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post #1 of 8 Old 05-20-2007, 07:46 PM Thread Starter
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After, ahem, modifying the bodywork Tuesday with a dog incident. I finally got up the nerve to bedliner the strom.

First things first, the damage. Not much at all.


Stickers are a PITA to get off, ever worse when they're rashed. A hair dryer on hot helps though.


Pull some more bits off it


Now we're naked


Rough them up with 220.


I used some adhesive and wax remover to clean them with.


I plan on doing away with the daylight invisible LED turn signals. Cagers can't see them. But the recess doesn't allow a flush mount.


Since it's not something you'll see I just drilled the area out. Hack yes, but this fairing has already had a big crack epoxied together. And there's a small chunk missing. So I don't mind.


After everything was sanded and prepped. I shot everything with two coats of adhesive promoter.


I began to shoot everything with my paint gun. Unfortunately, due to thickness, the liner clogs it easily. So I rolled three coats on with a roller.

No ADV bike modification could be complete with some sort of new farkle. I hate the stock horns bikes come with. Hopefully the cagers will notice these.


However, after putting the bike together more. I found out that the fan would hit one of the horns. So I relocated it.


Why they put these horns on bikes, I do not know.


Lord Vader, your motorcycle is ready...






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post #2 of 8 Old 05-20-2007, 07:59 PM
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Looks good - I like the bed-liner look the more I see it. So did you start out with a red bike, then add blue plastics?

Blue DL1000K7
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Looks good - I like the bed-liner look the more I see it. So did you start out with a red bike, then add blue plastics?
The salvage title said blue...



The bodywork came from ebay. Honestly the tail was the only parts that actually matched.
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post #4 of 8 Old 05-21-2007, 08:01 AM
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Did you KILL THE DOG!:twisted:

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Can you say Road Warrior. Where's Mel?

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For those who have a DL1000 and want to try this there is a set of fairings and front fender on ebay item 170114130250

They were originally listed for a 650 but are now listed as DL1000 Fairing Set L+R+Front+fender.
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Did you KILL THE DOG!:twisted:

Yes, rover has departed us.
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Yes, rover has departed us.
Good, that would be a one strike and you're out offense in my house. :mad:

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