Author Topic: There Goes the Extra Space in the Garage  (Read 4995 times)

Offline Rcgreaves

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Re: There Goes the Extra Space in the Garage
« Reply #25 on: September 10, 2019, 04:48:08 PM »
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Offline The Mighty Gryphon

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Re: There Goes the Extra Space in the Garage
« Reply #26 on: September 12, 2019, 01:26:10 PM »
Finished buffing out the parts I painted.  Once the clear went on them it became obvious that I didn't have the gun set up properly for the mid-coat of the Pearlmutt.  It has a spatter effect that didn't show up when I was laying it down.  I also didn't put down enough of the mid coat to give the proper gold tint to the paint.  It's close, close enough that I'm not repainting.  I can see it, but hope that at 20 feet a stranger won't.

The parts buffed out pretty nice, and I have put them on the bike. 

The main fairing won't go until I get a replacement battery from the guys I bought it from.  I'm also needing to install headlight relays that haven't arrived yet from Eastern Beaver, and LED driving lights.  Bike is pretty close to going on the road once those remaining bits arrive.
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  • '94 K75RT Mystic Red, '91K100RS White/Blue, '89 K100RS Special edition White/Blue
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'94 K75RT "Ilsa, She Wolf of the SS"
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Offline bocutter Ed

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Re: There Goes the Extra Space in the Garage
« Reply #27 on: September 12, 2019, 01:35:17 PM »
Seeing as this came after too Mobys any thoughts on calling it Ahab.

And ... so, what are you going to do for a winter project.
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Offline The Mighty Gryphon

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Re: There Goes the Extra Space in the Garage
« Reply #28 on: September 12, 2019, 04:43:58 PM »
Ahab isn't bad, or maybe Ishmael.  Only problem with Ahab is that he met his demise at the hands, er, flukes of the whale. 

As far as winter projects, I have some ship's clocks that need work, and my wife is sure to have some things to do along with my daughter in North Carolina who is rehabbing an old farmhouse.  No problem finding more either.
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  • '94 K75RT Mystic Red, '91K100RS White/Blue, '89 K100RS Special edition White/Blue
Current:
'94 K75RT "Ilsa, She Wolf of the SS"
'91 K100RS "Moby Brick Too
'89 K100RS SE

Offline natalena

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Re: There Goes the Extra Space in the Garage
« Reply #29 on: September 12, 2019, 05:05:21 PM »
The results look great from here! I like the detail to the front fender and wheel pinstripes. Cheers
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Offline DJEwen

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Re: There Goes the Extra Space in the Garage
« Reply #30 on: September 13, 2019, 05:55:16 AM »
She's looking stunning, Gryph. I have much love for those white wheels!
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Offline Martin

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Re: There Goes the Extra Space in the Garage
« Reply #31 on: September 13, 2019, 06:33:23 AM »
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Offline Laitch

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Re: There Goes the Extra Space in the Garage
« Reply #32 on: September 13, 2019, 08:21:12 AM »
Ahab isn't bad, or maybe Ishmael.
You could call it Starbuck because of its righteousness, or Lazarus because of your divine touch.
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Offline The Mighty Gryphon

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Re: There Goes the Extra Space in the Garage
« Reply #33 on: September 13, 2019, 01:11:11 PM »
I'm seriously nervous about maintaining those lovely white four spoke wheels.  Black brake dust on those horribly hard to clean wheels is not going to look pretty after a couple thousand miles. 

I'm not sure about a name.  So far, nothing comes to mind.  Will probably have to ride it for a while to see what she inspires.  The first Moby Brick inspired it's name by being white and feeling rather large with the kinda bulbous K11RS fairing.  Moby Brick Too was the result of being the son of Moby Brick. 
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  • '94 K75RT Mystic Red, '91K100RS White/Blue, '89 K100RS Special edition White/Blue
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'94 K75RT "Ilsa, She Wolf of the SS"
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Offline Laitch

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Re: There Goes the Extra Space in the Garage
« Reply #34 on: September 13, 2019, 01:39:57 PM »
I'm seriously nervous about maintaining those lovely white four spoke wheels.  Black brake dust on those horribly hard to clean wheels is not going to look pretty after a couple thousand miles. 
What would be the point in riding it after you've done that fine restoration? Leave it in its pristine condition like Norma Bates. :-)
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Offline The Mighty Gryphon

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Re: There Goes the Extra Space in the Garage
« Reply #35 on: September 13, 2019, 02:15:58 PM »
What would be the point in riding it after you've done that fine restoration? Leave it in its pristine condition like Norma Bates. :-)

There is a very good chance that this bike will become my new horizon chaser. 
  • In my garage in Marilla, NY
  • '94 K75RT Mystic Red, '91K100RS White/Blue, '89 K100RS Special edition White/Blue
Current:
'94 K75RT "Ilsa, She Wolf of the SS"
'91 K100RS "Moby Brick Too
'89 K100RS SE

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Re: There Goes the Extra Space in the Garage
« Reply #36 on: September 13, 2019, 06:34:26 PM »
I'm thinking "Great White".

That's a fine looking ride!
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Offline Rcgreaves

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Re: There Goes the Extra Space in the Garage
« Reply #37 on: September 24, 2019, 11:05:10 PM »
Snow White.

