IT'S A DRY HEAT! 1979 CBX restoration adventure


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Yes, I'll be powdercoating and I'll have them inspect the area. Are there certain parts that you think should be powdercoated and others to avoid?

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This area:
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That is actually hollow, and there are little drains at the bottom (arrow) where water is intended to drain. It is not unusual for crud or even blast media to get in there and plug it and if it does, it can rust out from the inside, mostly unseen. Step 1, probe your drain or even flush some water down the tube from above and see if drains easily and is clean coming out (would be good). Step 2, print this and carry it to your powdercoater and ask them to inspect this area carefully for any signs of perforation after they blast it.
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..and when you get it back, verify that it is NOT plugged up as a result of their work!
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I did notice holes on the swingarm, but I didn't notice these holes. It's probably crudded up. Good news is that it's spent most of it's life in Phoenix. Thanks for the details. My question was more broad though in that what other parts on the bike should be coated in your experience and what parts should not be coated. I have read conflicting opinions on the calipers for example. I know some things simply aren't right or wrong, but others are a must.

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Totally subjective, a matter of your own intentions.

For me? A restored bike is never going to be an original bike, so I don't pretend that it is. So I do things that some guys dislike, including powdercoating parts that Honda painted. I prefer powdercoat to paint for many parts because it's very durable, it's fast for us to do, and it looks great, and it's a lot easier for us to do in house.

We powdercoat all of our brake components.
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Thanks Nils. I appreciate your candor.

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