So, some of you might remember I mentioned my zx-6r ground-up build project when I introduced myself. Originally I wanted to go for a 2002 A1P, but parts’ availability and a cheaper road tax (it’ll be a second bike, so I’ve got to think budget…) meant that I’ve decided to go for a 2001 J2 model.
At the time I only had the electric loom, which I’d placed on a board and labelled so I could figure out what the layout is.
In the meantime, I’ve sourced the switchgear, tail light, shock linkage (pristine), the rear subframe and swingarm (both serviceable but a bit rough, with some corrosion/marks), and yesterday a main frame in really good conditions has arrived!
Now the question is: because the main frame only presents some corrosion at the end of the upper shock mount (so not visible with the bike assembled) and it’s otherwise in very good conditions, only the swingarm and subframe would actually need repainting in order to achieve a good cosmetic result. Do you reckon a good spray shop can match the main frame’s “champagne” finish successfully if doing only subframe and swingarm, or would I have to get all three of them resprayed or powdercoated together to avoid differences in tone? Given my limited budget, I would tend to avoid fixing something that ain’t broken, so to speak...