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« Reply #165 on: March 20, 2015, 12:26:09 AM »

I tell you this...... I have who I rate "great friends" in the US and hopefully I'll get to visit them God Willing
but my first stop will be Tacoma.

My mission?Huh To get Mike off the sofa and get high on a little Epoxy. cool

You're doing an awesome job but you need to take a chance now and then.
You're a biker. grin cheers cheers cheers
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« Reply #166 on: March 20, 2015, 08:18:53 AM »

Mike, he'll be like a reformed smoker. Once you get him switched over everyone who even thinks about using polyester will be sooooo wrong. You may be creating a monster.  grin grin grin

Mike in Tacoma, keep up the great work. Your project's coming out amazing no matter what you use. You are an artist.  cheers cheers cheers

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« Reply #167 on: March 21, 2015, 02:00:46 AM »

So I made that cool tailfin/tire bump and it turned out great!

I hated it and cut it back off.

I made a nice smooth hump that ends about 2" before the Kamm tail. Much better in every way.

I got started on the glassing today. Got two layers over the whole thing except the belly (ran out of energy). Next I'll roll on a thin coat of primer filler to seal the surface so it can be sanded. Then a few areas of bondo (quite a few, actually) and another layer of glass. Then I'll slop on a couple heavy coats of primer filler for final sanding. That stuff is like paintable bondo and real easy to sand. It works great. It should - it's 94 bucks a gallon!

BTW, there's no way in the world I could have done this with epoxy and cloth. Trust me. My design skills are OK but my application skills - not so much.


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« Reply #168 on: March 21, 2015, 02:02:40 AM »

more pics............



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« Reply #169 on: March 21, 2015, 02:13:10 AM »

You just keep getting better.

You're Blessed and just keep going!!!.

Awesome stuff Mike.

I'm thinking a chrome type paint job will seal the deal. cheers grin
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« Reply #170 on: March 21, 2015, 02:13:34 AM »

one more...........

(yardstick shown for comparison)


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« Reply #171 on: March 21, 2015, 02:32:26 AM »

You just keep getting better.

You're Blessed and just keep going!!!.

Awesome stuff Mike.

I'm thinking a chrome type paint job will seal the deal. cheers grin

Nope - no spare cash. I'm sticking with the (cheap) Gulf Racing baby blue with orange belly and stripes. Done with a roller. grin
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« Reply #172 on: March 21, 2015, 04:51:27 AM »

Mike, I'm impressed. I think you under estimate your talents.  cheers cheers cheers

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« Reply #173 on: March 21, 2015, 04:51:44 PM »

I think what Mike is doing is amazing and I have no doubt that he will get his record this year. What you may not know is that he is doing all of this in about a 10'x12' space - 1/2 of a storage unit in a marina. So he has to have his build table, work bench, tools, supplies, materials not to mention the BIKE all in the space of 1/2 of a one car garage. He supplements his electrical requirements with a generator.
The other half of the storage unit is for his toys such as a gorgeous red Ducati and other bikes.

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« Reply #174 on: March 21, 2015, 08:28:17 PM »

Wow, that really has come out nice.
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« Reply #175 on: March 21, 2015, 11:20:42 PM »

Mike, I'm impressed. I think you under estimate your talents.  cheers cheers cheers

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You said it Pete!!!!!!.
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« Reply #176 on: March 22, 2015, 12:18:59 AM »

I think what Mike is doing is............. other half of the storage unit is for his toys such as a gorgeous red Ducati and other bikes.

Don

Thank you, Don.
Seems to me you could use more shop space, too. We make do with what we have.

I'm posting a pic of the Duc because I'm worried she may be feeling a little ignored lately (you know those Italian women rolleyes ). She's a pristine 1996 900 SS/SP. Topping out at only 143 she's not a modern superbike but she's got all the good stuff, feels & handles great and makes all the right noises. Always gets nice compliments. She's my little baby. And she's RED!  grin

I got all the base glassing done today. I'll primer it tomorrow. I'm pleased.


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« Reply #177 on: March 22, 2015, 08:52:41 PM »

I've spent the past two nights reading this thread. I'm still just getting into all this and haven't started building anything yet.( Construction sites are slow and a separation. Soap opera) You're bike is an inspiration and looks fantastic. I don't know about the rest of the members on here, but it looks pretty cool with all the aluminum tape on it. Looks like aluminum bodywork. Keep the pictures coming and thank you. I'm learning a lot from all of the builders and competitors.
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« Reply #178 on: March 22, 2015, 10:58:38 PM »

Good day - bad day.

I got a coat of primer on and cut & removed the tail section so I could fit the wheel back on. After digging all the foam out I went to remount the tail and found the tire hump was way too small. I don't know how I screwed this up. I do know that building that hump without the tire in place to guide me was a deviation from my plan. I should know better. It's going to take all week after work to re-do this.  cry angry


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« Reply #179 on: March 22, 2015, 11:56:12 PM »

It looks good Mike although I feel for you on the little mistake.

If you have clecos, some strips of 1" wide Ally and a reciprocating saw you
can sort that small issue in place.

That's the cool thing about composites. wink
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