WOW! On the front cover! You officially now have a pin up bike lol. Seriously though well done Mark. Still never seen a bike quite like it.
ps did the 550 side panel decals come off an XJ550?
Thanks Alex, it still doesn't seem real, the article is first class.
I would have liked a couple of engine build photo's for people that don't visit this Forum and haven't seen the build thread. There must be a number of people who bought the mag wanting to know how it was done.
The decals were made by Image Works.
Mark Cordwell paints, then Image Works make and fit the decals (exactly to order), and then Mark lacquers the paint set.
Mark is well organised and a pleasure to deal with.
Post by donkeychomp on Jun 19, 2018 22:43:42 GMT 1
Heard nothing but great stories about Mark Cordwell. I have a client's bike coming in soon, I will get in touch with him and see if he can beat the quote I got from a local guy, his prices are insane. I only used him once so far, to lacquer a tank, he said it would be a drink. Must be a total piss head as he charged me £100!!
And thanks for the Image Works tip I will contact them about a decal idea I have.
I've had very little time to work on the triple, but finally did some "man hours" in the "man cave".
I had the centre cylinder re-welded and checked it held pressure.
I figured my next problem is replacing the centre base gasket (I always change them if a barrel is disturbed) as the new gasket will be uncompressed, while the two outer base gaskets are compressed. These outer gaskets were also seated with a thin smear of Hylomar, so the cylinders shouldn't move.
So, to compress the middle base gasket, I cut up some copper tube and bolted the barrel down using head bolts/washers.