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Discussion in 'Old's Cool' started by James Adams, Apr 3, 2009.
Wow- some outstanding bikes pictured here. Here's my Wixoms.
Being in the boat business, and being's that most boats are fiberglass... YES, there is a special stripper that is used to remove paint from fiberglass. Try looking for an Interlux product called Interstrip 299.
But I also agree that you should just sand the existing paint, as it will make for a good substrate for any additonal paint and pinstriping. Bare fiberglass is not a thing of beauty!! Even good gelcoat will fade/chalk, etc, and can be made much more attractive with paint, particularly if it matches the rest of the bike and pinstriping.
just my opinion.
Here's a set of '78 Bates.
Here is another:
Vintage Denfeld "police" bags. These are original 1966 vintage but they are being reproduced and sold through several BMW parts sources.
There are some beautiful oldies on here and so many styles of panniers (bags). After reading an article in the RealClassic magazine (Issue 104) I just had to read up about American Enduro teardrop panniers which to my eyes look terrific.
These were called"Dan Gurney" luggage.Had em on my wing.
"Funky" Bates Panniers
With the "Funkier" lower muffler mounts:
The "Samsonite gorilla" knew.
Craven Comet panniers, North of Salang Tunnel, Afganistan 1978
Shoei with 'crash bars'
Craven ? on my Guzzi in '70s
I don't have a photo (wish I did), but when I saw the title of this thread it immediately made me think of my first motorcycle trip, on a 70's Honda 750. My "luggage" was an old army surplus duffel bag, with everything in it, strapped on the back of the seat with bungee cords.
Kinda like my mess of nylon luggage, WW2 canvas Air Corps.bag and bungee cords?:
Near "Rabbit Ears Pass" in Co......maybe 1982(?)
Samsonite Tribar luggage. I found a full set for sale here a decade ago but did not need them (had working Krausers on my bike at that time) and no place to keep them anyway.
Improvised saddle bags in '78, young & broke & travelling through Queensland doing Seismic Survey work, bags are WWII vintage back packs from memory :eek1
Make sure the exhaust has a shield over it!, left hand bag caught fire within 100kms of leaving on the trip, service station attendant wasn't amused to see a smoking bike pull into fill up with fuel!!!!!!
Yep, kinda like that - but your luggage looks like it was much better developed!
I had those cheapo nylon bags on a 1980(?) 850 Triple Yamaha. (We were on a 300 mile ride to go boating) One of the bags contacted the muffler, burned through and melted into a bottle of my Wifes' "baby oil" in the bag. Started smoldering big time....and what a mess.
I think those Craven's are still my favorites. Don't find them available too often and when you do: $$$$$$
Seems that their mounting system was quite bizarre?