More to come. LOTS more..
Just got the clearcoat on my long neglected Kawasaki H1. She’s been a faithful bike but I’ve never dressed her out the way she’s deserved. It’s a pretty non-traditional color scheme for the 75 H1. I avoided the blue/teal and went for silver instead. I’ve got all of about 100 dollars in this one including the decals (about $50). Duplicolor lacquer metalspec silver paint (about $10) and a true 2 part clearcoat that comes in a spraycan (about $20 and It’s about as fuel resistant as anything that comes from a gun. Requires a respirator etc.). What you can’t add up is all the stripping and sanding and priming and prepwork that goes into it But if I can do this believe me ANYONE can. The last bike I painted similar to this is still holding up well after 3 years so I’m optimistic that it’ll hold up to general abuse. She’s a rider and not a showbike but I’m pretty happy with it.
Giacomo “Ago” Agostini and “King” Kenny Roberts on-board video’s from a recent IMOLA event. The sound alone gives me wood.. lol..
Turn it up LOUD!
Terence Hines writes in:
Hi , Thought you may like to see a few photo’s of the Jawa r.t. i built a couple of year’s back . This bike started out as a standard Jawa T.S. 350 from 1990 , But i was after something a bit more retro looking , At the same time it had to be Jawa , There are many changes to this bike ,some major ,some minor but detailed . The front end has been lowered by 40mm and the rear end raised by the same amount . With a one off hand made rear light unit and number plate bracket mounted on a Honda mudguard . Seat rail’s modified and a one off seat base made up . Rear fender strut’s made from tapered tube . And the internals of the original speedo tacho sprayed black and mounted on a one off mount together with home made l.e.d. warning lamps made from S/S 8mm button head bolts . The list goes on and on . But these are a few of the changes I’ve made to get the type of style i wanted . Hope you like . Terry P.S. You can see my vid’s of this bike and my latest project at http://www.youtube.com/user/terence20001?feature=mhum
Sorry Don… probably too late to help out but here you go!
Donzilla of Metro Racing sent me this pic of a very cool Yamaha two stroke twin but in all the hubub I must have missed it. If you’re even remotely interested in period correct gear be sure and check him out at www.metroracing.com.
You know you want some new head……gear for the new year. Metro’s got the all new Bell Custom 500′s that are not only a great retro helmet, they are DOT approved and not a budget buster at $99.00 for White, Black or Satin Black and $119.00 for Orange metal flake and Silver metal flake. Hit up www.metroracing.com and get one on the way.
Thanks,Don Miller Metro Racing
Like I’ve said I can be had! A cool pic for a quick ad!
Jesus Buisan of Spain writes in:
After many months standing in the garage, today I started my Bultaco Sherpa T, and I felt like Steve McQueen in “On Any Sunday”, it was fun again feel the pull of the small two-stroke.
Greetings from Zaragoza, Spain.
That is an excellent build! Thank you for the photo’s. I’d love to own a nice Bultaco someday. They are growing on me a lot!