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04 pitbull to ridgeback build

Discussion in 'General' started by pauldeepsea, Aug 13, 2017.

  1. Th3InfamousI

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    Bars look great...

    In my opinion not that matters here and you didn't ask either but hey it's a free world...

    Unless you are going to powder coat the new fork lowers black I would Chrome the trees chrome otherwise it might be too contrasting between the top and bottom

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    Thanks and I appreciate your opinion.
    Was looking at something similar to the attached picture. I don’t want to do the exact same thing but similar.
    Just found out that the controls don’t quite fit with the powdercoat in some areas so I will mark off the area where the controls cover and grind off some of powdercoat


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    That looks like a nice 04.. Black wheels help still think black fork sliders would look better.... You gonna do black wheels?

    Ha..thats weird he didn't powdercoat the hub's black or the front side marker wire light cover under the lower tree...sometimes it's the little things that throw off the build a bit. Not gonna mention the half and half controls...hmm


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    Yes, the wheels will be the last thing to get done.
    I have been looking at a bunch of aftermarket wheels. They are $$$


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    Rims ain't cheap that's for sure! I saw "sales" for black Friday... Still about $2600



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    Yeah I have been looking at quite a few companies. Average about 1200 for each wheel give or take.


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    Perhaps a forum member has a set that could be had reasonably?
     
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    I think the black fork sliders would overdue tha


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    Know anyone?
    Just don’t ship them fed ex ....


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    Paul...the color looks great
     
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    Thanks still along way to go


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    More parts on the way. Stay tuned..



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    So today I had to break out my dremel to sand off some of the powdercoat.
    The handlebars were too thick in some areas. So I did the control fitup and marked the areas to grind down.
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    Before I start the wiring I plan on spraying some sealant to protect the bars from rusting.

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    Mounted the headlight to see if I need to go to a smaller bucket.
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    Yeah it accomplished draining my wallet lol..


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    Actually looking forward to this build. Really excited about riding a big dog again. Love my bear but looking forward to the ridgeback.



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    i love my ridgeback,
     
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    What year is your ridgeback?


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    So I decided that I will powdercoat the triple trees black to see if I like them. If I don’t I will send them out for chroming. Powdercoat is much cheaper that chroming.


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    Did ya ever see or look into PVD coating? I almost had some wheels done with that, they say its really durable and you can get it in a lot of different choices
    http://www.thechromeshop.com/pvd-coating/
     
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    Funny I was just checking that out, I wonder if that is the same thing as black chrome? There is another term called cerocoate probably murdered the spelling.


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