'79 Wing and a Prayer

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Dirt Road Cowboy
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Re: '79 Wing and a Prayer


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I like the way you used the older style side covers. Did you have to weld in new brackets at the bottom?

Good looking bike.
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I like what you have done, and your plans. most important , to me, is the praise from your son
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Re: '79 Wing and a Prayer


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No welding to manage the repositioning of side cover mounts. I just used some metal, drilled holes in it, and affixed some bolts so I could screw on the nuts. I don't recall right now, but I might have drilled a hole in the little web that functions as the mount for the rear master. On the left side, I think I went right into the original mount hole. It was pretty easy.

I had one of the older side panels already, though it had a hole drilled in it and it was ziptied to the bike. The 78/9 panels are hard to come by. I sourced an early left panel with broken tabs to make that side work.

I like the more bulbous look of the older ones. For this bike, I think they look a bit like supersized CB550F side panels - which is sort of what the color is supposed to evoke. It's no CB550, of course.
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