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post #1 of 26 (permalink) Old 01-04-2011, 02:37 PM Thread Starter

 
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St bob winter work

was going to hold off but since the bike is up on the rack figured may as well get it rollilng... so i started my new rear fender... last spring i took 2 fenders that where stock ST bob fenders and cut them up... I have a buddy thats dad is a master welder out in missouri... so he took it back home wiht him and the cuts... few weeks later, i get my new rear fender and could nto be happier.. well have a master welder do this instead of just weld and grind... well we are not going to use any body work, all metal, and powder my whole rear fender to show that you can ahve show qualtiy powder work on a bike... doing black cherry again but wiht a bit more gold and red flake in it... so yes the tank is coming off too

under the tail some airbrush work, A pin up girl is going there ... but that is a bit of ways away
here are some pics

made some small spacers for the risers to give me the clearance i needed







what the extra six looks like from the back


with the plate and tail taped on




you can see the change over stock


the bars:




sent that off to Hogrida... a few days later i get this from him


followed shortly after by this


then yesterday on the shop door step


so from here we at the powder pro did our thing!!!


then the final product




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post #2 of 26 (permalink) Old 01-04-2011, 02:38 PM Thread Starter

 
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Used the holiday to get some stuff done i had to on my bike... here is some of the powder work i got done, should be able to finish up the bars this week... also got the fender drilled, stripped and wire channels welded under it... needs primer, blocked, base and clear still





pulled the mirror and did my new mirrors




red added to the dice


riser spacers i made up work great! they are on and you can not even tell they are there! not bad for some pipe i had laying around and some powder... risers are on, look great, bars are in there and possitioned the rise spacer i made works out perfect! i was just wiped out yesterday so that was all i got done...
to make the riser ext, i used fender washers to get the height i needed. measured that, cut pipe to fit around it, got a push cap and drilled center, then coated it all... looks great and is solid as a rock!




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man it has been a bit since i got some updates up!!! yesterday we had to shoot a ton of primer for Todds tins, so i did a touch of work on my fender so i could get it in with the primer run we where shooting...
welded some channels on the back so the wires clear the tire


then blasted the fender and laid a coat of primer on her
(sorry for the dark picture but we where leaving the shop and all the lights were off)

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Big change a comin, hope i can knock it out by the end of the week next week (if my rim and tire ever get here!!!)


spent the whole day in the shop working on customer parts... but while i was working i was able to strip off the parts i had done in black cherry and shoot themin black, also finally was able to get the master cylinder to come out smoooooth and gloss, got a ton done today but this is all for my scoot
new powder is on order for the tins! going to be a show stopper that is for sure, no more black cherry!

Derby cover is going to a buddy that does engraving he will do that up for me, the shock springs where the last thing i had to do for the new progressive shocks i got, just need to put them back together... then some odds and ends and the grips of course
worked our tails off today!


man with any luck the new wheel willbe here tomorrow, i have a bunch of gloss black i have to shoot for customers so i can do the rim at the same time and get that laced up and trued... then mock the new front fender and coat that as well!

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well... after i was completed working on customer parts i was able to spend a bit of time working on my parts... dog tired got started on them at 10pm did not get home till 2:30... beat!
getting there slowly...
but things came out great!
tank stripped ready for blasting, primer, and powder


used the gravity saw to cut the horn bracket off the upper motor mount


then used the belt sander to smooth it off (i left a lip on it so that i can have an area to tuck the spark plug wire to keep it clean)
no more ugly horn cover covering up my pretty motor (this has been stripped and blasted and will be coated to match the tins)




parts blasted up


and coated


then went though the careful process of stripping and blasting my oil cooler (it did have to outgass... to prep this it is mainly done though change of media and pressure in the cabinet to protect the fins)


and coated

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you can powder an oil cooler? wow, nice! how about a radiator? any effect on cooling ability?

