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March 11, 2021, 11:28:33 PMReply #30 on

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I rode it through a strong gale today, with wind gusts up to 70Mph. Not funny when they come from the side, I can tell you that.

You should try east of the Andes where Nigel and I had trouble holding our bikes up when stopped. We ended the day early because it was just so dangerous. Wish we hadn't because the hotel/motel we chose was like the Bates Motel.  :bug_eye
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You should try east of the Andes where Nigel and I had trouble holding our bikes up when stopped. We ended the day early because it was just so dangerous. Wish we hadn't because the hotel/motel we chose was like the Bates Motel.  :bug_eye

Ten years ago that might have been something of a challenge, nowadays crossing the Forth Road Bridge in a gale to stay at an Air BnB booked by Stenhouse Travel Inc. is about my limit  ;)
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Back to the matter at hand(les)

If its just a cosmetic tart up, then any number of metal sprays can be used.

I use Pro cote quick silver for some things,
https://www.aerosolsolutions.co.uk/product/pro-cote-quick-silver/

I generally find Pro cote is a good brand, but if its going to be used as an anchoring/tie-off handle, only some kind of hard coating is likely to stand the test.
I must say, although my handles are not corroded like yours, they are a really odd colour compared with any part of the bike.
They seem to have gone an odd green/grey/silver colour, and it does look odd.

I don't take pillion or generally tie off luggage, so I will probably spray them with a more pleasing shade..

I might match my Tank

https://www.aerosolsolutions.co.uk/product/pro-cote-tool-orange/

Listen to me, all fashionable like......

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Back to the matter at hand(les)

Listen to me, all fashionable like......

I see what you did there  :icon_rolleyes: and that's what happens when you've been married a long time  :augie

I think you're right, powder coat is probably the best option but I have to say I also like the Paracord lacing even if it looks a bit "Preppy"  :kboom
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Just to get back to this topic, it has not become hammer(ite) time. I managed to find a good looking set of grab handles online just last week. Immediately snapped up the set for a decent price. So, that is something to mount on the bike soon to make it look better. :)
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Makes a big difference, but the oem colour just doesn't  work with any of the silver/greys anywhere else on the bike. Might do mine Orange to match the tank, or a match to Frame.

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Can't quite make it out, is that just from scuffing?
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Can't quite make it out, is that just from scuffing?
No, I was able to secure a set of pretty nice bars for a decent price.


@Phil I do agree on the color. Not really impressed with it. I guess this is how they were originally, but the finish does feel like a bit of a mismatch. Not impressed, but at least they look better. ;)
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