Let's see your BEFORE and AFTER photos

Discussion in 'Photos' started by CafeDude, Jun 5, 2015.

  1. MedicAndy

    MedicAndy It's not always easy being me!

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    1979 Yamaha XT500 with 4.6k original miles.

    Before: Needed a lot of detailing, mechanical & electrical work, and lots of other little things like: new tires, new brakes, new TM 36 racing carb, sprockets, chain, luggage rack, shocks, front forks needed rebuilding, new paint, lots of powder coating, new decals, new, new, new......
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    Stripped her down, since cleaning with a toothbrush was the only way to get the job done right!
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    And after: She turned out pretty nice.....
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  2. erickz

    erickz Adventurer

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    Penton Mint 400, too nice to ride??

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  3. Pokie

    Pokie Just plain Pokie.

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    On that Penton, they look like Preston Petty fenders and headlights.
  4. cavebiker

    cavebiker Old School Adventurer

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    Start 1995' Sportster - Ride to Las Vegas
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    Modification for Mexico and Belize ride. Larger tank & dual sport tires. Report <--
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    Modification for a solo ride to the bottom of Copper Canyon in Mexico. Report <--
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    Modification for a two year ride to South America and back. An even larger tank with huge panniers. Report <--
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    Getting ready for Sturgis - Rat bike chopper look with apes.
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    Custom King Queen chopper look
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    2019' Latest look for chasing the NORRA Mexican 1000 and then Sturgis 2-up with Cavegirl. This is how it looks today. What a journey :beer
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    This is fun :happay
  5. dsmonstar

    dsmonstar Been here awhile

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    Wow, a lot more old xl bikes than I expected. Haha. Here's my 83 xl600r before and after.
    Big pile of non running busted mess, and now.
    Complete restore.
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  6. dsmonstar

    dsmonstar Been here awhile

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    My 93 klr before and after. Almost completely redone, again big pile of turds and now. Still looking for oem stickers to replace the worn graphics. IMG_20190820_214614_088.jpg IMG_20200127_082417_344.jpg
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  7. cavebiker

    cavebiker Old School Adventurer

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    Wow! That is a beautiful bike. You should be running NORRA with me this April. Your 83' Honda would be perfect in Super Vintage class!
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  8. dsmonstar

    dsmonstar Been here awhile

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    My 79 cb750c before and after....another busted turd given a new lease on life. See the trend? Haha. This one is my favorite, such a peach(now). IMG_20151003_203546.jpg 20191120_130910_HDR.jpg
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  9. dsmonstar

    dsmonstar Been here awhile

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    Thanks! She gets in a good work out here and there.
    This was 500+ miles on the UPAT last year, doing it again this fall on my klr now.
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  10. FEG32

    FEG32 Too old and fat for any of this.....

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