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    I was changing out my rear caliper two weeks ago for another used one (25 at the local dealer) but it looked quite ugly (lots of gold paint scratched off), so I decided to repaint it. I was quite satisfied with just stripping the old paint off with scotchbrite, however. What do you think? (I know the picture sucks, will try to get a better shot when the sun comes out)


    I kind of like the raw metal look of it - I'm not a fan of polished stuff... I'm thinking of maybe doing the same to the front calipers and even my new tank (I'd clearcoat that one afterwards, though).

    This is the reason for changing the old out:

    (the pistons would hardly move at all even when using a lot of force - just getting them out was a PITA)
    - Samuel

    My 1988 Katana 600

  • #2
    looks pretty good, would you need to add ant sort of protectant to stop it from rusting up?

    And just curious what's a ?Is that a Euro?
    Kyle

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    • #3
      Originally posted by woobie
      And just curious what's a ?Is that a Euro?
      Well , since he IS from Europe and all ....
      Yeah , not too shabby . But why did you even bother . I mean , you're not supposed to use your rear brake anyway !
      I am a fluffy lil cuddly lovable bunny , dammit !



      Katrider's rally 2011 - md86

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      • #4
        Originally posted by woobie
        looks pretty good, would you need to add ant sort of protectant to stop it from rusting up?

        And just curious what's a ?Is that a Euro?
        It's aluminum, which doesn't rust, but corrode However, aluminum oxide is not porous and brittle like rust, but rather forms a protective layer, so there is really no reason to clearcoat it... read more

        Yeah, = euro, like $ = dollar
        - Samuel

        My 1988 Katana 600

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        • #5
          Originally posted by md86
          Yeah , not too shabby . But why did you even bother . I mean , you're not supposed to use your rear brake anyway !
          It's more from a legal point of view... When I return with it to Sweden there are inspections, and they test both front and rear brake for efficency...
          - Samuel

          My 1988 Katana 600

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          • #6
            Originally posted by md86
            Originally posted by woobie
            And just curious what's a ?Is that a Euro?
            I mean , you're not supposed to use your rear brake anyway !
            Don't let the new riders see this!

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            • #7
              I think It looks cool.
              I might just poach that idea

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              • #8
                Your rims are dirty
                Kan-O-Gixxer!
                -89 Gixxer 1100 Engine
                -Stage 3 Jet Kit / KNN Pod Filters
                -Ohlins Susupension
                -Various Other Mods

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Zukiman
                  Originally posted by md86
                  Originally posted by woobie
                  And just curious what's a ?Is that a Euro?
                  I mean , you're not supposed to use your rear brake anyway !
                  Don't let the new riders see this!
                  In case you guys who don't know me didn't figure it out yet .....
                  I WAS JOKING!!!!!
                  There , happy now ?
                  I am a fluffy lil cuddly lovable bunny , dammit !



                  Katrider's rally 2011 - md86

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by SweetLou
                    Your rims are dirty
                    I know - I was a bit overzealous with the Loobman for a while
                    - Samuel

                    My 1988 Katana 600

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Yellow
                      Originally posted by SweetLou
                      Your rims are dirty
                      I know - I was a bit overzealous with the Loobman for a while
                      You did what with your Oil change Man?!?!?!?!
                      Kan-O-Gixxer!
                      -89 Gixxer 1100 Engine
                      -Stage 3 Jet Kit / KNN Pod Filters
                      -Ohlins Susupension
                      -Various Other Mods

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                      • #12
                        Looks great and get some aluminum spray paint and paint the caliper plastic cap to match. Definitely a nice look.
                        TDA Racing/Motorsports
                        1982 Honda CB750 Nighthawk, 1978 Suzuki GS750 1986 Honda CBR600 Hurricane; 1978 Suzuki GS1100E; 1982 Honda CB750F supersport, 1993 Suzuki Katana GSX750FP. 1981 Suzuki GS1100E (heavily Modified) http://katriders.com/vb/showthread.php?t=94258
                        Who knows what is next?
                        Builder of the KOTM Mreedohio september winning chrome project. I consider this one to be one of my bikes also!
                        Please look at this build! http://katriders.com/vb/showthread.php?t=91192

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by md86
                          Originally posted by Zukiman
                          Originally posted by md86
                          Originally posted by woobie
                          And just curious what's a ?Is that a Euro?
                          I mean , you're not supposed to use your rear brake anyway !
                          Don't let the new riders see this!
                          In case you guys who don't know me didn't figure it out yet .....
                          I WAS JOKING!!!!!
                          There , happy now ?
                          I knew that!

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