Dark GreenWing 1977

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Re: Dark GreenWing 1977

Post #226 by Fred Camper » Tue Jan 14, 2020 12:32 pm

Do try them first, what looks open is not always loud. But it can be.
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Re: Dark GreenWing 1977

Post #227 by LastMohawk » Thu Jan 16, 2020 2:50 pm

hello,
the muffler looking good. I hope they sonds great.

But here in Germany you need a certificate or a official number from the European Union to use this mufflers on the road. So I have to use the orignal mufflers from Honda.

and I like your GreenWing dancr

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Re: Dark GreenWing 1977

Post #228 by codyjames707 » Sun Mar 08, 2020 6:14 pm

Welp, after a few trials and not getting anywhere I have decided to post-pone the compartment on the rear of the seat. It was a pain in the butt and I'm over it! Haha.

Using the current fiber glass seat to match up the whole to secure it into place and have the ability to secure the leather seat down as well.
Overall, I think the seat could have been a bit lower, but I'm actually happy with the lines! Paint should be coming soon!

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Re: Dark GreenWing 1977

Post #229 by ericheath » Mon Mar 09, 2020 10:09 pm

Looks great.
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Re: Dark GreenWing 1977

Post #230 by BikeMaine » Wed Mar 11, 2020 2:50 pm

I like it
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Re: Dark GreenWing 1977

Post #231 by 230Rocket » Sat Mar 14, 2020 10:09 pm

Looking good. I don't know what you're planning for finishing the seat front mounts but a small black leather skirt could be useful in hiding the fixing bolts while still leaving them easily accessible. It's all about fooling the eye which, in this case will be drawn to the gorgeous shade of green paint and overall lines of the bike.

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Re: Dark GreenWing 1977

Post #232 by codyjames707 » Sat Mar 21, 2020 6:21 pm

230Rocket wrote:Looking good. I don't know what you're planning for finishing the seat front mounts but a small black leather skirt could be useful in hiding the fixing bolts while still leaving them easily accessible. It's all about fooling the eye which, in this case will be drawn to the gorgeous shade of green paint and overall lines of the bike.

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Not a bad idea at all! I was thinking of just getting the bolts that were black on the top. The rounded top makes it pretty smooth.
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Re: Dark GreenWing 1977

Post #233 by codyjames707 » Sat Mar 21, 2020 6:25 pm

Added some "stoppers" to the lower triple. Thus was actually my THIRD lower and I finally got it right! But man! It was stressful. The lower will go in for powder coating and then the front end will be DONE.

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Re: Dark GreenWing 1977

Post #234 by Hanslehoff » Sat Mar 21, 2020 6:35 pm

Good idea putting the nut on there, I didn’t even think of that. I had to build mine twice before they actually stopped anything from hitting the tank

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Re: Dark GreenWing 1977

Post #235 by codyjames707 » Sat Mar 21, 2020 6:50 pm

Hanslehoff wrote:Good idea putting the nut on there, I didn’t even think of that. I had to build mine twice before they actually stopped anything from hitting the tank



How's your turning radius on it now? It doesn't seem to have as much of as much as the original forks and what not...
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Re: Dark GreenWing 1977

Post #236 by Hanslehoff » Sat Mar 21, 2020 7:24 pm

codyjames707 wrote:How's your turning radius on it now? It doesn't seem to have as much of as much as the original forks and what not...


Oh it’s definitely less, I’d say about 2/3rds of what it had originally. The only time I really notice it is if I’m doing a sharp uturn and when I’m pushing / maneuvering it. On the road you’d never know.

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Re: Dark GreenWing 1977

Post #237 by codyjames707 » Wed Apr 15, 2020 8:28 pm

Back at it with some fresh paint! All I have left is to clear coat which will definitely take the most time BUT the prep work was done, everything sanded down, primer paint, a few layers of British Racing Green Metallic, 2 layers Black Stripes, then finished it off with the yellow stripes. I REALLY like the thinner black lines to outline the main one. It is a subtle detail that will only be seen once you are close to it! Ive been letting them sit and cure for 3 days now, have to clean them off a bit and it'll be time to clear coat!
Painted Items: Newly made Fiberglass Seat, Side cover, Rear Fender, New Front Fender.
Hope you guys like it!

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Re: Dark GreenWing 1977

Post #238 by Jonesz » Wed Apr 15, 2020 9:58 pm

Really like the colors. Reminds me of the 97 Harley Road King I owned back in the day it was Mystique green and black. Was thinking of something similar for my 78 Gl1000. Strangely enough it had orange and gray pinstripes separating the green and black. looked sharp IMHO. Anyway just a note to say that your bike is going to look great when assembled, good job.
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Re: Dark GreenWing 1977

Post #239 by 230Rocket » Wed Apr 15, 2020 10:13 pm

Color combo looks lovely. Can’t wait to see the clear go on, it’s gonna pop and be so understated and cool!

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Re: Dark GreenWing 1977

Post #240 by Fred Camper » Wed Apr 15, 2020 11:29 pm

Looking like great progress and certainly looking forward to the clear. Is all the clear gloss or is some satin?
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