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Post by fireblader on Sun 22 Mar 2009, 00:31

[b]Hello Bladers and Bladets cheers
Being new to the site i thought id post some pictures of my soon to be finished respray on my RRS jig
The weather this winter seemed a tad colder than normal (or am i just getting older) this year an as the wife was due a new car i gladly accepted the offer of her old runabout this winter.
Now as i work in the motor industry for nearly 20 years i thought id get a freebie from my kind boss who offers to paint my bike if i do all the work... Fair swap so off come the panels in Dec 08
and slowly I've been repairing the chips, dents and scratches my trusty 95 urban tiger had picked up over the years




I got a new carbon exhaust sleeve from road and race as i couldn't find a replacement for my Johnson can which matches the same bore as a ducati?. Along with lots of polishing--- i love polishing !screwy
Now in a clean worthy condition. The obvious oil and coolant change was needed and a new clutch cable is on order.

After stripping the plastics off ive noticed the o/s upper engine fixing bolt is missing with the thread still in the hole which ill tap out next week so a few tiny problems to look at over the week before the repaint next weekend
I had the wheels sent off to the powder coaters who powder coated them white, (originals were black)


All panels have had three coats of very thin primer as i dont want the paint to look really thick as some customs jobs i think look unprofessional like this,

All panels are now rubbed down in 1000 grit paper ready for base coat and clear...
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Post by yammydave on Sun 22 Mar 2009, 07:09

"White wheels" "custom job" I take it that it'll no longer be a tiger then?
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Post by 1992fireblade on Sun 22 Mar 2009, 10:10

yammydave wrote:"White wheels" "custom job" I take it that it'll no longer be a tiger then?

Fireblader you best run for the hills cos yammydave & alsieboy are coming to get you! Lol

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Post by alsieboy on Sun 22 Mar 2009, 18:01

WHAT's GOING ON HERE THEN.........abusing a poor defenceless Tigger....!! tongue

SO what colour are you doing it then..?
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Post by 1992fireblade on Sun 22 Mar 2009, 18:23

I did warn you fireblader! Lol

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Post by fastbikefinder on Sun 22 Mar 2009, 18:30

Don't be scared, they don't know where you live!
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Post by 1992fireblade on Sun 22 Mar 2009, 18:42

They will hunt him down fastbikefinder & when they catch him they will do to fireblader what we all did as kids to "daddy longlegs"..... pull the legs off one at a time! Lol.

On the other hand they may well just want to shake his hand! Thats one less original tiger on the road making theirs worth that little bit more!

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Post by fastbikefinder on Sun 22 Mar 2009, 18:44

1992fireblade wrote:
On the other hand they may well just want to shake his hand! Thats one less original tiger on the road making theirs worth that little bit more!

That's a good point mate,

How many people here have original Honda Tiger paint though?
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Post by steve128 on Sun 22 Mar 2009, 19:15

fastbikefinder wrote:
1992fireblade wrote:
On the other hand they may well just want to shake his hand! Thats one less original tiger on the road making theirs worth that little bit more!

That's a good point mate,

How many people here have original Honda Tiger paint though?

I do clap Appart from the can and 2 easy removeable stickers its all original. Original can is boxed and stored away



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Re: Repaint project RRS

Post by alsieboy on Sun 22 Mar 2009, 20:28

fastbikefinder wrote:
1992fireblade wrote:
On the other hand they may well just want to shake his hand! Thats one less original tiger on the road making theirs worth that little bit more!

That's a good point mate,

How many people here have original Honda Tiger paint though?

That's a very good point..let me call off the heavies a sec..........

Mine's totally original paint sunny
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Re: Repaint project RRS

Post by fastbikefinder on Sun 22 Mar 2009, 21:32

alsieboy wrote:
fastbikefinder wrote:
1992fireblade wrote:
On the other hand they may well just want to shake his hand! Thats one less original tiger on the road making theirs worth that little bit more!

That's a good point mate,

How many people here have original Honda Tiger paint though?

That's a very good point..let me call off the heavies a sec..........

rofl rofl rofl


Anyone have a really good side on picture of an urban tiger I can use to photoshop a design for a friend?

Can I use someones gallery picture?

I'll post it up when done
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Re: Repaint project RRS

Post by alsieboy on Sun 22 Mar 2009, 22:23

Here's mine before Bladeday2 before she went back to standard...I have a really good quality photoshop illusration, will dig it out now..back in a mo..

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Post by alsieboy on Sun 22 Mar 2009, 22:31

Here you go.....the controversy pic, I created this many years back only for a certain other site to take it without permission from my site..took ages to get it removed..

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Post by fastbikefinder on Sun 22 Mar 2009, 22:34

alsieboy wrote:Here you go.....the controversy pic, I created this many years back only for a certain other site to take it without permission from my site..took ages to get it removed..



