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Discussion in 'Old's Cool' started by guzzimike, Apr 26, 2012.
I'll be checking up on the progress, late LeMans are highly underrated bikes.
The 'box is back from Thunderbikes, so I need to get my shit together here.
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.
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.
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.
Wheels are a bit of a trip to mask out, but fineline vinyl tape 9mm wide and a steady hand does the trick.
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.
Wiring gets a bit of a tidy up.
Look Mum, new hooters!
Lookin' good Mike.
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.
Looking bloody brilliant, keep those photos coming :eek1
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.
Well, the job's as good as finished, apart from the carbies, so here it is...
How the hell did you do a whole rebuild in 2 pages?
Putting a lot of us to shame.
By forgetting to take the camera out to the shed....lots
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.
Ready to go for another 200K +, have fun and enjoy
it's meant to be used so get out there on it and carve some roads up!
Fantastic job Mike!
Love the cupboards electrical and motorcycle
Ive got one called "bike bits" I should have stuck it on the outside of the shed!