Retouch or repaint?

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San Arthur
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Re: Retouch or repaint?

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goaarongo wrote:
Fri Jul 17, 2020 12:47 pm
Been looking forward to seeing the paint results. Very nice work! Inspiring.
Thanks for your kind words.
San Arthur in San Antonio, Texas
'58 R26 '76 R90S '94 R100GS/PD

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Theory vs Reality

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Theory
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Reality
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I love this t-shirt!
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If you know, you know!

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The sheer pleasure of both the Neutral and the Generator bulbs working and lighting for the same time.

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Fuel tank logo.

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Another milestone, I install the logo.

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The paint covered the emblem screw holes.

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Paint is still fresh and I used a blade to cut thru the hole to prevent a tear.

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Plug came out easy.

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I´s been almost 4 years since I remove these emblems from the tank.

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Fenders next.
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Fenders next.

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San Arthur in San Antonio, Texas
'58 R26 '76 R90S '94 R100GS/PD

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Rear Fender

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The first thing I did was to wire the fender. I left enough wire on both ends to electrify the rear/stop light and to connect it inside the battery compartment.

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And before proceeding make sure you have all the hardware ready and proven to fit in diameter and length.

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To fit the fender in between the shock absorber mounts I used a pair of woodworking clamps and pads. I used and cut swimming pool foam noodles they are very soft.

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'58 R26 '76 R90S '94 R100GS/PD

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Re: Retouch or repaint?

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Great job! I am impressed.
For electric cables, I try to stay with original colours to facilitate things when my memory will be gone or if I sell my bike. I understand that with only 3 cables, having different colours than OEM in the rear fender is way too much, I must be anal... :D
Fitting the cables in my rear fender was a pain: I had to put the 3 cables in a long piece of shrink Tube and put a lot of marine grease, in case water find its way.
1967 R50/2 with Duna sidecar
1974 R90S

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Re: Retouch or repaint?

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Palica, one more for my "I should have" list?
I order color coded wires but receive 12 gauge, too wide to pull thru.
As soon as I receive the correct shipment It will be easy to use the old set tu pull the new thinner cables in.
I can also ground the rear light at the fender and save a cable coming thru the wire channel.
Thanks for your lines and good catch.
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'58 R26 '76 R90S '94 R100GS/PD

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Break light tube and lens.

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Break light tube and lens.

Next I installed the break light tube, passing the wire thru.

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Used the wiring diagram to make sure I was connecting into the right slot.

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Both the running and break light works when stepping into the pedal.

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I purchased this 6 volt LED stop light several years ago and it still works. I don't remember the seller.
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'58 R26 '76 R90S '94 R100GS/PD

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Re: Retouch or repaint?

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Your "Theory VS Reality" pics are so spot on man. Hilarious.
Bike looks awesome up on that stand! Can't wait to see her done.

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