Great work sir!
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Re: There Goes the Extra Space in the Garage
« Reply #38 on: September 25, 2019, 03:04:33 PM »
Minnie Pearl.
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Offline volador

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Re: There Goes the Extra Space in the Garage
« Reply #39 on: September 25, 2019, 06:27:58 PM »
Minnie Pearl.
A hanging price tag required
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Re: There Goes the Extra Space in the Garage
« Reply #40 on: October 16, 2019, 09:05:28 PM »
To save confusion you could call it Moby Brick Two.
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Offline Martin

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Re: There Goes the Extra Space in the Garage
« Reply #41 on: October 16, 2019, 09:36:50 PM »
Gryph I have used this in the past it makes cleaning wheels easier. It does need to be reapplied every so often.https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/APW200-6B-Armor-All-Wheel-Protectant-200g/123181599687?
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Offline The Mighty Gryphon

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Re: There Goes the Extra Space in the Garage
« Reply #42 on: October 16, 2019, 10:59:27 PM »
Update: Last night I painted the pearlmutt on the main fairing and today I did the final assembly of the bike.  As luck would have it the turn signal flasher developed a problem.  Fortunately, I had a spare, and was able to get the signals working.  Now I just need to fix the bad flasher.

Pearlmutt is the worst color I've ever painted.  It's almost impossible to tell if you have the right amount of the midcoat.  As luck would have it, it was not heavy enough to get the right amount of gold tint when the clear was applied.  it looks like I have some more painting next year.  I'm hoping that I can just put more over the clear without having to strip it all down and start over.

Al in all, the bike doesn't look too bad.  Everything works now, including the ABS, and the engine runs nice and smooth.  Looking forward to a maiden ride to run it through the gears and see how the suspension works.  Maybe Friday when the rain stops. 
  • In my garage in Marilla, NY
  • '94 K75RT Mystic Red, '91K100RS White/Blue, '89 K100RS Special edition White/Blue
Current:
'94 K75RT "Ilsa, She Wolf of the SS"
'91 K100RS "Moby Brick Too
'89 K100RS SE

Offline Rcgreaves

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Re: There Goes the Extra Space in the Garage
« Reply #43 on: October 16, 2019, 11:56:32 PM »
Beautiful- now go get it dusty even muddy, the best shades to color any brick!
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Re: There Goes the Extra Space in the Garage
« Reply #44 on: October 18, 2019, 01:58:23 AM »
Looks great! Keep that one as your Sunday ride.
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Offline The Mighty Gryphon

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Re: There Goes the Extra Space in the Garage
« Reply #45 on: October 18, 2019, 08:12:13 AM »
Looks great! Keep that one as your Sunday ride.

It may replace Ilsa, She Wolf of the SS, as my horizon chaser.  Ilsa is getting to be a bit to hard to keep upright.
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  • '94 K75RT Mystic Red, '91K100RS White/Blue, '89 K100RS Special edition White/Blue
Current:
'94 K75RT "Ilsa, She Wolf of the SS"
'91 K100RS "Moby Brick Too
'89 K100RS SE

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Re: There Goes the Extra Space in the Garage
« Reply #46 on: October 18, 2019, 01:18:03 PM »
It may replace Ilsa, She Wolf of the SS, as my horizon chaser.  Ilsa is getting to be a bit to hard to keep upright.
Which other moto would be easier, or are you looking out into the wider world like at a Royal Enfield? :-)
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Offline The Mighty Gryphon

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Re: There Goes the Extra Space in the Garage
« Reply #47 on: October 18, 2019, 02:18:13 PM »
Which other moto would be easier, or are you looking out into the wider world like at a Royal Enfield? :-)

I'm thinking of my new K100 to replace Ilsa.  I'm comfortable working on bricks, and I find the reliability of these old war horses rather inspiring.

Someone up the road has an Enfield Continental and I occasionally see it go by.  While I wouldn't consider taking one more than a couple hundred miles from home an Enfield would be a lot of fun for going into town to collect the mail and other errands.
  • In my garage in Marilla, NY
  • '94 K75RT Mystic Red, '91K100RS White/Blue, '89 K100RS Special edition White/Blue
Current:
'94 K75RT "Ilsa, She Wolf of the SS"
'91 K100RS "Moby Brick Too
'89 K100RS SE

Offline Laitch

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Re: There Goes the Extra Space in the Garage
« Reply #48 on: October 18, 2019, 02:34:17 PM »
I'm thinking of my new K100 to replace Ilsa. 
What makes Ilsa more challenging—higher center of gravity in a shorter package or more weight?
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  • 1995 K75 72,000 miles
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Offline The Mighty Gryphon

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Re: There Goes the Extra Space in the Garage
« Reply #49 on: October 18, 2019, 04:11:26 PM »
Higher center of gravity with the huge RT fairing along with what feels like a higher seat.  The RS feels a lot easier to handle in traffic and in parking lots.  It is also a lot more fun in the twisties.  The only time the RT feels better than the RS is at 90 mph on the interstate where the wind noise and helmet buffeting is a lot less.

I have a lot of miles on both models and the RS just feels more user friendly in most situations.
  • In my garage in Marilla, NY
  • '94 K75RT Mystic Red, '91K100RS White/Blue, '89 K100RS Special edition White/Blue
Current:
'94 K75RT "Ilsa, She Wolf of the SS"
'91 K100RS "Moby Brick Too
'89 K100RS SE

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