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Forum: Hacks Today, 02:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 422
Posted By warkshop
A thought, trailer tires are often made to a...

A thought, trailer tires are often made to a different standard than car tires,,,one reason they tend to be cheaper, high load rating yes but sometimes rather lumpy and difficult or impossible to...
Forum: Airheads Today, 12:04 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 6,673
Posted By warkshop
I suppose i am a bit thin skinned on things like...

I suppose i am a bit thin skinned on things like this. I have 40 years of blood, sweat and tears learning this trade (maybe i'm a slow learner as well !?) not to mention 10s of thousands of dollars...
Forum: Airheads Today, 07:31 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 6,673
Posted By warkshop
:DMo shiny lumps. For the ultimate visual payoff...

:DMo shiny lumps. For the ultimate visual payoff we will need to wait till Zodiac gets the bike together,,,,,and posts pictures for us!:clap

That impatient fellow will no doubt be disappointed, it...
Forum: Airheads Yesterday, 02:36 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 6,673
Posted By warkshop
:DOK, i'll take the bait. I have a special paint...

:DOK, i'll take the bait. I have a special paint service just for special folks like yourself. You bring your bike and put it on the center stand behind the shop. You tell me what color. I mix up...
Forum: Airheads 07-27-2014, 02:13 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 6,673
Posted By warkshop
Mo splashing.:D ...

Mo splashing.:D

http://warkshop.smugmug.com/T/i-N3gXSHh/0/O/DSC04093.jpg

http://warkshop.smugmug.com/T/i-DDtgxT7/0/O/DSC04094.jpg
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 07-27-2014, 09:19 AM
Replies: 11,415
Views: 548,531
Posted By warkshop
OVBSAOC Dual Sport Ride 8-9-14,,,,,,put on your...

OVBSAOC Dual Sport Ride 8-9-14,,,,,,put on your knobbies and. be there!:clap
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 07-27-2014, 08:04 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 114
Posted By warkshop
OVBSAOC Dual Sport Ride 8-9-14 (OH)

Normally starts at 9AM, massive fun. If you've not ridden this you really must. A word to the wise, the nasty woodsie bits are sooooo much easier with real knobbies, not those foo foo, kinda, sorta...
Forum: Airheads 07-27-2014, 07:57 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 6,673
Posted By warkshop
:eek1At the risk of being burned at the stake for...

:eek1At the risk of being burned at the stake for such heresy,,,PPG Ditzler, Concept.,,,,on this job.:D
What i use is dictated by what color i'm doing.
I often paint R90S bikes and Glasurit, from...
Forum: Airheads 07-27-2014, 05:08 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 6,673
Posted By warkshop
:DPainting has begun.:clap The 3 center fairing...

:DPainting has begun.:clap The 3 center fairing bits and the front fender are now gold. The seat cowling and the 2 fairing lowers are in the booth and almost ready to spray.
...
Forum: Airheads 07-24-2014, 11:14 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 6,673
Posted By warkshop
The spray booth is absolutely ready. A bit more...

The spray booth is absolutely ready. A bit more general shop cleanup and organization is still to be done, but not much. I have a few bits of paint supply odds and ends coming from the paint store...
Forum: Airheads 07-24-2014, 04:31 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 6,673
Posted By warkshop
Lots happening here of late,,,,,other than this...

Lots happening here of late,,,,,other than this job,,,,,but paint time is getting closer. This spray booth refresh ritual happens every one to 2 years depending on need. 'Clean' paint jobs don't...
Forum: Airheads 07-09-2014, 02:08 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 6,673
Posted By warkshop
I know, more of the same,,,,well sort of! I have...

I know, more of the same,,,,well sort of! I have the tank and seat cowling completely sanded now. Just need to finish the fairing lowers and all will be done for this stage.

Next stage, extreme...
Forum: Airheads 07-07-2014, 11:57 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 6,673
Posted By warkshop
Finished sanding the tank,,,,now to sand the seat...

Finished sanding the tank,,,,now to sand the seat cowling and lower fairing lumps.

Thanks for the kind words. TogaJoe, good luck, i've seen many a fine dyi paint job and feel you will be in that...
Forum: Airheads 07-06-2014, 05:39 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 6,673
Posted By warkshop
On and on we go! A lot of this is repetitive...

