Anodized color for KX ?

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We would appreciate your opinion on which anodized color you think we should use when making our own aluminum fitting for our soon to be released Moto Hose Works 2024 KX450 cooling system. 

This fitting will move the temperature sensor to the cylinder location instead of down the hose as so many have requested .

The colors for the Y Hoses will be in either Green Blue Red and possibly Purple.

I am leaning toward Gold

This shows the stock silver

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6/7/2024 9:54am

A nice polished look with clear anodizing would be pretty trick and fit in with any kind of colors someone plans on running on their bike. 

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6/7/2024 10:36am

I'm surprised that there are no votes for raw aluminum. Even though I did not vote for it, I would think it would be a universal color. I picked black. It will work with any color hose they offer. I like Blue and its popular with Kawasaki guys around here. But if You want to have red hoses and red accents, the blue piece would stick out. 

 I think offering a color and  a raw aluminum option would be cool. But it might also triple the part numbers depending on how they package them.  I can understand why they would only do 1 color.  I do like the idea of gold. But I have had a bunch of guys pull the gold parts off their stock KX's and replace them with Blue.  

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I like raw colors for parts like that. Hard anodized "natural" gray is one of my favorites, like the old Tag Metals sprockets used to be. That Magnesium Brown is killer, too.

Bare aluminum may help with cooling to some extent.

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Raw aluminum has no place on a motocross bike. I get the desire for the look, but corrosion issues and the soft aluminum being susceptible to scratching make it a bad idea. 

Electropolish with clear anodize will get you an even better finish than raw aluminum, plus you get the benefits of a harder surface layer and corrosion protection: 

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6/7/2024 10:52am Edited Date/Time 6/7/2024 10:53am
Falcon wrote:
I like raw colors for parts like that. Hard anodized "natural" gray is one of my favorites, like the old Tag Metals sprockets used to be...

I like raw colors for parts like that. Hard anodized "natural" gray is one of my favorites, like the old Tag Metals sprockets used to be. That Magnesium Brown is killer, too.

Bare aluminum may help with cooling to some extent.

Mag would be cool as hell. Magnesium and Kawi green go together like lamb and tuna fish. 

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6/7/2024 11:18am

For now our 1st production run we are making the fittings in 1 color to be used in all the colored hose kits.

There will also be a 2nd colored fitting at the water pump so it will not be quite as visible but it will match. 

Blue hoses are in the top 2 of our selling colors across all brands so there is that and Blue fittings will go with all the different hose colors.

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6/7/2024 11:29am Edited Date/Time 6/7/2024 11:32am
Luxon MX wrote:
Raw aluminum has no place on a motocross bike. I get the desire for the look, but corrosion issues and the soft aluminum being susceptible to...

Raw aluminum has no place on a motocross bike. I get the desire for the look, but corrosion issues and the soft aluminum being susceptible to scratching make it a bad idea. 

Electropolish with clear anodize will get you an even better finish than raw aluminum, plus you get the benefits of a harder surface layer and corrosion protection: 

Thank you thats good advice.

For may years our Yamaha fittings have not been anodized just raw CNC tumbled finish and we have never heard of any issues with those.

We have seen fittings for other brands that were the mag color so we stayed away from that.

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Luxon MX wrote:
Raw aluminum has no place on a motocross bike. I get the desire for the look, but corrosion issues and the soft aluminum being susceptible to...

Raw aluminum has no place on a motocross bike. I get the desire for the look, but corrosion issues and the soft aluminum being susceptible to scratching make it a bad idea. 

Electropolish with clear anodize will get you an even better finish than raw aluminum, plus you get the benefits of a harder surface layer and corrosion protection: 

Been there with racecars, that was a lesson learnt...

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6/7/2024 5:43pm

I’ve got a coupl’a minutes around the Kawsakis…

…as such…I’d go “Black” or “Natural”…both are an anodized color, btw. 

Good luck! 

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Travis_821 wrote:

The PC works color

lumpy790 wrote:

You lost me What do you mean by PC Works?

Assume he means brown/magnesium, which is my vote

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6/7/2024 8:06pm Edited Date/Time 6/7/2024 8:07pm
Travis_821 wrote:

The PC works color

lumpy790 wrote:

You lost me What do you mean by PC Works?

Yes brown mag ,what ran on their hubs for a long time Mitch paton’s favorite color on kawi

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Its hard to find a anodize color chart for comparison. 

 

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6/9/2024 8:48am Edited Date/Time 6/9/2024 8:57am

So far gold is the leading color and this is something like the gold I was thinking but a little darker.

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Bicycle companies have a color called "oil slick" which looks like welded/blued titanium. That's awesome, too.

 

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So far 70% are saying #1Gold, #2 Blue #3 Raw Aluminum. 

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