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  • speedzter Posts: 1761
    The 'Rat
    Motor Head speedzter
    21 Apr 2019 08:41 PM
    Do you need special equipment to apply as it is a powder coat ?, and also it needs baking to cure.

    Strange as it sounds, I have had success with "white night" pot belly black. in a spray can.
    Much better than VHT coatings.
  • Grease Monkey Posts: 445
    Stage 1 Poster Grease Monkey
    21 Apr 2019 09:06 PM
    E-Static, a powder coater in Townsville will do it, they had not used it before when I first contacted them but did put me onto it.
    On the rattle can paint, I have tried a few and what seems to happen is when the paints really hot brushing against it with jeans or boots scuffs it up. 
    I have had better results on heat shields using killrust flat black, but on the muffler that's asking a lot of a non heat paint, in fairness to the heat paint, two of them did say it needs to be baked for best results. I'm near certain white knight was one i have tried speedzter, I had 4 empty cans of different brands in the shed and only chucked them recently.
    Did you bake yours?
  • speedzter Posts: 1761
    The 'Rat
    Motor Head speedzter
    21 Apr 2019 09:41 PM
    Yes, I think any ceramic powder coat will be better than rattle can.
    But at least it's cheap and easy to re-coat if needed.
    Running the exhaust seems to be enough to bake the paint.
    If it can handle a pot belly stove, the Harley shouldn't get too hot !
  • Grease Monkey Posts: 445
    Stage 1 Poster Grease Monkey
    21 Apr 2019 09:56 PM
    Pot belly would be hotter for sure, that might cure the different paints that need it as well, what I ment was the paint seems to get pliable when the bikes good and hot, the first one I used was a rustoleum product, good for insane temps, looked awesome to begin with, after a couple of weeks on a ride I noticed black shit on my jeans, wasn't cheap paint either. I've tried stuff from Bunnings, SCA and dedicated paint shops, maybe I'm not doing it right? 
  • Grease Monkey Posts: 445
    Stage 1 Poster Grease Monkey
    11 May 2019 06:52 PM
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    Bottom one is my cam specs, .590 lift.
    T-Man 590PS2
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    Apart from intake close they are similar to the others listed.
    Battery died today, went to do CCP test, just on two years old, load tested it 3 months ago and it was fine, goes 5-6 volts on cranking now. Might try an SSB, a local battery shop sells them.
  • Grease Monkey Posts: 445
    Stage 1 Poster Grease Monkey
    12 May 2019 12:44 PM
    Did the comp test today, used my Maverick battery to give it the juice, 198psi front and rear, did it a few times, front went to 198.5 once, with a 43° intake close that makes it a 10.43:1 static and 9.48:1 corrected. According to T-Man that's a good ratio for this cam but this cam may not be ideal for this engine.
    I'm happy with my exhaust though, that line though a little rough is pretty straight.HD Forums Australia - Screenshot_20190512-123258.png

  • perthhog Posts: 1619
    Motor Head perthhog
    13 May 2019 10:46 AM
    Ssb it hilly  glass mat  you won’t go back  to a Oem and less you have to  and my 2c is 
    Stay away from deka gray batterys I’ve had them  no luck with them 
  • Grease Monkey Posts: 445
    Stage 1 Poster Grease Monkey
    13 May 2019 12:22 PM
    Quoting perthhog on 13 May 2019 10:46 AM
    Ssb it hilly  glass mat  you won’t go back  to a Oem and less you have to  and my 2c is 
    Stay away from deka gray batterys I’ve had them  no luck with them 
    Got one this morning, on charge in the shed, 400CCA, if it goes two years I'm in front.
  • Grease Monkey Posts: 445
    Stage 1 Poster Grease Monkey
    17 May 2019 12:57 PM
    Charged the 2 year old Harley right up and load tested it again by starting the the bike, first start dropped to 8 volts, second start 7 volts, 3rd 6, put the fully charged SSB in, 3 starts and it didn't even get down to 10 even, bike charge looks good, see how long it lasts I guess.
  • Grease Monkey Posts: 445
    Stage 1 Poster Grease Monkey
    25 May 2019 05:59 PM
    Took the bike to the powder coater for a quote on the exhaust, $176 he reckons, I think that's pretty good value for money, 600°C rated satin finish, will get it done ASAP and post a pic after, be nice to have that bit finished and done with.
  • Grease Monkey Posts: 445
    Stage 1 Poster Grease Monkey
    07 Jun 2019 03:31 PM
    Got the muffler and heat shields back from the powder coater today, come up pretty good I reckon, was worth the effort to get the extra lean angle, well to me anyway.
    Couple of pics, as it is now and as it was.
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  • JFE Posts: 1502
    NSW
    Motor Head JFE
    07 Jun 2019 06:33 PM
    That exhaust looks smick, mate. 

    $176 is pretty good. You'd recommend him?
  • Grease Monkey Posts: 445
    Stage 1 Poster Grease Monkey
    07 Jun 2019 06:46 PM
    Quoting JFE on 07 Jun 2019 06:33 PMedited: 07 Jun 2019 06:34 PM
    That exhaust looks smick, mate. 

    $176 is pretty good. You'd recommend him?
    Thanks mate, yep I'd recommend him and he dropped the price to $154, usually they go up aye.
  • beaglebasher Posts: 867
    Performance Poster beaglebasher
    07 Jun 2019 07:01 PM
    Funny how a few degrees of the pipe angle changes the look. 
    Nice looking bike
  • Grease Monkey Posts: 445
    Stage 1 Poster Grease Monkey
    08 Jun 2019 10:09 AM
    Thanks beags, pretty happy with the result.
  • Grease Monkey Posts: 445
    Stage 1 Poster Grease Monkey
    09 Jun 2019 12:03 PM
    How's this for a phone pic?HD Forums Australia - IMG_20190608_145225.jpg

  • HOG63 Posts: 98
    Stock Poster HOG63
    09 Jun 2019 02:24 PM
    Looks great. 
    Pardon my ignorance, but is that ceramic powder coat over the chrome? Any prep needed?
  • Grease Monkey Posts: 445
    Stage 1 Poster Grease Monkey
    09 Jun 2019 02:34 PM
    Quoting HOG63 on 09 Jun 2019 02:24 PM
    Looks great. 
    Pardon my ignorance, but is that ceramic powder coat over the chrome? Any prep needed?
    Cheers mate, it was a black system to start with but they sandblasted it back to bare metal before coating it, imagine they would do the same with chrome.
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