<
 
 
 
 
>
hide You are viewing an archived web page, collected at the request of Road Star Clinic using Archive-It. This page was captured on 19:04:38 Feb 25, 2018, and is part of the Road Star Clinic Closure collection. The information on this web page may be out of date. See All versions of this archived page. Loading media information

This is an archived version of the Road Star Clinic. The Road Star Clinic can now be found at www.roadstarclinic.com. Please join us there!

Road Star Forum
Welcome, Guest
Please Login or Register.    Lost Password?
Re:Brent's Roadie Bobber
Go to bottom Post Reply Favoured: 10
TOPIC: Re:Brent's Roadie Bobber
#763209
JakeUSAF (User)
Platinum Boarder
Posts: 5671
graphgraph
User Offline Click here to see the profile of this user
Gender: Male Location: USAF, Everywhere Birthdate: 1979-08-11
Re:Brent's Roadie Bobber 3 Years, 10 Months ago  
I thought mine was loud

It is coming along good! Can't wait to see the end results
 
Logged Logged  
 
Ride Hard, Ride Often, Ride a Star!!!!!
  The administrator has disabled public write access.
#764130
bnag0 (User)
Platinum Boarder
Posts: 1360
graphgraph
User Offline Click here to see the profile of this user
Re:Brent's Roadie Bobber 3 Years, 10 Months ago  
Got mostly everything welded up today!























Quick paint

 
Logged Logged  
 
Last Edit: 2014/04/19 04:08 By bnag0.
 
  The administrator has disabled public write access.
#764778
bnag0 (User)
Platinum Boarder
Posts: 1360
graphgraph
User Offline Click here to see the profile of this user
Re:Brent's Roadie Bobber 3 Years, 10 Months ago  
So I painted the frame quick and just couldn't wait to ride the damn thing so idk if I am going to take it apart to paint/powder everything else lol. Might wait until fall. Everyone that sees the bike says I should leave the tank bare .... just clear coat it. Opinions?



 
Logged Logged  
 
  The administrator has disabled public write access.
#764800
SKWEARpeg (User)
Platinum Boarder
Posts: 12885
graphgraph
User Offline Click here to see the profile of this user
Gender: Male Location: Milton, Florida Birthdate: 1958-00-00
Re:Brent's Roadie Bobber 3 Years, 10 Months ago  
I like a little color. The work in progress look last for awhile though, so maybe next fall would be a good target for the painting. By then a color may have attached itself to the back of your eye....or Amy may be more inclined to tell you what color it should be.
 
Logged Logged  
 
  The administrator has disabled public write access.
#764816
Doc_V (User)
Platinum Boarder
Posts: 6530
graphgraph
User Offline Click here to see the profile of this user
Re:Brent's Roadie Bobber 3 Years, 10 Months ago  
bnag0 wrote:
Everyone that sees the bike says I should leave the tank bare .... just clear coat it. Opinions?

That's kind of been my thought all along. Looks good with the bare metal. Just have to make sure it's a matte clear... Shiny clear just doesn't look right over bare metal. At that point, you might as well just paint it silver like your helmet.

The slightest bit of rust patina adds an extra dimension. And a you can't got wrong with a *little* bit of pin striping. Can't link directly to the photo, but here's an example.

http://s1020.photobucket.com/user/rreellyytt/media/_DSC6465.jpg.html

There's also the sanded paint look... .This is kind of nice too...

 
Logged Logged  
 
Last Edit: 2014/04/21 13:44 By Doc_V.
 


It\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'s been lots of fun guys... Thank you Gram and catch you all on the other site.
  The administrator has disabled public write access.
#764824
bnag0 (User)
Platinum Boarder
Posts: 1360
graphgraph
User Offline Click here to see the profile of this user
Re:Brent's Roadie Bobber 3 Years, 10 Months ago  
Ya I think I will think about it for a while. In the mean time I will enjoy it and still have to finish Amy's butt brace! She's been on my butt to get it done...

Also on my ride yesterday I have decided the forward controls I bought are a little slippery. Might wrap the pegs in grip tape or something
 
Logged Logged  
 
  The administrator has disabled public write access.
#765323
bnag0 (User)
Platinum Boarder
Posts: 1360
graphgraph
User Offline Click here to see the profile of this user
Re:Brent's Roadie Bobber 3 Years, 10 Months ago  
Made some exhaust deflectors today at work... hopefully this beast wont throw so much dust around.






After thinking of about 10 different locations for the tachometer I am glad I went with this one.











 
Logged Logged  
 
  The administrator has disabled public write access.
#765355
roadiemort (User)
Platinum Boarder
Posts: 7904
graphgraph
User Offline Click here to see the profile of this user
Re:Brent's Roadie Bobber 3 Years, 10 Months ago  
bnag0 wrote:
Made some exhaust deflectors today at work... hopefully this beast wont throw so much dust around.






After thinking of about 10 different locations for the tachometer I am glad I went with this one.











do yourself a favour and mount it to a plate then the plate to where it is now, those 2 little studs a going to break off eventually, mort ps that should help with the dust.
 
Logged Logged  
  The administrator has disabled public write access.
#765481
bnag0 (User)
Platinum Boarder
Posts: 1360
graphgraph
User Offline Click here to see the profile of this user
Re:Brent's Roadie Bobber 3 Years, 10 Months ago  
Mort,
You really think so? :\ I couldn't fit much of a plate in that location. Just going to run it an see what happens...
 
Logged Logged  
 
  The administrator has disabled public write access.
#765577
bnag0 (User)
Platinum Boarder
Posts: 1360
graphgraph
User Offline Click here to see the profile of this user
Re:Brent's Roadie Bobber 3 Years, 10 Months ago  
So I think I might put the stock foot controls back on. Will make for a more relaxing ride on my feets with the floor boards. If I do end up doing this I will remove the Yamaha rubber floor board grips and think up something to throw in there. I've seen diamond plate and even stained wood! I was thinking tire tread or something like that. Something different but subtle.
 
Logged Logged  
 
  The administrator has disabled public write access.
Go to top Post Reply
Powered by FireBoardget the latest posts directly to your desktop
...................................................................... ...................................................................... ...................................................................... ...................................................................... ...................................................................... ...................................................................... ...................................................................... ...................................................................... ...................................................................... -->
New Forum Posts


The Road Star Clinic is a collaborative community of riders who archive and publish user contributed technical data about Yamaha Road Star motorcycles.

Copyright 2003-2007 Road Star Clinic and its respective authors.
<-- -->