Just starting an F2 rebuild and your restoration is a real inspiration! I need to read through again but a couple of quick questions _ at some pont you mentioned epoxy primer (for paint) and petrol rexistant lacquer for the carbs, please do ou have details. Thanks Greg
bollox.. I just joined this forum today and read the above thread. I am also leaving this forum today.... You just couldn"t compete with that.. Good bye..
Don't be disillusioned by others, just go with what you are happy with. At the end of the day any one of these bought back to life in what ever guise you think works for you is all that matters. Were all different and want differert things from our builds depending on ability and budget. So go for it and let us know how its going. Its your bike and your project so give us a few details about you and your bike and build what works for you. I for one look forward to seeing what evolves. Good luck.
Post by kennyroberts on Apr 20, 2016 22:18:33 GMT 1
Thanks guys, I haven't been on for a while, mainly on fb at the moment....thank you for the kind comments,. But I have to admit it has taken soooo long due to little funds, and that's the reason for hitting a higher quality. Due to me making every task last while I save for the next stage. In answer to a couple of questions, the swing arm was rubbed down primed with epoxy primer and I used a gunmetal halfords paint with a 2k lacquer.
HERE FOR THE LONG HAUL, ENJOYING THE WORK AND DOING IT MYSELF.
Can anyone recomend a good painter for this rd350lc ypvs. Tank had a leak and bubbled its now going away for repair again then will need repainting. Its the bike from this blog, full nut and bolt restoration featured on this site over nearly 6 years. The bike has not been riden yet so needs completing cheers Mark,The new owner.The bike is lovely i dont know why its not been finished as its so close.it is a credit to Kennyroberts on here who built it.
hi thank you once tank repaired i will give them a ring, Dream machine quoted £350 + vat (dear but their work is spot on!) hoping to get it repaired and sealed by the same place! otherwise if it leaks again no one will want to pay for the repaint! looks like this tank is going to cost £500-£600 to get sorted. so shopping for quotes at the moment.
Not too sure about Dream Machines rep nowadays. I'm sure I've read they are not as good as they used to be ? There are other firms that guys on here have used too - I'm sure they will be along to advise, but my experience of Mark's work is that he does a brilliant job at a good price, imo. He has done 2 complete body kits for me and I've been over the moon with them
Tank back great job and its sealed, outside surface not 100% but a good job, It will need a rub down befor painting, took 2 weeks including transit £310.00 I had bottom cut out sand blasted to remove rust some holes filled then bottom welded back up and renu coated inside and outside, then oven baked I must say i am confident that this will last now! I would recomend Hartlepool radiators. The phoned and kept me updated regularly. Cost alot but I now have a good tank. Just got to prep then paint it now! will post pics when bike is all finished.