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Scorpa Sy250 Painting

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Im shopping for a scorpa sy250 and have noticed that scrapes on the tanks are common so I want to know if its possible to spray them? are they plastic? the rest of the bikes from what ive saw hold up pretty well as far as scrapes go, but the tanks looks a mess if they get knocked. Obviously scrapes happen, I just want to tidy them up.

Also how easy or difficult are they to dismantle to paint the frame...on the pre 06 models the frames are silver or grey...i want to spray it black as they look great...idont really want to touch the engine so..maybe mask that off and spray around it..

Id take off the least amount of parts required to mnake a decent job of it..

cheers

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The paint on scorpas (dbpmc) is pretty expensive to paint. As for the frame thats well easy, i podercoated mine. i stripped mine and managed to leave the wireing intact and didnt even need to drain the coolant. If you paint it in situ i will never look right.

Thats just me tho.

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The paint on scorpas (dbpmc) is pretty expensive to paint. As for the frame thats well easy, i podercoated mine. i stripped mine and managed to leave the wireing intact and didnt even need to drain the coolant. If you paint it in situ i will never look right.

Thats just me tho.

so are the tanks plastic?? id just paint it black or white...not the scorpa blue

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The tank on Scorpas are plastic. I have recently had the tank and frame re-done on my bike. The original Blue paint/laquer on the tank took a bit of rubbing down but it was worth it as the finish on the new paint job is very good.

To do the frame I stripped the bike completely, the frame was then sand blasted & powdercoated. Once again the finish is very good. See pics below.

http://s571.photobucket.com/albums/ss152/S...pg&newest=1

http://s571.photobucket.com/albums/ss152/S...pg&newest=1

http://s571.photobucket.com/albums/ss152/S...pg&newest=1

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The tank on Scorpas are plastic. I have recently had the tank and frame re-done on my bike. The original Blue paint/laquer on the tank took a bit of rubbing down but it was worth it as the finish on the new paint job is very good.

To do the frame I stripped the bike completely, the frame was then sand blasted & powdercoated. Once again the finish is very good. See pics below.

http://s571.photobucket.com/albums/ss152/S...pg&newest=1

http://s571.photobucket.com/albums/ss152/S...pg&newest=1

http://s571.photobucket.com/albums/ss152/S...pg&newest=1

that looks kool :D

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Good job, nice to see something different and the sy really suits a paintjob :thumbup: . Here is a pic of one of my oldies......

db_newscorpa332.jpg

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i just misased out on an 07 scorpa gutted...waiting for my dad to get back from holiday tomorrow and i was gona run it past him and hopefully buy it but...the fella said its gone...crap....1485 wont see a deal like that agin...theres one for 1850 and he wont budge to my offer....so....am stuck

how come the forks on the 05/06 model are all painted siver legs and chrome stantions? cant you get one with coloured/dark grey stantions are they the factory spec forks? i remember seeing the jap rider fumitaka nozaki riding the sy250 in an indoor round in 03 with black fork santions and rims...is it just the 06 onwards that had the black wheels...i really want black rims they look ace...but...other than that craking price on the 07 thats sold....there aint any about for my....sub 1400 price

if that was 03....why doesnt the 04/05 model for sale hyave the dark grey frame and wheels like his??

ive saw a couple for sale...theres a 2002 one for sale here in cumbria that i could maybe get cheap but i read that the early mdels suffered front heavy front end syndrome...? again...a couple ive say up until 05 models have siver painted frames...the grey frames look way better and the black frames look the best...

can anyone clear this up for me...?

one problem i noticed with the black rims is they scratch up around the rim...maybe from tyre changing...? is that unavoidable...? i want to get a bike looking as mint as possible....so..maybe black rims aint the way to go......i dont know....

oh one other consideration..im quite tall for my height..ha......over 6"3 so how much adjustment is there for bike....is it limited to rotating the bars a few degrees?? the scorpa looks very short and upright....90% of trials riders seem short asses..

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