RD500 fueltank measurements for painting

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RD500 fueltank measurements for painting

Post by torp68 » Sun Mar 04, 2018 9:23 am

About to start sanding down old panels and tank and have them repainted (by myself...).
I do have one front fairing and one side panel with decals, so I'm covered there.

The tank is a different matter, as I only have a repainted one with no decals.

Do any of you have any measurements available to have the red paint put on correctly??
Also the width of the white stripe between the red and blue would be appreciated. Seems to be increasing slightly moving forward....?
Finally the placement of the Yamaha decal.

The decal set I bought contains blue stripes, so with the requested info I should be covered. :razz: The info might be on here somewhere, but I cannot find it......

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Oyvind

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Re: RD500 fueltank measurements for painting

Post by silverstrom » Sun Mar 04, 2018 3:03 pm

I took these photos when I painted some tanks in 2016. This is how I do all of my tanks. The last photo shows the fine line tape outlining the area of the tank to paint solid red.

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1985 RZ500 1GE Spec
1985 RZ500 47X Spec Project Bike
1986 RG500 ATR
1986 NS400R
1987 TZR250
1988 Honda RC31
2007 DL650 VStrom
2014 Triumph Thruxton Modified

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Re: RD500 fueltank measurements for painting

Post by torp68 » Sun Mar 04, 2018 3:41 pm

Great stuff!! Thanks for sharing this! Really appreciate it!!
(You wouldn't happen to have the exact placement of the YAMAHA decal on the tank also...??)

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Oyvind

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Re: RD500 fueltank measurements for painting

Post by silverstrom » Sun Mar 04, 2018 4:43 pm

My pleasure.

I don't have an exact placement for the Yamaha decal, but if you look at the placement relative to the tank opening on top you'll get what you need.
1985 RZ500 1GE Spec
1985 RZ500 47X Spec Project Bike
1986 RG500 ATR
1986 NS400R
1987 TZR250
1988 Honda RC31
2007 DL650 VStrom
2014 Triumph Thruxton Modified

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Re: RD500 fueltank measurements for painting

Post by torp68 » Mon Mar 05, 2018 4:33 am

OK, Silverstrom!
And again; thanks for sharing!!

Oyvind

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