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    Wink 250R Powered 450R chassis Retro Build

    Well, since it worked out once I had everything put together....it was time to tear it all down.....Powder Coat everything in the RETRO '86 Color scheme and re-assemble.

    Just picked up the Frame this morning....Let the assembly begin.....

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    @Langbolt...........very nice John

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    Makes me wanna PC my frame. Looks good

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    Exciting can't wait to see this build. Lots of pictures of you can
    87 Trx250r & 99 Banshee

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    I'm ready to see the final product. Any thing special you doing with the motor

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    Quote Originally Posted by jcs003 View Post
    I'm ready to see the final product. Any thing special you doing with the motor
    For now I'm going to use my 275cc Powerplant....it's the only motor I have with a Honda Cylinder....I may drop in my Pro-X 350PV at a later date.....I want it to look like an '86-'87 Motor for this build....the +4mm Stroker Crank is only given away by the space plate.

    I'm having a hard time finding a Honda Gold in Powder Coat - Prismatic Powders has a "GOLDTASTIC" that might be a match....trying to find a swatch to know for sure before I powder the Swing-arm 7 A-Arms.

    But I really like the "Brassy Gold" as it's over a "Super Chrome"....It looks amazing.

    http://www.prismaticpowders.com/gall...-Super-Chrome/


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    Match or not Brassy gold does look great.
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    Can't wait to watch this come together!!
    In loving memory of my brother Dustin #81 1986-2006
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    Made some progress....I powder coated the rear subframe....the '86 was RED....so this one has to be too! I stripped down the Swing-Arm and an A-Arm....My Powder guy says he CAN powder coat a Stock A-Arm with the ball joint intact...Just have to remove the rubber boot and grease....So I'm gonna give him one and see if this is true!....Fingers crossed.






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    I tried powdercoating stock arms before, didn't turn out too well! Removed boots and grease, but it looked like there was some plastic in the ball joint that melted out. Ball joints were loose after. Good luck!

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    Got the A-Arms & Swing-arm back from Powder - Prismatic Powder - Brass Flair is the color.....looks amazing!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by malibuj View Post
    I tried powdercoating stock arms before, didn't turn out too well! Removed boots and grease, but it looked like there was some plastic in the ball joint that melted out. Ball joints were loose after. Good luck!
    I was afraid mine were going to do that too.....but Dan @ Flashfire Coatings said....not to worry....he's done a-arms before with great success....he was right!

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    Looking Good!

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    Looking awesome so far. Love the retro theme
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