Featured First Rattle Can Attempt

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  1. TomMarshall

    TomMarshall Well-Known Member

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    #1 TomMarshall, Sep 2, 2019
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    With the wife out and our boy napping, I thought I'd take the opportunity to address the headlight rim on my Twin which was getting a bit tired. It'd be my first go at spraying anything, having watched 'Views from the Man Cave' too many times and finally plucking up the minerals to follow suit. Also, my local dealer sells these for £25 so I wasn't going to have sleepless nights if it all went Pete Tong.

    On a personal note, I think the silver front end looks kind of cheap on these, so will follow on with the speedo surround as VftMC did too, in lieu of being able to afford a shexy BAAK headlight and instrument combo (drools...), and will get a set of the Tec Parts headlight mounts. I have emailed George asking but got a holiday bounceback, so will put the same question out here to see if anyone knows; what do you mount the speedo to if you switch to that kind of headlight mount? Link to the mounts are below but doesn't suggest where the speedo goes.

    https://shop.tecbikeparts.com/products/cnc-alloy-headlight-long-brackets-for-t120t100-and-41mm-forks

    Anyway, I started documenting after I'd had a good go at scraping back the flaking paint and keying the remaining with some 800 grit wet and dry paper, so it wasn't in as poor condition as appears in the images, but wouldn't have been long before it went that way. I don't know how much I could have done by using some primer filler but don't think it'd have made a huge difference to the state of the metal. Most of the rust was appearing at the bottom of the rim, where the water would have gotten in, so hopefully will be hidden for the most part. Primed it twice (and most of my thumb and forefinger) which dried in no time due to the advantageous weather, and then gave it two coats of Halfords Matt Black spray paint.

    Pretty happy with my first run out with a rattle can, and will more than likely have a crack at the speedo surround, and then buy and spray a new headlight surround so it doesn't have the failed metal sat underneath.

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  2. mpllineman

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    Looks like a job well done, congrats on your skills!
     
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  3. TomMarshall

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    Cheers, @mpplineman.

    I've sorted the speedo/headlight fitting issues, two separate mounts on order; speedo mount from Motone Customs and headlight mount from Tec Parts. I'll post some snaps when they've been fitted.

    Also ordered some new pegs and gear shifter...don't tell the wife...
     
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  4. Duckadiledundee

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    I think you done a brilliant job there mate...
     
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  5. Maccam

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    Looks good to me!
     
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  6. Repooh

    Repooh When nothing goes right, go left
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    Why is your surround so corroded and old looking, is it some vintage part? if original then it cant be older that 2016 if it a Street Twin surely. Nice job b the way, I did the same to mine along with the speedo bezel, the latter was scary, unlike the £25 headlamp surround if you screw up the speedo no option other than new speedo at a million quid.
     
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  7. TomMarshall

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    It is from 2016, and whilst I've had the bike since May 2018 when I got my licence, I was inexperienced and rode through last winter with limited knowledge on care, which I reckon exacerbated an existing issue from before my ownership. I now have my regime in place! You live and learn, I guess.

    And yes...Slightly nervous of the £600 that speedo could cost!! :confounded::confounded::confounded::confounded::confounded: I'm gonna have a crack at the gear and brake levers tonight ready for to fit the upgrade I've ordered from Motone (dispatch email received an hour ago :party::party::party:)
     
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  8. Repooh

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    Ohh what you bought from Motone then
     
  9. TomMarshall

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    Not enough! :laughing::laughing:

    I've bought the brass gear shifter peg (below) and the speedo mount as I've ordered the 'long' Tec Parts headlight mounts to be rid of the nasty silver stock mount for both. The speedo mount is pretty reasonably priced from Motone, but couldn't consider their headlight mounts at nearly twice the money as Tec's, plus having to buy their mount to relocate the regulator which I don't need to do with Tec's long bracket.

    https://www.motone.co.uk/motorcycle...gear-shifter-lever-end-peg-ribbed-brass-p2049
     
  10. Repooh

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    Nice, post a piccy when done
     
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  11. Arnie

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    Nice job mate
     
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  12. Repooh

    Repooh When nothing goes right, go left
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    I’ve just taken my Motone tail tidy off if you fancy a used but in good nick one, has the new loom with diode to stop error codes PM me if interested
     
  13. Ivor

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    good job well done :)
     
  14. PhillyDra

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    I've just done very simular jobs to my street twin , however i was lazy and brought the grill with black bezel for £54, i fitted the motone mounts and head light bracket last weekend also, a second pair of hands is a massive help,

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  15. TomMarshall

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    Great looking machine! Mine is all matt, so it's nice to see the difference with the gloss finish.

    That front end looks a whole heap tidier, nice job. Thanks for the heads up on the extra pair of hands, will keep that in mind!
     
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    I'm sure you have watched this video but just in case you havent its invaluable

     
  17. TomMarshall

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    Thank you, these vids are what started my spray painting obsession! I did my pegs and foot controls last night, pictures in due course. Im taking the words of the Stones’ Paint It Black all too literally...
     
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  18. Repooh

    Repooh When nothing goes right, go left
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    Nice, a set of Motone Billet indicators and your all set, I put M-Blaze Pins on mine but too small, they've gone in favour of Triumph LEDS.

    I recon it would look way better with a brown Triumph bench seat, :kissing: I just happen to have one up for swap for a black Triumph bench seat :D
     
  19. TomMarshall

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    Painted up all the foot controls the other evening (put the spray can down and step awaaaay), plus the Motone order came through today too. Had a multitool in my pocket so added the gear shift peg. Love the little brass detail amongst what is rapidly becoming a 100% matt black machine.

    Here are a few more in-progress shots. Colder evening so set up an electric heater under where I was spraying to dry the primer/paint quicker. Worked a treat.

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    BLACK :cool:
     
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