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I have just stripped an old OE with the intention of blasting & then powder coating.

Over the last 2 weeks I have been tormented with colour choice as I see that the "purple" is so very hard to match, either powder or regular paint.

I see Brian has put a lot of research & work into this (and many other topics!)- I'm off to see the powder coater early next week, but came across this link

http://www.powder-coatings.co.uk/powder-coating-colours/bs4800-colour-chart/

Brian/anyone- has anyone got near the original colour when powder coating?

If not- I am considering going a different colour..but this raises a new set of challenges- the wheels (from Purple>Silver)..which I can organise, BUT...if I change the seat colour & gaiters...STEVE- can you help..I need Red Gaitors & a Red seat..similar set up to this one...which I think is rather sexy!...did anyone own up to owning this bike?

 TTR 250 1993 2.jpg

Sorry I can't resist putting up Mossproofs work of art!(but I fear the rebuild would be over my budget)

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SO the questions are:

1. Has anyone successfully powdercoated an old OE the purple colour (Brian I suspect will know)

2. Are there any colours that would suit?- I love the jps look!!!- but don't want to paint the plastics

3. Can Steve get Red Seat/Gators...if not, where can I get a red seat cover/gators from

 



-- Edited by RodYorkttr on Saturday 5th of August 2017 11:54:51 PM

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Hi Rod

I only had access to the RAL colour chart and couldn't find anything close enough to either of the OE purples. You seem to have tapped other sources of powder coat colours so have a better chance.

But, to be honest, gloss black or anthracite did it for me in preference to the purple anyways.

Red gaiters here - https://totallyttrs.com/epages/699105d9-e4cc-4b32-b236-84e72cd67f84.sf/en_GB/?ObjectPath=/Shops/699105d9-e4cc-4b32-b236-84e72cd67f84/Products/TTR-0285

I don't know if Mr Yamaha still sells red seats and, if not, you would need to have a cover made I guess.

Here is a Raid photo along similar lines - note black frame and seat. It looked much better in real life. Nick, the rider, was a very big man and made the Raid look small...

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Brian- again that choice of colour looks soooo cool & retro- yet with the reliability of the TTR! & a RAID...I hadn't seen that on my search of this font of knowledge. you are teasing me!!
..this has to be the best site for specific bike information..WITHOUT A DOUBT.

I will visit the powder coaters & see what colours they have- the nearest (based on my PC screen) was 22 D 45 under the BS4800 Colour Chart; while under the RAL selection I spotted RAL 5019- but that is subject to my screen & whether they have got it.

I too love the black; but feel this is better suited to the Raid with the turquoise tank & gold rims...unless I do a "mossproof"...God that is a sexy bike!

I know a seat coverer..I will ask him costs- it has to have the Yamaha logo on it though

so...Gaiters sorted
does anyone know about
1.a red seat(cover)- standard, before I price up custom please?
2...oh & decals...the Yamaha chequeres, but not for the tank...more like the RAID
3.any other colours or has anyone got a good match with powder coating please?



-- Edited by RodYorkttr on Sunday 6th of August 2017 01:03:19 AM

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Here's a red seat cover wink

http://www.ebay.com/itm/331947631823
 
 
From the states though so might be a bit in freight. I really like the red and white. Especially with the yamaha speed block red/white look. evileye


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Stop drooling over my bike Rod, you'll short out your keyboardbiggrin

Red/white was my other option, but I agree the black bike does look "sick" as I believe the young people say!

How about gold frame with gold rims and turquoise tank? I like the black frame with white/gold too though. Decisions decisions!

David Lambeth might provide a red seat cover, although the OE TTR is the only one he doesn't list. Just found this:

 http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Tailored-Seat-Cover-to-fit-Yamaha-TTR-250-TTR-500-1993-to1999-Choice-of-Colours-/302400234657?hash=item46687564a1:g:6mgAAOSwz-5Zf1VL

David Alexander has stopped his anodizing service unfortunately, but his number is still in use so he might respond to begging if your rims want doing. He's just laced a pair of SM Pro gold rims up for me which look real nice too, but 95 quid each plus building might be over budget? 



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Sorry for the delay Rod

Yes red gaiters are in stock on the shelf

I must admit I love both the black and the white bikes sooooo nicesmile

Interesting the link to the seat covers, he has made me some of the blue and black ones, just have not had the time to put them in the shop, will get onto it tonight.

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They both look great. The red and white would be easier if you already have the white plastics. Love that retro look.
Any auto upholsterer should be able to knock up a seat cover. Fork boots are easy. Add some stickers and you are done.

If you got a black seat cover it goes with purple, red or black if you change your mind.

Purple rims would be a bit harder. Anyone powder coated these, or just get another set??

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3 options with the rims: Powder coating - Brian has done some and they look nice. Minor issues around the spokes if they're done laced up if you then need to adjust the spokes. On my black bike (see above) I had the rims reanodized from purple to gold and they came out really well. Doesn't work so well if there's any powdery corrosion. Finally, on my 325 I was going to reanodize, but the rims were quite corroded under the rim tape area so I bought some SM Pro gold rims and had these laced up to my original hubs. They were £95 each, so the most expensive option, but I think more hard wearing than powder coating, and cheaper than importing a pair of silver (Y2K/Bluey) wheels from Aus or the US, which appear to be the only places with a ready supply of used wheels.

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Hi rod

I had a red seat cover made up for my ttr a few years ago by a company called dis-covers they were on eBay but seemed to have dis-appeared off there now. It was very good quality. Unfortunately I have not any pics to hand with photo bucket been down!

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domski1 wrote:

Hi rod

I had a red seat cover made up for my ttr a few years ago by a company called dis-covers they were on eBay but seemed to have dis-appeared off there now. It was very good quality. Unfortunately I have not any pics to hand with photo bucket been down!


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Apparently the firm is on holiday until 15-Aug, CLICKY

Dis covers' telephone number is 07436 581832.

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This was my ttr with the red seat cover



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Thank you everyone for your help...I will be exploring all avenues kindly suggested!
A plan is definitely coming together but not in a Brian "smooth operator" way-
Its more like a Northern version of that 80's series "the A team"!!
I have a prolapsed disc (back injury)- so things may be going a little slowly until after end August when I find out about the possibility of an operation.
(folks..look after your backs!)



-- Edited by RodYorkttr on Thursday 10th of August 2017 02:02:42 AM

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www.aliexpress.com/item/Motorcycle-whole-Complete-Graphic-Kit-Dirt-Bike-Sticker-Decal-For-TTR250-TTR-250-TT-R-Raid/32812028973.html , have seen these decals but have never used the company

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