On and on we go! A lot of this is repetitive sorry to be boring if it is so.

On another note. I may be painting a 1938 BMW R12,,,,wow, it would be the oldest bike i'd have ever done. I love the...
Forum: Airheads 06-22-2014, 06:52 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 6,673
Posted By warkshop
Moving along, captions tell the tale. ...

Moving along, captions tell the tale.

http://warkshop.smugmug.com/T/i-hp7HzxR/0/M/DSC04065-M.jpg

http://warkshop.smugmug.com/T/i-PB4T5vh/0/M/DSC04066-M.jpg
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Forum: Hacks 06-22-2014, 06:37 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 10,750
Posted By warkshop
About your rear strut. It seems from the image...

About your rear strut. It seems from the image that both struts (which attach to your upper mounting points on the bike) are at similar angles. The front strut invariably ends up sloping downward and...
Forum: Airheads 06-09-2014, 06:44 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 6,673
Posted By warkshop
A standard full size 'color' gun. Now the...

A standard full size 'color' gun.

Now the entire job is wearing final primer. Just in time for me to do a couple of sidecar installations. The thread should fade to about page 87 by the time i get...
Forum: Airheads 06-07-2014, 09:02 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 6,673
Posted By warkshop
Now, about the new ""factory"" painted seat...

Now, about the new ""factory"" painted seat cowling. Regardless of what you may have heard the factory has not been painting replacement body panels for a very long time. This is not to say that new,...
Forum: Airheads 06-07-2014, 08:44 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 6,673
Posted By warkshop
A bit more to report. I'll deal with the tank...

A bit more to report. I'll deal with the tank this post. I have 2 sidecar installations about to begin almost simultaneously, yikes. I may post threads about that over in 'hacks'. :eek1:lol3
...
Forum: Airheads 06-05-2014, 07:36 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 6,673
Posted By warkshop
I believe that could be a personality disorder,...

I believe that could be a personality disorder, check your meds....:rofl



I use a standard MSB Sata; it is the setting of the gun, the viscosity of the paint and the technique that make it all...
Forum: Airheads 06-04-2014, 07:40 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 6,673
Posted By warkshop
The BSA meet Dual Sport Ride was a gas!! I was...

The BSA meet Dual Sport Ride was a gas!! I was second person out at the start, rode 118 miles, got lost a little but rode all sections,,,,,and came in a half an hour early, a thrill!:lol3 Remember...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 06-02-2014, 06:36 AM
Replies: 67,819
Views: 5,358,759
Posted By warkshop
Had big fun at the BSA Dual Sport ride, rode my...

Had big fun at the BSA Dual Sport ride, rode my old DR350. This is my 8th year and and i never miss a June or August meet, mainly for the woods ride. I have successfully run this event with a DR650...
Forum: Airheads 06-02-2014, 06:00 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 6,673
Posted By warkshop
Firstly i'll have to judge it to having an...

Firstly i'll have to judge it to having an original factory paint from way back when, or not. As you likely know BMW stopped selling painted parts a good long while ago. When they stopped that they...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 05-29-2014, 07:32 AM
Replies: 67,819
Views: 5,358,759
Posted By warkshop
Ohio Valley BSA Owners Club Spring Meet. ...

Ohio Valley BSA Owners Club Spring Meet.
Observed Trials and a 110 mile dual sport ride, much challenging in the woods, no candy asses need apply.:eek1:lol3
Saturday May 31st (this Sat.) at...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 05-29-2014, 07:29 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 551
Posted By warkshop
OVBSAOC Dual Sport Ride (OH)

Ohio Valley BSA Owners Club Spring Meet.
Dual Sport Ride, 110 miles, some pavement, some gravel, some technical woods, not for woosies, knobbies are a real good idea!:eek1

Cable's Campground...
Forum: Airheads 05-28-2014, 11:48 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 6,673
Posted By warkshop
Three more parts primed. Two new ones that only...

Three more parts primed. Two new ones that only need the one priming and a used one that was stripped and was quite nice so one priming will do for it.

