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Title: This winter's project
Post by: chrism40 on March 03, 2017, 01:30:11 PM
I started on this bike back in October. I made a lot of progress, but now I am in a lull waiting for the painter to schedule time and other parts parts to show up. It may sacrilege, but I powder coated the frame black. The bodywork will be yellow with black trim and black decals. I have two stock bikes, so I thought I would try something different. I have spent most of the time prepping the body work. I experimented with some repair techniques and I think most came out pretty good. I came across a good lower fairing and pulled a mold off one side and repaired two fairings with it. Hopefully it will be back together by May.


Title: Re: This winter's project
Post by: chrism40 on May 15, 2017, 09:12:55 AM
Slow progress. Finished by May is not going to happen. I am having some problems getting parts back from vendors and painters. I did finally get the front wheel back. It took a long time, but the repair looked good. Then the wheels were sent off for powder coating. More down time. Wheels are back, the brake parts installed. I did a test run up and tuned the new carbs this weekend. The frame is ready. I just need to get the body work painted. The yellow on the wheels is going to match the bodywork. Hopefully it will be finished by July.


Title: Re: This winter's project
Post by: Alexis Wenzel on May 15, 2017, 02:45:08 PM
Nice project man! This is going to look awesome!
:D


Title: Re: This winter's project
Post by: chrism40 on August 27, 2018, 06:33:24 AM
 Finally finished! It is only 1 1/2 years behind schedule, but here it is.


Title: Re: This winter's project
Post by: big r on August 27, 2018, 09:06:59 AM
Wow that looks awesome. Nice job


Title: Re: This winter's project
Post by: racerrad8 on August 27, 2018, 10:11:09 AM
Wow that looks awesome. Nice job

+1

Randy - RPM


Title: Re: This winter's project
Post by: giantkiller on August 27, 2018, 11:48:21 AM
Yah don't like yellow. But that is an exception. I kinda like yellow now. :crazy:


Title: Re: This winter's project
Post by: TexasDave on August 27, 2018, 12:52:23 PM
Yah don't like yellow. But that is an exception. I kinda like yellow now. :crazy:
Me too.   :good2:


Title: Re: This winter's project
Post by: FJmonkey on August 27, 2018, 04:09:00 PM
Bumblebee on steroids, looks good.


Title: Re: This winter's project
Post by: aj52 on August 27, 2018, 04:27:38 PM
Looking good.
Just waiting for.winter to pass here in RSA for painting my project that I started November last year.
Mine also going to be yellow and black.
Frame,swingarm and rims are black powdercoated,with yellow rim strips.

Hannes


Title: Re: This winter's project
Post by: TexasDave on August 27, 2018, 05:41:42 PM
I think a yellow FJ with the retro Yamaha racing speed block design on the tank would look very nice.


Title: Re: This winter's project
Post by: chrism40 on August 27, 2018, 07:37:07 PM
I think a yellow FJ with the retro Yamaha racing speed block design on the tank would look very nice.

That was my first idea, but I could not come up with any decals that satisfied me. I bought several samples and they just would not work for me.


Title: Re: This winter's project
Post by: aviationfred on August 27, 2018, 10:09:07 PM
Your hard work has paid off. Absolutely stunning  :drinks: :good: :hi:



Fred


Title: Re: This winter's project
Post by: Tuned forks on September 22, 2018, 12:43:12 PM
Reminds me of the old RZ 350 paint schemes.  Looks good!