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  1. Rider52

    Project: Triple Surprise

    Good luck on the title. When I lived in Ohio it was nearly impossible even when you took a copy of the regulations in with you.
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    Want To Start Airbrushing ?s

    He started 20 years ago when we lived in Dallas, TX. He started painting the figures and won a couple of contests. Here in Atlanta he has sold figures at Dragon Con and done a couple of special orders. He has sold some for $1000 each, mostly to Japanese collectors. I honestly never thought it...
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    Want To Start Airbrushing ?s

    My middle kid paints highly detailed WarHammer figures. This is one of the airbrush kits he uses. It's a cheap buy in from Amazon...
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    1999 Honda Sevenfifty bratstyle cafe racer.

    Looks very nice! Great flow!
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    1975 CB125 Tracker project

    I painted a bicycle in Rustoleum Satin Ink Blue for a neighbor kid. It turned out very well. I used the 2K satin clear to seal it. It's dark but really catches the eye.
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    Anodizing Aluminum parts?

    That turned out really nice.
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    Anodizing Aluminum parts?

    I have been told Prismatic makes a powder called "Tin Cup" which is very close to an original factory finish on fork lowers. I've seen pictures but never seen a finished part.
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    Anodizing Aluminum parts?

    Powdercoat or paint the lowers if they are too rough to polish. Anodizing it not a good finish for lowers as they get chipped and scratch from daily activities. Doc is right about cast parts. I forgot to mention the probability of mottling, glad he thought of it.
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    Building An Allloy Tank For My TR5mx

    Well done!
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    1975 CB125 Tracker project

    I have Duros on my Honda CL72 and I had them on my Evo chopper. They were as good as anything else I had on other bikes.
  11. Rider52

    Anodizing Aluminum parts?

    I worked in an elctro plating shop when I was younger. The anodizing process is basically controlled rusting. There are three levels of anodizing. The first two are cosmetic and the last one is protective. Type I is very thin and mostly seen on cheap aluminum furniture and fixtures. It is...
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    Brodie's '72 Honda XL250 Motosport!

    I've seen it done on enduro bikes.
  13. Rider52

    Project: Triple Surprise

    Those are neat carts. We had one at an amusement park in the 70s. The forward/reverse cycle was unique at that time. Southeast Harley in Bedford Heights, Ohio sold carts and I'm pretty sure they sold more carts than bikes. They still have a "Golf Car" company listed next door. You might be...
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    1975 CB125 Tracker project

    Looks like you have a great helper! Keep her interested, my daughter in law knows more about bikes than my son!
  15. Rider52

    Hello from SoCal

    Welcome! NIce job on those bikes!
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    Brodie's '72 Honda XL250 Motosport!

    Both. A poor mount design that relies on the bolt integrity. Some of the SL/XL bikes had a peg extending from the frame which fit into the peg mount and only used one bolt. Other's had two bolts and didn't use the peg mounting system. Neither of these methods were meant to hold a large...
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    Wheel spacer builder/mock up kit?

    LowBrow and a few more sell spacer kits for Harleys. I mostly use different sizes of PVC pipe and then send the measurements to my machinist. I also have a box full of various sized spacers from old junk bikes, so I very seldom need to have one made.
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    Triumph tr5mx Build

    Looks great!
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    Brodie's '72 Honda XL250 Motosport!

    Great fix!!! The footpeg mounts are known weak spots on the XLs. The local Honda dealer built an XL350 into a pretty decent unlimited MX racer. While racing he made a hard landing and both pegs broke. He landed crotch first on the tank. I immediately modified my XL250 peg mounts.
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