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The Freaky ***** are getting hungry for an update!!!!!!
So for my yearly update,
The frame is still sitting primed. The monark is completely apart now as I am just starting paint on the hardware, and the forks.
I went with the hi-temp silver Harley-Davidson paint. It's readily available for myself, it's what the shop uses when we are rebuilding, or restoring the older bikes for the engine and hardware. Turns a really nice dull smooth silver finish.
The cranks and the chianwheel turned out really good using this paint, that I have also decided to paint all the chrome hardware on the monark with it as well. Taking away the chrome.
Cranks & Chain wheel finished.
The chain guard was really crusty, so I had sandblasted it clean, and then painted with a primer which i'm really happy how well it is turning out.
Chain guard primed
The monark parts got their first squirt of the silver paint.
Just before the paint.
I had a really hard time coming across red paint for the actual frame. They couldn't colour match the wheels, and new paint in Canada isn't even worth using when after 3 weeks it still has not cured properly. (thinking about the environment, not personal needs)
So I am going to try the hi-temp silver with a clear coat as a test to see how it will turn out.
Until next time.
The hardware for the monarks is completed and had to touch up the cranks a little bit more, the harley hi heat silver worked great.
This silver paint on the chain guard is completed, just letting it cure for the next couple of days and I will tape off and start on the black paint. It's really pocky from the age of the rust, and the condition it was in when I got my hands on it, but it adds character.
I did start painting the monark legs just so the black does match the rest of the bike. Once I get another coat of paint and make sure everything is sitting I will start taping off for the two tone.
This is the harley-davidson vivid black I am using.
This coming week will be painting the other part of the monark's black, cleaning the old red 28" wheels, and hopefully starting paint on the frame. It's coming together slowly but nicely.
I had ordered an old bag off of eBay. Didn't have an idea where it was coming from at the time until I got tracking information.
Bag came from Bulgaria of all places. Neat packaging to say the least.
I think it will look good hanging off the frame.
Needs some cleaning. The rivets have a little rust on them and there is wax or something on it.
Nice paint choices, they looks great! What HD dealer do you work at?
It's not a purse!!
You should track how many times you'll have to say that.
Seriously, a good looking bag.
Poole's Cycle in Hamilton, Ont. We were a dealer up until Oct. of 2010, but still staying in the game as a Harley-Davidson specialty shop.
IT"S NOT A PURSE
IT'S A EUROPEAN CARRY ALL!!!!!
So it's the weekend update.
The other fork for the monark got it's coat of black paint.
The chain guard also got it's coat of black.
I guess builds never go as smooth as planned. I ripped the tape too hard and silver started to come with it. But it's just a little touch up, at least I know it's the look I want.
I was going to start the frame today, but ran out of black paint. So Tuesday will begin.
The dead line is only a couple of weeks away, I started this when the build opened. Procrastination at it's best.
Looking good man! Nice paint! Looking forward to seeing the painted frame.
So I am really cutting it under the wire here. Today is a holiday, so I was able to get the final paint in early.
I painted the base coat a couple nights ago and added the touch ups last night.
Onto the silver highlighting on the frame.
Next will be assembly. I have some pretty rad accessories to put on this bike, but I'm keeping them aside until the bike is posted as a finished build.
I didn't see your final product coming since you were so stealthy.
Love it man!!!! Gotta love old school shifters!!! And those forks!!
Awesome look you accomplished there.
BRAVO for finishing!
Hope you had fun!
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