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Author Topic: Engine inspiration thread!  (Read 115449 times)

Offline joeyputt

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Re: Engine inspiration thread!
« Reply #30 on: Sep 15, 2011, 11:57:05 »
Brother Joey,
For the mat aluminum finish, did you sand blast the covers????  and if so did you seal it with something so that it wont stain???

Brother Rattlecan we did blast the covers to attain the natural aluminum mat finish and we sealed them with Shark Hide.
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Re: Engine inspiration thread!
« Reply #31 on: Sep 18, 2011, 15:00:39 »
OK guys - Thread header it says Engine inspiration, and that's what I need !! ;)
 
A little input from you guys as I really am having difficulty making my mind up about the motor for my Traditional 60's styled Cafe Racer TR1.
 
I am building 2 - one for my pal with all the good / trick stuff [ ie - expensive ] and a budget version for myself.
 
His will be trad. Black / Gold in the Norvin vein - so his engine will be gloss Black as the Vinnies.
 
My bike is going to be in a period FO Red with Gold highlights and polished alloy.
 
Qestion? The engine is quite a big bold statement in the bike.
So options? Gold, Red with polished fins, Black with polished fins, what ???????
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Re: Engine inspiration thread!
« Reply #32 on: Sep 18, 2011, 23:46:02 »
Raw.  Vincent's never needed a coat of paint and neither does that TR1.  Too much red and gold like an Irving Vincent can work but tends to look like a tart's handbag unless it's just right. They kept the motor in the raw to avoid overkill.  Too much is still too much.

That's my opinion - your mileage may vary.

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Re: Engine inspiration thread!
« Reply #33 on: Sep 19, 2011, 05:33:31 »
Thanx for the completely opposite opinions !!!!!!! ;)
 
Unfortunately I'm not of the computer age and can't work these clever Photoshop gizzmos that can change colours for you.
 
Teazer / Rev - both suggestions have merit, Teazer - I'm just wondering about the quality of the castings if I go for a sandblasted finish?
Rev - I think Satin / Matt Black with the fins filed / polished is better than the Red option. As Teazer said - way too much Red.
 
The Gold I had in mind is the same finish as the Gold that was painted on the Magnesium castings on 7R and G50 engines. The original paint was an architectural finish, which I tracked down  about 20 years ago. Imagine my surprise when I saw it recently in one of the UK's major DIY stores! [ B&Q ]
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Re: Engine inspiration thread!
« Reply #34 on: Sep 19, 2011, 07:23:50 »
Here is the engine in my Bobbed Goldwing...
Duplicolors 1650 aluminum and a lot of time at the buffing wheel.
 

 
 
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Re: Engine inspiration thread!
« Reply #35 on: Sep 19, 2011, 09:14:23 »
Here's the complete bike as it was first time round in 1982.
 
Yamaha Europe paid John Reed "a considerable sum of money" to build the bike which was used by Yamaha for the launch of the TR1 / XV range in Europe.
 
As a side issue John Reed wanted to use it as a platform to build a World Class show bike. However, the bike was regularly ridden !
 
Photo from BSH magazine.
 


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Re: Engine inspiration thread!
« Reply #36 on: Sep 19, 2011, 11:07:12 »
That Alumimium Duplicolor looks so "right" - more confusion now !
 
The Ardenbrite Gold is virtually the same as you descibe "Champagne" ............
 
Yea, what can you say about Reedy's bike .....seriously OTT, but at the same time - it seems right !
 
Anytime you're out Saxony way - I have EVERY issue from #1 in my "Library" out there.
 
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Re: Engine inspiration thread!
« Reply #37 on: Sep 19, 2011, 12:33:43 »
Ha, thanks for the offer... I think I have every issue of the Horse, Cycle Source, and many others from the past decade that youre welcome to if you ever find yourself in Pittsburgh. Hahahaha
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Re: Engine inspiration thread!
« Reply #38 on: Sep 20, 2011, 00:41:37 »
Shoot BC, I remember that bike when it came out, and somewhere here are the original magazine articles on Uncle Bunt's bike.

I wouldn't go sandblast but that champagne/titanium color might work.  Too gold and it looks chintzy, but a tint in a silver base might work.

Offline schaubster

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Re: Engine inspiration thread!
« Reply #39 on: Sep 20, 2011, 13:30:25 »
love the polished engines!