Hey Henryanthony, good to see your posting again. I'll bet they were looking for that center stand.
After 76 days ( tough wait ) I picked up my tins from the painter today. I am not all that wowed by the work but I am glad to get to reassembly. That 50 degree day last week was killing me
Hi Dave and Rod,
Hi Henry, I share Dave's sentiments.
I have often thought about you, and a few others who seem to have disappeared.
Good to have you back Henry. You've been a good contributor to this forum and you've been missed. RR
Your kind words made me feel good. I too often think of those who have slipped away from the forum. Plewsy, Shrugger and Kadutz are names that come to mind. Glad you and Dave are still here! I have a feeling Plewsy may be lurking. Here's hoping he gives us a sign that he's still out there.
Hey John, just shake the bushes a bit! Let us know you are still here and OK.
I have been reading but haven't posted in a long while. Still learning a lot from the forum though. I'll pop my head up every now and then.
My Triumph project got side tracked due to believing the marketing hype of the POR 15 company. After all the work of stripping every black painted part on my bike and following all the instructions from the POR company, the first coat came out as if sprayed which made me confident of the final outcome. With the final coat, the brush strokes would not level out. I tried everything and believe me, I know how to brush paint. I threw my hand up in disgust and just stepped away for a while.
Then, our good old German Shepherd had to be put down in October. Our vet came to our house so she could pass comfortably in her own bed. She was truly a family member and it was very difficult for me and my family to lose her. That put me down in the dumps. My motorcycle project seemed trivial. But now, we have a new pup. Her name is Tikka. She is driving us nuts and filling the space in our hearts left by good old Brownie.
I finally decided to get started on the bike and took the frame and all the cycle parts to be powdercoated. Now, my frame and other parts look absolutely fantastic!!!
So, live and learn. It never ends, til it ends that is.
If any one in Southeast Michigan is looking for a good powdercoater, QC Coatings is worth a look. They did a good job for me for a fair price. $380 U.S. including welding a crack in my seat pan. Price did not include the front end other than the headlight ears. Triple trees and fork legs on my bike are in really nice shape. A little polish and they'll look fine.
Pressures at work will be delaying much further progress.
I have everything packed safely away for when I get some free time to work on it again.