amazing custom with an excellent build thread over on ADV Rider
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.
I know it’s been all over the web already but I still can’t resist. What a beauty. Fot LOTS more just google LSL W800
Here it is in the all original format. The bikes were photographed at Deals Gap a few years back under the “Tree of Shame”. The Kawasaki H2 owned by a fellow that went by the board name of Hebman (and I’m embarrassed to say that I don’t recall his full name). He was the master of the highly polished bike. i didn’t know the owner of the CBX. Sure made for a pretty picture though. I’m sure I’ve posted it waaaay back at sometime but anyway, here it is again. Click for large original format.
Philip Rochette writes in:
Here are some shots of my 1972 Kawasaki 750 H2 that I have recently restored.
It was a long term and very interresting project .
I enjoy my bike and I have a lot of fun riding it in the beautifull french Alps.
Here is the link to my site about that restoration and more;
Fantastic Restoration! Thanks for the excellent pictures Philip!