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Old 12-22-2013, 02:26 PM   #76
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Also painted the headers with 2000 heat coat., now to let dry for 24 hours then bake to cure in the oven at 250 degrees for 20 minutes, then they are ready

Ummm... With all the painting you've done I'm sure you already know this but...

If you're going to bake it in the kitchen oven, you better make sure the wife is gonna be gone for awhile.... I've baked lots of painted parts in the oven, and no matter how long you let it air cure, the heat of the oven still drives off more volatiles... and stinks up not only the oven, but the whole house if not careful. A box fan blowing out keeps the fumes in the house down though, unless it's too cold out. But, I've also had the experience where it made the next meal cooked in the oven taste a little "off"...

"Ummm... I don't know honey... Yeah, it does taste a little weird.... Ummm, think maybe it's a little old?"

That little experience taught me to run the oven on the self cleaning cycle after baking paint...

That's why she needs to be gone for a good long while...

Like I said, you probably already allowed for this, but just in case...

Don't wanna to spoil the Christmas turkey....
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Old 12-22-2013, 02:33 PM   #77
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Ummm... With all the painting you've done I'm sure you already know this but...

If you're going to bake it in the kitchen oven, you better make sure the wife is gonna be gone for awhile.... I've baked lots of painted parts in the oven, and no matter how long you let it air cure, the heat of the oven still drives off more volatiles... and stinks up not only the oven, but the whole house if not careful. A box fan blowing out keeps the fumes in the house down though, unless it's too cold out. But, I've also had the experience where it made the next meal cooked in the oven taste a little "off"...

"Ummm... I don't know honey... Yeah, it does taste a little weird.... Ummm, think maybe it's a little old?"

That little experience taught me to run the oven on the self cleaning cycle after baking paint...

That's why she needs to be gone for a good long while...

Like I said, you probably already allowed for this, but just in case...

Don't wanna to spoil the Christmas turkey....
LOL , yeah that would not be good . I do have access to an oven that's outdoors at a camp under a shelter , I may go that route . Just to be safe .
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Old 12-23-2013, 03:39 PM   #78
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Today, worked on getting my wiring in order. Have to make a special mount for the resistors that are needed for the LED signals to operate properly. Took off the gas tank to make life easer while doing this part. I've got some ideas I need to toss around before I decide on a final solution.



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Old 12-24-2013, 02:01 PM   #79
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Today, finished up with the part of the new wiring harness that goes under the tank. Zip tied and put the tank back on and also remounted the rear wheel tire and put it back on.


Taking shape, like the stance


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Old 12-24-2013, 02:59 PM   #80
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now this is a harley i could see myself buying.
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Old 12-24-2013, 03:22 PM   #81
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Looking forward to see how the color matched tail and faring all chime into the look .
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Old 12-24-2013, 03:58 PM   #82
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Looking good!

When ya gettin' the bodywork back? And, just out of curiosity, 'bout what's the paint work gonna run?

Looking forward to seeing this thing finished, and hearing your review of the overall package, comfort, etc...
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Old 12-25-2013, 05:40 AM   #83
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Looking good!

When ya gettin' the bodywork back? And, just out of curiosity, 'bout what's the paint work gonna run?

Looking forward to seeing this thing finished, and hearing your review of the overall package, comfort, etc...
Well since the fairing is plastic and the cowl is fiberglass gel coat, they each require some different prep. I'm guessing between $200-400 for the job. I'll post up once I get notification they are done. Should have em done by next week.
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Old 12-25-2013, 07:27 AM   #84
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Did you clearcoat the polished portion of the wheels?
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Old 12-25-2013, 08:04 AM   #85
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Did you clearcoat the polished portion of the wheels?
The wheels from the factory were never clear-coated. I actually like that they weren't. It made it easy to do the re-do. I'll keep them this way without going the clear-coated option because I would rather have to polish them on occasion than have to deal with any oxidation that starts under a clear coat. Makes life easier.
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Worked on my resistor array for the LED turn signals. Made a plate, and mounted up the resistors, then utilized a nice tab on top of the oil tank to mount. Couldn't ask for a better location. Soldered the ends in the proper places.

Keen eyes will note my dyslexia kicking in. Left and Right resistors switched, LOL,, Yeah, left is right, right is left..
TA DA. Signals work, this is the four-ways flashing


Fitment of the left side rear sets and shifter.
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Not a whole lot of progress today. But did manage to mount up the right side rear-sets / brake slave / footpegs.
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Old 12-29-2013, 09:15 PM   #88
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Lookin good

It's coming along nicely. Have you thought about trimming down the cam cover? Just a thought.

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It's coming along nicely. Have you thought about trimming down the cam cover? Just a thought.

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cam? Rocker Box cover . Nope .
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cam? Rocker Box cover . Nope .
He's talking about trimming down the cam cover similar to this:

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