Super noob question, Toaster panels

Discussion in 'Airheads' started by Leadnuts, May 1, 2012.

  1. Leadnuts

    Leadnuts do-over...

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    How do I get them off? Are they glued or something?
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  2. tennessee thumper

    tennessee thumper Don't Text Me Bro

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    Ignore...I was thinking battery covers...sorry.
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  3. Bill Harris

    Bill Harris Confirmed Curmudgeon

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    Two screws on the tank Roundels, remove them and the Toaster panels will slide off. Snug the screws up real, real lightly-- if too tight, the enamel on the emblems will crack.
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  4. Leadnuts

    Leadnuts do-over...

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    Thanks,

    I feel I should have been able to figure that out...
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  5. rufusswan

    rufusswan Been here awhile

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    Not really, it's just such a small item noone seems to point it out. If I remember correctly they slide out toward the forks.
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  6. Boxer Metal

    Boxer Metal Mad Scientist

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    Are you going to run it with rubber knee pads? I just ordered a set from BMW and they are available for around $23.00 each.
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  7. Leadnuts

    Leadnuts do-over...

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    I am going to make identical copies in Walnut and coat with a ICA finish maybe a 20 degree sheen. I thought I would look awesome with a white tank and seat.
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  8. Bill Harris

    Bill Harris Confirmed Curmudgeon

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    So you're going Woodie instead of Toaster?

    Treat those Toaster panels with care... they could be worth some coin...
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  9. hardwaregrrl

    hardwaregrrl ignore list

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    Neat!:thumb Looking forward to seeing those!!
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  10. Wdwrkr

    Wdwrkr Long timer

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    Use west system epoxy ( boat glue), the 105 resin and the 207 hardener put on 3 to 4 coats and then apply whatever finish you want ( high gloss poly). The epoxy will seal the wood and make it hard like stone as well as water proof, when you poly it the wood will pop and the depth of the finish is unmatched. Believe me you won't be disappointed. My concern would be the wood swelling in the summer humidity. You micht be better off using a piece of wood backed venire it will be mouth more stable if you back it with 1/8 inch ply

    Pete
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  11. Leadnuts

    Leadnuts do-over...

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    Yeah, West systems epoxy is pretty good stuff. Though I have had some spectacular results with the ICA solvent based 2k products for high use exterior applications. It is nearly indestructible with the look of a lacquer finish, seriously you cant scratch it. I have never sprayed West Systems Epoxy so It would be tragic if I f'ed them up after the time its going to take me to measure and draw them.


    Maybe I'll do a WS sample, as its way less expensive.
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  12. Boxer Metal

    Boxer Metal Mad Scientist

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    Very cool. Nice to see someone thinking outside of the Box(er):D
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  13. Leadnuts

    Leadnuts do-over...

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    Ha, thanks, I was going to do wings but ended up scaling it back a bit...



    i kid, i kid...:lol3
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  14. lockyv7

    lockyv7 Long timer

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    This will be good to see, i just finished making a rack for a 75/5 that has a new solo seat fitted and have some hardwood rails ready to fit once the bike is repainted Dover white and the rack is back from the powder coaters. I will post up some pics when its done.
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  15. erimille

    erimille Adventurer

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    I've built a 14' wooden saiboat using this approach. The results were spectacular. I suspect with proper sealing, and a minimal thickness of wood, swelling shouldn't be too much of an issue.

    Regardless of solid or veneer, please put me in the group of folks interested in seeing the results. ;)

    [​IMG]
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  16. lockyv7

    lockyv7 Long timer

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    I like wood, and its a carbon sink, the whole world should be planting trees, then we get to cut them down and use them. :evil
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  17. Leadnuts

    Leadnuts do-over...

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    That is a really lovely boat.. I want to build a boat so bad... it hurts.

    Got some copies of plans from a turn of the century french 2 man sail boat from a AWESOME maritime museum in Bath Maine... one of these days... Don't even get me started on the rope makers shack, lets just say I would live there..

    I will post pictures of the measuring and modeling process on my build thread.. as well as the finished parts. Only problem is I can't decide if I want exact replica or change it a bit.
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