BMW K bikes (Bricks)

You are not connected. Please login or register

View previous topic View next topic Go down  Message [Page 1 of 1]


1Back to top Go down   Mmmmmm .  .  .   ceramic coating Empty Mmmmmm . . . ceramic coating on Mon Oct 07, 2019 3:08 pm

duck

duck
Life time member
Life time member
A 92 K75S I brought back to life in the spring had a Staintune exhaust.  No dents or scrapes but the finish wasn't great. (But it had a great "patina.")  Since I didn't have an extra barrel of elbow grease on hand I decided to have it ceramic coated in black instead - which includes a good media blast prior to coating.

Before:

Mmmmmm .  .  .   ceramic coating Tbg6VZ6

After - installed on my 91 K75S:

Mmmmmm .  .  .   ceramic coating FcT8YOM

The way the paint wears off of the leading edge of the peg plates bothers me so I also had a pair of peg plates ceramic coated and mounted them with black bolts.  And, just for kicks, also has a brake level coated black.

Mmmmmm .  .  .   ceramic coating 7pMHuJm


__________________________________________________
Current stable:
86 Custom K100 (standard fairing, K75 Belly pan, Ceramic chromed engine covers, paralever)
K75 Frankenbrick (Paralever, K11 front end, hybrid ABS, K1100RS fairing, radial tires)
86 K75C Turbo w/ paralever
94 K1100RS
93 K1100LT (x2)
91 K1
93 K75S (K11 front end)
91 K75S (K1 front end)
14 Yamaha WR250R
http://www.ClassicKBikes.com
    

2Back to top Go down   Mmmmmm .  .  .   ceramic coating Empty Re: Mmmmmm . . . ceramic coating on Tue Oct 08, 2019 6:40 am

Dai

Dai
Life time member
Life time member
Pretty! Very Happy


__________________________________________________
'83 K100 upgraded to K100RS spec
Others...
'78 Moto Guzzi 850-T3, '79 Moto Guzzi 850-T3 California,'93 Moto Guzzi 1100ie California,
'03 Suzuki Blandit GSF600SK3 (NFS any more because wifey has claimed it)
    

3Back to top Go down   Mmmmmm .  .  .   ceramic coating Empty Re: Mmmmmm . . . ceramic coating on Tue Oct 08, 2019 8:54 am

duck

duck
Life time member
Life time member
I forgot to mention that I also had a set of headers coated in black to match since the factory headers got blued and ugly a few hundred miles from the showroom floor.


__________________________________________________
Current stable:
86 Custom K100 (standard fairing, K75 Belly pan, Ceramic chromed engine covers, paralever)
K75 Frankenbrick (Paralever, K11 front end, hybrid ABS, K1100RS fairing, radial tires)
86 K75C Turbo w/ paralever
94 K1100RS
93 K1100LT (x2)
91 K1
93 K75S (K11 front end)
91 K75S (K1 front end)
14 Yamaha WR250R
http://www.ClassicKBikes.com
    

4Back to top Go down   Mmmmmm .  .  .   ceramic coating Empty Re: Mmmmmm . . . ceramic coating on Tue Oct 08, 2019 2:05 pm

volador

volador
Silver member
Silver member
That looks bad arse!

What is your experience/opinion with the durability of ceramic coating on headers and mufflers?


__________________________________________________
1984 K100RS  1991 K100RS  Reap The Wild Wind... Ever Commute Is An Adventure
    

5Back to top Go down   Mmmmmm .  .  .   ceramic coating Empty Re: Mmmmmm . . . ceramic coating on Tue Oct 08, 2019 3:10 pm

duck

duck
Life time member
Life time member
It's great.  It's much better than powder coating or high temp paint. Tougher and more heat resistant.

I've also had headers, engine covers and other parts done in a ceramic coating called Chromex.  Not as smooth as real chrome but still nice and shiny. (And won't rust like chrome can when it gets old.)

