Most of the people who find themselves painting or willing to paint their motorcycles either tend to want to change the old paint or want to custom-paint their motorcycles. One has an option of DIY or outsourcing a re-painter. In a case where you get DIY right, you can save a lot of money. You may also have so much painting your motorcycle.
Your starting point should be by creating a spray booth. You would need to consider going for a storage area or a garage and create a spraying booth.
You may also need to consider setting up an oscillating fan and make sure that you place them somewhere they can blow fumes out of the space or room in question to avoid instances where you inhale too much. You may also need to make sure that you provide additional lighting by adding more bulbs and reflective materials, mirrors on the wall or aluminum sheets.
You would then need to remove the parts of the bike you need to paint and set them aside. In a case where you are new to painting, you may need to start with the tank. After every coat, you would need to sand down the surface. You would need to remember that sanding demands patience. You would need to be patient enough to avoid an uneven space. You would need to sand in circular motions and also remove residual dust before applying another coat.
You would need to use the filler on the sanded surface. You would also need to re-sand the surface once the filler has dried. You may need to repeat the process in a case where you are not sure that the surface is smooth enough. You would need to begin by applying a coat of primer which protects your metal against moisture and effects of rusting in the long run. You would need to mix the primer in question with the right hardener.
Once the solution mixes, you can use a spray gun to apply a spray gun. Before repeating any process, you would need to make sure that it is dry. You would not need to forget sanding the primed surface. Wipe the surface with lightly wetted thinner and avoid using so much thinner to avoid stripping the primer. You would then need to clean the spray gun and mix your paint with a thinner. You would also need to make sure that you use the recommended ration on the paint you are using. It would be modest to sand every layer and only avoid sanding the last one. A 2,000 grit is the best grit for the paint job. You would need to be sure that the surface is perfectly smooth ready for the final paint. After applying the last coat, you would need to let it dry. You would also need to use the same process in applying several layers of clear coats.