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post #1 of 9 Old 08-24-2007, 12:33 PM Thread Starter
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Changing Out Plastics

So I've got a lead on what sounds like a nice DL650. Only problem is I'm not too fond of the '04 blue (no offense to you blue Wee's out there). So, I was wondering how difficult you all think it will be to find black plastics and a tank for it and how much $$$ it might set me back? The price is good enough on the bike that it may be worth it.

Only problem is, then I have to sell the blue plastics. Too bad I can't take the blue off my blue '02 DL1000. Oh yeah, I still need to sell that bike before I can buy another. D'oh! Anyway, any input is much appreciated.

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post #2 of 9 Old 08-24-2007, 01:22 PM
 
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Brandon,

To the best of my knowledge, the plastics, other than stickers, are the same between the bikes. Why not simply just exchange the plastic between the two?

Another way would be to paint it or have it painted.


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Brandon,

To the best of my knowledge, the plastics, other than stickers, are the same between the bikes. Why not simply just exchange the plastic between the two?

Another way would be to paint it or have it painted.


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Agreed, I would think you could swap the plastics and tank from the DL1000 that you have, and then you'd have two very unique bikes. A dark blue wee and a royal blue Vee!

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The side cowlings are different between the two models. The 1000 has a lower radiator mounting hole and a rear vent.

Pat- 2007 DL650A was ridden to all 48 contiguous states. I didn't quite make it to 17,000 miles on the 2012 DL650A.
Nicknames I use to lessen typing, Vee = 2002-2012 DL1000s. Vee2=2014-2016 DL1000s. Wee = 2004-2011 DL650s. Glee = 2012-2016 DL650s
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You're absolutely right, I never noticed that before. Nevermind what I said.

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Yeah, I've noticed that about the cowlings. Even so, I was thinking I'd have a harder time selling the 1000 with those plastics. Keep the ideas coming.

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post #7 of 9 Old 08-27-2007, 02:05 AM
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Why not get them painted? Not only could you get whatever custom paint you want, but you won't have to deal with finding, buying, shipping, and installing new Tupperware. There should be a paint shop in your area; if you can't find one, the parts guy at the bike dealership should be able to point you in the right direction.

Guess I should have been wearing pants...

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Dude painting is gonna be WAY cheaper than new plastic. The side cowlings are close to $400/ea alone. You could probably get the whole bike painted, in whatever color you like, for the cost of one or two body panels.

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The new parts required with good prices from Oneida Suzuki would be $998.95

94402-27G00-YAY RH cowling black $124.99
94403-27G00-YAY LH cowling black $124.99
44110-06G00-YAY Fuel Tank black $540.99
45501-27G00-YAY COVER ASSY, SEAT TAIL RH black $103.99
45502-27G00-YAY COVER ASSY, SEAT TAIL LH black $103.99

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Nicknames I use to lessen typing, Vee = 2002-2012 DL1000s. Vee2=2014-2016 DL1000s. Wee = 2004-2011 DL650s. Glee = 2012-2016 DL650s
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