Mmmmmm .  .  .   ceramic coating K75pegplate

Mmmmmm .  .  .   ceramic coating 9Wr2Z32

Mmmmmm .  .  .   ceramic coating K75f_headers_installed

Mmmmmm .  .  .   ceramic coating 6fmosvp


__________________________________________________
Current stable:
86 Custom K100 (standard fairing, K75 Belly pan, Ceramic chromed engine covers, paralever)
K75 Frankenbrick (Paralever, K11 front end, hybrid ABS, K1100RS fairing, radial tires)
86 K75C Turbo w/ paralever
94 K1100RS
93 K1100LT (x2)
91 K1
93 K75S (K11 front end)
91 K75S (K1 front end)
14 Yamaha WR250R
http://www.ClassicKBikes.com
    

6Back to top Go down   Mmmmmm .  .  .   ceramic coating Empty Re: Mmmmmm . . . ceramic coating on Wed Oct 09, 2019 6:32 am

Woodie

Woodie
Life time member
Life time member
Looks great Duck.  You have definitely worked out your own pattern for detailing your K's - very identifiable!  What windshield is that and and how well does it work?


__________________________________________________
1985 K100RT
52667
"Keep your stick on the ice.  We're all in this together."  Red Green
    

7Back to top Go down   Mmmmmm .  .  .   ceramic coating Empty Re: Mmmmmm . . . ceramic coating on Wed Oct 09, 2019 7:01 am

duck

duck
Life time member
Life time member
Thanks. It's a National Cycle N25030.  It works pretty well. I like the look of naked bikes but not the chest blast of wind when riding them.

Mmmmmm .  .  .   ceramic coating 85j7Qj6

Mmmmmm .  .  .   ceramic coating GttFK8l



Last edited by duck on Fri Oct 11, 2019 2:26 pm; edited 1 time in total


__________________________________________________
Current stable:
86 Custom K100 (standard fairing, K75 Belly pan, Ceramic chromed engine covers, paralever)
K75 Frankenbrick (Paralever, K11 front end, hybrid ABS, K1100RS fairing, radial tires)
86 K75C Turbo w/ paralever
94 K1100RS
93 K1100LT (x2)
91 K1
93 K75S (K11 front end)
91 K75S (K1 front end)
14 Yamaha WR250R
http://www.ClassicKBikes.com
    

8Back to top Go down   Mmmmmm .  .  .   ceramic coating Empty Re: Mmmmmm . . . ceramic coating on Wed Oct 09, 2019 9:41 am

caveman

caveman
Silver member
Silver member
I guess now you have the 1600 you don't mind parking the 75 to fix it up some more, it's looking good!
Funny I never have trouble with chest blast, just keeping tread on the center of my tires (:

    

9Back to top Go down   Mmmmmm .  .  .   ceramic coating Empty Re: Mmmmmm . . . ceramic coating on Wed Oct 09, 2019 10:47 am

Laitch

Laitch
Life time member
Life time member
@caveman wrote:...I never have trouble with chest blast,. . .
I don't either. It's all a blast! Smile


__________________________________________________
1995 K75 73,000 miles
Mmmmmm .  .  .   ceramic coating Usa-lo10
    

10Back to top Go down   Mmmmmm .  .  .   ceramic coating Empty Re: Mmmmmm . . . ceramic coating on Wed Oct 09, 2019 11:24 am

duck

duck
Life time member
Life time member
You guys obviously aren't riding fast enough. Very Happy


__________________________________________________
Current stable:
86 Custom K100 (standard fairing, K75 Belly pan, Ceramic chromed engine covers, paralever)
K75 Frankenbrick (Paralever, K11 front end, hybrid ABS, K1100RS fairing, radial tires)
86 K75C Turbo w/ paralever
94 K1100RS
93 K1100LT (x2)
91 K1
93 K75S (K11 front end)
91 K75S (K1 front end)
14 Yamaha WR250R
http://www.ClassicKBikes.com
    

