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Old 12-30-2012, 01:19 AM   #16
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Hey guys,

dont shoot me - i know i need to update more...but anyways.

So i have been doing a bunch of cleaning and shaping.

First - the engine! ... that damn engine!

So i have used soda blasting...first i built a soda blasting "cabinet" that has been proudly sponsored by Riverbed ;-)




the engine was filthy...


and i tried it out on the filter cover just real quick - see if this all worked (never done ANYTHING like this before)


in comparison it works pretty awesome, and that was just a quick blast, so after a real good working over it looks great, ill have to grab a photo tomorrow with no soda residue on it, but here is a sneak peak


pretty bad ass result eh - but ill get a better pic tomorrow.

Then i moved on to the wheels - man they are a mess...anyways,

rear hub before:


and after a working over:


and the side of the hub:


and after:


so it appears i am getting the hang of it! I need to replace all of the bolts to stainless so it looks better and i have new sets of spokes to respoke the wheel (also something i havent done before!)

next post...seat cowl
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Old 12-30-2012, 01:21 AM   #17
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and the seat cowl!

So i have just completed the plug for the seat cowl - i was heaps nervouse initially but after i got it taped up i was stoked how well it went.

So first i got the frame built and some plant foam in place (sizing it up)


Then i started shaping it up:


...and pretty much shaped:


then i put some builders bog over it (one of THREE layers..)


after about 5 hours of bog/sand/bog/sand etc...


so after wraping the plug in painters tape and a layer of wax (bunch more layers of wax tomorrow and then 1:1 of PVA glue/water before fibreglassing)


so i will be fibreglassing this week - get my seat cranking!!

here is my little store room with a little work bench :)
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Old 12-30-2012, 08:49 AM   #18
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Great project, great work.
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Old 01-02-2013, 02:07 PM   #19
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seat cowl is complete (to an extent)

So I glassed the cowl with 4 layers of FG...







Then when that finally set, i removed the mould from the plug:





not with out spilling some claret - this is it cleaned up, it bled a lot OK



and a bit of trimming to make it look better:






Next step is to high fill the mould ready for primer and paint
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Old 01-08-2013, 12:25 PM   #20
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so the seat has been high filled to make it as smooth as I can, 4 layers of primer has been layed on it and its ready to be sanded/painted...stoked. I will make the seat for it later and wrap the seat cover around the bottom of the seat and rivet it along the side to finish it off.





Next step is to prep the tank and my fairings (im using the stock front fairing but i need to find a replacement rear fearing, i dont want the stock one (goes up under the seat) does anyone know of a fairing that will fit the bike that i could replace it with? i was thinking of just taking the width of the fairing and radius and find one that will fit at the wreckers.

the tank stripped and looking like it needs some love





the old tank badges retired from its duty



do you guys think that i should put my nose fairing on? i think i should - it would look pretty bad ass all painted up and mounted

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Old 01-08-2013, 01:07 PM   #21
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I'd do the fairing- it's going to look great.
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Old 01-08-2013, 01:19 PM   #22
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I'd do the fairing- it's going to look great.
saweet. you twisted my rubber arm - deal. cant wait. loving this project
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Old 01-13-2013, 12:48 PM   #23
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So all i had time to do on the weekend was sort out the tunnel in the tank - there was some surface rust that was caused by a faulty master brake cylinder squirting fluid over everything stripping the paint and da da..! RUST!

So i stripped it back, sanded, converted the rust, cleaned and primed it - looking a lot better now.

The next step this weekend is to do the whole tank, strip it back, smooth it out if required, prep and prime it - and the same for the front guard, sand it back, make sure all looks nice, prime and then i can look in to painting!

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Tank rust before some work:

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Old 01-13-2013, 12:55 PM   #24
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Gosh, this is cool!

I really want to do some fiberglass work one of these days.. oh, and finally try soda blasting.. oh, and cafe out my R90/6.. oh, and add an S fairing like that.

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Old 01-13-2013, 01:28 PM   #25
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Gosh, this is cool!

I really want to do some fiberglass work one of these days.. oh, and finally try soda blasting.. oh, and cafe out my R90/6.. oh, and add an S fairing like that.

Hahah, thanks heaps dude...

you should do it man - i found myself doing work on the bike when ever i can, and i insist on doing everything myself (fibreglassing, soda blasting, painting the tins etc) thats the only way i can learn :) :)

get involved mate! you will love it!!
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hey guys -

did my tank last night, so i had the issue of paint that i wanted to strip, and a dent i needed to repair...

So this is my little dent, not big at all...probably the size of an aussie $1 :)


I stripped the paint back, filled and sanded the dent, and voilà, no more dent!


Here is the tank completely stripped and primed :)

Stoked how it came out....(although it couldnt be that hard right - but i still get excited)


I am going to buy my paints this week - I am using original BMW colours for the tins/guards etc
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Old 01-16-2013, 03:44 PM   #27
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Your prep work looks very good and we all know that is the key to a good paint job. What kind of paint are you using and what kind of equipment do you have to apply?

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do you guys think that i should put my nose fairing on? i think i should -
It's called a Bikini Fairing. Sounds better too, don't you think?
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Old 01-16-2013, 05:41 PM   #28
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Your prep work looks very good and we all know that is the key to a good paint job. What kind of paint are you using and what kind of equipment do you have to apply?

A small quibble


It's called a Bikini Fairing. Sounds better too, don't you think?
hehe bikini fairing does sound better...do you reckon use it? or will it spoil the naked look a bit?

Well not having an idea about the paint i want to use, i went to an "auto paint" shop locally, and the guy said i should use "base" coat paint. does that make sense?

I have my own compressor and im buying a gun and all the tapes/thinners from this guy so that i know its all good enough for my job. I have never done any of this before nor have a clue so any info in regards to painting is greatly appreciated

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Old 01-16-2013, 06:24 PM   #29
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i was thinking of some colour schemes...thoughts on the below?

bright orange tank and seat cowl - the orange of the tank will be broken up by the black knee pads
black front and rear fearing's and bikini fairing
black frame and stock aluminium engine colour

thoughts?

I was going to do silver with blue stripes down the middle but got talked into looking at other suggestions - any advice guys?
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I was trying to find a picture approximating (maybe something like a modded orange r90s) what your bike might look like as described but no luck. My guess though is that visual impact would be greater if you also stuck with orange on the front fairing and maybe added more black offset elsewhere.

Whatever you choose I love what you're doing and look forward to seeing more.
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