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    Linex...it isn't just for pick up trucks

    This past spring, I purchased the expandable BMW side cases for my 650 gs. I was really suprised at how crappy they are! If you look at it too hard, you risk dents, dings, and scratches.

    A friend owns the local Linex shop. You know, the spray on bed liner stuff for pick up trucks. It's really durable and suprisingly, light weight. I had him spray my bags and I think they came out great. Now it won't be so obvious if I have a little booboo.

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    Here's the close up.

    ta daaaa....
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    I like it...Great job..

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    When I put the 8.5 gallon expanded fuel tank on my K75 I used truck bedliner as a finish. The body shops wanted way too much to paint a tank. Made a good finish. Gas drips didn't bother it, and it was easy to keep clean. Impervious to tankbag scuffs too. Great stuff for motorcycles.
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    GREAT! Just what I needed, another way to spend $$$ on the RT. (OK, where is the phone book?)
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    I got some bedliner stuff in a can that I sprayed on my crash bars, and I think it looks great. What did it cost to get bags and tank done? There's a place right up the street from me.
    --Joe Merlino - Modified '82 R100RT

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    I saw one of the big high-capacity aftermarket Airhead tanks coated with bedliner stuff once. Looked like a giant avocado.

    But I like what it did for those 650 bags!
    Bikeless for now...but not forever!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jmerlino
    What did it cost to get bags and tank done? There's a place right up the street from me.
    $50 per bag. Well worth the cost imho. This is my second set thanks to how cheaply they were made.

    Besides, I thought black looked better on my yellow B anyway. But when I originally inquired about buying black bags, I found that I had to buy the silver, then buy additional black lids for another $300+.

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    did the line-x make the bags noticable heavier?

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    I did the inside and the bottom of the sidecar. The bags turned out great too.
    There's a website somewhere that has pictures of all kinds of bliner covered bikes.
    Can't seem to find it
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    Do you have to do any kind of surface prep before you do it?
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    The way my guy explained to me is NO plastic...it won't stick. What he actually said was he would not guarantee it to adhere to plastic. Other than that he did all the prep...scuff and go as far as I could see.

    He does pool decks, hunting trucks, garage floors...
    I'm saving up for the garage

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    Quote Originally Posted by wuli959
    did the line-x make the bags noticable heavier?
    No, not at all. It is a thin coating and rather light weight. I have another friend who had various parts of his tupperware done. He is coming by today so I'll take a few pics.

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    What a great idea! I was thinking of using a product called Lizard Skin on the inside of the boxes to keep them cooler in the heat, but this on the outside looks great, I have just the dented box that this would look good on...lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PGlaves
    When I put the 8.5 gallon expanded fuel tank on my K75 I used truck bedliner as a finish. The body shops wanted way too much to paint a tank. Made a good finish. Gas drips didn't bother it, and it was easy to keep clean. Impervious to tankbag scuffs too. Great stuff for motorcycles.
    Paul, would you happen to have a picture?
    --Joe Merlino - Modified '82 R100RT

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