Kimjon

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  1. Before. After. I really like the black glovebox lid, gives it that contrast look that all the cool kids are to their cars by painting/wrapping the bonnet black.
  2. Apart from the dust and bugs, its so mint! Definitely going to paint more of my in shit in 2K. I have done a couple things in the past in 2K, but got lazy with the convenience of rattle cans, as 90% of the stuff I paint doesn't really matter if its durable or not. But yeah, this paint is so good.
  3. I actually painted something in real paint that looks like it should. Well, apart from it coinciding with a dust storm and bug breeding season: Paint leveled out so good, like glass. However I can see a small dent now that I couldn't see beforehand. Oh well, I'm still over the moon with it.
  4. Apologies then. I've lost a couple in the hunting/fishing section and one in here recently. All good, I'll take off my tin foil hat then.
  5. My language must be offensive to some snowflakes on here as my posts are getting deleted more frequently these days, so I'll try again with less effort put in to it. sandblasted and painted rear rack, to finish my tidy up job.
  6. Hot off the press from Stevie Wonder paint works... It looked like this beforehand. Sandblasting it to get back to bare metal. Zinc primer, then heavy filler primer to try fill the pitting. Yeah/nah...okay...hmmm...fuck, cunt, shit, balls, cock! Turns out when matching paint, you should actually take a sample in with you to try match it to, rather than just saying "yeah mate, thats the one"... sight unseen. Take 2, I repainted it again in a different colour. Much better, but still a fair way off actually matching. And it came out like underseal this time, which was disappointing. But fuck it, after repeating the "yeah mate, that's it" a second time, I just don't have it in me to go back a 3rd time to get more paint, so I can fuck it up again. So its close enough and I'm just going to live with it like that. Hey, its better than rust, so it's still a win.
  7. The brass slip collar on mine exploded after about 20 minutes of total running time. But meh, doesn't feel any different without it and the belts so loose I can't see it wearing it out any quicker without it there. The Cvt is weird though eh. I didn't think it was a great decision immediately after trialing it, then we raced each other on the drift trikes, it was clearly faster.
  8. Looking good, love the colour choices
  9. Work in progress, but mostly done. I've fixed the brakes by tightened the steering stem/bearings as it had a terrible shudder, this is completely gone now after tightening the stem. The brakes were fine, but I skimmed them in my lathe just because and gave them a scuff up with sandpaper to help bed them in again. Next I'll sandblast my rack and paint it, now that I've modified it to hold the spare wheel. It had a stupid little storage container that rattled like a mains powered vibrator! Chop chop! Rack finished, works and looks awesome! I'll paint the tank at the same time, as it has light surface rust on the top. Then some general tidy up stuff to do etc, but all just cosmetic stuff. Spare wheel now a real feature, rather than it hiding away in shame under cover. Cheap and fun way to learn about vespas.
  10. FYI, just discovered a life hack. That plastic guage face was so yellowed by the sun and 20 years of scratches etc it was near impossible to see through. This paint cutting compound had it crystal clear in about 30 seconds of rubbing (about the physical limit of my own endurance).
  11. Oh my, I thought this was a nonjudgemental space for fellow enthusiasts with equal amounts of OCD to support each others hopes, dreams and aspirations? Nah just fucking with ya. Yip, the struggle is real. I have a disease...
  12. Nice work. I had to grind some of the inner structure away for chain clearance on my cvt. No drama, just marked out the parts that needed clearance and used a flap disc on a grinder.
  13. Another year, and the trikes have bred. 15 trikes now, but only 11 turned up this year due to life, work, kids sport, adults sport and a sprained uterus (okay, that last one may not be true, as I don't think technically a man can have a uterus?). Anyway, a great day with good mates, skids, beer, talking shit. #trikelife
  14. Kind of did a build thread here... But long story short: Made this, which holds these: The end.
  15. Nice one, you did well there. Those squish numbers are much better now, definitely worth the effort to fix it.
  16. All done. Handed it over, now in good hands and being driven like a rental car!!!
  17. That looks epic, especially for a 50cc. That compression ratio must be up there eh? Methanol next???
  18. I picked up this storage box recently and today I went about installing it. The box came with only two (2) holes pre-drilled. I wouldn't call it a "bolt on" accessory, as it took a fair bit of fettling to get it on. But it was an enjoyable little project. I had to measure, mark out and drill 10 additional holes, make a new bracket to relocate the CDI, cut a few bits off the old battery mount, trim rubber bushings etc etc etc... The box holds a surprising amount of stuff, so it's a nice thing to have. So calling it a win. And all hidden under the rear fender. Nice to have, but probably won't do it to my other one.
  19. Spare wheel now mounted up front to give it a more classic look. Nutserts for the win! Fuck yeah...
  20. Im too much of a pussy to ride gravel roads.
  21. Yip...done it again. Gone and brought another one to keep the peppermint one company, as no one likes being alone in a cold dark shed. Guess I can see a road trip to Wellington coming up in a few weeks time to go and collect it. #cryforhelp #scooteraddiction #thisisgettingtrickytohidefrommywife