11Back to top Go down   Mmmmmm .  .  .   ceramic coating Empty Re: Mmmmmm . . . ceramic coating on Wed Oct 09, 2019 11:29 am

Laitch

Laitch
Life time member
Life time member
@duck wrote:You guys obviously aren't riding fast enough. Very Happy
I am so! Mmmmmm .  .  .   ceramic coating 177381


__________________________________________________
1995 K75 73,000 miles
Mmmmmm .  .  .   ceramic coating Usa-lo10
    

12Back to top Go down   Mmmmmm .  .  .   ceramic coating Empty Re: Mmmmmm . . . ceramic coating on Wed Oct 09, 2019 2:32 pm

caveman

caveman
Silver member
Silver member
@duck wrote:You guys obviously aren't riding fast enough. Very Happy
Don't forget I have  a harley and run it the same speed Embarassed

    

13Back to top Go down   Mmmmmm .  .  .   ceramic coating Empty Re: Mmmmmm . . . ceramic coating on Wed Oct 09, 2019 3:19 pm

duck

duck
Life time member
Life time member
Pace is probably a better word than speed when riding a Harley Very Happy .


__________________________________________________
Current stable:
86 Custom K100 (standard fairing, K75 Belly pan, Ceramic chromed engine covers, paralever)
K75 Frankenbrick (Paralever, K11 front end, hybrid ABS, K1100RS fairing, radial tires)
86 K75C Turbo w/ paralever
94 K1100RS
93 K1100LT (x2)
91 K1
93 K75S (K11 front end)
91 K75S (K1 front end)
14 Yamaha WR250R
http://www.ClassicKBikes.com
    

14Back to top Go down   Mmmmmm .  .  .   ceramic coating Empty Re: Mmmmmm . . . ceramic coating on Wed Oct 09, 2019 9:39 pm

Woodie

Woodie
Life time member
Life time member
Thanks Duck for the info on the windshield. I looked it up here in Canada and it is stocked by my favourite Canadian retailer.


__________________________________________________
1985 K100RT
52667
"Keep your stick on the ice.  We're all in this together."  Red Green
    

15Back to top Go down   Mmmmmm .  .  .   ceramic coating Empty Re: Mmmmmm . . . ceramic coating on Fri Oct 11, 2019 1:27 pm

Two Wheels Better

Two Wheels Better
Moderator
Moderator
@duck wrote:Thanks. It's a National Cycle N20530.  It works pretty well. I like the look of naked bikes but not the chest blast of wind when riding them.

Mmmmmm .  .  .   ceramic coating 85j7Qj6

Mmmmmm .  .  .   ceramic coating GttFK8l
Off the ceramic coatings topic, but have you a link or more accurate part number for the windscreen? National Cycle N20530 doesn't work, and N2530 is a small flyscreen. Maybe it's the N25030...check these links. I reckon this size 'screen would work 'real swell' on my R100 Mystic.

N20530

N25030


__________________________________________________

1987 K100RS, '89 K100 w/K1100RS engine, '93 Framed K11/K12 engine 'Big Block', '96 K1100RS, '09 K1300GT, '13 R1200RT-P, '95 R100 Mystic & '77 R75/7.

    

16Back to top Go down   Mmmmmm .  .  .   ceramic coating Empty Re: Mmmmmm . . . ceramic coating on Fri Oct 11, 2019 2:28 pm

duck

duck
Life time member
Life time member
Sorry, typo. The correct part # is 25030. (And I updated my prior post.)


__________________________________________________
Current stable:
86 Custom K100 (standard fairing, K75 Belly pan, Ceramic chromed engine covers, paralever)
K75 Frankenbrick (Paralever, K11 front end, hybrid ABS, K1100RS fairing, radial tires)
86 K75C Turbo w/ paralever
94 K1100RS
93 K1100LT (x2)
91 K1
93 K75S (K11 front end)
91 K75S (K1 front end)
14 Yamaha WR250R
http://www.ClassicKBikes.com
    

View previous topic View next topic Back to top  Message [Page 1 of 1]

Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum