Well I have started getting elboe deep in a project that has been going on for about a year now. I have a 01' Kx-250 and I have been riding it for about 4 years or so, and have not had any trouble out of it. So last summer after I rode it I cleaned it up and started taking her down.
The project started with just replacing all the bearing; wheels, suspension, linkage and stearing head. Also, we were going to take my suspension down the guy who sets them up for us and have him respring them to fit my new weight. Then we were going to rebuild the top end.
Well one thing led to another and now the bike is down the frame and I am in the process of painting it. The suspension is currently being fixed up and the bearings have been replaced in all the linkage parts.
What is left is to paint the frame, replace wheel bearings and true up the wheels and probably replace the tires. Rebuild the motor and clean and polish.
I am thinking about polishing the radiators, since they are aluminum, out to a shine.
Here are some pictures so far.
My only problem with painting right now is that the paintstripper we got did a horrible job and hardly removed anything. So I picked up some 400gritt wet sand paper and started smoothing everything out, but it did not do as planned. I am thinking about picking up some rougher stuff around 200 I guess and seeing where that gets me. The best thing would be a bead blaster, but I am not sure about getting access to one in the near future...
Anyone had any luck with any type of stripper or anything?