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Old 12-06-2012, 10:48 AM   #61 (permalink)
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Well... an Epic Fail on the first try at Spraying a Clear Coat. Looked good after spraying final coat. Went back a couple hours later and HUGE RUNS pooling up around the holes. Chalked this up to just using the garage lights to see what I was doing and putting on too thick a final coat.

Stripped it again and started over. Used my 1400 Watt 2 bulb Halogen Tripod Work Light to see what the #@%^ I was doing.

Viewed from the side straight on....

3/4 View from back showing end curved portion....

Not perfect, you can see a small scratch/dent where the recess for the shock is. This was under the OME paint. Didn't want to take the time to file it out as it was fairly deep and on a multi curved surface. I didn't know if I could remove enough metal and still keep the proper curves so I just left it.

Time to run up to see where my parts stand. Hope some are in or I may be having my mechanic cancel some orders and go with other vendors and parts.
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Old 12-06-2012, 12:38 PM   #62 (permalink)
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Glad to hear your on the mend. BTW, I like how this has turned into a build-thread.
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Old 12-06-2012, 03:19 PM   #63 (permalink)
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Well... an Epic Fail on the first try at Spraying a Clear Coat. Looked good after spraying final coat. Went back a couple hours later and HUGE RUNS pooling up around the holes. Chalked this up to just using the garage lights to see what I was doing and putting on too thick a final coat.

Stripped it again and started over. Used my 1400 Watt 2 bulb Halogen Tripod Work Light to see what the #@%^ I was doing.

Viewed from the side straight on....

3/4 View from back showing end curved portion....

Not perfect, you can see a small scratch/dent where the recess for the shock is. This was under the OME paint. Didn't want to take the time to file it out as it was fairly deep and on a multi curved surface. I didn't know if I could remove enough metal and still keep the proper curves so I just left it.

Time to run up to see where my parts stand. Hope some are in or I may be having my mechanic cancel some orders and go with other vendors and parts.
That is looking really nice.
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Old 12-10-2012, 03:35 PM   #64 (permalink)
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BTW, I like how this has turned into a build-thread.
Yeah. Didn't mean it to but just turned into that. Figured I'd keep it going... Might give others hope on how to turn a bad accident into an opportunity.
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Old 12-10-2012, 07:58 PM   #65 (permalink)
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Yeah. Didn't mean it to but just turned into that. Figured I'd keep it going... Might give others hope on how to turn a bad accident into an opportunity.
BTW, just to bring it back to your original post for a minute, hope the healing is going well. I fractured two lower vertebrae over 20 years ago. It was a pretty big scare, but I did the physical therapy, healed up and went back playing hockey 4-nights a week. Still going strong. So I'm not sure where you're at, but there is a light at the end of the tunnel.
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Old 01-27-2013, 12:25 PM   #66 (permalink)
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Finally - progress

Went up to the shop ready to load the bike up and haul it outta there. Walk in and Mechanic is on the phone. He points to the bike on the lift and says go take a look.

I head over. All parts are in except the rear Seat Cowl. The following work is done....

Headlight Mounting Tube removed from Fork Tubes

Rectifier moved to Frame (old horn location - Horn previously moved to under tank)

Ignition Relocated to Left Frame Rail

5.75" Chrome Diamond Reflector Headlight mounted to lower Triple Tree

Wiring Harness (previously inside OEM Headlight) re-routed to under top Frame Rail.

BC Mini Brake Reservoir on

Aluminum GP Foot Pegs on (have to tweak as they droop)

Progressive Front Springs Installed in Forks

Progressive 412 Rear Shocks on (with upper and lower caps off)

Modified Chain Guard on

Lossa Mini Reverse Cone Mufflers (brushed stainless) are in.

We discussed the following...

Modifying OEM Bonnie Headers - Removing cross over pipe and welding up then re-bending/cutting pipes to accept Lossa Mufflers ala "TT Style" and location of Mufflers. Looks like he is going to have to modify the Kick Stand "Foot Catch Lever (?)" and move it more towards the end of the stand to clear the muffler.

Mounting Steering Damper - With Ignition and Rectifier relocated discussed options to mount.

Went over work still needing to be done - Wheels Trued, Carbs Re-jeted for new exhaust, Options on turn signals (front and rear) if I decide to run turn signals (?), Oil Change, Frame Seat Rails re-bent, Licence Plate relocated to Left Side Swing Arm and Wired in, Slim LED Cat Eye Taillight mounting under seat. And some other things I'm sure I'm forgetting.

Front End looks CLEAN without all the OEM stuff mounted to it!!! Only problem is that the OEM Gauges look like crap now! Have to start researching another option... (Acewell, ??? - Need Options Here)

Only downers are that I'm not done with the paint! Had to take the Tank & Side Covers back so he can make sure all the wire re-routing will fit. Seat Cowl coming in is Yellow, Tank & Side covers are Primer with Satin Black (where I plan to tape off for the double stripe) and front Fender is the color everything will be eventually. Going to look like trash till I run the bike to ensure everything is up to snuff and get a chance to paint.

The other downer is that I was running a Fly Screen - Really helped to keep the wind down. With the modifications done to the Forks (mostly the new headlight) I'm going to have to make my own Fly Screen/Fairing if I want wind protection. Have to start reading up on how to make Fiberglass parts.

Hopefully in the next couple weeks I'll be IN THE WIND!

Will post pictures when I get the bike!
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Old 01-27-2013, 03:43 PM   #67 (permalink)
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Old 01-27-2013, 04:47 PM   #68 (permalink)
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Cool man, I'm glad it's finaly coming together. One of my favorite mods is the kellermans http://www.newthruxton.com/html/kell...n_signals.html, Small, BRIGHT and really well made, get compliments on them all the time.
I've heard good things about the acewells but I prefer anolog gauges, do you not like the minis?
Really stoked to see how the exhaust is gonna come out.
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Cool man, I'm glad it's finaly coming together. One of my favorite mods is the kellermans http://www.newthruxton.com/html/kell...n_signals.html, Small, BRIGHT and really well made, get compliments on them all the time.
I've heard good things about the acewells but I prefer anolog gauges, do you not like the minis?
Really stoked to see how the exhaust is gonna come out.
Am going to wait until I get the bike back and get some time to look the front end over. The stock gauges have to go that is for sure... not sure what to change to that will look good with the new light.
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Old 01-28-2013, 02:11 AM   #70 (permalink)
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I'll be keeping a close eye on what you do with the gauges this mod is in my top 5.
Curious on how long it took to get your mini brake reservoir i've been waiting 3 months for mine?
Glad to hear things on the improve.
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