Posted 10 May 2011 - 10:23 PM
Picked one up from Palmy a few weeks ago, a '79 90cc 6 volter.
Battery and exhaust were ferked and it had a lot of surface rust from living out by the sea at one point but was otherwise sweet.
I drained the gas and oil, cleaned the carb and topped up with new fluids, it fired up first kick.
I like the look of the rust on the blue paint job so I'll leave it, a new seat, modified rear fender, some paint and rust promotion are all the mods I'm gonna do for now.
Here's a photochop of how it will probably look, indicators and tail light/plate mount will go back on but in slightly different locations.
Posted 10 May 2011 - 10:27 PM
Posted 10 May 2011 - 10:48 PM
Fuck that will be sick if you can get it like that photoshop! Makes me want one badley :L
Hopefully I can, one of the hard parts is painting the plastic sidecovers to look like they are rusty. I had a go today using orange and dull red paint but I think I need some brown. I'll post up some pics of them tomorrow for judgement, it won't be realistic but from a distance I want it to look similar.
I have some seat foam on the way and the picture on the leg shield is a decal I have ordered, the rear shocks are currently rusting away after being dosed with bleach then warm salty water but may still try some peroxide on them as that works well apparently
Posted 10 May 2011 - 10:54 PM
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Posted 11 May 2011 - 04:57 PM
I got the seat foam today, should I bother making a fibreglass pan for it or should I glue it straight to the top of the tank?
Posted 11 May 2011 - 09:13 PM
Ill post up some more recent pics of my bike after weekends end
Will have exhaust sorted and new bars done
This is waht it looked like over a month ago.
I got a seat now and repsrayed the whole bike a better red
Keep up the hard work dude. Gonna be soo much fun
Posted 11 May 2011 - 09:56 PM
Love the suicide shifter and the mini t-bar handlebars setup you have.
These little bikes can look pretty tough with little effort, mines got a hook behind the legshield which looks perfect for carrying a length of chain for when run-ins with other riders/drivers occur
Posted 12 May 2011 - 04:46 PM
I tried a new method for rust, this is after 5 mins! Peroxide and salt FTW
Definitely need some brown paint on the covers, the rust is still wet so will get lighter as it dries too.
Tail lights are a pain in the arse and ruin nice lines but if I trim up the plate mount area and mount it like this then it might be okay.
Posted 13 May 2011 - 08:08 AM
Yeh lose the taillight and mount your plate off one of the shock mounts and check out some old wreckers for smaller tallights.
Ill post some pics up later today of my bike as its nearing completion
Posted 13 May 2011 - 03:34 PM
Gona look like im coping the crap outter ur shit, but been building this for a couple of weeks
just so happen to be along the same lines,
stole most of my design off the baby blue one, guy riding it with a orange helmet, im sure u know the one
anyways heres where im at, just got it rideable yesturday
didnt like the huge gap betweenthe wheel and fender
so lowered it on C50 shocks
and chopped the bars sum wat
keep up the sweet build
BDA CAR GANG ------- MOONSHINECYCLE GANG --------
Posted 13 May 2011 - 04:26 PM
I fitted a 90/80/17 to my rear tire and it fills it up nicely
Posted 13 May 2011 - 05:49 PM
just seen this tread now,
That looks wicked, I see you are going for the foam pad seat too, I just made a fibreglass pan today to stick some 20mm closed cell foam to.
I was just going to stick it straight on to the tank but have never used glass before so thought I'd give it a go
It'll use the original seat hinge and flip up to access the fuel cap
Posted 29 May 2011 - 04:49 PM
I also replaced the rear brake lever, removed the centre-stand and bodged up the exhaust a bit better
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