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ok i think think my blue and silver 2007 would look nice with a silver swing arm instead of black my question is what would be the best way to accomplish this? can i just sand blast it and be good or is there a clear coat i need to put on it or should i look into buying a silver swing arm from another model year? im pretty strapped for cash at the moment especially with christmas on its way.
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also if anyone has any pictures of a silver/blue with a silver swing arm can you direct me to it, i been looking for some pics to see how i like it.
 

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Well I want a black one!! I was going to powder coat mine, I guess you could just have it striped. I don't think there's any protective coating on mine, looks just like bare aluminum. Where are you located? Maybe we could trade??

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If you blast it you definitely want to coat it! Although its aluminum and doesn't "rust" it still corrodes, and its corrosion(like a pitted white ash look) looks pretty nasty!


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i live in pittsburgh.... one big reason i even thought of it is the previous owner dropperd it and there are some scrapes that drive me crazy. its almost like if your girlfriend would have a tattoo her ex's initials. ive gotten rid of all his remnants of the drop except this and it just so happens i think the silver would look good with the silver & blur of the body.... i dont know what the cost to ship a swing arm is but i would imagine pretty healthy.

what would i buy to coat it?
 

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the best "photo shopping" i can do in the way of a side by side

and one of my bike
 

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If you blast it you definitely want to coat it! Although its aluminum and doesn't "rust" it still corrodes, and its corrosion(like a pitted white ash look) looks pretty nasty!


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:+1: i learned that lesson
 

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Its funny, the guys with black swingarms want the silver ones, and vice versa. :banger:
 

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dont think ive seen a silver blue w sillver SA. Id def pc (shoot Tripage a pm) although he's in Flordia so shipping might be high? the marks would def bother me as well. Option B for you can always be find a replacement oem in good cond. Also if you do go w a silver SA id def get the silver lowers ;)
 

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Its funny, the guys with black swingarms want the silver ones, and vice versa. :banger:
My black swingarm ain't goin' nowhere. Don't particularly like Honda's mixmatching of frames and swingarms in recent years. black/silver, silver/black, just make them the same color. *shrug* that blue/silver is the only mixed set that looks good because there's a lot of silver already on the bike.
 

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The silver looks a lot more balanced for sure.
most of the silver trim on mine is gone too so i think it would look cool with it. where the heat shields for the exhaust & tail section is all gone.
 

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dont think ive seen a silver blue w sillver SA. Id def pc (shoot Tripage a pm) although he's in Flordia so shipping might be high? the marks would def bother me as well. Option B for you can always be find a replacement oem in good cond. Also if you do go w a silver SA id def get the silver lowers ;)
i want to pick up silver lowers in the future like spring or next summer. i trired to take my lowers off to do my sliders and theres one bolt thats on there that i couldnt get out and thats going to be an issue. my god father has a sandblaster and powercoater so ill see if i can take that route if possible. ive seen swing arms for $75 shipped but all black & i dont know what years are interchangeable. but for $75 ill buy the whole thing and change it out.
 
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