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post #1 of 15 Old 08-08-2012, 09:56 PM Thread Starter
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Who says they wouldn't steal a V-Strom?

Unsuccessfully a theif tried to pry the ignition on my bike. In doing so he carved up the upper tree and handle bars pretty good. Luckily the ignition barrel is not damaged so the bike is still rideable for the remainder of the season. The bike was chained front and rear so I am still not sure what he was trying to accomplish.

Any ideas as to how to try and cover up some of the damage possibly with some aftermarket gear as opposed to oem replacement stuff? I am not a big fan of the carbon fibre stickers by the way.

My thought is to replace the bars with some Pro-Taper and possibly strip the upper triple down to bare aluminum. What do you guys think?
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I guess the new one is attractive.

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Not being an expert on these things, how much would powdercoating the triple tree cost? Might look nice.

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Not being an expert on these things, how much would powdercoating the triple tree cost? Might look nice.

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I guess the new one is attractive.
Maybe it will change these statistics.

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Not being an expert on these things, how much would powdercoating the triple tree cost? Might look nice.

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Powder coat would be an option. I would guess $100 to fix as opposed to the $286 to replace oem.

The oem finish is powder coat right?
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Powder coating would probably be cheaper than $100... I once had a hand rail for my stairs bead blasted and powdercoated for $100, and that thing was large with nooks and crannies galore... But I stuck with a color that he had readily available, and he was about to bake off a bunch of other things that color at the same time...

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Biggest cost would be the time an labor to remove it for the process and re-install it, since powder-coating requires the paint to be baked on at temps in the 300-400 degree range, I think

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Don't get any powdercoat where the fork tubes or center stem are clamped. A tap can clear threaded holes.

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I think I am going to go ahead and have it powdered coated since another call to the dealer says it may be a while to get the upper because Suzuki doesn't have good inventory of oem stuff yet. He did say possible a 2011 triple would fit? The next step is getting the triple off? Are there any diagrams kicking around?
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