I currenrly started to dismantle my next project bike - DT 250 from 76. I will come surely with a couple of questions. The first one: how did you paint the rear dampers? Sand or glas blasting and then just ordinary painting? The piston rod etc surely have to be protected. But finally that shouldn't be a big deal, right?
I'm progressing with this bike. Just read about refilling the rear shocks. That seems to be easy. But I've still a question I could find no answer for: What would be the right viscosity? There is a wide range from SAE 5 to 20 available. The impact on the damping performance is significant. What did you choose or recommend?
Tonight I cleaned the different parts of the shock absorbers. The expansion tank and other aluminum parts might have been sloppy painted black. The aluminum itself seems to be a kind of violet anodized. Was that the original color or should the shock absorber housing be painted black?
Thx for any advise,