How to Paint Plastic Fenders on a KLR650


The Kawasaki KLR650 is a motorcycle made for touring that features a large, powerful four-stroke engine. The plastic fenders and entire body kit can be painted the same way, but you first must remove the fenders and body kit from the frame. The job can be done at home in a few simple steps.

Things You'll Need

  • Ratchet set
  • Medium sandpaper
  • Fine sandpaper
  • Water
  • Towel
  • Acrylic spray primer
  • Acrylic spray paint
  • Remove the fender mounting bolts from the fenders using a ratchet set. The bolts are in clear view along the edge of the fender. The bolts securing the body kit are in clear view as well.

  • Place the fenders onto a clean flat surface and sand them using a medium grit sandpaper. This will remove scratches and cuts.

  • Sand the fenders using a fine sandpaper. This will smooth out the roughness that the medium sandpaper caused and make the fenders smooth.

  • Clean the fenders with water and a towel. This will remove the dust left behind from the sanding.

  • Spray two coats of Acrylic spray primer and allow the primer to dry for two hours. Spray three coats of Acrylic spray paint and allow the paint to dry overnight in a climate-controlled area.


  • "The Essential Guide to Motorcycle Maintenance: Tips & Techniques to Keep Your Motorcycle in Top Condition;" Mark Zimmerman; 2004
  • "Motorcycle Workshop Practice Techbook (Haynes Manuals);" Chilton; 1999
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