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Old 11-13-2012, 02:59 PM   #1
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89 1100 Restore help

Hey everyone,

My first post, thanks a lot for all the great info on here!

I am rebuilding this bike, the first picture is of how I got it. The second is it now with wheels done and everything minted up ready for the Blue colour scheme in the final shot.

I have a few questions for those of you with a bike in the blue scheme. Are the two blue colours on the bike just solid colours? In other words non metallic? And are the insides of the front fairings all white inside them? I had thought of doing the inside of the top one white and the lowers maybe black? And I am assuming the white is the Cool white Pearl.

Any answers would be much appreciated!

Cheers

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Old 11-13-2012, 04:29 PM   #2
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Re: 89 1100 Restore help

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I have a few questions for those of you with a bike in the blue scheme. Are the two blue colours on the bike just solid colours? In other words non metallic? And are the insides of the front fairings all white inside them? I had thought of doing the inside of the top one white and the lowers maybe black? And I am assuming the white is the Cool white Pearl.
As far as I can tell the blues are solid colours, although the light blue is close to having a pearl in it. But If your painting the entire bike it should not pose a problem.

The white is a three stage paint with a silver base, white pearl and the clear. It's VERY hard to colour match.

Here are some pics of an OEM upper, as you can see the factory wasn't concerned with asthetics on the insides LOL.









And welcome to the forum!




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Old 11-19-2012, 02:14 PM   #3
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Re: 89 1100 Restore help

Cheers for reply!

Progress pictures, just have to do the top fairing and rear fairings and the paint work is finished.

Thanks.
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Old 11-19-2012, 02:22 PM   #4
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Is that an H2 in the background there?
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Old 11-19-2012, 02:29 PM   #5
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Funny how folks see these things ... just sitting idle in the background! LOL. I'm frequently found guilty of asking the very same question.

BTW - The paint came out really nice. Best of luck with the remaining restoration!

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Old 11-19-2012, 02:35 PM   #6
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The oiler is beautiful too, even in the 'before' pic... so is the old RX7 (or is that a 280z?).

But I have a big soft spot for smokers
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Old 11-19-2012, 02:45 PM   #7
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And the Gamma tank?



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Old 11-19-2012, 03:07 PM   #8
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And the Gamma tank?



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didn't see that.... or the expansion chambers right beside. What else you got in there?

Neil, do you need someone to wash your cars and sweep the floor in the garage?
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Old 11-19-2012, 04:48 PM   #9
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didn't see that.... or the expansion chambers right beside. What else you got in there?

Neil, do you need someone to wash your cars and sweep the floor in the garage?
Haha funny indeed!

It's an H1 500, doing the tank on it at the moment. Can't wait to get it going again.

I wondered if anyone would spot the Gamma tank! It's a Suzuki garage apart from the H1. Couple of Gammas live in it along with a K2 1000, a Busa and the oiler!

I would be quite happy for you to sweep floors and wash cars. You have to bring the beer though!!

Thanks everyone!

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Old 11-19-2012, 04:56 PM   #10
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Also some pic's of a friends 750 limited and an immaculate 1100.

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Old 11-20-2012, 05:28 AM   #11
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Welocme!

Amazing bikes! Thanks for sharing.
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Old 11-24-2012, 01:44 AM   #12
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Re: 89 1100 Restore help

Hey everyone!

Took for first ride today, I am surprised indeed how well these go. Lots of bottom end punch.

Decals to finish, a new screen and a few final touches and the bike will be done. Loved every minute!

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Old 11-24-2012, 04:38 AM   #13
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good job mate !!
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Well done!


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