Guzzimike's Tart Up

Discussion in 'Old's Cool' started by guzzimike, Apr 26, 2012.

  1. Nessman

    Nessman Cluttered Minimalist

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    I'll be checking up on the progress, late LeMans are highly underrated bikes.
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  2. guzzimike

    guzzimike Long timer

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    The 'box is back from Thunderbikes, so I need to get my shit together here.
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    All the stuff we hear about blasting castings (I'm a poet!) has lead me to this solution, it's called VHT Universal Aluminium and comes in a rattle can.
    Of course out climate in West Oz is a bit kinder to bikes than somewhere where it actually rains occasionally.
    Here's the motor with it's new alloy flywheel. D'ya like my engine stand? Amazing things, milk crates, this one will feature in further pics.

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    Time to drag out the red paint.:eek1
    All the colour is Glasurit 22line, dear as poison, but goes on like melted butter, even when the gun is being wielded by a numpty like me. Two coats of colour, two of clear.
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    How cool is my paint booth?
    As I paint I start assembling the beast, as too much painting at a stretch does my head in.

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    Wheels are a bit of a trip to mask out, but fineline vinyl tape 9mm wide and a steady hand does the trick.

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    While I'm summoning up the courage to do the bodywork, the rest of the bike can go back together, before I forget how it goes.

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    Wiring gets a bit of a tidy up.
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    Look Mum, new hooters!:rofl
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    Getting there:D
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  3. datchew

    datchew Don't buy from Brad

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    beautiful work.
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  4. notarat

    notarat Been here awhile

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    Looks great! :clap
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  5. neilaction

    neilaction Slightly Less Adventurous

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    Lookin' good Mike. :clap
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  6. Sundowner

    Sundowner Bort

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    It must feel great watching a bike you bought new so long ago being dipped in the fountain of youth and brought back to it's original beauty. It looks magic. Great wiring too - clean and tidy. :clap
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  7. hunter_greyghost

    hunter_greyghost XS650 Allroads Traveller

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    Looking bloody brilliant, keep those photos coming :eek1
    Cheers
    Baza
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  8. guzzimike

    guzzimike Long timer

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    Thanks for all the cards and letters guys.
    Richard..... Yes it's a great feeling to see the old thing so shiny, trouble is, I won't want to ride it, you know, scratches, rain, mud, dust..............
    Stand by for the final installment.
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  9. guzzimike

    guzzimike Long timer

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    Well, the job's as good as finished, apart from the carbies, so here it is...
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  10. kaput13

    kaput13 motophilosopher

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    Stunning! :dg
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  11. Bloodweiser

    Bloodweiser honestly

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    How the hell did you do a whole rebuild in 2 pages?
    Putting a lot of us to shame.
    Jealous.
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  12. guzzimike

    guzzimike Long timer

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    By forgetting to take the camera out to the shed....lots:D
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  13. princess jamaica

    princess jamaica OLD DOG-NEW TRICKS

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    WOWZER!Very nice!!
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  14. Mr. Vintage

    Mr. Vintage Family Dude

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    Looks very sharp, love it! It must be something to do with Guzzi wiring, but it took the same multitude of zip ties to tame the harness on my Quota.
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  15. hunter_greyghost

    hunter_greyghost XS650 Allroads Traveller

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    Ready to go for another 200K +, have fun and enjoy :rofl
    it's meant to be used so get out there on it and carve some roads up! :lol3
    Cheers
    Baza
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  16. sraber

    sraber Been here awhile

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    Fantastic job Mike! :clap:clap:clap
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  17. davorallyfan

    davorallyfan Commonist

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    Love the cupboards electrical and motorcycle:lol3
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    Ive got one called "bike bits" I should have stuck it on the outside of the shed!
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