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Old 05-02-2013, 07:24 AM   #31
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Actually i dig the bare aluminum
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Old 05-02-2013, 08:05 AM   #32
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Actually i dig the bare aluminum
Me too! Any idea how much weight you'll remove when you're done?
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Old 05-04-2013, 09:24 PM   #33
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Yeah, Im thinking when you have finished fabricating, polish it, then medium blast it to get the "matte" look. Then either clear coat it, or cover it in clear vinyl.

The other option would be to do neither. Dont polish it, dont paint it, just vinyl wrap it in whatever you want.
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Old 05-04-2013, 10:29 PM   #34
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My english is not a lot. I will paint a base, then we will wrap the alluminium part.

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Old 05-05-2013, 12:50 AM   #35
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My english is not a lot. I will paint a base, then we will wrap the alluminium part.

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Old 05-05-2013, 05:56 AM   #36
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Old 05-05-2013, 06:27 AM   #37
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Ok my italian is bigtime rusty from high school but since it has been asked a couple of times: how big is your fuel tank?

Quanto grande il vostro serbatoio di carburante?
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Old 05-05-2013, 06:38 AM   #38
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I think he mentioned in another forum that it was a 12L tank.
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Old 05-06-2013, 06:26 PM   #39
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Old 05-06-2013, 09:46 PM   #40
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Quanto grande il vostro serbatoio carburante?

That's an amazing translation. Very funny.
I don't know.
And I don't know how much it weight.
In the next days I will complete and I will measure it.

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Old 05-07-2013, 03:00 AM   #41
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Quanto grande il vostro serbatoio carburante?

That's an amazing translation. Very funny.
I don't know.
And I don't know how much it weight.
In the next days I will complete and I will measure it.

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Well than call it a very rusty italian . Never been good in that language. prefered riding bikes with my italian profession (owns a pan european 1100... what a great bike).
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Old 05-07-2013, 01:15 PM   #42
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Awesome!
Dont you dare paint that badass alumimum. Looks like it would eat my GS
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Old 05-07-2013, 04:39 PM   #43
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I am loving this build...even made me have a quick look for salvage f800s.

But I am struggling to see serious weight savings....
  • heavier subframe to lighter subframe?
  • none of the original subframe components
  • plastic tank to smaller aluminiumim tank....
  • smaller seat
  • plastic front trim panels to aluminium
  • no beak / instrument cluster
  • single disk upfront
I guess it all adds up......and it looks beautiful.
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Old 05-08-2013, 03:33 AM   #44
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I am loving this build...even made me have a quick look for salvage f800s.

But I am struggling to see serious weight savings....
  • heavier subframe to lighter subframe?
  • none of the original subframe components
  • plastic tank to smaller aluminiumim tank....
  • smaller seat
  • plastic front trim panels to aluminium
  • no beak / instrument cluster
  • single disk upfront
I guess it all adds up......and it looks beautiful.
It might weigh more than stock. GH
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Old 05-08-2013, 08:36 AM   #45
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It might weigh more than stock. GH
I am afraid so, too. The stock subframe and plastic tank are not that heavy really.
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