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post #1 of 12 Old 06-22-2012, 08:40 PM Thread Starter
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I want to convert my bike to white. The local US dealer will not quote me the pieces because Suzuki will not sell parts that were not sold in the US.

I am in northern California - any recommendations on a Canada dealer who will help?
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post #2 of 12 Old 06-22-2012, 09:03 PM
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I needed a canadian spec fender for a kawasaki. Ordered it shipped to Indiana from a canadian dealer no problem. If I wanted to change color on my '12 DL650 I would not even consider buying replacement panels. I'd get the original parts repainted. I had paint work done on my truck recently, asked the owner for a quote on the V-Strom. $300 and no worrys about shipping damage or inferior paint quality. My new V-Strom has an obvoius flaw on one panel and the rest are only average.
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post #3 of 12 Old 06-22-2012, 10:14 PM
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With the new DL panels I'd seriously consider the 3M vinyl option as well, it'll be cheaper than painting

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post #4 of 12 Old 06-22-2012, 11:45 PM
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In due time I will coat mine with a colored bedliner (Gorilla Grip).

But I ride offroad a lot, not too worried about 'shiny'
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post #5 of 12 Old 06-23-2012, 12:39 AM Thread Starter
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thanks

great replies. I love the bed liner look but I never go off road - a dirt fire road maybe. I like the 3M idea.
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Any paint shop worth their mettle will paint you take off shrouds for under $300 bux....what's the worry?

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Any paint shop worth their mettle will paint you take off shrouds for under $300 bux....what's the worry?
The advantage of the wrap is that
a) It'll cost a lot less
b) If you drop it and scratch it you can just replace the film on that panel (and it'll still colour match)
c) White Carbon fibre look would be cool

Wasn't that viable on the old bike because of the large panels, you could do it, but it took a long time, but on the new model it should be easy.

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post #8 of 12 Old 06-23-2012, 02:17 AM Thread Starter
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how much

How much vinyl wrap do you think I need?
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post #9 of 12 Old 06-23-2012, 02:26 AM
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Total cost to change from Fox orange to white was $780. Mine is white but was built orange and the previous owner changed it. I have a full new set of orange plastics.
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post #10 of 12 Old 06-23-2012, 06:21 AM
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I want to convert my bike to white. The local US dealer will not quote me the pieces because Suzuki will not sell parts that were not sold in the US.

I am in northern California - any recommendations on a Canada dealer who will help?
You will be shocked at the price of parts in Canada. I thank the painting option is a way better way to go and you can go with whatever colour you want. No experience with 3M film, Is that what vehicle wraps are made from?

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