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Old 11-04-2012, 03:59 PM   #31
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Wondering if painting the frame is preferable to powder coating? I have a pretty crusty Stinger I just picked up, neglected on the side of a barn uncovered for 10 years. Not sure how far I can go with it.
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Old 11-05-2012, 11:28 AM   #32
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We actually paint the frames now for no better reason than that is how they left the factory, powder coating is FAR more durable, and in your case, if the frame is corroded then the powder coat will cover a LOT of pit holes up.
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Old 11-05-2012, 07:39 PM   #33
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We actually paint the frames now for no better reason than that is how they left the factory, powder coating is FAR more durable, and in your case, if the frame is corroded then the powder coat will cover a LOT of pit holes up.

Thanks RB, great build so far.
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Old 11-05-2012, 09:30 PM   #34
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Yikes! 12k!

Very nice though.
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Old 11-06-2012, 02:16 PM   #35
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Yikes! 12k!

Very nice though.
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And a L O N G way from finished . . and we still havn't added the labor
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Old 12-04-2012, 02:59 AM   #36
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So, what are we up to price wise ?
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Well, Brakes were around $500, engine soda blasting, rebore, new crank, New Clutch, Polishing covers Etc Etc $3,000 Labour, another 50 hours - Tally so far, Purchase and Parts $12,100 and 104 hours labour
The eagle eyed amongst you will notice that I cheated with the last pics, when you get to this quality of restoration it is very much of a muchness The bike photos I used in a prior post were Ones from the last H2c resto, only distinguishable by the fact that this bike is slightly later and uses the Grey coils rather than Red coils from the earlier H2. So, to get back on track, THIS is the bike and we are nearly there now
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Tally so far, Purchase and Parts $12,100 and 104 hours labour
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Coming to the end . . and another $1,400 in parts (cables, clocks, headlamp Etc) painstakingly painting fascia covers, switches Etc . . Tally Now : $13,500 and 165 Hours in labor . .
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Old 12-04-2012, 06:46 PM   #37
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Thanks for taking the time to share the rebuild. You do really nice work, its astounding, really.

Also the link to the magazine articles was great reading......
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Old 12-07-2012, 10:00 AM   #38
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Oh my! What a resto!

See that "new" purple 750 just sends shivers down my spine!
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Old 12-14-2012, 12:16 PM   #39
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Coming to the end . . and another $1,400 in parts (cables, clocks, headlamp Etc) painstakingly painting fascia covers, switches Etc . . Tally Now : $13,500 and 165 Hours in labor . .
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O.K. we got there!
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Another $800 on seat, oils, registration Etc another 14 hours labour, Grand Total : $14,300 in parts and assembly and 179hours labour - these photos REALLY don't do the bike justice, but it's snailing outside today.
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Old 12-15-2012, 09:44 PM   #40
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THAT is how its done...
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Old 12-16-2012, 10:18 PM   #41
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Bravo!!!

you are truely a master-craftsman, Looks GREAT!!!!!
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Old 12-17-2012, 02:16 PM   #42
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you are truely a master-craftsman, Looks GREAT!!!!!
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I thank you gentlemen for your kind comments, And whilst I would LOVE to say "this is all my own work" . . . It isn't My Pal Steve did a massive amount of work on this project (under my guidence )
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Old 03-02-2013, 02:50 PM   #43
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So today is the big day, I dropped the bike off with it's new owner, I don't really care if we lost money or even made a little on the sale - what is absolutely priceless is that the new owner was over the moon with the bike ! . . If I had the money, I would buy it back from him - it is simply STUNNING!
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Old 03-02-2013, 06:11 PM   #44
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I have an original 72 that my brother bought new. Rode it for about 5 yrs and lost interest and stuck it in a friends basement. He died in 81 and I took ownership and basically stuck it in my basement where it still resides. 6K or so on it and pretty nice. The only thing changed are the handlegrips and the fr forks were swapped left to right to place the caliper on the backside of the forkleg.I keep talkin about gettin it out and riding it to a vintage met but it never happens. I've had many H1s and H2s most with pipes and don't really miss anything but the sound. Oh what beautiful music when on the pipe.
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Old 03-02-2013, 07:59 PM   #45
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So Rick, what's the next project?
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