Polishing the Turd

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Re: Polishing the Turd

Post by sirch345 » Sun May 13, 2018 7:57 pm

Good work :clap: :clap:

That heavy duty paint stripper looks more like Nitro-Mors used to be many years ago, in doing a good job of lifting the paint.

Is that seat unit from an MV Augusta :?: it's going to look great 8)

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Re: Polishing the Turd

Post by mik_str » Sun May 13, 2018 10:55 pm

actually, the more I look at it, it looks like an Aprilia RSV/Tuono tail... could be wrong though...
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Re: Polishing the Turd

Post by motojohn » Mon May 14, 2018 6:55 am

mik_str wrote:
Sun May 13, 2018 10:55 pm
actually, the more I look at it, it looks like an Aprilia RSV/Tuono tail... could be wrong though...
Its from a Ducati 1098
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Re: Polishing the Turd

Post by motojohn » Mon May 14, 2018 6:58 am

mik_str wrote:
Sun May 13, 2018 3:06 pm
Nice work. Are you looking at using the Duc subframe or adapting the VTR unit to accept the Duc cowling? Inquiring minds want to know, lol
i was going to use what was left of the vtr subframe but i got a ducti one for a good price so we will see how it goes
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Re: Polishing the Turd

Post by agentpineapple » Mon May 14, 2018 3:25 pm

i'd love to have the fabrication skills to properly fit a different rear subframe and seat unit. I've always thought the std one was a tad bland.
keep up the good work buddy, you have some serious skills....... :thumbup:
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Re: Polishing the Turd

Post by alanfjones1411 » Mon May 14, 2018 3:42 pm

That tail will look really good.The turd will be great when finished.Well done. :thumbup:
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Re: Polishing the Turd

Post by sirch345 » Mon May 14, 2018 9:26 pm

motojohn wrote:
Mon May 14, 2018 6:55 am
mik_str wrote:
Sun May 13, 2018 10:55 pm
actually, the more I look at it, it looks like an Aprilia RSV/Tuono tail... could be wrong though...
Its from a Ducati 1098
Thanks for clearing that up John :)
mik_str wrote:
Sun May 13, 2018 3:06 pm
Nice work. Are you looking at using the Duc subframe or adapting the VTR unit to accept the Duc cowling? Inquiring minds want to know, lol
Well done Micky, you were right the first time and I was wrong :lol:

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Re: Polishing the Turd

Post by Duffy1964 » Tue May 15, 2018 7:27 am

That’s coming along nicely


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Re:the subframes here

Post by motojohn » Tue May 15, 2018 8:15 pm

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the 1098 frame is quite a good fit , just a bit of filing for the top mount but the bottom will need cutting and made longer ,i did order a under tray but its not much use as its a very poor fit to the seat unit due to the seat unit being a race rep
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Re: Polishing the Turd

Post by sirch345 » Tue May 15, 2018 9:21 pm

Sh1t 8O for a split second I thought you'd chopped your hand off, glad it's only your glove :lol:

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That seat unit is going to look great :thumbup:

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Re: Polishing the Turd

Post by mags@port » Tue May 15, 2018 10:54 pm

That subframe is art, maybe naked with a hugger and just a seat and small box to hide the battery and gubbins. Gonna be nice this
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Re: Polishing the Turd

Post by motojohn » Wed May 16, 2018 1:29 pm

mags@port wrote:
Tue May 15, 2018 10:54 pm
That subframe is art, maybe naked with a hugger and just a seat and small box to hide the battery and gubbins. Gonna be nice this
yes you are right it is a work of art shame to cover it with the seat pod
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Re: to polish or not to polish

Post by motojohn » Fri May 18, 2018 6:15 pm

been striping the wheels i was just going to polish the rims but was thinking about polishing the whole wheel but it would mean getting the tyres removed before starting , this is one i did for my last bike a Buell X1 Image
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they do look nice but a hell of a lot of work :think:
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Re: got the seat hump

Post by motojohn » Fri May 18, 2018 6:25 pm

the seat hump got here today and there is no way it would fit ,so i decided to fill the hole and make it look better than it does now ImageImageImageImageImage
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Re: Polishing the Turd

Post by sirch345 » Fri May 18, 2018 7:22 pm

The Buel wheels look amazing, and your seat unit is getting there. I know how much work and time is involved to do both jobs, well done :clap:

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