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Old 03-26-2013, 02:08 PM   #76
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first off, thanks for the interest & support. the stained glass isn't totally off the project... just taking a different turn & on the back burner for now. one of the "rules" I set for myself at the beginning of the project is that the construction methods would be by "old" methods... weld (gas when possible), braze, solder, and rivet.... the materials would be from natural sources except when there is no alternative. wood, glass, leather, cork, brass, copper... no plastic, no chrome. when I get time, the plastic starter & horn buttons will be replaced with fossilized mammoth ivory.

thanks guys,,

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Old 03-27-2013, 11:03 AM   #77
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Ok, I see.
Cool goals.
I need to see cloth braided wiring then...NO vinyl coated wires....
Biased ply tires.
6 volt system.
ONLY fossil oil...no synthetics.
Permatex Form-A-Gasket...NO silicones.

I am just harassing your of course....nice job.
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Old 03-28-2013, 09:56 AM   #78
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.... actually, all the visible wires are cloth covered, including the spark plug wires. I retained the original ignition system & headlight wires but most of what I replaced is vintage (looking) wire. I was surprised that it is relatively cheap and available.
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Old 03-28-2013, 07:00 PM   #79
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couldn't find anybody to engrave data plates like I wanted them. it's like, if it's not a bowling trophy we can't do it. so.....

I etched them myself, the script matches the speedo & tach:



thats one of two, one for each side of the engine. here it is inked in & mounted on the OEM plate covering where it used to say Honda. I left it a little bit rough... it is after all, a restoration of a 130 year old bike .



this one will go on the top of the triple below the handelbar clamps... used to be a fuse box there



P.S. they are better in person.... I'm cackling like a friggin school girl

P.P.S. etching is the opposite of plating.... reverse the leads
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Old 04-09-2013, 11:40 PM   #80
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Rumor is it's done.... that true? Bike show this weekend... you holdin' out?
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Old 04-10-2013, 07:05 PM   #81
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PICTURES...PICTURES...PICTURES
Of your first place trophy that is...
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Old 04-11-2013, 12:12 PM   #82
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needs more polishing I guess, otherwise pretty much done.... other than the wind screen. I am still researching the pattern.... Tiffany's refuses to acknowledge any participation in the original design and no photos apparently exist. It seems that LC and Nemo got into a "tiff" over form vs. function. Tifany completed the work but vowed to never have anything to do with Nemo again... the order apparently stands to this day. the original windscreen was last seen briefly at the Louvre... it disappeared the day the Nazi took Paris. my search continues. anyway....







we got another foot of snow in the last few days.... I have to shovel the area in front of the garage door to get it out. it's hard to take a good pic in the confines of my shop.... better ones in a few days.

as for a trophy.... I have doubt.. if it was a Hardly, it would be a lock...
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Old 04-11-2013, 10:44 PM   #83
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You sir, deserve 1st place.
That is a worthy masterpiece for grand Steam Punk adventures.
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Old 04-12-2013, 12:46 AM   #84
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Each roll of the odometer will be a new trophy. I hope it gets ridden. Beautiful.
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Old 04-12-2013, 03:50 AM   #85
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Outstanding effort and workmanship Sir

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Old 04-12-2013, 10:16 AM   #86
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This is really beautiful! It's also a very original project, I think it's the first bike that I see being "steampunk-ed".
I love the attention for the details, really well done! Congratulations!
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Old 04-12-2013, 03:42 PM   #87
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You're one seriously demented mofo

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Old 04-13-2013, 05:55 PM   #88
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Old 04-14-2013, 05:52 AM   #89
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I applaud you sir! Artistry and craftsmanship are top notch.
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Old 04-14-2013, 09:21 PM   #90
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Thumb Up close and personal

I really enjoyed seeing it at the show this weekend.
It looks even better in the flesh and seeing all the details together.
Excellent imagineering sir!

I took more pictures of your bike than any other.
Now, I have to know, are you going to amaze the masses by riding it in the D2D? I hope so!
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