Wheel painting

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    Just finished painting the luggage to match. I do have alot of paint left but trying to stick with a mechanicals black or aluminum and body work painted. Except for the CF bits.
     

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    You did that yourself?! Beautiful!! That would be a hard color to match perfectly.
     
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    It looks like you have one of those passenger grab handles that attaches to the gas cap cover. Would you mind taking a few pics for me? I have a tank cover and there’s a small gap where your handle attaches. I thought about using one to fill that gap. A few from the side, rear and top would be great. I’d appreciate it!!
     
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    It was extremely difficult to match, 4 tries with sanding the failures off each. House of Color has the Brandywine that matched. The clear over really made it.
     
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    I do, it's my "Daughter handle". I have a tank cover too and there is a gap which is filled by the handle. I had difficulty with the stock fuel cover not opening far enough so I put on a Nimble non-locking cover. It has threaded non mounting holes that matched the handle. I also bought a Givi tankloc that just didn't work out so I'm sticking with the grab handle. I'll take some closer pics for you tomorrow. I will tell you tho no matter what you go for you going to need longer bolts than what you get with any of the above.
     
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    I’m not the only one who had that idea then. Looking forward to the pics!! What exact brand of handle did you get?
     
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    When I had my fairings made I had them match best they could the 86’ vfr750 RWB. I had that bike in my 20’s and I miss it everyday. Guess I’m trying to relive my 20’s in my mid-late 40’s. The red stripe didn’t come out right when they painted it so I’ll have to fix that. Adding it to the list... although I done most of the list already. Put on the emblems stickers today.
     

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    It's an Ebay handle, easy to find. Uh well it was from China... Should be some domestic ones available. I did rebend a bit with a heatgun tho. (NOT WHILE MOUNTED) to give some glove room. Pics tmorrow.
     
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    I have fond memories of that year VFR. I'm in my 50s and refuse to grow up. Love to see more pictures!
     
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    A few of my 86’ VFR750f, one of my 84’ VF500f and one of my 07’ CBR600rr I sold after 4 months about 3 years ago because it killed my back and shoulders after about 30 min of riding. It took me almost 2 years to find a decent 6th gen. Nothing in Spokane, WA I had to drive to Seattle, WA 350 miles away.
     

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    A couple close ups. Hope im doing this right sun is really bright and my phone is hard to see
     

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    Thank you! Those sliders are rad, are they R&G? I removed the ones that came with my bike. It was a massive PITA I had to cut the off with a grinder! They were the ones that you gave to cut the fairings and the guy put a hole in the coolant tank. It uses the engine hold bolts to mount so I ordered the originals from Honda to replace the super long ones that mounted the slider. Still haven’t got those bolts in the mail yet...
     
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    Note: the fuel cap uses bolt holes at 12, 5 and 7 oclock. The rest are threaded and I used them to mount the handle. Covers the gap nicely.
     
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    The sliders are TRex. No cutting tho I can't get to the idle adjuster. No biggie. I believe I read about your having to cut those off. TRex uses the engine mounting bolts as well, I opted for grade 8 cad plated bolts from Fastenal however. I usually have to get all my parts & projects ordered in advance cause work has me away 12 to 16 weeks at a time.
     
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