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Actually got to do a bit this weekend, finally the legs are repainted in Ford Roman Bronze, hoping it will set off the titanium paintwork.  

Layer of primer

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And a layer of paint :)

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Have also lacquered them.  Looking reasonable, i'm no sprayer so one side has more runs than grannies tights but the other is pretty good.

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Thank you   The SL came to me as a project last year, cost a massive £600.  Bodywork was awful but the engine was sweet.  Straight-six and smooth as a babys backside.  Couldn't get the orig

Good looking seat!

Ti ---- titanium.

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Also, in other news, the new stainless steel fairing bolts from biker bling arrived today.  Looking smart :) 

 

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15 hours ago, blackhawkxx said:

I think that color will look good.  Are you going to accent anything else with that color?

Not planning on it at the minute, I tend to steer more towards subtle changes that simply complement the existing colour scheme, not really wanting, or needing, too much attention 😂.

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We went on a little ride over the weekend with the Hurrican' that usually gets couple head-turns two nice Harleys and a BMW.

 

We stopped for gas and a guy at the pump was absolutely staring at my Ti as I left.

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On 9/28/2020 at 12:27 PM, JaBr said:

Actually got to do a bit this weekend, finally the legs are repainted in Ford Roman Bronze, hoping it will set off the titanium paintwork.  

Layer of primer

IMG_4845.thumb.JPG.ea634952327b17b5344b2b8d549ac928.JPG

 

And a layer of paint :)

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Have also lacquered them.  Looking reasonable, i'm no sprayer so one side has more runs than grannies tights but the other is pretty good.

 

I'm going to make a recommendation of putting some of that clear self adhesive paint protection film at least on the front half of the fork legs. Should slow down the rock chips and keep the legs looking better longer.

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18 hours ago, rhubarbray said:

 

I'm going to make a recommendation of putting some of that clear self adhesive paint protection film at least on the front half of the fork legs. Should slow down the rock chips and keep the legs looking better longer.

 

That's a great idea, shame I can't do the same on the stanchions :) 

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So finally the first fork leg is completed, rebuilt, new oil and looking way better than the old ones.

 

Have to say, this was painful to get done.  After several attempts to get the new upper bushing in I reverted to the old one, it was in good condition, the new one simply would not go into the seat as it was too thick.

 

I measured the 486ml of oil in, only to find the airgap was way too big after pumping the outer sleeve and cartridge, it ended up with closer to 600ml, so now I've ordered another litre of oil to let me do the second leg.  Ah well, it's only money right :) 

 

Pushing down on it, it does feel way better than the original legs did.  For now I've kept everything standard in terms of oil and bushings, if I'm feeling flush in a couple of years when these are due for seals I may look at fitting some fancy cartridges I've seen, I'm way over budget now so trying to curb it a little.

 

Paint job is a little amateur, but then I guess, so am I ;) 

 

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Sadly the plastics let her down, there will be a respray and some repais done but that may be a while after the build is complete.  Just doing the best I can with the resources I have.

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21 hours ago, JaBr said:

Sadly the plastics let her down, 

Are you saying your body panels need refurbishing?

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On 10/15/2020 at 2:23 AM, JaBr said:

Sadly the plastics let her down, 

 

Temporary plastics?

 

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So much more progress this weekend than anticipated, the expectation was to complete the second fork leg and that would be it.  As it turns out I was able to get a little further.

 

The newly powder coated centre stand is on, the exhaust and radiator are now reseated and tightened up, I had to loosen them to allow access to the left centre stand bolt.

 

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After that I decided to offer the fork legs up to the bike, those are now in and torqued up correctly

 

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Finally, the upper cowl stay has been refitted, another part I had powder coated for this rebuild.  The wires have been routed correctly since this photo was taken :) 

 

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Getting the fork legs back on makes me feel like I've really made some progress, feeling much better after this.  I'm off work next week so should get a few solid days in on it as well.

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On 10/16/2020 at 5:29 AM, XXitanium said:

Are you saying your body panels need refurbishing?

Indeed I am, I want to retain the original panels where possible so have some bits of plastic welding to do, unfortunately I feel the front mudguard and rear cowl are probably beyond rescue as there are bits of plastic missing on the rear cowl and the mudguard fixings have turned in their recess and damaged the seats beyond repair.

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On 10/17/2020 at 6:04 AM, XXitanium said:

Those look cool, but for slightly more than that I can get my originals sorted :) 

 

Thanks though

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I can put it in wheelie and stoppie positions so hopefully shouldn’t be an issue.  Have a large syringe to inject fluid in from the bleed valves so the system won’t be completely empty when doing it.  Hopefully will be simpler than I’m expecting.  Brakes are a little way down the list yet though, many other things to sort out first 👍

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