RRBBO13 ♠♣♦♥'SIMPATICO'♥♦♣♠

Discussion in 'BUILD OFF 13 BUILD JOURNALS' started by Funkme, May 2, 2018.

  1. Funkme

    Funkme

    Joined:
    Jan 2, 2012
    Messages:
    3,171
    Location:
    Mykonos,GREECE
    It's yr lil quirky jokes,they made me spur on.... I know I have started 4 times to build to end up with nothing in the end. Life has just thrown me a bone in the wrong direction. I must say, now that I think back when I had no work or a pot to p---- in.(greek market crash) I had all the time in the world...
    Working on getting back thr.
     
  2. Funkme

    Funkme

    Joined:
    Jan 2, 2012
    Messages:
    3,171
    Location:
    Mykonos,GREECE
    Today I finished welding the frame. Yeah!
    Up next is fill,sand and primer.

    Last night at midnight I started working on the saddle.
    Going with a old lepper primus saddle from Germany.
    Cost like $20 a few years ago,fits the build perfectly.
    [​IMG]

    Needed some TLC,so I scraped it with a wire brush and sanded by hand until I it had a nice velvet feel about it.
    [​IMG]
    Then rubbed in a thick amount of mink oil
    [​IMG]
    And wrapped in cling wrap so it would not dry out to quick.
    [​IMG]
     
  3. kingfish254

    kingfish254 CHECK OUT MY SALE THREAD FOR COOL STUFF! Pro Member

    Joined:
    Aug 31, 2009
    Messages:
    25,739
    Location:
    Historic Savannah
    Cool seat rehab tips.
     
    Funkme likes this.
  4. OddJob

    OddJob

    Joined:
    Mar 26, 2012
    Messages:
    6,743
    Location:
    Maplewood, MN
    Yeah, cool technique on that seat rehab. And glad to hear the welding came together!
     
    Funkme likes this.
  5. Brian macumber

    Brian macumber

    Joined:
    May 8, 2018
    Messages:
    633
    Location:
    Lakeland fl.
    Sounds like things are turning around for you
     
    Funkme likes this.
  6. Funkme

    Funkme

    Joined:
    Jan 2, 2012
    Messages:
    3,171
    Location:
    Mykonos,GREECE
    I have 13 days to finish...:eek:
    My list is a page long of what must do...
     
    Nepali and Falstaff like this.
  7. Falstaff

    Falstaff

    Joined:
    Apr 18, 2015
    Messages:
    6,823
    Location:
    central ohio
    Good luck babe, I'm rooting for you.
     
    Last edited: Jul 23, 2018
    Funkme and Scribble like this.
  8. Verrt

    Verrt

    Joined:
    Sep 26, 2012
    Messages:
    308
    Location:
    Chicago, IL
    And rooting!
     
    Funkme and Falstaff like this.
  9. Falstaff

    Falstaff

    Joined:
    Apr 18, 2015
    Messages:
    6,823
    Location:
    central ohio
    Ooops, that's what I meant.
     
    Funkme likes this.
  10. Verrt

    Verrt

    Joined:
    Sep 26, 2012
    Messages:
    308
    Location:
    Chicago, IL
    Close enough :21:
     
    Funkme likes this.
  11. The Renaissance Man

    The Renaissance Man __CERTIFIED DIVER__ (Open Water & Open Dumpster)

    Joined:
    Nov 24, 2012
    Messages:
    7,866
    Location:
    The Tropics of Alabama
  12. kingfish254

    kingfish254 CHECK OUT MY SALE THREAD FOR COOL STUFF! Pro Member

    Joined:
    Aug 31, 2009
    Messages:
    25,739
    Location:
    Historic Savannah
  13. Funkme

