Mille S2: Paint frame with homologation plate installed?

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herbg
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Mille S2: Paint frame with homologation plate installed?

Post by herbg » Mon Apr 09, 2018 5:27 am

Reproduction homologation plates are not available for my 1985 Mille S2. I'm in the early stages of a restoration and am wondering if anyone has had the experience of painting a frame with the homologation plate still installed on the bike? For that matter, the same question applies to the Nieman fork lock.

I don't want to risk damaging either item while trying to remove them to paint the chassis.

Since I have little experience with paint or what a skilled paint shop is capable of, I thought I'd solicit opinions here.

Appreciate your thoughts.

Thanks,
Herb...
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Re: Mille S2: Paint frame with homologation plate installed?

Post by Craig in France » Mon Apr 09, 2018 11:04 pm

Hi Herb,

A competent paint shop will be able to mask both and re-paint the frame without you or anyone else being able to see the difference.

An incompetent paint shop, on the other hand ... :shock: :doh: :(

If you're in the States, call Steve (the owner of this site). He knows his way around a paint gun and should be able to advise.

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Re: Mille S2: Paint frame with homologation plate installed?

Post by herbg » Tue Apr 10, 2018 9:36 am

Thanks for the tip.

I reside in Canada so I'll have to find a competent shop here in Southern Ontario. I'm glad that you think a skilled painter can
work around these "obstacles". I always thought I would have to strip the frame completely bare before painting.

Cheers,
Herb...
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1972 Ducati 350 Desmo (Silver Shotgun)
1969 BMW R69S (Earles Fork)

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Re: Mille S2: Paint frame with homologation plate installed?

Post by Peter Mille » Sun Oct 14, 2018 1:51 am

It's not that difficult to remove that little plate, and have it refitted after painting at all...
B.t.w. consider to have the frame modified with extra tubes welded on the inside of the half round tubes, to eleminate the notorious bad roadholding of the Mille chassis...
It's not visable from outside and will improve roadholding a lot!

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Re: Mille S2: Paint frame with homologation plate installed?

Post by BevHevSteve » Mon Oct 15, 2018 9:31 am

I have new neiman locks with keys

https://store.bevelheaven.com/Chassis-S ... -NOS-unit/

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I did a writeup on how to remove the lock on my biz FB page in the 1977 Ducati 900 Restoration photo album. It's easy if you know how.
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