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Blacking out front forks

Can anyone reccomend someone in Mass that can black out my front forks?
Also, what a normal price is for that? I would need them to pull the forks as well.
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Can anyone reccomend someone in Mass that can black out my front forks?
Also, what a normal price is for that? I would need them to pull the forks as well.
Thanks!
Doing it yourself is the cheapest way and not that hard to do....there are writeups on here ( i did one ) that list everything you need.

Goog luck finding a shop that will pull them for you.. they powdercoat stuff... not a mechanics type shop....

A lot of places won't 'prep' them right.... the area around the fender bolts and caliper have a texture to them and a lot of pc shops just blast and pc... not of of them... but a lot of them.

Talk to Joe at Willyshiny ( Willy Shiny | Chrome Wheel Exchange and Motorcycle Accessories ) to get a fully prepped set of pc lowers at a decent exchange cost.

I used Joe for all my chrome as well.... but this is about the sliders... so....

I did the chrome lowers from him.... fork are FULLY prepped and showroom finish. Best part... $217 WITH SHIPPING both ways!!! $185 for sliders and $16/$16 for shipping

The cost may have changed a bit from when I did mine....

I ordered them.... paid for shipping me the new lowers and the return label for my stock lowers.... he gives you 30 days WITH NO CORE CHARGE ( I hope that has not changed)


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Can anyone reccomend someone in Mass that can black out my front forks?
Also, what a normal price is for that? I would need them to pull the forks as well.
Thanks!
If you have basic mechanic knowledge, you can pull the front wheel ,fender and brake calipers and plastic dip them for a 20 dollar bill.
It's not as smooth or shiny as powder but it looks okay.

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You can also get a set of take off lowers from ebay, etc, take them & get them powdercoated, then take your bike & powdercoated lowers to an indy or dealer and have them R&R them.

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I originally quoted blacking out my front end thru a independent shop....with powdercoating and labor to do lower forks and upper bells, he wanted $750. Too rich for my blood.


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I did mine a couple of years ago. Did the work myself. Pretty easy. Installed mono tubes while I was putting it back together

I had the powder down at Central Mass Powder Coating in Clinton. I think I paid something like $150 for the lower legs, cowbells, as well as the front and rear crash bars.
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I also went with the black power coat from Willyshiny. Great product and easy to deal with. I did the exchange myself, simple with help from the forum and youtube videos. Good Luck.
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I did what lil Chief said. I bought a set of take off lowers on ebay for around $50 i had them powder coated for around $110. I bought the Arlen Ness deep cut fork boots and had my local Indy install it all for around $140. I chose the ebay route so that i had minimum riding down time.
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Thanks for all the advice!
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