Before And After: Post your Pic's

Discussion in 'Old's Cool' started by 2twisted, Apr 14, 2010.

  1. FJ_Kevin

    FJ_Kevin Been here awhile

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    This was a very challenging restoration. Darkening the hair wasnt too hard but liposuctioning the gut and hammering out those wrinkles in the face was really tough. :huh
  2. FJ_Kevin

    FJ_Kevin Been here awhile

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    OK then... how about these.


    Here is my 1980 R100T as found on craigslist. It ran well but was pretty rough otherwise (paint looks much better in photo).

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    Here it is in gentlemans cafe configuration. I did the paint work myself. The forks are upgraded to '82 version with brembo brakes and stainless lines. I junked the plastic airbox and retro-fitted the early model alloy airbox. I really like the bump saddle, more comfy than other cafe seats I have experienced.

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    Then with a switch of the saddle, presto change-o, I'm ready to go long distance touring with the wifey
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    In the colder weather I will run one of those quick mounting clear windshields from National Cycle
  3. Lomax

    Lomax Nanu-Nanu Adventurer

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    This was many years ago but what the heck.

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    What a fun and interesting bike it was. Learned a lot about old school and had a blast fixing it up.

    Marc
  4. Lornce

    Lornce Lost In Place

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    Wow. :thumb

  5. anonny

    anonny What could go wrong?

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    Beauty, love the color scheme. :clap
  6. captain awesome

    captain awesome wearer of underwears

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    Something like that. While it doesn't appear to be much, I assure quite a bit of work went into that bike other than removing a few parts. A complete rewire from head light to tail light including a keyed marine grade ignition switch with updated blade fuse panel. Removed all switches and wiring from the bars, single cable throttle assembly, rebuilt the front end, different tail light, modified aftermarket headlight ears, etc. Visually there isn't a huge amount of changes, but all of them made a better looking bike in my eyes. I fixed a ton of the previous owners issues, and came out with a fun bike.
  7. Airhead Wrangler

    Airhead Wrangler Long timer

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    I figured if you posted it here there had a to be a little more to it that what meets the eye. Nice bike.
  8. captain awesome

    captain awesome wearer of underwears

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    Thanks. I just subscribed to your Pantah build, looks like a fun project.
  9. vintagetour

    vintagetour Adventurer

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  10. WitchCityBallabio

    WitchCityBallabio Guzzi weirdo

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  11. thumpism

    thumpism Between bikes

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    Looks like a Pinzgauer hiding back there. Don't find many of those around these parts.
  12. J. Thompson #5150

    J. Thompson #5150 300-pound Gorilla

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    I need to take some better pictars but...

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    Can't really call it "after" since I'm not done but I'm making progress. :1drink Still need to finish the paint, clean up the engine, fab the exhaust and seat, and some other stuff.
  13. 2twisted

    2twisted NRTHJSTNRTH

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  14. 2twisted

    2twisted NRTHJSTNRTH

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    Friday bump.....:freaky
  15. J. Thompson #5150

    J. Thompson #5150 300-pound Gorilla

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    Well, here's my after, after :1drink

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    And with the new bars, just installed this afternoon:

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  16. Nick in PRC.

    Nick in PRC. Been here awhile

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    I wish I had a Dollar for every Windjammer that found the dumpster.
  17. caponerd

    caponerd Kickstart Enthusiast

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    Couldn't find anyone who'd pay a dollar each for all those old fairings? :rofl
  18. crazydrummerdude

    crazydrummerdude Wacky Bongo Boy

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    I've sold the only two I've had for $150 and $100.

    :evil
  19. J. Thompson #5150

    J. Thompson #5150 300-pound Gorilla

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    The luggage rack went in the dumpster, it was pretty shot. And it was ugly. The Windjammer, albeit not my style, is sitting in my buddy's garage. I have a week-long road trip coming up and there's a good chance it'll be on the bike when I leave.
  20. Velocipede

    Velocipede Been here awhile

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    Absolutely first class,you should feel pretty good about an excellent restoration. John