miles) on rare occasion.
Any insight given will be much appreciated and thank-you in advance.