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post #1 of 27 Old 04-06-2012, 05:34 PM Thread Starter
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Finally...Back on the ROAD!

So, as many of you may remember...I took a digger back in October. My bike was a little bit dinged up, and so was I.

https://www.wristtwisters.com/f94/cra...ght-28558.html
as a recap, I was riding along on a dark & lonely road, at (literally) approx 9:19 pm, when all of a sudden I came across a bunch of big landscaping rocks some truck had dropped in the road.







I did well in evading all of the boulders, except for the last one, which got me.
The bike bucked me off like a bronco, and turfed me to the pavement. The bike took a tumble.









Fortunately, the only damage I took was a broken collarbone...





After, my insurance company paid me some $$ and I started down the path of rebuilding. I accumulated the parts I would need, large & small. I decided that I was going to do all the repair work myself, paint & all. I bought a slightly used tank, which had recieved a dent on the lower right side, which meant the I was going to need to get familiar with using body-filler, sometimes known as Bondo...I had never done this before. Nor had I ever attempted to paint anything to professional quality.

Here are a few of the pics I took during the process. Sadly, I didn't take very many...

Tank in progress



Note: There were many, many, MANY tedious hours of filling, and sanding. There was sanding between coats of paint. it seemed like the sanding would never end. There was sanding with 150 grit, 340 grit, and 600 grit. I thought it would go on FOREVER.

Fun with paint!



Prepped for stripes



Nearly finished



The paint I used was custom mixed by Sherwin Williams Pro Automotive Supply, it is Mini Cooper British Racing Green Metallic. The white stripes & the wheels are Taffeta White. They put the colors into spray cans for me, and I used a 2-part clear coat/hardener in a can as well. Then, I decided that I needed some gold pinstripe to really set things off. Here are a few pics of how things look today, after I got it all together and took the bike for a spin!













Now, I'm not quite finished yet. I still need to do some gold wheel stripes, and decide on which decals I want to run. I also need to decide what to do about the big side covers and the small side covers...hmm. I also need to finish up a few other small details which will make it complete & ready to go.

In the meantime, I think I may be going for a ride tomorrow!!!




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Well, fire the engines! Spur this iron space-pony on!

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post #2 of 27 Old 04-06-2012, 05:39 PM
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bike looks awesome! glad you're back on the road! might want to do something about that jacket now as they dont match

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Good to see it all fixed up and ready to roll! Diggin the british racing green/stripes. What kind of rear hugger is that?

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Good to see it all fixed up and ready to roll! Diggin the british racing green/stripes. What kind of rear hugger is that?
I seriously wish I could tell you...It was on the bike when I bought it. I've never seen another one like it, anywhere!




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Well, fire the engines! Spur this iron space-pony on!

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bike looks awesome! glad you're back on the road! might want to do something about that jacket now as they dont match
That might matter to a girl, I did not know guys cared about matching.

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That might matter to a girl, I did not know guys cared about matching.
You must be single? Cuz if you were married, you would realize that that 'option' of 'matching' goes right out the window with marriage . It become mandatory in my household, it's like I bring eternal shame on the family or something .

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good on'ya man! looks good. maybe in addition to your rebuild, should include some SUPER high power lights.. ya know.. to have a better shot at seeing debris before its too late.

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Nice work Declan. Love the new color scheme. Congrats on getting yourself back on the road.

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That looks great man! I really like the white wheels.......hmmmm.

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WOW, that is one clean lookin 9er with that paint job!

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Nice job! The gold pinstripe really sets it off. If you want some custom decals send me a pm. I may be getting some others made soon.

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Nice job! The gold pinstripe really sets it off. If you want some custom decals send me a pm. I may be getting some others made soon.
White wings and some gold wheels stripes......om nom nom nom!!!

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Looks awesome man! Definitely a unique paint scheme for the 919, if not a lot of the bikes on the road. Glad to see you back on the tarmac making the ladies turn their heads!

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Looks good! Would love to see more pics of your tire hugger when you get a chance.

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As I said in the text it is awesome! will have to wait till next week to ride with ya.

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Get that damn monkey back on the road! And no, I'm not talking about you hanging off the bike, I'm talking about that rascally monkey Boodah.

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I remember way back when we did those mockups with the green...right? It's awesome to see you back up on two wheels, and that white with gold pin stripe is the smarts! Better than copper I mocked up even!

Good job, looks great, keep on riding friend.

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very nice job!!!

really like that color combo!!

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Looking good, pinstripes look great! I think it looks good without any decals....but yep...the yellow jacket has got to go, hehe





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Thanks, you guys. Rebuilding has been frustrating at times, and without the WT brotherhood I doubt I would have ever gotten it done.

I've been wanting to try this paint scheme for a long time now, or a variation of it... Simon (velodesign) did me a big favor awhile back in manipulating some photos so that I could have a better idea of what I was really thinking. I haven't forgotten....

Several folks have helped me out with parts sourcing and such, which was very welcome, too.

Rickard, I may take you up on the offer of help with the custom decals...but first I need to decide on what I want! lol

In any case, thanks. My girlfriend says I'm incorrigablewith all the motorcycle stuff... and you guys incorrige me! lol

Well, fire the engines! Spur this iron space-pony on!

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Once she get on the open road with you she will want her own and will become incorrigable too!

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Great job!

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Hell yeah man! Looks awesome, nice vintage look to it.

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Hey Declan, Great to hear you're back up and running. I'm digging the green paint. The white wheels look awesome too! Cool you did it all yourself, very nice! You're giving me some ideas...

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In any case, thanks. My girlfriend says...
Dec, i'm disappointed in you... you know the rules! pix of the girlfriend or it isn't happening!


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Congrats on getting you and the bike back on the road. Looks good.

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