Well this is the second last post on this little epic. It’s painted, buffed, wheels painted yada yada – just gotta get the exhaust’s level fit the exhaust covers, fit the painted panel set, oh and sit back n wait for the grips I ordered but apart from that oh and polish it it’s done.
Don’t look to bad for 1400 bux 😛
Well after sitting there staring at the bike for the last day or so I dug up some screws for the belly pan and got that mounted but before I mounted it I couldn’t resist airbrushing a twisted looking skull and cross bones on the front of it 🙂 . I was going to airbrush a skull in profile and realistic flames up both sides but decided to just airbrush Honda back on to the tank, CBR on the lower fairing halves and 1000F on the seat section – it’s being done with a twist, I’m using a gothic type font in silver with blue highlights.
All that should be finished tomorrow so I’ll get the photos up then, just ignore the fact it’s missing grips, I’ve ordered a nifty pair that have CBR embedded in ’em so the current running cost for the bike is $1,412 – I’m gunna have to stop spending money 😉
After spraying the thing blue then covering it in copper pearl I stood back, looked at it and said “YUCK!” To be honest it looked like baby poop on LSD so I just packed it all up and let it sit until the afternoon and sanded it flat then yesterday I just grabbed a few more litre tins of tinters, from memory Garnet Red, Maroon, umm eek another red plus lilac, white, russet, blue pearls – poured them all in to one big tin and started stirring.
Pain, Pain and MORE Pain!!! My back is killing me, as is my shoulder – bloody old age so all I managed to get sorted today was covering the bits in stop putty and making up a missing bracket.
Well, it’s getting there – it’s all sanded and currently under spray putty drying, I just ran out of daylight so the only photo is pre-undercoat.
Getting it to the point of being ready for undercoating & spray puttying wasn’t that hard, I just used the trusty old orbi-sander and 320 fre-cut – just took the better part of the day was all, mainly because my back started givin’ out so I had to keep stopping – oh and the mad buggers at Honda just had to drown the damn tank and stickers in clear which took friggin ages to razor off (the stickers not the clear 😉 ).
Anyway after it was all sanded, I gave it a single coat of undercoat then a single coat of a pretty blue spray putty, guide coated it then put it all away ’til tomorrow – so head back then and I’ll have a stack more photos PLUS if all goes well photos of it in its new colour scheme.
If anyone’s interested, the running cost so far which includes buying it, materials etc goes summut like this.
- Purchase price $1,200
- Delivery (seeing as it’s unregistered) $50
- Materials (additional thinners, spray putty, undercoat) $71
Total so far: $1,321 – not too shabby for a what will end up being a sweet looking CBR1000F 😉
The previous entry showed the upper fairing half missing the indicator mounts and a thin section which thanks to Tupperware, has now been replaced. Why Tupperware? Well I was looking for something that would be fairly solid but flexible at the same time. I spied an old container that the boss used for feeding the birds sitting on the BBQ – it didn’t take me too long to see that the rolled edge was oh so close to what was needed, all it required was a tiny bit of modifying as you can see from the photos.
Bought myself a 1988 CBR1000F Honda for the princely sum of $1,200 — ooooooh bargain!!!!!!
What I plan on doing, is changing it from its bog stock ‘orrible red n white to a more eye catching pearl red over prussian blue BUT before that can happen it needs a few odds and sods sorted out.
Anyhoo over the next few days/weeks I’ll be adding bits on how I went about fixing things along with what I used e.g. home made playdoh to make molds for the broken right indicator mounts 😛