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1Back to top Go down   Removing parts for painting Empty Removing parts for painting on Thu Mar 28, 2013 10:43 am

mack8882

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I'm having my 1991 K100RS repainted to original pearl silver metallic. Maybe its posted elsewhere, but can anyone share any tips for any chronological order I should follow when disassembling the gas tank, front/rear fenders, and other fairing?

Also, I have the Clymer's book for disassembly instructions - is this the best guide to use or do you suggest alternative methods for removing the parts I need to remove for painting?

Thanks!
Craig

    

2Back to top Go down   Removing parts for painting Empty Re: Removing parts for painting on Thu Mar 28, 2013 11:21 am

RicK G

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Clymers is very good for most instructions. I would you would be safe following their instructions.


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And then he is so anxious about the future that he does not enjoy the present; the result being that he does not live in the present or the future; he lives as if he is never going to die, and then dies having never really lived."   Dalai Lama


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3Back to top Go down   Removing parts for painting Empty Re: Removing parts for painting on Thu Mar 28, 2013 6:07 pm

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Place items in zip lock bags and label them. Never, never then put the bags in a safe place......you will not find them again. It took me 3 months to find one such "safe place"...after I had bought replacement bolts. Good luck.


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+1 on not putting thing in a safe place I've got things I put away 5 yrs ago that I still haven't found but at least I know there safe

    

5Back to top Go down   Removing parts for painting Empty Re: Removing parts for painting on Thu Mar 28, 2013 8:36 pm

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I put everything into the zip lock bags and then into 25ltr chemical drums I have split lengthways around the drum. Gives me sliding draw for undr benches and it can not ever be put in a safe place..Big and White..

    

6Back to top Go down   Removing parts for painting Empty Re: Removing parts for painting on Thu Mar 28, 2013 9:08 pm

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ainsjac wrote:Place items in zip lock bags and label them. Never, never then put the bags in a safe place......you will not find them again. It took me 3 months to find one such "safe place"...after I had bought replacement bolts. Good luck.

Man, sounds like you are getting old......

Here I was thinking I was the only one with the "Put it in a safe place so I do not lose it" disease. Never to be seen again. scratch

Dave.


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7Back to top Go down   Removing parts for painting Empty Re: Removing parts for painting on Thu Mar 28, 2013 9:14 pm

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ainsjac wrote:Place items in zip lock bags and label them. Never, never then put the bags in a safe place......you will not find them again. It took me 3 months to find one such "safe place"...after I had bought replacement bolts. Good luck.

I can just imagine it now, in 30 years time when Stans kids are going through the shed they will say you know dad really was losing it he pulled apart a complete bike put it in little plastic bags and hid the parts all over the place, no wonder we had to cart him off to the home for the permanently bewildered.


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"Man sacrifices his health in order to make money.
Then he sacrifices money to recuperate his health.
And then he is so anxious about the future that he does not enjoy the present; the result being that he does not live in the present or the future; he lives as if he is never going to die, and then dies having never really lived."   Dalai Lama


Bikes 1998 K1100 LT, 1993 K75 RT, 1996 K75RT, 1986 K75 GS, 1979 Z1300 Kawasaki
    

8Back to top Go down   Removing parts for painting Empty Re: Removing parts for painting on Fri Mar 29, 2013 1:26 am

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That is right Rick. I got rid of my old Alfa and told the kids that I had disassmembled the non rusty bits and put them in a safe place. They are not looking forward to finding the car........I have the last laugh....there are no non rusting parts in an Alfa.


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9Back to top Go down   Removing parts for painting Empty I might add... on Fri Mar 29, 2013 1:35 am

ibjman

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Get a digital camera (or an old Polaroid) and take photos of everything as you encounter them so you can refer to your pictures to remember where everything goes back on later.
The plastic bags work great too

    

10Back to top Go down   Removing parts for painting Empty Re: Removing parts for painting on Fri Mar 29, 2013 4:17 am

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Years ago I used to use paper labels because I'd learned the hard way that it was too easy to forget what small parts went where.

Digital photography has done away with that.

I'm another zip-lock bag user (handily BMW supply parts in them often with a paper label that can be written on).

As I remove something, I pop all the fasteners into a bag and write on the bag with a Sharpie (indelible pen) what they are and any information that I think might be useful.

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Then if the parts are small, they can go into another bag with the fasteners:

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I find that a large box keeps everything in one place. "Really Useful" boxes are pretty cheap and are what the name suggests:

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11Back to top Go down   Removing parts for painting Empty Re: Removing parts for painting on Fri Mar 29, 2013 8:34 am

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+1 on the zip lock bags; +1 on organization. Here's the not-to-be-painted parts of my K75 at the moment:
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And the parts to-be-painted-aluminum:
Removing parts for painting IMG_1682

Even with all this organization, I still managed to loose a 10mm Snap-on combination wrench somewhere in the basement during disassembly! What a Face I searched for 5 weeks looking for that wrench; and finally broke down last week and bought a new one. I guess that wrench fell into a warpage in the time continuum, to join the Hazet socket extension I lost in the garage two years ago. Maybe they'll exit in 5 years time and reveal themselves.


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12Back to top Go down   Removing parts for painting Empty Re: Removing parts for painting on Fri Mar 29, 2013 10:05 am

RicK G

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Someone standing in the middle of the jungle in Borneo probably just got hit on the head by the 10mm spanner because he was standing under the other end of the hole Very Happy


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Then he sacrifices money to recuperate his health.
And then he is so anxious about the future that he does not enjoy the present; the result being that he does not live in the present or the future; he lives as if he is never going to die, and then dies having never really lived."   Dalai Lama


Bikes 1998 K1100 LT, 1993 K75 RT, 1996 K75RT, 1986 K75 GS, 1979 Z1300 Kawasaki
    

13Back to top Go down   Removing parts for painting Empty Re: Removing parts for painting on Fri Mar 29, 2013 10:50 am

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I put all the little bits and parts in little bags and put them all in a pail with a lid. I use a pail as it's easy to spot when looking around the work area. That way I know its all there. Label with permanent marker.


Tip - get coin bags from your local bank. It's free.


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14Back to top Go down   Removing parts for painting Empty Re: Removing parts for painting on Fri Mar 29, 2013 2:07 pm

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You can only go so far with plastic bags.....
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15Back to top Go down   Removing parts for painting Empty Re: Removing parts for painting on Sat Mar 30, 2013 8:20 pm

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Please do not post questions in this section of the forum, the sticky at the top explains what this section is for.
Regards,
K-BIKE

    

16Back to top Go down   Removing parts for painting Empty Re: Removing parts for painting on Tue Apr 02, 2013 11:14 am

mack8882

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Thanks to everyone for your replies - extremely helpful. I will post question in the appropriate forum next time KBIKE.


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17Back to top Go down   Removing parts for painting Empty That's right on Thu Oct 02, 2014 12:09 pm

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ainsjac wrote:Place items in zip lock bags and label them. Never, never then put the bags in a safe place......you will not find them again. It took me 3 months to find one such "safe place"...after I had bought replacement bolts. Good luck.
I'm still looking for the replacement heated grips I bought 6 mo. ago. Now I'm making a box for each motorcycle and truck I have just to keep my sanity.

    

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