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05-18-2009, 01:25 PM
05-15-2009, 04:16 PM
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Posted By 96turboracer

Thanks for the quick shipping man, recieved the...

Thanks for the quick shipping man, recieved the BOV today.
05-11-2009, 03:25 PM
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Posted By 96turboracer

sent you a PM...

sent you a PM...
Forum: Fabrication
03-08-2009, 12:55 AM
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Views: 31,517
Posted By 96turboracer

Yippee! So I got accepted for the show...

Yippee!

So I got accepted for the show today! Should be a pretty cool deal, I go to set up on Thursday night, and the show goes on FRI, SAT, SUN. It's an indoor show

I'm pretty excited...
Forum: Fabrication
02-28-2009, 12:06 AM
Replies: 313
Views: 31,517
Posted By 96turboracer

Re: Not FI but thought you might like my bike buildup...NEW RIDING VID

good question. Before I got it painted I had it appraised at a bike shop for $3500, I'm going to try to get it re-appraised for about $5000 now. But that's really for insurance purposes. There's no...
Forum: Fabrication
02-27-2009, 08:47 PM
Replies: 313
Views: 31,517
Posted By 96turboracer

Re: Not FI but thought you might like my bike buildup...Finished pics 2/25

Whee! I got to ride it! :)

Felt so good to ride again, this bike is a blast, albeit a little odd looking when airedup :)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N2j78EmWGiI

A few beauty shots to...
Forum: Fabrication
02-26-2009, 11:05 PM
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Views: 31,517
Posted By 96turboracer

Re: Not FI but thought you might like my bike buildup...Finished pics 2/25

I think I have somewhere around $3300 total into it.

Next project is going to be my version of Roland Sands' "No Regrets" bike.

Basically, it's going to be a sportbike powered by an air cooled...
Forum: Fabrication
02-26-2009, 02:03 AM
Replies: 313
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Posted By 96turboracer

Re: Not FI but thought you might like my bike buildup...

Nah, I left them that color, gives some variety.

Oh yeah!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ge681ZagJCY

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Forum: Fabrication
02-15-2009, 07:54 AM
Replies: 313
Views: 31,517
Posted By 96turboracer

Re: Not FI but thought you might like my bike buildup...

They're actually Kawasaki Forks and triples. I Used the factory Yamaha stem, and modified it to fit the Kawi triples, was a huge pain in the ass.


I finally finished wiring the bike, got the air...
Forum: Fabrication
02-14-2009, 03:31 AM
Replies: 313
Views: 31,517
Posted By 96turboracer

Re: Not FI but thought you might like my bike buildup...

Actually, if I were you, I'd ditch the weld on hardtail. Keep the swingarm, just get some shorter springs from a rebel to drop it down a bit.

If you haven't seen them before, check out the...
Forum: Fabrication
02-08-2009, 03:44 AM
Replies: 313
Views: 31,517
Posted By 96turboracer

Re: Not FI but thought you might like my bike buildup...

Actually I was at my father in law's place tonight and I thought he had a great suggestion: Gun-bluing!

Anyone have any experience with this?
Forum: Fabrication
02-06-2009, 09:07 PM
Replies: 313
Views: 31,517
Posted By 96turboracer

Re: Not FI but thought you might like my bike buildup...

OK, I cheated :)

I don't quite have all the stuff I need, and I'll have to take most of it apart again, but I did a quick dry run to see what it's going to look like because I couldn't wait.
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Forum: Fabrication
02-03-2009, 11:26 PM
Replies: 313
Views: 31,517
Posted By 96turboracer

Re: Not FI but thought you might like my bike buildup...

Got the front end on today while my little one was napping.

I think it looks pretty good with the scuffed front forks and black triple trees. The bike definitely looks different than it did...
Forum: Fabrication
02-03-2009, 05:38 AM
Replies: 313
Views: 31,517
Posted By 96turboracer

Re: Not FI but thought you might like my bike buildup...

So let's get this party started!

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I took about five hours today rearranging and cleaning my garage. It was driving me insane, I'm kind of a neat freak. Now I can actually access my tools...
Forum: Fabrication
01-26-2009, 02:32 AM
Replies: 313
Views: 31,517
Posted By 96turboracer

Re: Not FI but thought you might like my bike buildup...

Thanks man.

Initially I was going to have my Dad paint the bike, but he and my Mom are chilling on his sailboat in San Diego right now. they left in october and won't be back until March sometime....
Forum: Fabrication
01-23-2009, 10:02 PM
Replies: 313
Views: 31,517
Posted By 96turboracer

Re: Not FI but thought you might like my bike buildup...

This sure looks like a lot of black by itself!

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Should look a lot better when all the contrast is applied.

I've also come to the conclusion that the messed up section on the rear fender...
Forum: Fabrication
01-16-2009, 11:06 PM
Replies: 313
Views: 31,517
Posted By 96turboracer

Re: Not FI but thought you might like my bike buildup...

Got the tank and rear fender painted:

I couldn't be more pleased with how the gas tank turned out,

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The fender came out looking really nice,

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Forum: Fabrication
01-13-2009, 04:21 AM
Replies: 313
Views: 31,517
Posted By 96turboracer

Re: Not FI but thought you might like my bike buildup...

More paint progress:

The tank and rear fender are just about ready for the base coat.

There's still a little dent on the front side that needs to be fully taken care of, I've highlighted it in...
Forum: Fabrication
01-05-2009, 12:10 AM
Replies: 313
Views: 31,517
Posted By 96turboracer

Re: Not FI but thought you might like my bike buildup...

It begins-

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Overall I'm pretty happy with how the primer went on.

There was a moment about 2 minutes into the painting where I was scared of what I got myself into. But when it...
Forum: Fabrication
12-27-2008, 09:36 PM
Replies: 313
Views: 31,517
Posted By 96turboracer

Re: Not FI but thought you might like my bike buildup...

Got my tank stripped today:

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Man, what a pain in the butt! took several coats of paint stripper, then sanding afterward. Still have to finish stripping the front half of the frame itself,...
Forum: Fabrication
12-27-2008, 04:42 PM
Replies: 313
Views: 31,517
Posted By 96turboracer

Re: Not FI but thought you might like my bike buildup...

I've left it bare right now, I'm trying to get it as clean as possible inside the booth, then before I start painting i'm going to put the plastic down. I'm probably going to take off my shoes before...
Forum: Fabrication
12-26-2008, 11:53 PM
Replies: 313
Views: 31,517
Posted By 96turboracer

Re: Not FI but thought you might like my bike buildup...

Oh yea, i'm ready to etch and paint some metal now!

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Forum: Fabrication
12-25-2008, 02:17 AM
Replies: 313
Views: 31,517
Posted By 96turboracer

Re: Not FI but thought you might like my bike buildup...

Truth ;D

Whipped together most of my makeshift paint booth today :)

Going to wrap it in plastic tomorrow:

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Finally finished with all the metal prep. Phew, that sucked. I still have...
Forum: Fabrication
12-21-2008, 01:19 AM
Replies: 313
Views: 31,517
Posted By 96turboracer

Re: Not FI but thought you might like my bike buildup...

A break in the action to go sledding with my 9 month old daughter :)

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Little vid:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AUNDTAE7jK4

Back to our regularly scheduled program tomorrow :)
Forum: Fabrication
12-19-2008, 04:54 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,394
Posted By 96turboracer

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