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Old 07-11-2012, 02:24 PM   #106
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Talking Let the Painting Begin!

Well, I dropped the tank, front fender, seat cowl and S fairing off at the painters today. Getting her shot in BLACK, baby.


The back story:
I've been waffling on what to do about a painter when Mike shows up at last weekends Vintage Bike OC www.vintagebikeoc.com meet with some of his work. Mike's specialty are `70's Honda candy colors, and man does he have that wired. Mike had some of the best looking CB750 and CB350 parts I've ever seen.



Ya, ya, I know it's Vintage "Honda" Painting www.vintagehondapainting.com , but ha, if Mike can paint candy colors as nice as he does, a straight black should be a walk in the park for him.

I was impressed with Mike's attention to detail as he inspected my R100 parts. I knew the tank need some work on the left side, but Mike pointed out several other places on the tank that he will address during the prep.

I asked Mike to photo document his progress and I hope to post those photos here once I get them.

Mike estimated 3 to 4 weeks to complete the job, which seemed reasonable to me.

Now, I got to get off my bee-hind and get the rest of the bikes mechanics sorted out so I can "ride" my treasure before the first snow fall this winter

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Old 07-11-2012, 02:31 PM   #107
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Other stuff NOT to paint...

I did not drop the side covers off with Mike to be painted with the rest as I'm either going to rattle can them semi-gloss black or run without side covers... TBD

The original RT rear fender is getting replaced with a 1983 model black plastic R65 fender (see above), so no need to paint that either.

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Old 07-11-2012, 06:52 PM   #108
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Cool2 "S" has landed

A quick test fit of the "S" fairing before going to painters...



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Old 07-16-2012, 12:46 AM   #109
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Shocks side-by-side

Quick photo of the IKON next to the OEM shock. I took the OEM shocks apart (removed the spring) and cleaned them up really good. They look great, but still ride like 33 year old OEM BMW shocks.



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Old 07-23-2012, 06:46 PM   #110
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Paint update...

Here's some photos that Mike Hogan of www.vintagehondapainting.com sent me on the progress of the paint job... Looks good!












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Old 07-23-2012, 07:53 PM   #111
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Battleship Grey

Cool, I had no idea you're were going for battle ship grey Are you going to go for a flat or gloss clearcoat ?

Btw, I really like the way the bare metal tank and tail look. I would love to do that with a flat clear coat to prevent rust.

Thanks for the updates, Tink
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Old 07-23-2012, 07:54 PM   #112
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Quick photo of the IKON next to the OWM shock. I took the OEM shocks apart (removed the spring) and cleaned them up really good. They look great, but still ride like 33 year old OEM BMW shocks.

Would it be possible to switch the very handy spring preload adjuster from the OEMs to the IKONs ?
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Old 07-23-2012, 09:17 PM   #113
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U.s.s. Project-s

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Cool, I had no idea you're were going for battle ship grey Are you going to go for a flat or gloss clearcoat ?

Btw, I really like the way the bare metal tank and tail look. I would love to do that with a flat clear coat to prevent rust.

Thanks for the updates, Tink
Ya, no, I'm not doing a NAVY thing... it's P R I M E R thank you very much.

The right side of the tank was perfect, the left... needed some bondo help here and there.

If you like that look, check out THIS Honda-4 I shot at The Rock Store >
http://www.photosbytink.com/therocks...store_jan2012/



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Old 07-23-2012, 09:18 PM   #114
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shock handles no more

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Would it be possible to switch the very handy spring preload adjuster from the OEMs to the IKONs ?
No. I had the same thought, but no.

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Old 07-23-2012, 09:32 PM   #115
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on second thought... GO NAVY

Hmmmmmm... just might be onto something here...



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Old 07-25-2012, 09:55 AM   #116
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de-forking

I finally got off my a$$ last night and pulled the lower legs off the forks. I'll be stripping the black paint off of them to get that R90S look.

The brake calipers are in great shape. I popped the piston out of the right caliper for inspection. Just a few very minor pits on the piston that I verified with a set of calipers are above the liquid seal line. The chrome (are they hard chromed?) on the piston is intact around the pits, so I’ll clean and reuse the piston. Seals and dust cover are soft and serviceable. Clean and reassemble… set aside for a shot of VHT semi gloss black caliper paint this weekend (again, for that R90S look).







Now, it’s on to the left caliper, fork springs, and steering head bearings.

Stay tuned….

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Old 07-25-2012, 11:37 PM   #117
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Paint is Ready!!!

OMG, Mike Hogan of http://www.vintagehondapainting.com/ sent me an email saying I can pick up my painted parts on Friday. YES!

That's just 2 weeks and 2 days from when I dropped them off (July 11 to July27).

Can't wait to see the results.

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Old 07-26-2012, 09:15 PM   #118
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Houston, paint has landed

OMG, OMG, OMG I may pee my pants.... my parts are ready!!! Pick them up tomorrow

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Old 07-26-2012, 11:47 PM   #119
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Old 07-27-2012, 09:01 AM   #120
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sweet! I love shiny paint!
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