Friday, July 11, 2014


This is the bodywork, back from Toni's.

He has given the tank a new coat of clear and a buff. The side panels have been repaired where needed and re-sprayed with a slightly more metallic shade of silver, whereas the tail now has two inlays, in the same silver, as a way to cover up the damage it had suffered.
It's unconventional but, overall, I like it. And it's a damn sight better than those horrible scratches there were before.

We had some trouble with the decals: the ones I got from Andover reacted badly to the overspray and bubbles appeared everywhere, so Toni had to start over. He says that those decals have a layer of adhesive even though they are not strong enough to be left without clear coat. So I did what I should have done in the first place and found these nice thick vinyl ones from the ever brilliant Classic Transfers. I cannot overstate how fantastic their transfers are, and if you want your motorcycle to look right, having the correct transfers on the bodywork will make a huge difference. Just park next to someone with cheap stickers and you'll see.


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