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  1. #33
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    As usual, lovely stuff.

    Reminds me of the Martini sponsored Lancias some years ago, the completed bike should look incredible.

    It'll be a keeper - right until the moment you sell it...!



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    Quote Originally Posted by The Other PaulG View Post
    As usual, lovely stuff.

    Reminds me of the Martini sponsored Lancias some years ago, the completed bike should look incredible.

    It'll be a keeper - right until the moment you sell it...!


    Well ........

    My intention is to keep this one for a while, it's a great bike to have along side my KTM and for me personally it'll be nice to actually own a motorcycle that I've painted rather than handing them back to their owners!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Tunneruk View Post
    Well ........

    My intention is to keep this one for a while, it's a great bike to have along side my KTM and for me personally it'll be nice to actually own a motorcycle that I've painted rather than handing them back to their owners!
    I bought mine as a cheap everyday bike and I love the bloody thing, I fitted a footrest lowering kit and bars above the yokes and it now fits me great. It handles great, has tons of real world go and just has that certain something that gets under your skin ( have had GSs in the past and prefer this ) I love it, very capable bike.

  4. #36
    So my Laser 'Y' piece arrived late last week, they almost never come up for sale so I was very lucky to snag it when it came up on Evilbay.

    Although it's in perfect mechanical condition it's fair to say it was cosmetically challenged. I did some research and decided to buy some Optiglanz from Germany. It arrived today so I gave it a whirl. It's pretty impressive stuff, it's not effortless by any stretch but I can't think of another off the shelf product to beat it! I sponged it on, left it 5 minutes and used a green scourer to scrub away the grime. Any really tough bits (around welds for example) I used a stainless steel bristled wire brush. They're not perfect by a long way but they look clean and bright. I could have polished them afterwards but I'm happy for them to look clean but used.

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    Because I'm a bit of a dick head and because I wanted to run the bike before 9PM I didn't take any photos of the cleaning process But here are some of it fitted ....

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    So, if you have crusty stainless headers and you want to clean them up then I can highly recommend Optiglanz, you'll need to put the same amount of effort in as you would cleaning a BBQ grill but I think it's well worth it.

    I did start the bike up and the first 10" of the headers turned brown within about 7 seconds


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  5. #37
    In addition to the exhaust activity I have also been in the booth throwing some paint around.

    1st up - Base coat white

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    I based up all the parts individually then lightly assembled them and gave the whole lot a liberal single coat, just to ensure that all the panels were an even shade

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    Once the final base white had had a 20 minute bake I went over it all again with two coats of white pearl base (I would put a photo up but it wouldn't look any different to the photo above.

    This then got another 20 minute bake while I reconfigured my Iwata and started mixing up my clear coat concoction. In order to give the white depth I have added both blue and white xiralic to the clear coat.

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    I do have a twinge of doubt about the colour of the indicator pods, they're ordinarily just textured black plastic. I will build the bike up and see how I feel, there's every possibility that they may receive further attention!


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    phwaor!

    first Bemmer I ever rode was an 11S in yellow. Sometimes think about having one as well as the GS, but the GS is enough for me, but then.......

    looking forward to seeing the finished job.

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    I'm loving this ... Can't wait for next install

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    Chris Clean the pipes back again and as soon as you have them done get a pair of nitrile gloves on and start rubbing in Zebo Grate Paste, with a cloth and small circles for the first coat (Edit note Unless you can find an old stock tube of Zebo don't use the modern stuff I recall now that the last one I could find was that "Black Grate polish" made to look like a Zebo packet)

    Start and run 30 seconds and then start a second coat and leave it without buffing up for an hour or two

    Give it a buff up and rub a third coat on and go for a ride

    Apparently the original Zebo is not available any more! Probably the Elf n Safety Nazi's again!

    This looks as close as you are going to get unless you use dry graphite!

    Its the graphite content that gives the colour and makes the protective layer

    Not perfect but gave my old "GuR" (my Hybrid yoke I made) a new lease for the rusty pipes and a gunmetal blue sort of hue

    Do NOT touch anything that's cloth or light coloured till you take off the gloves!! (and even then you will probably get some on you )
    Oh Great and Wise Deity, Grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change,

    Courage to change the things I can! And the wisdom to know the difference!

  9. #41
    Well things have been moving along at CT HQ.

    I got the fork lowers and bottom yoke prepped and painted, got some bits and pieces plated. Prepped and painted the wheels and got her back on her wheels.

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    I fitted some Billet Alloy indicators (to the already fitted tail tidy)

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    And some Rental Grips (I will be repainting the bar ends before )

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    I've adapted a modern K1300S logo and used painted it in with the same BMW motorsport colours, It's fairly subtle but seems to work well.

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    I've repainted all the black bits of the bike in a metallic that is my own recipe, The belly pan was really knocked about so I wrestled it into submission and got it looking nice

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    I have also been applying the second and third coats of clear to all the individual panels which were painted as an assembly during the week. There's bloody miles of it!


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  10. #42
    Well .... She's finished

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    Beautiful work (as usual). I wouldn't have chosen that colour for the wheels, but that's just a matter of taste. I love the colour scheme on the rest of it. It gives the bike a very sporty look. The bike looks lighter and more streamlined than it did in plain black.
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    Absolutely stunning
    Now looks sleek in away that the original never did.
    Great work

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    Beautiful Job I particularly like the shot from the rear, love the swooping colours

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    That looks fantastic . Love it ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by timeandtide View Post
    Absolutely stunning
    Now looks sleek in away that the original never did.
    Great work
    Couldnt sum it up better, that view from the rear is sublime. Stunner Chris.

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    I'd personally have gone with the darker blue on the wheels, but there is no denying that you have produced a first class piece of work. Brilliant.

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