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    2004 RVT1000R (RC-51). 2006 VFR800 ABS

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  1. TNRC51

    2006 Makeover Project

    Getting that line to follow across from the side to the tank was challenging. I ended up using a laser to strike a line for the tape.
  2. Some of you may have seen this on Facebook already but I had a few minutes and thought I would share it here. I acquired this very nice 2006 / ABS model a few years ago and decided pretty quickly that I did not like the graphics or the overall look that much. I began thinking about what I wanted to do. I changed out the rear wheel with a nice 8 spoke that I found on Ebay early on. This helped but still not what I wanted. Then I looked at a lot of paint schemes to see how I wanted to go. I wanted this to be a little understated but "sporty". I am lucky that I have a friend who is a painter who agreed to help me out. I did all of the prep work. I scuffed the existing plastics and the tank with 1000 grit paper to give the new paint something to grip. It's really pretty scary to see what you've done to a pristine finish the first time you try this. Trust that when the clear goes back on it really is like magic. Next I laid out the design and let my friend shoot it. I used two additional colors. This one is a Lexus/Toyota color called "Storm Gray". The second color is from Jaguar and matches the wings on the tank. I finished by adding a pinstripe that we put under the clear. Once the paint and clear was on, I did the final buffing and leveling. Here is the final result...
  3. Here is a link to the version used by a lot of the RC-51 guys. Also here is a forum link to someone who has installed them... http://www.rc51forums.com/forums/showthread.php?t=7997 http://www.ebay.com/itm/Two-New-Spal-5-5-Pusher-RC-51-Motorcycle-ATV-Axial-Motor-Fans-/191240676656?pt=Motorcycles_Parts_Accessories&hash=item2c86d52530
  4. If you live in hot climate you should investigate SPAL fans. They come in many sizes in both rotations. Very common mod in RVT world to help with nut roasting. Most change to "pusher" version. These things move air. As for manual overrides, fighting heat early in traffic is a big help.
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