(WBO 2015) Girlfriends OBX Bike (COMPLETED)

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  1. roadwarrior

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    The left fork tube is longer than the right. The only way to get it to center would be to file the tube axle rest. I do agree that letting go of the handle bars is not a wise idea.
     
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    The tank and light are finished. The battery compartment required a lot of rust removal. All of the wiring had to be redone. I took it completely apart to the point that I could not use the original setup connections. I used a toggle switch in place of the rocker switch and after figuring out how to make it work soldered it all back, cleaned up and put it back together. I still have the graphics to put on. That will be done during final assembly.
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    I really like the silver finish on the bezel. Looks nice!
     
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    I used TAMIYA COLOR (model spray paint) TS-30 Silver Leaf. Goes on smooth.
     
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    I worked on chemically stripping the paint off the frame this weekend. Today I broke out the fenders. These are wide cruiser fenders. The front one fit the forks perfectly. I ended up using the pair of forks that came with the Worksman frame I got from ind-chuckz. The rear fenders I did not want to wrap all the way around the tire. I measured and broke out the Dremel tool to cut notches for the drop out and cut off the excess to mount to the chain stay. Next I'll have to put the crank, chain ring and chain guard on to see how much to cut off to clear the chain.
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    Just finished clearing the rim. I put about 3 coats of Honda silver on it last night. I'll put hub and spokes back on it later.
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    Those wheels will look good!

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    Lookin good:113:
     
  9. roadwarrior

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    The wheel is laced! Truing is next as it has a slight wobble and hop to it.
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    Looks good. I'm getting anxious to see how this bike looks assembled!
     
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    Me too! I am a little bit behind my scheduled completion. I have another bike I entered in the WBO (CAT BIKE) and working on both when time permits. I was not counting on my job being as busy this winter but we are busier than normal for this time of the year. I should have had the frame painted by now and started assembly.
     
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    Frame is finally stripped and ready for some primer. I spent some time on it on and off since last weekend doing a little bit at a time. After going over the frame with Aircraft Stripper I broke out the wire wheel and my drill and finished it up with some 320 grit. It will get the primer shot tomorrow and then I should be able to hit it with the topcoat soon after.
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    Shiny bare metal... we all love.
     
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    Primed and ready for paint. Don't laugh at the polkadot shower curtain. Only a dollar from the store and it prevents over spray from getting all over everything. Cheap garage paint booth.
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    Polka dots. :rofl:



    Sorry, I couldn't resist.:D The frame is coming along nicely!
     
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    Yeah, I fixed it.
     
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    First coat. Kinda dull lookin. When it gets the shot of clear later it'll pop!
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    I shot a good wet top coat on it, kept the heat lamp on it for an hour then hit it with the clear. A little hard to tell in pictures but it is a lot glossier.
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    That paint is looking good!

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    I started putting it together this afternoon.
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