Granite Svartpilen


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  • #25731
    JordanJordan
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    Well this seems like a good place to start a build thread. So far I’ve had my Svartpilen for about 5 weeks and it’s been lots of fun to work on. Last week I painted my Svart with satin Granite and matte clearcoat (7 coats of granite paint, and 3 clearcoats. I was debating wrapping it, but spraying it was much cheaper, and I think it turned out much better than I could have done with a wrap (never having wrapped anything before). I used the stock plastics, just removed the yellow stripe stickers first. I like the satin grey (granite) a lot more than the stock gloss black. I’ve got some black husky decals and a windscreen on the way too which should make it look a little more complete.

    Future mods I want to do include cat-delete, light guard, rear rack, and R6 rear suspension swap. I’m sure I’ll end up doing more eventually.

     

    #25746
    407guy407guy
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    Looks good!

     

    #25748
    JordanJordan
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    @407 guy Thank you

     

    Got my decals on the other day. The Husqvarna on the tank pop out is a little larger than I was hoping, but I like them.

    #25807
    JordanJordan
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    Finally got my windscreen. Here’s another boring garage picture because there been snow on the ground for the last week. I’m hoping weather will clear up this week and I can test it out. Any wind deflection will be nice, but I mainly got it for the looks, which I think it greatly improves. This is a ducati scrambler windscreen I got off amazon for about $40 and mounting was really easy.

    #25809
    doublure_bitedoublure_bite
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    Nice one, love the grey scheme too.

    Did you sand down before painting ?

    Cheers

    #25810
    AvatarNickga
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    Looks great!

    #25815
    JordanJordan
    Participant

    Thanks guys,

     

    @doublure_bite Yes i used some fine grit sandpaper and went over it all just to make sure the paint got a good bond. I tried to hit the edges left from removing the yellow stripe a little more. I think the trick is just lots of coats of paint, and layering the clearcoat. I also wiped down the first few coats of paint with a wet cloth after drying to remove any dust (or dog hair) that settled while they were drying in my garage.

    #25819
    VanessaVanessa
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    I really like that screen! And the yellow light (alas not legal here in the UK) looks cool too.

    #25825
    JordanJordan
    Participant

    @Vanessa Thank you. I was a little worried ordering it but I think the windscreens do really help the looks of our bikes (and are at least somewhat functional).

    #25758
    AvatarECJJCE
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    Looking sharp! I love the Svartpilen 401, but have a hard time with the neon green accents. Yours is a nice solution.

    I might recommend the passenger foot peg delete bracket (I see you’ve already pulled the pegs). I did it on mine, and it’s a slick piece of kit, and does a lot for the look of the bike:

    https://www.ktm-parts.com/28505988000.html

    I think you are right that the logo on the pop out is a bit on the large side….have you considered these:

    https://www.ktm-parts.com/28007925044.html

    Keep us posted!

    ECJ

    #25839
    JordanJordan
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    @ECJJCE Thanks for the recommendations. The passenger peg delete bracket looks like a good option to add in the future.

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