Lurker here, showing you my '84 1200 this forum inspired.

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Re: Lurker here, showing you my '84 1200 this forum inspired

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Oh howdy. I commented on your reddit post :)
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Your bike is what makes me want an 84 naked!
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Very nice! Looks like we have the same exhaust. Sawzall special! I love the speedo.
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Nice Job, Street fighter look!
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Tell us more about the speedo, the picture does not tell the whole story I bet.
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For my shelter, I started by cleaning up the surface where the fiberglass would be laid. In retrospect, I should have allowed for more overlap from the new glass to the original glass. I later stripped the whole tank before panting. I built up some rough cardboard with tape and hot glue.
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I then built up plaster and shaped it using rasps and sandpaper.
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I brought the plaster surface up to the same level as the original tank, then feathered the edges of the glass once I laid it. For a release, I used paste wax first, to fill the pores of the plaster, then a little vasoline cut with mineral spirits for a greasy barrier.
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At this point, it took a fair amount of Bondo to smooth this sucker out, since I wasn't the best at laying the glass.
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Primed with self-etching primer and good to go!
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Fred Camper wrote:Tell us more about the speedo, the picture does not tell the whole story I bet.
I'll do a post soon with my gauges and speedo process.
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Glad this sight has inspired you cause you sir have inspired me.
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WOW!!!

Love it! Love it! Love it!

Dang, what a great lookin' bike. You really should do more.

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Love the glass tutorial, very descriptive and inspiring.
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Looking good, working on my 84 X-Aspy now. I'm trying to find a speedo now myself. Looking forward to your next update. :popcorn:
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Its encouraging to see someone overcome the false shelter issue on the 1200s. And you did it very well. Like the bike tumb2
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Very innovative and what a dang nice lookin' sled!

Well done, Sir.
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A Majestic looking machine indeed.
Nice lines, good colors, Glad we could help! :lol:

No seriously, very nice job. :orange

Please post more photos.

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Sweet. I feel more and more inspired to "personalize" mine every day I read this forum.
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Good Morning Folks;
As one who is possessed by three 1200's, that is a nice job.
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