She cleaned up halfway decent. It's obvious she is going to need some loving attention though. the guy that i bought it from obviously didn't take car of it as i found it under a half ripped up tarp in his back yard rusting away. i'll take good care of her though..
time to take her apart and get to work.
got most of the parts sanded and prepped for paint, still needs more work before primer.
ordered a new front cowl, and all sorts of hardware for the front end.
ordered new headlights and some more hardware for them as well... didn't like the aftermarket ones that he had in there. and the fiberglass body has got to go. not only is it hideous but it fits like crap...
also i don't understand how someone could just leave a 8-9k$ bike in the backyard under a tarp. just to let it get like the pics in the OP. :shrugs glad you got her now!
i know, i almost cried when i saw how he treated her, she looked molested.. thank you sir. i can't wait to see it under fresh paint too! it is starting to look like a bike again... i got new brakes/tires/fork seals and she is running great again. she just needed a little love.
Last edited by wckedIntentions; 04-09-2012 at 04:50 PM.
i'm sure it does. funny, i just installed that kickstand on my bike yesterday!! haha, i know, i've been busy. but the street bike should be ready to roll wednesday if my chain comes. that new bodywork and paint is gonna be sweet! it'll look like a brand new bike.
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Good call. Congrats on the purchase, I'm sure if the bike could speak, it would be thanking you right now for finally being in good hands.
thank you sir...
Originally Posted by N_Sandhu
Wow man, that raw base look is super clean
thanks, after i got it all back together i took a step back and thought "that almost looks good just with the primer"... thats how she will sit for now until i finish moving and get some more time in the booth..
Lookin' Great! Nice work and I cant wait to see the final product. Must have got her for a steal, she was rough looking before!
I think i got a decent deal on it... ($2500) w/13k, it looked really bad cosmetically but there wasn't too terribly much i had to do to bring her back to life mechanically... new tires/brakes/fork seals and she runs like a champ now..
Originally Posted by Theburninator
Looking really great so far! Gonna be a fun and rewarding project I'm sure!
indeed sir. i have always loved these bikes, and now that i have it, i am trying to do right by her.
So i have been meaning to get into the paint booth to finish the paint job. The primer has started to grow on me though... i don't want to leave my bike just primered, but i do sort of like that raw look it has...
My wife does a lot of sketching in her free time, and a was talking to her about painting the bike and how i wanted to keep a raw look to the bike but how i didn't want it to look unfinished. I wanted to incorporate some custom art into it somehow. My wife had sketched me a bookmark a few months ago that i wanted to base the design off of. The theme would be "post apocalyptic steam punk", lol. I thought i could keep the raw look, and still make it look custom and creative too..
This is the picture (bookmark) that she drew that the theme will be based off of:
Found this pic online that will be the basis for the background:
Looking for the end result to look something like Lady Mechanika meets destroyed city landscape.
I'll post up some more pics when we start actually laying down some paint...
Last edited by wckedIntentions; 05-20-2012 at 05:43 PM.