    Funkme

    Joined:
    Jan 2, 2012
    Messages:
    3,171
    Location:
    Mykonos,GREECE
    Grabbed my little box of goodies out of a dark corner.[​IMG]
    The grips i hope to use.
    [​IMG]
    The headlight.
    [​IMG]
    The tail light
    [​IMG]
    The rack bag,I think I will use the single one...
    These are old ammo cases.
    [​IMG]
    Last few days been working at a slow pace.
    But managed to fill,sand,prime and spray black.
    I found a metallic black but once I sprayed it,came out dark grey...
    Was not the look I was after.
    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
    Inbetween all this we had rain.??? What yes we have never had rain in the middle of summer here. So I had to respray everything. I also did the spring and while it was wet,dropped it in the dirt. DOH!!!
    Now I need to varnish all.
    Working on the rear gears,need to make a 4 gear out of a 6 or 5 gear.
    A rack
    Finish the fiberglassing
    Handlebars and stem.
    Top of tank.
    Shocks and a few smaller things.
     
    metalchewy, RustyGold, LBCJ and 8 others like this.
  14. kingfish254

    kingfish254 CHECK OUT MY SALE THREAD FOR COOL STUFF! Pro Member

    Joined:
    Aug 31, 2009
    Messages:
    25,739
    Location:
    Historic Savannah
    Nice doodad goodies. Those lights are killer.
    Glad you are making progress. Just think of dropping the painted spring in the dirt as a fauxtina process. @The Renaissance Man has Col. Mustard, you use the Pig Pen technique. :D

    [​IMG]
     
    Funkme and The Renaissance Man like this.
  15. Dr. Tankenstein

    Dr. Tankenstein

    Joined:
    May 20, 2009
    Messages:
    6,008
    Location:
    Isle of Hope, GA
    Loving this e-version clone of the Guzzi!
    Not to go back in time, but do you know what model of Yamaha that tank is from in your mockups?

    Cheers!
     
  16. Funkme

    Funkme

    Joined:
    Jan 2, 2012
    Messages:
    3,171
    Location:
    Mykonos,GREECE
    I will have to go up and check,but I believe it is Yamaha-Virago-XV-535-XV535.
    Mmmm I think you have figured out what I am doing.
     
  17. Dr. Tankenstein

    Dr. Tankenstein

    Joined:
    May 20, 2009
    Messages:
    6,008
    Location:
    Isle of Hope, GA
    Hahahahaha! Hardly, I’m looking for a tank for a build I’m gathering parts for....


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
     
    Funkme likes this.
  18. Funkme

    Funkme

    Joined:
    Jan 2, 2012
    Messages:
    3,171
    Location:
    Mykonos,GREECE
    What sort of tank are you after? have few types in storage.
     
  19. Dr. Tankenstein

    Dr. Tankenstein

    Joined:
    May 20, 2009
    Messages:
    6,008
    Location:
    Isle of Hope, GA
    I’ll PM you.


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
     
    Funkme likes this.
  20. Funkme

    Funkme

    Joined:
    Jan 2, 2012
    Messages:
    3,171
    Location:
    Mykonos,GREECE
    Yesterday I ploughed right into the build.
    I felt like I had some progress. Then the frame fell off the .A few marks on the patina,will touch them up at last minute now.
    Like one step forward 2 steps back.:D

    kingfish254 this one is for you. 20180727_162131.jpg

    So I have been pulling gears apart and finding different ratios. We have hills here,so I want the pedaling to be easy so I mixed up a 6speed gear to a 4 speed(the shifter is only set up for a 4). I am using a mega range to start with. 20180727_173228.jpg
    I needed to pull the gear outwards so that the chain does not rub onto the shocks( I might need to run a chain guide somewhere.) 20180727_173250.jpg So just grinded one gear down. 20180727_173310.jpg If the gears are to easy,I can always make them higher.
    Cleaned and painted.
    And yes I know,gloves,but I cant work with them. 20180728_144126.jpg
    A little sneak peak. 20180727_124820.jpg 20180727_124824.jpg
     
    Last edited: Jul 29, 2018
    kingfish254, RustyGold, LBCJ and 7 others like this.

Share This Page