Wow! Sounds like a lot more work than painting! Lol!Depending on what type of garbage is in the metal (they are cast), you might be able to anodize them and dye a color. I've never tried fork legs, but 6061 is easy to handle in the sizes I machine.used pool chemicals for the electrolyte (pH-), safer and easy to get. Use sodium hydroxide based drain cleaner to clean the aluminum before anodize. I used a small wall wort 15 volt DC power supply for those, but you'd need a bit more current for fork legs and of course a much larger tub. A couple gallons of distilled water and some RIT dye (or the expensive anodizing dyes from Caswell Plating if you want to do it right). Lots of information on the web to get you going. Let them "cook" until they take on a dull gray and they are ready for color. Probably ready a lot sooner, but that's what I've done. A big piece like this could probably use some kind of circulation pump, I'd have to look into this before suggesting a product. You want a non-contact pump like a peristaltic pump, but there should be others that can work too, maybe something for a large fish tank filter.
Also note that you better be sure the surface is prepped the way you want before anodizing, every little imperfection will show up after the dye soaks in. Must not be any non-aluminum in contact with the water or you get a short, and that's bad.
Also note that when you buy the drain cleaner the people at the counter may look at you like a drug dealer, it is used in making a few different illegal drugs so it can be hard to find on the shelves. There is a pool chemical (pH+) that almost works, but the lye is way faster to get clean metal.
Yes, Bandit recommends 14 oz of Spectro Gold 80wt gear oil when running the Bandit Sportsman. The clutch ring gear slings oil around all over the place in there, everything gets plenty of lube. The Bandit doesn't want to be submerged in oil, just wet. The chain and sprockets are a lot happier in the light weight gear oil than they are in ATF, motor oil, or any of the other options. And gear oil is "sticky," so it clings to the chain and sprockets.Maybe I missed something here. Is it because you are using a Bandit clutch that you only need 14 oz of fluid? That isn't even half a quart and doesn't the stock primary on your bike take approx. a quart? Seems like some parts might not get enough lubricant.
I probably should have said something like, "It's not necessary to be as precise as this, but..."Great info but I don't want people to get intimidated about drilling the holes. They are not as critical as motor oil orifices. They just need to flow the correct amount. If they are slightly off it won't affect anything.
True, but when ya got the toys, you go ahead and use them.Great info but I don't want people to get intimidated about drilling the holes. They are not as critical as motor oil orifices. They just need to flow the correct amount. If they are slightly off it won't affect anything.