Thank you very much!
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Post by fireblader on Mon 23 Mar 2009, 23:16

The one and only reason iam not going to spray it back to standard was the original sticker prices and even in the trade they were were just stupid money..
you cant import them from tapeworks they wont let you. prob a honda thing cause they will sell you other generic kits,,
I even looked at getting them reproduced but finding some one with the right printing equipment was impossible..
Youll just have to wait an see how i desecrate the urban tiger with fresh colour...ha ha [/img]
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Post by fastbikefinder on Mon 23 Mar 2009, 23:18

Did you try Image works?
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Post by fireblader on Mon 23 Mar 2009, 23:28

to late now affraid
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Post by fastbikefinder on Mon 23 Mar 2009, 23:30

fireblader wrote:to late now affraid

frustrated frustrated
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Post by alsieboy on Tue 24 Mar 2009, 09:08

Ohh any clues on the colour| brickwall
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Post by yammydave on Tue 24 Mar 2009, 09:41

fireblader wrote:The one and only reason iam not going to spray it back to standard was the original sticker prices and even in the trade they were were just stupid money..
you cant import them from tapeworks they wont let you. prob a honda thing cause they will sell you other generic kits,,
I even looked at getting them reproduced but finding some one with the right printing equipment was impossible..
Youll just have to wait an see how i desecrate the urban tiger with fresh colour...ha ha [/img]

Tell me about it; cost me £400 for the 2 rear seat panels for mine through Dave Silvers with a 4 week wait from Japan.
Compare that to those they are selling at £69 each on colour code NH343!
Honda certainly aren't stupid!
I did consider the same route as yourself or a different scheme on my bike, however the thing is with the Mr Hanky or Urban Tiger colour scheme is I can sit out on a nice day and just look at the bike.
Personally I usually find if I ride a much newer model, I return to my old bike and find myself wishing I owned a new bike, with the way it both rides and looks.
Love the riding position (though my wrists do cause a few tears sometime) and looks of the Tiger, so prefer to keep the standard colours.
Sometimes I think it can save me more in the long run; if i grew tired of the looks do you think I might find myself looking to replace?
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Post by alsieboy on Tue 24 Mar 2009, 09:52

Know what you mean Dave, that's why I started collecting bodypanels to do a race replica scheme and swap for a change keeping th originals tucked away safely...

But decided against it, cos of the price of painting etc..specially when you consider the price of those aftermarket kits that wild bill is using. it's just not finacially viable to do it yourself
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Post by yammydave on Tue 24 Mar 2009, 17:51

alsieboy wrote:Know what you mean Dave, that's why I started collecting bodypanels to do a race replica scheme and swap for a change keeping th originals tucked away safely...

But decided against it, cos of the price of painting etc..specially when you consider the price of those aftermarket kits that wild bill is using. it's just not finacially viable to do it yourself

You read my mind.
There has been that much mixed opinion regarding the kits it made me a little bit apprehensive about buying one, though a guy on the other site has since fitted one and documented most of the problem likely to occur.
I think mine will have to be the repsol, which you thinking of?
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Post by alsieboy on Tue 24 Mar 2009, 17:58

yammydave wrote:
alsieboy wrote:Know what you mean Dave, that's why I started collecting bodypanels to do a race replica scheme and swap for a change keeping th originals tucked away safely...

But decided against it, cos of the price of painting etc..specially when you consider the price of those aftermarket kits that wild bill is using. it's just not finacially viable to do it yourself

You read my mind.
There has been that much mixed opinion regarding the kits it made me a little bit apprehensive about buying one, though a guy on the other site has since fitted one and documented most of the problem likely to occur.
I think mine will have to be the repsol, which you thinking of?

It's a bit marmite but I like the original Movistar from back in '98

trying to find a pic somewhere!
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Post by alsieboy on Tue 24 Mar 2009, 18:00

here you go..

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Post by fastbikefinder on Tue 24 Mar 2009, 22:42

alsieboy wrote:here you go..


That's quite nice...
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Post by alsieboy on Tue 24 Mar 2009, 22:47

Just need a nice cheap resto project to make it happen! sunny
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Post by fastbikefinder on Tue 24 Mar 2009, 23:24

alsieboy wrote:Just need a nice cheap resto project :

+1, anyone selling their RRN's?
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Post by radiobloke on Wed 25 Mar 2009, 11:55

RRP in my sig?

offers??
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Post by fastbikefinder on Wed 25 Mar 2009, 11:58

radiobloke wrote:RRP in my sig?

offers??

That's a gorgeous bike RB, not a cheap rebuild!....I wouldn't want to insult you with a crazy offer.
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Post by radiobloke on Wed 25 Mar 2009, 12:05

can't make my mind up

heart says keep it

head says sell it

too many bikes/projects...

but....I bought it because it was a classic!!!

aaararrrrgh!!!!
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