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  1. Iron

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    Thanks @Sandi T , streetglidefenderchip is my middle name - "Iron streetglidefenderchip Bru" - made from girders don't ya know (you need to roll the middle R in girders). Easy, but the travelling expenses will be a bit excessive. I'll bring my airbrush and sunglasses :cool:
     
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  2. Iron

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    Wondered what to do with the side panels. So plastic primer and then white. Didn't want Bonneville straight so could be 750 or let's go 45 for cu. in. or maybe go Roman XLV? Opted for 45, so first put on some gold

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    Then farted around with numeral designs and lightly pencilled on trying to level and centre up. Then using the plastic type masking pin line tape. Tape on the 45

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    Mask up for the red

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    #263 Iron, Feb 22, 2022
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    Slap on some red

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    Take off the outside mask and mask up the red (hoping that it's gone off enough not to be pulled up by the tape when it comes off)

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    Slappydee-dash some white on (only very experienced painters can do that :cool:)

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    Take all the masks off, tidy up a bit erasing the pencil off of the gold. Spray a very light intercoat on just until I've decided if I want anything else on there and Bob's yer Auntie

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    Hand painted Bonneville onto the tank. I may do this on the side panels as well or maybe "Made in England"

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  4. Adie P

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    I just can't work out why a few ounces of your prodigious , nay, seemingly endless talent weren't shared out more widely amongst plebs like me. I'd probably have a puerile hatred (born of envy, of course) of you if you weren't such a nice guy.

    You and @darkman are in a league of your own.

    Kudos.
     
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    Amazing work :)
     
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    I am not worthy even to read this thread.

    Keep up the great work Iron.
     
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  7. Sandi T

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    Wow! I am in awe, Iron. And you make it all sound so simple---"slap dash" this and "tidy up" that. Meanwhile it looks like you should be painting bikes for the likes of Jay Leno or some such guy. And that hand painted "Bonneville" on the tank is absolutely amazing. I can't fathom how someone can even do that! Stunning.:heart_eyes:

    But I do have one question for you. Who's Bob and how did he get to be an Auntie?
     
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    It’s a different take on a saying we have, “Bobs your uncle”, in a similar vein to “the worlds your oyster “ when you’ve got something right.


    Or, in these times of diversity it could be that Robert has been living in denial in a woman’s body all his life and has “come out”. He/she is on a list of people waiting for gender reassignment surgery on the NHS and really wants to be called Roberta. o_O
     
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  10. Iron

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    Thanks club aficionados, oh, and Bob.
     
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  11. Iron

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    #271 Iron, Feb 23, 2022
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    Brushed the 'Made in England' on the side panels. Will leave alone for a bit while I have a bit of a think about it before I do the clear coat.

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    In the mean time I thought I'd be a bit more scientific about doing the electrics. Cool man ✌.
    I normally work my way through by splitting it into power, lights, brakes, warnings etc. Although it generally works ok doing it like that I tend to end up with a pile of spaghetti. I then try to tidy that all up afterwards. This time I'd like to be organised.
    So I'm gonna do a drawing. But not any regular drawing. I'm gonna overlay it on the bike. Aha, you clever bugger.
    Made a start

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    I've overlaid the main elements onto a photo of the actual bike. I think I've got everything I normally have:

    1 Ignition switch, 3 way (on, off and I want to turn the lights on or off)
    2 Alternator
    3 Regulator/Rectifier
    4 Battery
    5 Ignition Unit
    6 Points
    7 Coils
    8 Spark Plugs
    9 Speedo
    10 Front Brake Switch
    11 Back Brake Switch
    12 Back light
    13 High/Low Headlight Switch
    14 Front Light
    15 Hooter Button
    16 Hooter
    17 Oil Pressure Switch
    18 Battery Charge Warning Light
    19 Oil Pressure Warning Light

    I'm hoping that I can now wire everything up by drawing coloured lines on the picture. Then actually making up a wiring loom in parts, on the bench, that fits onto the bike all bundled up to suit. I'll be amazed, and very pleased, if this works because I don't really like doing the wiring. But if I can make it neat and solder it all up so nothing can come loose I'll be well chuffed. Over....
     
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    Genius:grinning:
     
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    Yes truly awesome.
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    2 Pack clear on. Will leave for a few days before polishing and will bung them on just to see what it looks like before the dismantle for powder

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    Nothing beats fitting newly painted parts on :)
     
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    Polishing done. Which is a right arse. Temp put the tins back on to have a look. Hmmmm....don't think I'm that enamoured with the side panels. S'ok though 'spose. But they may well go back to black. Is that the Stones?

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    Would it be better with the 45 in smaller text?
    Don't get me wrong, it looks stunning but, yeah, the panels don't quite work for me.:grinning:
     
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    Amy Winehouse ;) (Back to Black)
     
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    I like it and wouldn’t change the side panels… but then I get told I’m tasteless heathen.
    (Matching topbox anyone?)
     
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