Say hello to ‘Dixie’

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Re: Say hello to ‘Dixie’

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Did you paint the carbs?
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Re: Say hello to ‘Dixie’

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I was also curious about the carbs. They look very nice and such an even color they almost have to be coated
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Re: Say hello to ‘Dixie’

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Matte holds dirt easier. A good clear-coated gloss sheds dirt faster. Black is the fastest color - to show dirt.
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Re: Say hello to ‘Dixie’

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The carbs and heads are coated in VHT Cast Iron. It's a nice rich look that contrasts the aluminum block nicely.

Planning on something similar for the brake calipers
Project bike "Dixie" - 1986 GL1200 Aspencade being rebuilt from ground up to be a naked 'wing. Build progress thread here: viewtopic.php?f=30&t=71959

Build log video: View it here

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Re: Say hello to ‘Dixie’

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Incremental progress...
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Project bike "Dixie" - 1986 GL1200 Aspencade being rebuilt from ground up to be a naked 'wing. Build progress thread here: viewtopic.php?f=30&t=71959

Build log video: View it here

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Re: Say hello to ‘Dixie’

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Looks like it is going to be a nice one
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CYBORG wrote:Looks like it is going to be a nice one
Once I get the ignition shored up, and the tank cleaned out I can finally try to start her up.

Then on to the fun stuff (cosmetics) once that is proven.

Gotta tackle the brakes also - and based on what I’ve done with them so far that’s gonna be..uh....fun...
Project bike "Dixie" - 1986 GL1200 Aspencade being rebuilt from ground up to be a naked 'wing. Build progress thread here: viewtopic.php?f=30&t=71959

Build log video: View it here

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Great progress so far. Looking very good.
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Hey sphen, you and I seem to be at about the same stage in our rebuilds. I would like to get mine ready for next spring, that would only be a plus, I'm in no hurry. Just like you said, incremental progress is all that can be expected.
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Small update - coils tested, new spark wires and boots, and rectifier unit. Cleaned and recoated the gas tank. Decided to put the swingarm, fork and tires back on to make it easier to move around. At some point will have to do fork/brake/tires/etc., but after I finish electrical setup enough to test fire..
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Also wanted to highlight my proprietary suspension I’m working on - how bout dem shocks!?
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Lol - needed to keep the frame from bottoming out until I get shocks.
Project bike "Dixie" - 1986 GL1200 Aspencade being rebuilt from ground up to be a naked 'wing. Build progress thread here: viewtopic.php?f=30&t=71959

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Nice shocks, HD will be jealous!
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sphen wrote:The carbs and heads are coated in VHT Cast Iron. It's a nice rich look that contrasts the aluminum block nicely.

Planning on something similar for the brake calipers
sphen,
The VHT looks good! I use two of the copper colors and had wondered how the Cast Iron would look. I see it is very nice!
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Re: Say hello to ‘Dixie’

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Hello Dixie
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Re: Say hello to ‘Dixie’

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CrazyJerry wrote:
sphen wrote:The carbs and heads are coated in VHT Cast Iron. It's a nice rich look that contrasts the aluminum block nicely.

Planning on something similar for the brake calipers
sphen,
The VHT looks good! I use two of the copper colors and had wondered how the Cast Iron would look. I see it is very nice!
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yes thats my favourite colour so far - i did the block and other things in the aluminum colour, but the cast iron has a rich sophisticated look to it!
Project bike "Dixie" - 1986 GL1200 Aspencade being rebuilt from ground up to be a naked 'wing. Build progress thread here: viewtopic.php?f=30&t=71959

Build log video: View it here

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Re: Say hello to ‘Dixie’

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Ohhhhh... Feeling jealous now... That look's very good... Keep the photos coming...
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