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GSXR600 Custom 98

GSXR600 Custom 98

The exhaust was in bad condition. (1) The header pipe's paint was faded with some minor pitting from the sandpit accident while (2) the Can is full of scratches, pitted and needs TLC.

I had the header pipes sandblasted for $40 and then hit it with some VHT paint - a can and a half. I left the pipe outside in the sun for a few days to cure - nothing a couple of 40 degree days can't sort out. 

The next thing will be the Can (See Pictures), but I am unsure if I'm going to paint it or try to get the pits out... will let you know soon. Read more about

Parts Worked On: 

  • Exhaust

Frame Completed

Well, I don't know why I took so long to get to painting the frame as I enjoyed it, and it came out a lot better than I expected. In fact, working with 2-pak was not as hard as I thought it would be - it was easier than acrylic ... The silver also has a great metallic look.

Plus the 3M mask I wore worked a treat...

Painting Parameters:

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Parts Worked On: 

  • Chassis, Frame assembly, Swing Arm

I've been Framed #2

The spraying of this frame can be measured in calendars, plus Shepster was complaining it's attracting spiders into his workshop, so progress had to be made!

So finally the frame is primed and ready for paint! Hopefully, you will see another post within two ....weeks of the finished product. Read more about I've been Framed #2

Parts Worked On: 

  • Chassis, Frame assembly, Swing Arm

I've been Framed

Next on the list was to get rid of the many pit marks left on the frame and swingarm from the nasty gravel traps at Philip Island.

After a bit of prep work the spot putty was applied. It was hard to put on smoothly and thinly, I think my applicator was too soft, but no problem I will hit it with the sander...

We also messed around with some pinstriping trying to come up with an awesome but simple design for the final paint work pattern. Read more about I've been Framed

Parts Worked On: 

  • Chassis, Bodywork

Mounted Clocks and Indicators


Well I thought I did a good job with mounting the clocks, they are set on rubber grommets which should reduce vibrations. With the help of Alan next door we wipped up the bracket from some metal which was lying around.

When I go on my welding course I should be able to craft more sophisticated brackets and stuff.


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Parts Worked On: 

  • Electrical System, Lighting System, Signalling System