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Being the idiot that I am, I re-injured my back flipping the Liner over and back and over and back yesterday. Gonna take a few days off from it to heal.
Here are a few daylight pics from yesterday’s progress
Taillight mount
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Fender modification to clear the chain
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wiring detail of headlight into tank
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Horn wiring detail
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Yes, those bolt heads are aligned on purpose, I know….I have a sickness
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OK, gonna sit on the bench for a few, catch y’all soon!
 

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Sharp and clean execution and attention to detail!
Heal up!
 

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Looking good Doc. Really nice work on that taillight assembly. I can’t imagine how many times I’ve flipped heavy bikes like you described and later thought I should not being doing it. Take care mate.
 
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Being the idiot that I am, I re-injured my back flipping the Liner over and back and over and back yesterday. Gonna take a few days off from it to heal.
Here are a few daylight pics from yesterday’s progress
Taillight mount
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Fender modification to clear the chain
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wiring detail of headlight into tank
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Horn wiring detail
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Yes, those bolt heads are aligned on purpose, I know….I have a sickness
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OK, gonna sit on the bench for a few, catch y’all soon!
Loving this build!💪🏻😎✌🏻
 

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I'm sure that you covered it early on, but I'm just now really paying closer attention to the headset. I really love the look of the bearing cups!

Just like the rest of the bike, the headset looks so clean. Now I want a set to use on something. :cool:


Get better soon so that you can get BACK to building! :happy:
 

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Enough bedrest for the doctor!

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Cured all the rubs and cruised it around a bit, probably a couple of miles. I really like these bars, great pullback, comfy angle. Rise is perfect, not really ‘apes’, but not ‘not apes’ either.
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Spent some ‘quality’ time with the chainguard. Stripped off the jacked up paint, flap disc down to bare metal, a little wire wheel for the tighter curves and shot a fresh heavy coat of the epoxy enamel. From what I read about this paint, I was supposed to ‘avoid primer’ (it doesn’t like filler either), so I shot it directly on the raw metal. It’s FAR from perfect, but good enough. I may do it ‘properly’ at some point in the future, but it’ll work for now.
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I’ll put cure for a few days and put the custom graphics on it and button ‘er up!
 

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Love how the headlight is nested in the fork. Looks great!

I understand the humidity all to well. Before I started using my phone for most of my pictures I would struggle with keeping my camera lens from fogging up until it had time to acclimate.
 

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Your new fence has become a great backdrop for showing off your bike builds!

Bike is looking 'spiffy' ! Will you use your chrome paint pen to detail the chain guard ridges as well? Might be a nice tie in to the tank, Tank. :grin:
 
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Yep, the ends on a couple of them have the chrome rubbed off by the crank at some point in the past.
I realized last night that I missed the bottom edge completely, so (in between rain drops) I’ll spray that area (probably the whole thing) and let it cure. The previous pic makes the finish look a LOT worse than it actually is, must have been the reflection from the window. I’m not saying it perfect, but it’s not horrible, I’m going with ‘good’…😁
 
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Repaint is ‘done’, just gonna let it cure for a another day before applying the graphics
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Here’s some detail pics of the before/after area where I ‘touched up’ the chrome with paint marker.
Before:
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After:
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As you can see, the dark areas are now shiny.
 

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Beautiful and smooth work
 
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Since I currently lay my bike in the back of my 1995 Volvo wagon, I decided to add some ‘tank protection’ so the truss rods don’t do too much damage during transport.
Went to the hardware store and picked up some 3/8” ID, 1/2” OD clear plastic tubing.
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Also decided to paint the area between the ribs on chainguard, like it was done stock, grabbed a ‘Sharpie’ brand paint pen (oil-based paint, not marker ink). Once it cures, I’ll run some steel wool over it to clean up the lines, then decal, then done!
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Cheers!
 

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