New Paint

Or part thereof ๐Ÿ˜‰

Just started respraying the bike, it’s now a deep blue metallic with the beginnings of a Gitana/Flamenco dancer on the tank, with the Cross of Asturias (Cruz de la Victoria) on the rear guard. I knew it wouldn’t take long before I decided to change the old paint job ๐Ÿ˜›

Didn’t like it – starting again 2-1-11

Just gotta add the faces and a few tiny touchups and this is done.


Part 1 FIN YIPPEE - I can finally (well tomorra) get the XVS1100 back together again!!

1999 Yamaha XVS1100

1999 Yamaha XVS1100


Surprise Surprise – well I am at least. . .

It just struck me as I sit here listening to Diva (Chilean prog/rock/folk band), that I’ve now owned the XVS1100 for 18 months, painted it four times, swapped the bars around so many times I’ve lost count, put the sissy bar on, take the sissy bar off you get the drift ๐Ÿ™‚

This is it in its current form, but thinking of NEW paint ๐Ÿ˜‰

1999 xvs1100 custom


A new toy spelt TORTURE!! – Part Five

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 yesterdayย 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.

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