Author Topic: There Goes the Extra Space in the Garage  (Read 825 times)

Online 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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  • Livingston, SW WI. USA-"With the good earth all around."
  • NEW 1995 K1100RS Red,1994 K75S Red,1985 GL1200A Goldwing Aspencade, dreaming of adding a sidecar to the mix in 2019
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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.
  • 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 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.
  • 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 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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  • 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 #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. 
  • 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 #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. :-)
  • Along the Ridley in Vermont.
  • 1995 K75 72,000 miles
I wept because I had no radials until I met a man who had no splines.
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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

Offline stokester

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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!
  • Yorktown, Virginia
  • '94 K75S Dakar Yellow - '93 K75S Seiden Blau - '91 R100RT Dark Blue- '78 R100S Smoke Red

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