|02-01-2010, 05:43 AM||#1|
Joined: Feb 2009
TLR 200 clean-up
I've had this old TLR for many years now, the kids learnt how to ride on it but now they've all growed on. The bike has been sitting in the shed looking a bit sad for a few years now so I thought it was time to fix her up a bit.
A very strict budget ensured that it would never be a 'buy a new bit and bolt it on' project, everything had to be renovated and re-used. That's cool, sanding, painting, polishing and doing every bit myself was way more satisfying than just throwing money at it. And in the process I learnt how to spraypaint, how to polish aluminium, how to lace a wheel, even how to buy stuff from the other side of the planet... (Google is your friend)
The only bits I had to buy because they were either missing or irrepairable were, mudguards, handgrips, front spokes, brake shoes, chain, a wee bit of chrome and of course, paint. Came in well under $800AU.
I got a bit carried away with the work and forgot to take many progress shots so here are some 'before and after' shots.
I still need to get tyres, I think these might be the originals!, and the seat needs repair, upholstery next?
Please enjoy and I would appreciate any and all comments you may have.
* A note on the paint scheme. I painted it like this 'cos I like it, I can always paint it original next time I restore it... in another 20 years.
I have a strong urge to build a cafe racer now.....
08 V-Strom 650A
TLR 200 http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=546710
OneOff screwed with this post 03-02-2010 at 04:07 AM
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