Go Sportsters

Discussion in 'Road Warriors' started by Bloodweiser, Dec 20, 2010.

  1. jules083

    jules083 Long timer

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    Holy naked chick on a unicorn!

    I'm going to clear coat over it and mount it I think. Its kinda retro or something. Wish I'd known it was there before I started, I'd have taken my time sanding.

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  2. mikesova

    mikesova Michigander

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    Definitely mount it as is.
  3. mikesova

    mikesova Michigander

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    Oh man. So, whoever owned this bike previously, I think the owner before the guy I bought it from, had stuck a ton of those chrome metal caps over the bolts. That's fine, but they are a pain in the ass to get off without wrecking them. Anyway, I was out in the garage, enjoying a cheapskate beer, admiring the bike, and I had an idea...

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    It was like a perfect fit. ;)

    I've created the next hipster trend. Now where do I cash in?

    P.S. don't mind the water spots, those will get polished after I install the mirrors and relocate the signals. :)
  4. jules083

    jules083 Long timer

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    Thats sweet. Your bottle cap and my gas tank would go great together. (^) :lol3.

    You polish out water spots? That's way too much work. Buy a cheapo leaf blower and use it to dry the bike after washing, then just wipe the bike down with a microfiber real quick. Turns out better in less time I think.

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  5. Randy

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    Now that's just awesome! :lol3

    Guess there's something to be said for sanding instead of using a chemical stripper.
  6. HapHazard

    HapHazard Waiting for Gudenov

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    ^Peggy Sue on her Pegasus:lol3
  7. Cakeeater

    Cakeeater Been here awhile

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    yes!

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  8. rjf

    rjf SBS's #1 fan in January

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    Why this idea hasn't occurred to me before is a little sad:lol3
  9. bdonley

    bdonley Been here awhile

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    Can't wait to see it restored. Very cool............
  10. isldtime

    isldtime The oldest kid I know

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    I Liked That!!

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  11. Te Hopo

    Te Hopo AKA Deanohit

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    That is one of the most red necked but useful tips I have heard, definitely going to try it out :lol3
  12. jules083

    jules083 Long timer

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    Hey I resemble that remark. Er... something....

    It works good. Gets the water out of nooks and crannies, switches, etc.

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  13. HapHazard

    HapHazard Waiting for Gudenov

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    ^I use an electric leaf blower, as the 2-stroke motor blower I have pushes the exhaust out the nozzle (along with the oily smoke).
  14. Randy

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    There are commercially available items marketed specifically for the purpose. But, if you already have a leaf blower, why buy something else to stick in the garage. I've been using a leaf blower to dry my bikes for years.
  15. boatpuller

    boatpuller Been here awhile

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    Clear and mount it!

    Not only does the naked chick on a unicorn look good, I'm digging the rest of the marbled look of the rest of the tank. You could start a trend.
  16. mikesova

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    Where do you guys keep tools on the bike? I don't want saddlebags or anything "piratey". One of those solo bags would probably be ok, but too much $$ to carry a little bundle of tools.
  17. jules083

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    I'm doing it for sure.

    Just need to finish cleaning up the rest of the tank, and shoot a little bit of primer gray on a few spots that I had already sanded to metal. I'm leaving the areas that didn't get sanded through as-is to preserve the 'half-sanded, look what I found' look.

    Still haven't fully decided what to do about the fenders. Might just gloss black them like my original plan.

    I'm still kicking around buying the paugho 4 gallon tank, I have dreams of touring on an ironhead. Not sure if it will happen, but I like all of my bikes to be tour-ready at the least. It seems like every trip I go on is a zero notice 'we're leaving tomorrow' type trip, and every time that happens my 'touring bike' isn't ready so I have to grab something else. Like tomorrow, taking the gsxr on a 500 mile sport touring ride because the fjr forks are at the shop. Last year I took the ninja on a 2000 mile trip because it had the best tires at the time. Last week I took the gsxr on a Harley poker run because the road king was (still is) broke, and the ironhead clutch needs some sort of attention. Last fall I took the xr on a trip because the klr was down with a bald rear tire. Ass still hurts from that. :lol3

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  18. 83XLX

    83XLX Been here awhile

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    I don't carry tools for most rides (one or two days on the road). The bike is dependable enough that I don't worry about it, and as long as everything is adjusted and tightened before the ride, no tools are needed.
  19. Red eyed and Rollin

    Red eyed and Rollin Been here awhile

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    I bought a little pleather Hd fork bag for like 30 bucks. Granted this was 10 years ago. Mounted on the tubes worked great! :clap
  20. jules083

    jules083 Long timer

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    Same here.


    Mikesova, if you want one I have an extra somewhere. Good enough shape, just some wear from use. Might even say HD on it.