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Hi, i'm in the process of stripping, cleaning and making my ktm 380 into a street legal supermoto, i've always wanted a big 2T and when this came up i had to have it,

here some pics from the strip and rebuild

The bike as i got it, was not in bad condition, owner had looked after the engine but frame and other bits need restoring
 

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Ktm 380 pt2

Shock out and engine looks good but will be doing a full strip and leak test

bore looks good and it has a wiseco single ring piston fitted
 

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Ktm 380 Rebuild

Shock cleaned up and spring painted

I have also finished the engine and its looking alot better than the last pic, piston looks very new and bore is excellent
so glad thats all ok!
 

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Now the hard part stripping all the powdercoat off the old frame

i found a great spray that removes paint and powder coat easily
it available from ebay UK its called avbiz paint stripper

and its awesome here's what the frame looked like after 15 mins of being spayed
the powdercoat just falls off!

i made a video short video on youtube about it as well to help others
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iqXXsCQSyz0
 

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Pictures no worky, could be my phone. Cant wait to check it out later.
 

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How did you clean the engine to make the aluminum so bright or is it painted?
 

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Very nice!
How do you painted the engine? It's spray paint or powder coating?
i use Hammerite Satin rattle can, on the cases, ive used this before its petrol proof and hard wearing
 

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Finally got the frame painted in Satin Black and i'm starting to polish the triple clamps and swingarm, cant wait to start getting this bike rebuilt
 

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What i have seen guys do when they restore older bikes is they wet sand it and obviously just start with a rough grit and work to a finer grit to smooth it out. After that they apply wax or a polishing compound to really shine it up.

Thats a nice arsenal of motards you got there that CR is especially sweet, and it looks like this bike is coming along nicely keep up the good work!:thumbup:
 
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