I'm off this Weekend for the Ohio Valley BSA...
Forum: Airheads 05-28-2014, 04:45 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 6,673
Posted By warkshop
Progress. Next i'll clean and scuff up the new...

Progress. Next i'll clean and scuff up the new front fender and center, lower fairing grill panel so i can primer them. Being new parts they will only need one priming, then final sanding. I could...
Forum: Airheads 05-22-2014, 05:52 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 6,673
Posted By warkshop
What? me hurry?,as anyone who knows me or has had...

What? me hurry?,as anyone who knows me or has had me do paint work for them knows i don't rush for nobody.:cry Patience is a virtue.:rofl

I use Sata guns, much big money, much good guns.
Forum: Airheads 05-22-2014, 07:57 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 6,673
Posted By warkshop
The tank is now ready to cure a while before the...

The tank is now ready to cure a while before the first blocking.

http://warkshop.smugmug.com/T/i-zgc6GpS/0/M/DSC04020-M.jpg
Forum: Airheads 05-21-2014, 11:22 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 6,673
Posted By warkshop
:DBreaking News! I be a certified MSF Rider...

:DBreaking News! I be a certified MSF Rider Coach, hurrah.:clap And i have progress on the RS. Priming the tank and doing further work on the fairing lowers is next.
...
Forum: Airheads 05-16-2014, 05:02 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 6,673
Posted By warkshop
I very much agree, there are many...

I very much agree, there are many materials/methods that can successfully accomplish an excellent job. Modern repair materials are incredibly capable and many different companies offer them in many...
Forum: Airheads 05-15-2014, 06:57 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 6,673
Posted By warkshop
:DI'm back! Been doing much training and studying...

:DI'm back! Been doing much training and studying to become re-certified to teach MSF classes. I student teach to get my certification this weekend,,,or not! Yikes!:eek1:puke1 Wish me luck!
After...
Forum: Airheads 05-08-2014, 05:51 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 6,673
Posted By warkshop
Had nice warm, sunny weather yesterday so it was...

Had nice warm, sunny weather yesterday so it was time for the ugly attack. Paint stripper prefers 70 degrees or better and this is a job i much rather do outside.

This morning i've been picking...
Forum: Hacks 05-07-2014, 12:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,436
Posted By warkshop
Port Townsend is a place i can never go again. I...

Port Townsend is a place i can never go again. I fell sooooo in love with it the last time i was there i almost just stayed,,,,,i might not have the will power again!
Forum: Hacks 05-07-2014, 10:01 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,915
Posted By warkshop
Sarcasm! Both an art and a science, one i study...

Sarcasm! Both an art and a science, one i study and appreciate!:rofl

Actually i enjoy mudding with a dirt bike just like the lady in the images,,,,,have a great run coming up May2/June1, Ohio...
Forum: Airheads 05-07-2014, 07:04 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 6,673
Posted By warkshop
Thanks for the encouragements, i hope to get some...

Thanks for the encouragements, i hope to get some paint stripper work done today on upper fairing lumps and will report. Always warms my heart when i get the nasty steps of this work out of the way...
Forum: Hacks 05-06-2014, 03:27 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,179
Posted By warkshop
Dan, The best way is full subframe that...

Dan,
The best way is full subframe that provides that which Honda chose to delete. In my less than humble opinion. If you'd like to discuss further give me a call or give me phone number, I get a...
Forum: Airheads 05-06-2014, 01:42 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 6,673
Posted By warkshop
Filler can be applied to the dents first, i did...

Filler can be applied to the dents first, i did it that way for years. The negative is that you have a part with raw steel exposed to air for a longer period of time and tiny rust begins. You can't...
Forum: Hacks 05-06-2014, 11:05 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,915
Posted By warkshop
or one could just get a ratty old Suzuki Samuri,...

or one could just get a ratty old Suzuki Samuri, wouldn't be much good for the show and tell at Starbucks though.
Forum: Airheads 05-06-2014, 11:01 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 6,673
Posted By warkshop
Are we there yet? are we there yet? Sit down and...

Are we there yet? are we there yet? Sit down and behave yourself. No one rushes me. You are however most welcome to try.:lol3:rofl

Next i need to get with the paint stripper on the upper fairing...
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