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Toolbox
09-06-2014, 06:15 AM
Can a moderator move this to the 750cc Forum

Hi Guys... I'm a little disappointed at the fact that I have run my new MIVV's over a mere 700 kilometers and they seem to have some scratches from the carbon hanger and from touching the frame.

I am going to fabricate new mounts but would still like to repair the MIVV's to its brand new condition. Does anyone have any ideas as to what I can do to make these look new again? Also, what can I wrap these in so that it doesn't happen again? It would need to be heat resistant and very very thin as the straps are tight enough as it is. They are scratched both under and over?

Any recommendations? Power-Coating? Anodizing? Acetone to make them silver? Am willing to try anything.

http://i.imgur.com/hVWszPK.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/31da5yL.jpg

As an added note, has anyone tried anodizing or powder-coating these bits black? I'm going to give it a go and see how it turns out. Am also thinking of powder-coating the swingarm matte black. Does anyone own a Dorso with a black swingarm? :)

http://i.imgur.com/MlgWqs7.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/tHnJTF3.jpg

Toolbox
09-06-2014, 06:18 AM
I found one online:

http://p1.bikepics.com/2011/08/28/bikepics-2264031-800.jpg

http://p1.bikepics.com/2011/09/17/bikepics-2273531-800.jpg

lanter
09-06-2014, 09:32 PM
I believe that's a 750 factory. Those bit you took off would look killer in flat black!

Toolbox
09-06-2014, 10:11 PM
Yes, it is a 750 Factory. I've asked a mod to move it but no response yet. :)

oldbloke
09-07-2014, 06:35 AM
Maybe you could put a layer of thin flexible carbon fibre ( see http://www.protechcomposites.com/standard-thicknesses/ for example ) between the can and the hanger strap. That MIGHT protect whatever coat you decide to use to cover the scratching - but if it also moves enough to cause new scratching, at least it will cover it up. An alternative might be some kind of high temp black silicone or neoprene film.
As far as recoating the whole thing... I don't have a clue..

bigredwood
09-08-2014, 12:39 PM
262275Most hanger straps of that style have a rubber strip that fits on inside of strap(between strap & exhaust can). Was the rubber on or removed for a more pure CB fiber look?