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    '86 R80RT paint progress


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    Looking great! Don't you just love new paint?

    Have you scratched it yet?

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    Did somebody say "new paint"?
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    Quote Originally Posted by rcockrum View Post
    Did somebody say "new paint"?
    Pretty nice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ken F View Post

    Have you scratched it yet?

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    The mechanic still has it. And the weather around here has been GREAT lately!

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    Quote Originally Posted by rcockrum View Post
    Did somebody say "new paint"?
    Nice!

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    Any day now...

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    Are you replacing the strip gasket between the inner and outer fairing? You need to glue the strip to the edge of the inner fairing. I just did this. There is a product called automotive goop i got at my local auto parts store. I have also seen it sold as shoe goop. It does an excellent job. Any mess can be cleaned off with acetone ( nail polish remover) which doesn't mar the plastic or the gasket. You will also need a bunch of those large spring clips fron the office supply I used 1.25" wide ones. It sets in about an hour so can do the whole gasket (one side) in an evening if you do it in manageable 10" or so sections. Max didn't list the lower gaskets any more but they are the same as top gasket so buy 4 of those and cut to fit the lower pieces. The glue goes on the back side not the side shown in photo as the gasket is split to slide over the edge of the plastic.


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    Quote Originally Posted by R80andR100RT View Post
    Are you replacing the strip gasket between the inner and outer fairing?
    No, we didn't completely disassemble the fairing. I'd consider doing it next year after I locate the kind of aux lamps I'm looking for.

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    R80RT with all the red bits

    Hmm... might be able to go for a ride tomorrow.

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    Why not use gel contact cement from Lowe's etc for that seal strip?
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    Quote Originally Posted by kantuckid View Post
    Why not use gel contact cement from Lowe's etc for that seal strip?
    Not familiar with it. I think the Goo stuff is good as it gives you about 5 minutes set up time to adjust the seating and get the clamps on, is readilly available and as I said the clean up with acetone is easy. Have you a comment on these three specifications? I'm interested in case I have to install the gasket on another bike. Thanks.

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