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post #11 of 27 Old 07-01-2015, 12:03 AM Thread Starter
 
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Well I made tons of progress over the last few days. Can't even remember everything I did. I'll sum it up with engine covers, chain, seat pan, foot controls, and my personal favorite... Biltwell Frisco bars Also made my new throttle cable, speedo mount, and tail light mount.
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post #12 of 27 Old 07-01-2015, 12:17 AM
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Nice!

Love the color!

Did you 'shave' your fork slider reflectors?

Chicago roads are crap and I'm too fat for 250 shocks and a frame welded seat pan (it is frame welded yes?), but they should lower the stance nicely, huh?

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Nice!

Love the color!

Did you 'shave' your fork slider reflectors?

Chicago roads are crap and I'm too fat for 250 shocks and a frame welded seat pan (it is frame welded yes?), but they should lower the stance nicely, huh?

Watching you!

More pics!
Yes I did shave the fork lowers. I hear you on the roads all to well. I'm 6' 180 so the shocks will be on the stiffest setting, hope all is well comfortwise. The seat actually attaches via 2 studs. One welded by the rear tank mount, the other welded to the seat that attaches to the battery box. And yes the bike feels super low, I'm pumped to get on it! Had to shorten the side stand quite a bit haha
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Looks great so far!
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Well painted my tank. Silver with Honda decals. Laid seven coats of clear so I could block sand the ridges out of the decals. Then I finished with a matte clear. I like it, I've never used matte clear before and thankfully there weren't any bugs in the clear
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Did you finish with a two-part fuel resistant clear coat? Without it, any fuel spilled on the tank is probably gonna leave a mark.

Keepin' all the left over parts. Gonna use 'em to build another bike!

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Well painted my tank. Silver with Honda decals. Laid seven coats of clear so I could block sand the ridges out of the decals. Then I finished with a matte clear. I like it, I've never used matte clear before and thankfully there weren't any bugs in the clear

That sure is a pretty gas tank ! Love how you kept it HONDA and classic, but now it's modern-classic. Dope.

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Did you finish with a two-part fuel resistant clear coat? Without it, any fuel spilled on the tank is probably gonna leave a mark.
Yeah its a 2k clear. Should hold up fine; when I fill up my bike I like to play surgeon to ensure no spillage haha
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I thought you were gonna murk' it out!

Love the silver though, nice job. Wings look good too.

Have you thought about forwards? JRW made them for both of my bikes. Instant comfort.

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Yeah its a 2k clear. Should hold up fine; when I fill up my bike I like to play surgeon to ensure no spillage haha
I'm with you on that. But it seems that pumps these days are designed to pump fuel as fast as possible. No matter how I orient the nozzle in the tank or how little pressure is put on the dispensing handle, there is frequently some splatter that gets on the tank.

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