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I've been a lurker for quite a while, finally decided to post.

I picked up a naked 08 a few months back for 400 bucks. Got her running and started the teardown and rebuild.

I just finished with the front end. Ready for reinstallation. Fork slider were stripped and painted satin black with vht epoxy, new bushings & seals. Racetech emulators and 95kg springs. I milled 3/4 inch off the bottoms of the stock bar risers, jfg racing bars. 04 GSXR clutch perch and MC. I also have an SV racing parts 4 pot conversion kit and rebuilt Tokico calipers
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That looks beautiful mate really nice finish on the calipers. Do you mind me asking what kind of paint did you use or are they original? Thanks and good luck with the build.
 

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That looks beautiful mate really nice finish on the calipers. Do you mind me asking what kind of paint did you use or are they original? Thanks and good luck with the build.
Not at all! the original paint was a deep charcoal grey. I stripped these calipers down, bead blasted them and painted with VHT Brake caliper paint. The red on the lettering was from a small can of ceramic paint. I can't remember the name as the lable came off a while back. But I remember that its readily available at auto parts stores.

this is the gold paint I used https://www.amazon.com/VHT-SP736-Brake-Caliper-Paint/dp/B000CPIN8O/ref=sxts_sxwds-bia-wc1_0?cv_ct_cx=vht+brake+caliper+paint&dchild=1&keywords=vht+brake+caliper+paint&pd_rd_i=B000CPIN8O&pd_rd_r=29a2e6f4-b6f1-480f-9a47-f05a5e1b360d&pd_rd_w=W3qxJ&pd_rd_wg=O3qso&pf_rd_p=7e027bea-98fa-49c1-9c2c-8d6220524498&pf_rd_r=DCZDSNAKQ2HB5YGBQYVW&psc=1&qid=1589358187&sprefix=vht+brak&sr=1-1-09d490ce-aac0-4b3f-b679-c2f8898d3e88
 

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Thanks mate I'll order some now. Just sitting here waiting on the first silver base coat off a yellow sv to flash off. From the looks of it, it Was painted before with a roller. Took me 3 days to sand it flat and 5 coats of primer to flat it. Still managed to get a reaction from the old paint on 1 small spot so hoping its the end of it. Good luck with the resto. It's a labour of love and hate most of the time
 

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It definitely is.

I hate when you think everything is fine on a paintjob then halfway through a basecoat you see those crinkles popping up! That pisses me off to no end.
 

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Yeah, I'm hoping so! When I was heavily into buying, refurbishing and selling bikes I used to love finding the neglected ones. Owners didn't know how to fix them and it was usually something simple, but expensive if a dealer did the work.

Here's what it looked like when I first picked it up... It wasn't tooooo bad, just ignored and weathered
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Took it for a shakedown today in the twisties & the highway... Everything was good except on the highway. She's bogging if I go more than 75% throttle. Gotta figure that one out before I turn it into my commuter
 

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