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20 May 2013 - 12:46 PMPfff, more than one tab...
That's for people who only have one monitor
13 May 2013 - 09:11 PMHow anyone can ride this I dont know
Wow... That is just awful...
10 May 2013 - 11:31 PMI'm wondering about my insurance, personally.
Going from a '82 650 to a '96 500. Will it go up, down, or stay the same?
It's newer but smaller... I dunno.
I was never a big fan of the cruiser style bikes myself, or the feet-forward set controls. That being said, I'd probably go for the new Honda CTX700s for more of a touring style bike.
Did a little airbrush design on my tank.
Got the clearcoat on my parts, got them wetsanded, got it flow coated. PROBLEMS! The clear lifted the candy around the lettering and made it bleed a little
It's ok, though. Since the letters didn't mask 100% we were going to outline them anyway. So, no biggie. There's a few spots on the body panels that aren't perfect, so we are going to put the tank on the bike, gas it up, and take it to the painting area so we can install the panels and look at what's exposed and what's covered. Touch up where necessary, clear, sand, clear, buff, finish!
Should be another week or so.
In the mean time I took the headers off, sand blasted them, and painted them with VHT flame-proof header paint.
While I was at it I installed the new painted front fender. What an ordeal, you have to take the front wheel off to get the fender off! You can't take the mounting plate off without taking the fender off, and you can't take the fender off without taking the mounting plate off... The old one we just broke off, it was already cracked so I just bought a replacement on ebay...
We didn't have a bike jack handy and mine had the center stand removed by the previous owner so we had to improvise. Good thing I work in a machine shop:
Was just going to lift it from underneath but the oil pan hangs below the frame rails so I didn't want to do that. I was sweating bullets the whole time we were lifting it!
And here it is after the fender and exhaust were installed.
06 May 2013 - 01:50 PMBela Fleck and the Flecktones!
04 May 2013 - 11:38 AMUpdates:
Put a little design on the tank with fine-line tape and Orion Silver
Added the fine-line tape for the pin-striping
And added 6 coats of Kandy Tangerine!
The letters didn't mask off 100% so we are probably going to go back and brush a black border around them.
The orange looks great in the sun! Lots of contrast in light/shadow.
Next step after the lettering, clear coat! Then it's going to be a wet-sand, flow-coat, and then we'll put the bike back together! While it's sitting I'm going to pull the exhaust off, sand-blast it, and re-paint it with some high-temperature flat-black. Probably be doing that tonight.