Best way to paint a motorcyle frame without complete dissassembly?

I have a DR350 dirtbike with a lavender frame that I'd like to paint gunmetal grey. The bike runs great and I really don't want to dissassemble if I can help it. What would be the best approach to repainting the frame with the bike still together?

Asked By: DR350 owner - 10/3/2007
Best Answer - Chosen by Asker
The only way is to have alot of patience and being able to clean it very well so the paint will stick... More
Answered By: 747pilot - 10/3/2007
Additional Answers (10)
haha lots of tape lol
Answered By: corvetteracing - 10/3/2007
You can repaint it with a lot of care....but there really isn't a best way without disassembly....
Answered By: RiverRat - 10/3/2007
Very carefully
Answered By: BearFromOz - 10/3/2007
sell the bike and buy another one that doesnt need painting
Answered By: chezzrob - 10/3/2007
You'll have to take off painted and plastic parts! tape off areas to be painted scratch up a little with sandpaper to hold new paint. paint small areas at a time...
Answered By: caveman - 10/3/2007
Not very many easy choices here. To do it right, disassemble the bike. Way too much masking for spray paint... More
Answered By: Mad Jack - 10/3/2007
It's kind of like asking, "How can I cut my toe nails without taking off my shoes?" Disassembly is the best way. Parts staying on the frame will hinder your prep as well as your painting. I would suggest if the fear is you won't remember how to reassemble, then get a digital camera and take photos of items you are... More
Answered By: viclioce - 10/3/2007
For the best quality, TAKE IT APART!!! You will be p****d if you don't!!!
Answered By: Misty L - 10/3/2007
You HAVE to remove the tank, plastics, at a minimum.
Answered By: Tanner B - 10/3/2007
It is a dirt bike, who cares what color it is. Isn’t it covered with mud anyways.
Answered By: Matt - 10/3/2007
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