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post #1 of 33 (permalink) Old 05-23-2008, 01:24 AM Thread Starter
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How to: A simple, cheap, and easy mod

For some reason, the first thing i notice when I look at the 3rd gen R6's is that shiny silver pipe that leads from the radiator to the thermostat on the left side. Anyway, I decided to use a high heat black engine paint to make it practically disappear. It cost me about $6 total and turned out perfectly. Check it out...

Before:

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I honestly don't know if draining of the coolant is necessary, but I wasn't taking any chances of antifreeze pouring all over my new shiny bike
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. i was also adding water wetter anyway...

Remove radiator cap:

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Unscrew drain bolt:

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Yamaha already marked exactly where the hoses are positioned. If this isn't already done, do eeett with a sharpie.

Loosen pipe clamps and remove:

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I taped the two edges for a few reasons. 1 - it was something to hold on to when I spray it. 2 - bending in the corners don't allow paint inside the pipe. 3 - i wasn't sure if the slightly textured paint would allow for the best seal.

Taping the edges (note there is a tiny bit of extra room before the hose marks):

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Sandblasting the pipe. A medium grade sandpaper or scotch brite pad would also work just fine:

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I used Duplicolor's high heat engine paint. They have an engine enamel but it supposedly has a shiny finish. I wanted the duller, higher heat paint so that it matched the frame better and so I definitely didn't have any problems with the temperature of the pipe.

First coat:

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3rd coat:

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Remove the tape and bake for 2 hours at 300 degrees (this part is a little stinky. it's better to do this by a vent with a fan):

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Finished:

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Reinstall on the bike:

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Make sure u replace the drain bolt and pour your coolant back into the radiator. You might need to fill it up, run the engine, then refill. Replace all your fairings and VIOLA! ur done!


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Pretty cool. Although I have no problem with stock.


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Great write up man
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thought about doing that, just dont feel like breaking it down

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Great write up man
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Yeah it looks sweet, but I don't mind the regular color. Heck just color it black with a sharpe lol


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Nice write up and great job. I will use this writ up to drain my my coolant and change it to something later on when it gets hotter here in cali. Thanks
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thanks guyz! i'm really happy with the results...

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Nice write up and great job. I will use this writ up to drain my my coolant and change it to something later on when it gets hotter here in cali. Thanks
Just remember, I didn't completely drain and flush the system. I just drained out enough coolant so that the pipe I was replacing didn't have anything in it. you're also gonna need to remove the radiator hose, the reservoir, and flush the system with water first. the manual is very helpful with this. you should have no problems at all...



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Nice. Has this helped with heat coming off the pipe? It hasn't really gotten hot enough here to matter, but on those hot days, the air coming off of that thing and onto your leg can be a scorcher. I was thinking of wrapping some black exhaust wrap around mine, but i dunno. This is definitely something I'll be doing though. Great write-up.


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nice write up and you defiantly took your time to do it the right way. You know what you, need? a hobby! haha
no seriously, I wish I had the parience to do things like that!

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