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Old 09-21-2013, 10:15 AM
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Forgot this earlier...not the best picture but gives an idea of the muffler I found in pretty good condition!!



Besides the dent
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Coming together Steveo, keep it up!

I rode mine last week end at a two day enduro called the Hot Trod Vinduro in Wooler, Northumberland, UK.



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Coming together Steveo, keep it up!

I rode mine last week end at a two day enduro called the Hot Trod Vinduro in Wooler, Northumberland, UK.



Those twin IT490's are beautiful!
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Old 09-24-2013, 05:50 AM
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Hey XR, looks like a blast nice to see your bike getting used!!! And those IT's are awesome!

Finally some parts back from PC. These are done in satin black, because of the lighting they look like a gloss finish but in natural light they look fantastic. The PC shop did great, the powder is nice and thin.

Only a few places has some light pitting which seemed to show up more with the PC. Anyways these parts will hardly be noticeable once assembled so I'm not worried. Overall pretty happy with these







This probably shows the true finish which is the same for the rest. Much better than the original powder coat which was very glossy and such an eye sore!!



Looking closely you can see some of the pitting... In the big picture it's not goingvti be an eye sore. But perhaps in future I'll take more time to fill the pits...





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Going to chase all the threads out with a thread chaser, most of the threads were plugged, some still got some powder....
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Old 09-24-2013, 03:13 PM
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Here is the spring in flash red...I'll have to get the frame pics later





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Can anyone spot the slight imperfection in the springs powdercoat?
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DUDE! You are out of your mind! It is going to look awesome. I hereby withdraw from any real or implied resto contest
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DUDE! You are out of your mind! It is going to look awesome. I hereby withdraw from any real or implied resto contest
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It is going to look awesome!! Don't worry I know there is no implied resto contest here.... At the end of the day restoring is getting something that your happy with

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Here, to cut a long story short I fell into the trap believing that flash red was, well, red.....
After being corrected by dogger on these matters ( I wasn't sure if the colour was right ) I'm really starting to like the look of this flash red ( honda orange )

Admittedly I wasn't quite expecting this colour but this IS the original manufacture colour. Seeing that I'm shoot for as best a replica as I can I can see why the side pannels and number plate had orange stickers.........

The shop I used for PC did great, with the exception of a few mishaps but nothing major and this PC is very thin ( yes thin PC is much better IMO ) the powder is of great quality! I'm glad I decided to blast off the PO gloppy thick horrible PC job that was uneven and just badly done ( the PO boasted how cheap he got it done........clearly ) I also think that getting the frame blasted by a seperate shop that ONLY does media blasting, helped produce a superior finish on the frame and parts ( everything was blasted at the same place I got the carbs done ). The guy was moaning about how thick the original PC was Hahahaha poor guy....

Anyways enough blabbing here are a thousand words...



















I hadn't noticed this before due to the old PC ....a tab has been re-welded on...whoever did the job made sure it was straight....I can't complain



Here is a nice contrast between the satin black and flash red...together these look really good. Complementing each other well!!!



This has to be my favourite picture so far....IMO the best show of how well these two colours match up!!



The satin black looks great!!! Again I'm glad I got rid of the PO attempts at black powder coat...he didn't both to think that gloss black just doesn't cut it...this is way better by a mile!!
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Decided to wrap up the frame in bubble.... Don't wana scratch that nice PC job now
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Ok I think now an intervention is in order.. we may need to have you committed
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Default Update:Muffler Arrived

The muffler arrived a lot earlier than expected! I'm pleasantly surprised at the condition of the muffler, it's in great shape. This will be getting the same treatment as the headers so the whole exhaust will look uniform in colour









So I'm shooting for the muffler to matchup to this standard:





Get EXCITED!!!

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Oh now I just need a decent condition heat guard...........where to find that.......
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