Alt Bike Culture - Paint it Black
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07-06-07, 06:11 PM
It's yellow. It has a 1982 Suzuki GS fairing. It has an awesome set of lights, two 50 watt headlights, amber marker lights, red tailights. It has a piezo alarm that sounds kind of like a "backup beeper" that gets attention. It has a banana seat mounted on a fiberglass foam core trapezoid board, so it doesn't need a sissy bar.
But I think it would look better painted black. I'm taking a poll to see who else thinks it would look cooler painted black.
It has been designated the "Type Ten" , after a series of faired bikes that I built.
07-07-07, 12:31 PM
Do you want to be seen, or do you want to go stealth mode? I rather like the yellow.
Do the amber marker lights and/or the red taillights act as signal indicators?
07-07-07, 06:16 PM
I would like to be able to go into "the Stealth mode" at the flick of a switch (by turning my lights off).
The lights are not blinking turn indicators, but I plan to add another set of amber lights which will blink.
The new lights will be mounted on a 24" by 6"piece of 1/4" aircraft plywood, which I bolted to the bottom of the front fairing support , yesterday.
I had bad experience with plywood in the past, so this time I am using aircraft plywood, and it is bolted to the fiberglass, not laminated to it.
The disc wheel covers are polyethylene , so they will remain white. Polyethylene plastic can not be painted (the paint will flake off).
I have replaced the 12 volt 12 amp/hour battery with a 12v 7ah battery, which saves about 5 pounds.
In this photo, you can see the way it WAS. The new battery is smaller. In this photo you can see the bungee cords holding the battery down, but the flange on the right side is warped upward under the squeezing action of the bungee cords. That was partly caused by the fact that I only made the flanges two layers of 'glass thick at first, spraypainted, and then added more glass. The spray paint caused the layers of fiberglass to peel apart, which in the world of fiberglass is known as "delamination".
07-08-07, 05:45 AM
I'll go with black then!
07-11-07, 04:05 PM
Black and yellow stripes.
07-11-07, 06:31 PM
stealth black all the way!!! (but add a Dinotte tail light )
07-11-07, 06:44 PM
Paint it silver and set rivet heads all over it.
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