My 'DesertStorm" color
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    Senior Member STEVE IN SOCAL's Avatar
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    Sep 2011
    San Diego (north county)/Independence
    Got the bikes apart, wanted to show what the Krylon Fusion Khaki color looked like. I was torn between the Army Green and this but think this color is good.

    Also painted the bracket black, as well as ditching the colored fork boots for black...

    Will give full report when done.

    Luckily my friend is in the biz and gets most parts well as having a full on shop.
    “One final paragraph of advice: do not burn yourselves out. Be as I am - a reluctant enthusiast....a part-time crusader, a half-hearted fanatic. Save the other half of yourselves and your lives for pleasure and adventure. It is not enough to fight for the land; it is even more important to enjoy it. While you can. While it’s still here. So get out there and hunt and fish and mess around with your friends, ramble out yonder and explore the forests, climb the mountains, bag the peaks, run the rivers, breathe deep of that yet sweet and lucid air, sit quietly for a while and contemplate the precious stillness, the lovely, mysterious, and awesome space. Enjoy yourselves, keep your brain in your head and your head firmly attached to the body, the body active and alive, and I promise you this much; I promise you this one sweet victory over our enemies, over those desk-bound men and women with their hearts in a safe deposit box, and their eyes hypnotized by desk calculators. I promise you this; You will outlive the bastards.”

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    Member timberfalls's Avatar
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    The Wet Coast
    Thanks for this I'll be following intently!
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    Senior Member admiral's Avatar
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    Jul 2010
    Frosty Hollow
    Fun isn't it! Your color scheme is pretty much the way I went. I also removed everything off and painted the frame khaki color also. It's been over a year since I painted mine and it has held up pretty darn good. However, I did not use fushion, just regular paint with a clear coat. It was hard and long work, but I like the color. Unfortunately, mine is covered up by saddlebags, rear seat cushion for the dog, so you don't get to see the side panels and rear plastic in their full color glory much. he he

    Looks white, but it's not. Flash brightened it up. This is when I was started to put it back together.

    Almost done. Everything except the tank. Avatar shows most of it now except I use a larger gas tank now.

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    Desert, SoCal
    We're making the world flat again, one bike at a time.

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    Powdercoated '87 frame, extended swingarm, YZ fork legs, ATV tire, 14/55, XT350 tank, spliced quick-release seat, disc brake conversion, beeg headlight, beeger rack, Lizrdcooler, Lizrdventz and bunch of other stuff all covered in invisible ink.

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    Junior Member chiaroscuro's Avatar
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    Do others have thoughts/tips/recommendations for painting the frame? Keep in mind I have almost no mechanical experience, so pulling the engine out sounds daunting, but maybe it's doable. I know powder coat is best, but that might out of the budget. Someone in another post recommended heat resistant black paint for stove pipes. I should note there is a small bit of rust on my '96 frame. What have others done? What do you recommend? Anyone used Krylon on the frame?

    Thanks everyone!
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    Cathy | Santa Cruz, CA | '96 TW200

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    Senior Member patrick007's Avatar
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    Red Deer, Alberta Canada
    I really like the colour keep up the good work

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