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Winter rebuild begins

Post  yamahamad on Tue Nov 15 2011, 23:20

For the last 3 weeks i have been going to start stripping the bike down but the sun has been out so i have ridden it.

So this cold & foggy sunday afternoon finally started.


Last ride of the year







This is as far as i got when it started getting dark & colder. Sorry about the rubbish iphone camera pics.
Still not 100% sure what i am going to do yet but have a few ideas. Started taking the matt black film off.

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Re: Winter rebuild begins

Post  supraloopy on Tue Nov 15 2011, 23:27

I'm glad I'm not the only mad bugger on here.. Well done and I'm sure the ideas will start flowing once you get into it ;0)
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Re: Winter rebuild begins

Post  yamahamad on Wed Nov 16 2011, 13:38

Cheers dave. Yes got a few ideas, most likely to stick with what i have wanted to do all year. Black frame and swing arm, white fairings with blue graphics but we will see.

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Re: Winter rebuild begins

Post  prodigy on Wed Nov 16 2011, 15:44

Out of interest was your fairing professionally sprayed or did you do it yourself?
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Re: Winter rebuild begins

Post  Rosco on Wed Nov 16 2011, 20:25

prodigy wrote:Out of interest was your fairing professionally sprayed or did you do it yourself?

It's a fairly standard Yamaha Blue underneath - The Matt Black is a film / vinyl I believe.

This year's model looked nice. I wonder what next years black will be.

Good Luck with it Paul.

Cheers
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Re: Winter rebuild begins

Post  stretchie_ on Wed Nov 16 2011, 23:45

What I would love is white with blue fleck in it, the same dark blue the thundercat is.

But I am unsure if it will look:

A - Cool as fcuk
B - Very, VERY gay
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Re: Winter rebuild begins

Post  prodigy on Thu Nov 17 2011, 07:35

Rosco wrote:
prodigy wrote:Out of interest was your fairing professionally sprayed or did you do it yourself?

It's a fairly standard Yamaha Blue underneath - The Matt Black is a film / vinyl I believe.

This year's model looked nice. I wonder what next years black will be.

Good Luck with it Paul.

Cheers
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Looks really neat, where can such a thing be purchased?
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Re: Winter rebuild begins

Post  robertcains on Thu Nov 17 2011, 07:49

I love threads like this, good luck with the revamp & keep the pics coming great
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Re: Winter rebuild begins

Post  Ezzy's Mum! on Sat Nov 19 2011, 16:44

yamahamad wrote: Started taking the matt black film off.

Paul.

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Oh and B i think would be the answer to your question Stretchie green smile


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Re: Winter rebuild begins

Post  prodigy on Sat Nov 19 2011, 16:46

Anyone know where I can get film like that? How easy is it to apply?
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Re: Winter rebuild begins

Post  yamahamad on Sat Nov 19 2011, 21:52

prodigy wrote:Anyone know where I can get film like that? How easy is it to apply?

I had it applied for me by a great company called totally dynamic. They have franchises nationwide now.

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Post  0ldcat on Sat Nov 19 2011, 22:05

Here's a nice linky to totally dynamic . . . Wink

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Re: Winter rebuild begins

Post  yamahamad on Mon Nov 21 2011, 16:50

Had a day off today to sort a few things out & managed to spend another hour on the bike this afternoon.
Slowly making progress.





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Re: Winter rebuild begins

Post  yamahamad on Wed Dec 28 2011, 18:39

Had a bit of spare time for the first time in a while today so set too removing the matte black from the remaining fairings.













Just one of the big side panels left to do now when my fingers recover.
I am thinking of keeping it blue again for next year as the paint is perfect & get some decals designed & made up.

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Post  Radar on Wed Dec 28 2011, 22:46

Blue would look good, just remember that the red, white and black ones are much quicker...
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Re: Winter rebuild begins

Post  yamahamad on Sat May 19 2012, 16:33

Just got some decals made up this week & set to applying them today & thought i would let you see the bike back as pretty much standard for this year at least.

Not done a lot to it over winter really except take off the black vinyl, new rear tyre & major service including brakes overhaul.







I have got yamaha stickers to go on the bottom of the fairings also but need to take them off to fit them so have to wait for now.

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Re: Winter rebuild begins

Post  Stu on Sat May 19 2012, 22:39

Looking good, i like it.
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