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Author Topic: Postmodern Bandit Build  (Read 381 times)

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Postmodern Bandit Build
« on: Sep 04, 2017, 23:38:49 »
Such a cool little ride but a bit ratty. 



Getting it onto my patio. The only thing scarier will be getting it back up.



Filthy! Road tar and asphalt bits packed behind the swingarm, looks like original plugs and air filter.



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Re: Postmodern Bandit Build
« Reply #1 on: Sep 04, 2017, 23:42:22 »




Engine in Eastwood high heat 2k primer


High heat 2k gloss black being laid down



Offline Ride

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Re: Postmodern Bandit Build
« Reply #2 on: Sep 04, 2017, 23:43:47 »
Chassis and swingarm fully degreased ready for media blasting


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Re: Postmodern Bandit Build
« Reply #3 on: Sep 04, 2017, 23:47:50 »




And paint:



Now to mock it up a bit and fit the Honda VFR800 Sargent seat.


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Re: Postmodern Bandit Build
« Reply #4 on: Sep 04, 2017, 23:58:08 »
I have to build a custom undertray for electrical relays, computer and such.

Got impatient and picked up 16 gauge steel. It was all they had. Tried bending with C and bar clamps. Really a no go. It's radius-ing instead of cleanly folding.



Going to find a local shop to cut and bend me something.

Either stainless or aluminum. Any thoughts on one over the other?  Hoping to leave it raw and only need to give it a lil metal polish once a year.

Opinions also sought on bending vs pop riveted with angle aluminum...

Gotta pick a gauge too. Needs to be beefy enough to avoid dings from rocks/road debris. The 16 is definitely way overkill.