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Kimjon

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I have a luggage rack for mine but it only gets fitted when I need it, also I don't usually bother carrying the spare unless I'm going somewhere far from home 

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Did a bit more "detailing".

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Cleaned this up with wire brush, sandpaper etc...then hit it with zinc rich paint as a primer base, then nothing says class quite like wheel enamel silver paint.

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Put in the elbow grease to scrub up the rims. There was something that looked like contact adhesive spilt all over the rim. I'm guessing you glue the two have together to seal them? Anyways, who ever did it gave zero fucks about cleaning it off the rims. Took a bit of effort, but got there in the end.

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Then did what I could with the rear fan shroud, but not sure if the juice was worth the squeeze?

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And checked the air filter - but it looks brand new, so going to leave it there.

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I also hit any surface rust with zinc inside the rear fenders to prevent further problems down the road.

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Flexing 

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Scooters are going to be the thing that takes over from drift trikes? Each one getting slightly more extreme or detailed.

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Fuck yeah...got it! All the extra bullshit like the rack etc now gone. Autosoled all the chrome and cut the paint. It's starting to look like what I want now. Ive ordered a few things to further tidy it up, like a rego tube for wof/rego to hide that, and a storage compartment that replaces the void where the spare wheel is under the lh fender. Also a bracket to hold a wheel to the leg shield.

But yeah, getting rid of that ugly rear rack was a good call thanks @rumrum its really tidied up the lines.

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You could buy (or make) an english wheel and make the body work and drape it over a modern chassis

1 hour ago, Kimjon said:

I'd love a really old vespa, but unrealistic. So expensive.

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Something like this.

Labour intensive but not beyond your skillset

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I made some rubber gaskets/isolators from bike inner tube.

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Then installed the rear pinion seat chassis.

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You can just see the inner tube sandwiched between the parts. It also makes up for a little step in height differences between surfaces in this area win/win.

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Frame on. Its only 3x M8 bolts to put on, take off. Could be used as a rack too if required.

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And a pic of it with dual seats. Still looking sweet, but I definitely prefer it with only one seat. 

I reckon its about 100x better without that shitty chrome rack sticking out the back. It can go back on like @cletus said if you're doing longer trips etc...but meh, that's not likely.

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No glue to seal the rim halves together. Usually just years of water and surface rust that causes them to stick together. Try not to do my favourite trick of pinching the tube between the rims. It's a great time. 

Looking good though mate!

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28 minutes ago, kyteler said:

What's your work? 

Structure inspections. I only identify problems...not fix them.

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There were literally hundreds of bikes there. Weirdly this caught my eye

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I guess beauty really is in the eye of the beholder???

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On 02/08/2020 at 16:31, Kimjon said:

I'd love a really old vespa, but unrealistic. So expensive.

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Something like this.

Check out the SIP guys on YouTube 

They do some cool looking trips in europe

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