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Sheep
05-03-2008, 08:54 PM
I had a guy paintmatch the sidecovers, attach & fill joint of a Fenda Extenda to the front and match that also. If you have other than a black bike, the color change will be more dramatic. I had him do same to my blue SV650 (in background of top pic) and you can really notice the difference. But the black is quite diff too if compared side-by-side to original drab sidecovers.
I posted this on MaxSuzy also.

http://i177.photobucket.com/albums/w225/sheepstb/Banditpaint2.jpg

http://i177.photobucket.com/albums/w225/sheepstb/Banditpaint1.jpg

MetrickMetal
05-04-2008, 09:30 AM
Looking good and the front fender looks factory and the gold rims look great against the black paint. :clap:

I'm going to buy the matching Candy Sonoma red paint from Color-Rite paints next week as they are only about 10 miles form where I live, and I will be painting just the main portion of my plastic side covers to match the rest of the bike here in the next couple of weeks. :rider:

GregH
05-04-2008, 11:10 AM
Very pretty. Just what I needed, too, another mod for the Bandit!:giveup:

Sheep
05-04-2008, 07:09 PM
Thanks buds...
Figure I might as well post the SV650 as there are bunch on here who have them too. Here's before/after. I'm still waiting on my Suzuki wheel hugger... backordered for months. Going to have the wheels powdercoated also, but not same as Bandit. I've actually been riding the SV a lot more than Bandit since I got it in March and planning on tripping this one; it's more fun than the B1250 and might even consider selling the larger (lots of DW mods).

Before:
http://i177.photobucket.com/albums/w225/sheepstb/SV650-3.jpg

After:
http://i177.photobucket.com/albums/w225/sheepstb/SVpaint4.jpg

Amazing what just a few touches do to improve looks. This '07 Pearl Vigor Blue is very expensive stuff; also 3-part process. The red Bandits should really "jump" with sidecovers painted.

Sheep
05-04-2008, 07:25 PM
Not quite same angle, but for those with black Bandits. I didn't like the 3 shades of "black" on side... glossy tail, dark "titaniumish" sidecover, then flat black airbox.
Before:
http://i177.photobucket.com/albums/w225/sheepstb/Bandit5.jpg

After:
http://i177.photobucket.com/albums/w225/sheepstb/Banditpaint2.jpg