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Author Topic: Knobbies- the final touch!  (Read 3640 times)

Hansel

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Re: Knobbies- the final touch!
« Reply #45 on: July 24, 2013, 04:34:45 AM »
So the LED turn signals i had on the back were really bugging me (first world problems). I did not like how the LEDs showed through the lens, it just didnt fit the classic look of the bike. So after many hours on the internet i found a solution that is exactly what i envisioned from the start.
while they are still LEDs, the lens matches the taillight, and you can not see the actual LED through the lens. With the rubber grommet it now matches perfectly..





vs the old one:

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Re: Knobbies- the final touch!
« Reply #46 on: July 24, 2013, 05:07:49 AM »
love the tyres/tires!

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Re: Knobbies- the final touch!
« Reply #47 on: July 24, 2013, 05:58:59 PM »
Nice pics.  Green bike with knobbies, requisite beer bottle, and kudos on the Bob stroller.  (Ain't they great?)  But your garage is just waaaaaay too clean.  You need more mess if we're going to take you seriously.

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Re: Knobbies- the final touch!
« Reply #48 on: July 24, 2013, 07:31:01 PM »
Tires and lights looks great!


Nice pics.  Green bike with knobbies, requisite beer bottle, and kudos on the Bob stroller.  (Ain't they great?)  But your garage is just waaaaaay too clean.  You need more mess if we're going to take you seriously.

Scott ;)

LOL    ;D  I was thinking the same thing!  My garage looks like a bomb went off, I keep acquiring crap and I'm running out of room.
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Re: Knobbies- the final touch!
« Reply #49 on: July 24, 2013, 08:11:54 PM »
I don't clean until it's not at all possible to get the bike in there.  And then I only clean enough so that it is.

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Re: Knobbies- the final touch!
« Reply #50 on: July 25, 2013, 01:14:39 PM »
this bike is shaping into a dream bike......would be a head turner not only with her looks, but the sound as well. It has soul of the old world !

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Re: Knobbies- the final touch!
« Reply #51 on: July 25, 2013, 03:04:06 PM »
Love it! Hansel, what Green paint did you use?
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Re: Knobbies- the final touch!
« Reply #52 on: July 26, 2013, 08:09:11 PM »
that rear brake lever really stands out.
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Re: Knobbies- the final touch!
« Reply #53 on: July 27, 2013, 03:50:08 PM »
I have plans this winter of dechroming most of the bike...
Seat springs and shocks (new hagons) handlebars and  will be black.
Engine covers will be color matched powder coat in olive drab and hopefully that little wing logo on there will be black.
Headlight ring and all other chrome is going to be turned into satin chrome, the plater near my house said he could do it no problem. I dont want to completely black her out...
Question for you guys: Should i plate or paint the bottom fork legs or leave them as is?
I wish i knew how to use photoshop, right now its just my imagination doing the work...

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Re: Knobbies- the final touch!
« Reply #54 on: July 27, 2013, 03:57:02 PM »
Also got this sump guard coming in from hitchcocks:


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Re: Knobbies- the final touch!
« Reply #55 on: July 27, 2013, 06:57:54 PM »
Does that guard have enough clearance for the oil drain plug and pump inlet casting?

Looks like it could be in the way.
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Re: Knobbies- the final touch!
« Reply #56 on: July 27, 2013, 11:29:29 PM »
Does that guard have enough clearance for the oil drain plug and pump inlet casting?

Looks like it could be in the way.

Yes, I'd like to know that too. Would be a real hassle to take it off at every change.
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Re: Knobbies- the final touch!
« Reply #57 on: July 28, 2013, 01:51:49 AM »
Here is another pic, according to them the rear most hole will allow you to drain the oil, as it was a concern of mine. I will let you know as soon as it gets here!

either way its only a couple bolts so it really wouldnt be that bad if i had to take it off every time...

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Re: Knobbies- the final touch!
« Reply #58 on: July 30, 2013, 03:56:24 AM »
Alright, mail from England comes fast!

Got the skid installed, its thick and burly and fits perfectly. Install was slightly painful due to the clearances around the mounts but when its on its pretty low profile. it stops just before the main drain plug on the underside of the engine, so that is clear for oil changes. it does cover that secondary drain though, but i never use that one anyway. Here she is:




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Re: Knobbies- the final touch!
« Reply #59 on: July 30, 2013, 07:14:49 AM »
If it doesn't line up to let a socket in, surely you own a holesaw, jigsaw, Greenlee hole punch, or Dremel tool.
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