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yes sir we coat them as well, no problems cooling for either... i will say that we do only do one coat on them though, i would not do multi coats on a radiator or oil cooler but we have done several with no issue for customers and our personal rides

here are some we did for our own builds and have pictures of (radiators)


and they look WAY better (we also fix the fins for some of them)







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Finally my tire came in!!!!! hope i can get it laced up this weekend... then run it by my buddy to true up early next week! then mock up the new front fender (should be here today)
tube and wheel strip also came in! making it happen... just need the dyna beads to come in and we are in busn!
she big! i think i may have to go from a 1.5- 1 inch drop to clear my stearing damper... but we will have to see
anyone need a 120x19 front tire (metzler with a 1000 miles on it)




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well... NO SNOW = no snowmobile trip... blows... but i used my 5 vacation days to work on my own scoot for once... got alot done!

base coat on the tins


powder on the tank


done




with the tins on... wife pointed out that the polished trees did not fit at all


shot of the 21 on there and the rough cut of the fender... but polished trees did not flow


so... tore them off and coated them


also go rid of the red dots on the dice accents and went white


did some custom masking on the new 2-1 pipe


finished the 21 front wheel... and started to slap it all together... these pics where shot after i shaved the fender blank down to match the wheel and fit the trees... i still may shorten it a touch up front and back to match the rear fedner but i have to re coat the rear fender as it had some issues in the powder... about an hour and half of sanding and it is ready to go...
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fender cut to wrap the tire and hug it tight


and some finishing up shots from lst night







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haha.

I do like the paint scheme tho.

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Equalz i will have to check with sean but i think they are rolling if i am not mistaken, shoot me a PM or give sean a call i have been in our other shop building customer (and my own) scoots

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man all the little things seem to take forever!!!! does not seem like alot but it was all the little things that had to get done! the all black controls on the bars look awesome!
i do have my old black cherry switch housings and a set in gloss black if anyone is intrested in them!?



rebuilt my front caliper and have that all ready for install!

got the new wheel chock on the table


coated stabilizer and washers on and torqued.
also wrapped up the red wires in black wire wrap... they look great!


coated master on and completely rebuilt


intake and oil pressure guage coated and installed

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not much to report but something! every day a bit more, till she is done... last night was thrus so we do a dinner with my bro and his girl and my wife... after dinner i dipped out early
*did not have much time so i focused on the little details... i have to have everything uniform or i go nuts... so i went about wrapping all the wires for a really clean finished look
wrapped my brake line


installed the oil cooler, damper, and wrapped the lower line


wrapped and split the upper line for the bar wires

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I got all the front end soldered up, the bars are all wired up, wrapped all the wires up again for a very clean look... and added the turn sigs under the trees, soldered and wrapped the wires up!
getting there!




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chased my own tail a bit this weekend... Sun night we got the fenders done







well.... i started over on the rear fender Monday... glad i did the finish this round is spot on... after i finished hte rear fender last Sat i realized i had one hole on the top of the fender that is not used, a push cap just looked lame... little details make the bike... back to the stripper tank... stripped it, welded up the hole, ground it down, primed and blocked and coated it all again
I also re shaped the curve near the end of the fender so it is not so aggressive and the welded 2 fenders flow much smoother together
this pic of the base coat showes the hole i am talking about



Now that is a trick





last night


in the sun (garage open) with the cell

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I keep hacking away at it... last night fabbed up some spacers for the fender, cut my new fender bolts, wired the LEDS under the fender and got them all in place, fork brace on and torqued down, drilled hole in rear fender rubber gromit and pulled wires though, mounted the tail light/plate... getting there

that front tire looks huge with the tight fender and the fork brace on there... the whole lower front end is done
will start to get the rear fender wired and the new progressive shocks on back






headlight trim ring in makes a huge diff in person!




Tail light mounted up




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Nice build.

You just need to get some pics with a better digital camera to show the details and color better.
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all done!












http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5QHt02KNfng

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7y_1BIkWRzQ

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Damn! Very nice!
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thanks man... here are the real pics taken with a nice camera


























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Thats really nice.

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