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So, I have a 2000 TW200 that I was on the fence whether or not I wanted to keep it...and it's begging to be a project bike for me.

I want to black it out, as much as possible within my limited budget.



Anyway, I've had no trouble finding a black Clarke tank, black handguards & a new cover for the seat.



My trouble is finding the remaining colored plastics to finish it out. Fenders & side covers.

All the usual parts sites have come up with nothing.



Is there a particular direction anyone could point me in?



Thanks!
 

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Pick a model year that had black plastic and order parts for that.
 

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I had the luxury of having a parts bike with ugly plastics on which I could experiment with bedliner (rough dull black finish). When I first did the deed (I rolled and brushed it on instead of spray), I was not impressed. Prep is important in having plastic free of dirt, and oils, and decals. I had a couple of tiny places where the black stuff did not stick and the finish was a bit rougher than expected. However that said, the side panels were installed on the bike and any reservations about their color or texture were quickly forgotten. I rode with those panels for at least 2 years before in a fit of generosity, I shared them with a forum member who was doing some mods (and returned my white ones to my bike). Moral to the story, if I really wanted flat black, I might still do the truck bed liner stuff, or other flat black paint on any old plastic color, but only you can decide whether you are building a show bike or a ride bike. It certainly held up - I had no problem with scratches, peeling, or latent ugliness. Whatever ugliness it had was there from the beginning.

I have the rear plastic panel that I painted that I'd be glad to share with you or anyone else for the cost of shipping and a nominal packing/nuisance fee, if you see what the bedliner looks like or want one to experiment around with. The rear plastic is a bit large and hence would have to go ups. Or you can come to NM to pick it up and have it for free.



P.S. After posting this I realized that the photo in my signature line had the bedliner side panels depicted. Tom
 

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My TW has a similar color scheme to yours. I also plan on going all black on the plastics. Keep an eye on Ebay, ADVrider, and this site for parts. With generous people like Peruano on here your already ahead of the game.

So far Im about halfway in my fade to black conversion.









 

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FootDoc, My blue seat is largely covered by the WallyWorld seat pad, but the black seat is attractive. I'm assuming your conversion is a vinyl die job and not a re-cover. Correct?

Hey we all need to clear out our storage sheds sometime. Tom
 

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FootDoc, My blue seat is largely covered by the WallyWorld seat pad, but the black seat is attractive. I'm assuming your conversion is a vinyl die job and not a re-cover. Correct?

Hey we all need to clear out our storage sheds sometime. Tom


Its actually a re-cover. My father was kind enough to have it done for me. Has a layer of memory foam that made tons more comfortable.

Here is the seat from another angle:



 

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It is brittle and tends to chip. If I'd spray my plastics again I'd look at other stuff, seems to be lots in the hardware store for plastic bumpers.







Does work though. I touch up the chips with a marker pen.







 

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I am going to try to black mine out as well. I considered Krylon. vinyl dye, auto pant with a flex agent, and I have scoured the pages, of eastwood and summit only to find bumper paint.
 

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Hey all..



So, I have a 2000 TW200 that I was on the fence whether or not I wanted to keep it...and it's begging to be a project bike for me.

I want to black it out, as much as possible within my limited budget.



Anyway, I've had no trouble finding a black Clarke tank, black handguards & a new cover for the seat.



My trouble is finding the remaining colored plastics to finish it out. Fenders & side covers.

All the usual parts sites have come up with nothing.



Is there a particular direction anyone could point me in?



Thanks!


All European TW125 (with the framenumber DE01) does have black plastics.

I can post a bit later here all partnumbers (I have the parts cataloge).

I can not recomment to paint the org. plastics. Because every paint isn't resistant enougth for any offroad ride.

I allways recomment: Pay a bit more for a perfect job.
 

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I thought the Krylon chemically bonded to the surface of the plastic rather than just coated and stuck to it. It lasts forever on a lawn chair and doesn't scrape off and flexes fine with the plastic chair.
 

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I thought the Krylon chemically bonded to the surface of the plastic rather than just coated and stuck to it. It lasts forever on a lawn chair and doesn't scrape off and flexes fine with the plastic chair.


I thought that too but it doesn't seem to be the case. Should have known better, I've used it for years to black out the 'red' stripe on my JC Whitney topcases. There the odd chip wasn't as noticeable as it is over white, but I still recoated it every year.
 

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Incredible! Thanks so much for all the input!



I figured I'd try to see how Krylon for plastic works for now, and maybe I could work with a few other colors as well.

My husband once used bedliner spray to cover the his scratched-up Triumph luggage, but since dirt bike plastics are so much more flexible, I wasn't certain if it would hold up as well.



I guess anything's worth a shot once or twice. Maybe once I give up on the Krylon I'll hit the UK Ebay.



Thanks again for pointing me in the right direction!
 

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Why don't you two arrange to swap parts? Then you'll both be happy.
Yes, swap the parts. That's the best.



I promised it, here are the partnumbers:

Part Number - Part

2YG-21511-00-00 - front fender -> or

3AW-21511-50-00 - front fender

2YG-21611-00-00 - rear fender -> or

3AW-21611-50-00 - rear fender

2YG-21711-00-0X - Sidecover 1

2YG-21821-00-0X - Sidecover 2

34Y-28351-10-00 - Cover headlight -> or

3AW-28351-50-00 - Cover headlight
 

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If you haven't started spraying yet... I've used the plastic printer and paint from Rustoleum for my bike's trunk. I purchased an all black trunk where the top was gloss and the bottom was flat. I roughed the glossy top with steel wool, sprayed a coat of the Rustoleum plastic primer, and two coats of Rustoleum white plastic paint, and the paint still looks good. In fact, I've hit the trunk a few times with my boot, and the scuffs wiped away, leaving the paint in good shape. I found the primer and paint at Auto Zone. Haven't seen it anywhere else.



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Whoops....sorry, I checked the thread too late. :/ Spent yesterday cleaning & painting the parts, between other backyard projects.

I have 5 coats of paint already on all the plastics. Looks good so far. Also put a couple final coats of spray-on truck bed liner on the front fender & cowl.

The plan is to let it cure for a few days before putting the parts back on the bike. Unfortunately, we got a good hard rain last night, and that upped the humidity considerably. Maybe best to wait a bit longer.



I'm really curious to see how well this holds up, especially since we've taken this bike out to the local dirt riding trails in the past. The finish on the plastic wasn't the best to begin with for that very reason.

Also, Missouri clay is a bitch to wash off. ;-p



I'll put up some pics when it's all done. And pics after a major ride to show how well the paint job held.
 
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