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PostSubject: Re: Clean Rear Fender .......... 2009 Suzuki C800   Mon Nov 04, 2013 7:18 pm

Looks great.
Cant wait to see it mounted on the bike
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PostSubject: Re: Clean Rear Fender .......... 2009 Suzuki C800   Thu Nov 07, 2013 9:58 am

Update! Update! Update! Update! Update! Update!

C'mon Sim!
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PostSubject: Re: Clean Rear Fender .......... 2009 Suzuki C800   Thu Nov 07, 2013 8:35 pm

Sorry mate, no updates Rolling Eyes   Busy week, Should make progress over  the weekend though Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Clean Rear Fender .......... 2009 Suzuki C800   Thu Nov 07, 2013 8:40 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Clean Rear Fender .......... 2009 Suzuki C800   Sat Nov 09, 2013 3:54 pm

Your work on this fender is inspirational and I will do the same thing this winter.
I wouldn't be myself if I didn't try to push it further though so with that in mind I will be actually taking a mold out of the rear one and will attempt re-shaping into taildragger.
They're way too expensive so I'll make my own.... and besides "my own" sounds so much better.
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PostSubject: Re: Clean Rear Fender .......... 2009 Suzuki C800   Sat Nov 09, 2013 3:55 pm

Here it is with a rub down and 6 coats up to now Very Happy  now I've just got another rub down so it's silky smooth :aghh: Then another 2 coats tomorrow (8 total) and a few days to dry off before rubbing down and buffing up.

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PostSubject: Re: Clean Rear Fender .......... 2009 Suzuki C800   Sat Nov 09, 2013 3:57 pm

That's a lot of rubbing down my friend  

Love the results though.
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PostSubject: Re: Clean Rear Fender .......... 2009 Suzuki C800   Sat Nov 09, 2013 4:14 pm

cheers  I'll hopefully have it finished for next weekend, I'll put it back on temporary to take a few pics of what it will look like on the bike.

ps. I'm sick of rubbing down lol
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PostSubject: Re: Clean Rear Fender .......... 2009 Suzuki C800   Sat Nov 09, 2013 4:34 pm

Get Jo to help Wink
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PostSubject: Re: Clean Rear Fender .......... 2009 Suzuki C800   Sat Nov 09, 2013 4:50 pm

That looks unbelievable Simbo, you will have a beautiful bike 
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PostSubject: Re: Clean Rear Fender .......... 2009 Suzuki C800   Sat Nov 09, 2013 8:19 pm

Well done mate, you done a cracking job there, not something I am brave enough to do !!!

Jim.
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PostSubject: Re: Clean Rear Fender .......... 2009 Suzuki C800   Sat Nov 09, 2013 11:31 pm

Very nice Sim... I was worried you might get a bloom with the cold damp weather we're having just now, but it looks spot on
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PostSubject: Re: Clean Rear Fender .......... 2009 Suzuki C800   Sun Nov 10, 2013 9:43 am

Thats a job to be proud of.
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PostSubject: Re: Clean Rear Fender .......... 2009 Suzuki C800   Sun Nov 10, 2013 9:48 am

great job sim
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PostSubject: Re: Clean Rear Fender .......... 2009 Suzuki C800   Sun Nov 10, 2013 5:48 pm

A little preview of what it'll look like, I'll probably put indicators back where they were, Back light? still looking into it lol.
 



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PostSubject: Re: Clean Rear Fender .......... 2009 Suzuki C800   Sun Nov 10, 2013 5:53 pm

That looks bloody amazing, Pop a rear light onto the reg plat for ease and your good to go.  
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PostSubject: Re: Clean Rear Fender .......... 2009 Suzuki C800   Sun Nov 10, 2013 6:12 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Clean Rear Fender .......... 2009 Suzuki C800   Sun Nov 10, 2013 6:22 pm

totally mint mate !!! you must be well pleased with your work.

Jim.
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PostSubject: Re: Clean Rear Fender .......... 2009 Suzuki C800   Sun Nov 10, 2013 8:11 pm

Great view side on Sim... the shape of the fender just flows uninterupted from the seat line now.
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PostSubject: Re: Clean Rear Fender .......... 2009 Suzuki C800   Sun Nov 10, 2013 8:32 pm

Hey Sim, re the choice of rear light, have you considered some little torpedo ones mounted to the fender struts like in marcins taildragger piccie?  Not sure where you'd get them...

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PostSubject: Re: Clean Rear Fender .......... 2009 Suzuki C800   Sun Nov 10, 2013 8:34 pm

Looks good Simbo, what a good job 
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PostSubject: Re: Clean Rear Fender .......... 2009 Suzuki C800   Sun Nov 10, 2013 8:50 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Clean Rear Fender .......... 2009 Suzuki C800   Sun Nov 10, 2013 9:02 pm

bigmal wrote:
Hey Sim, re the choice of rear light, have you considered some little torpedo ones mounted to the fender struts like in marcins taildragger piccie?  Not sure where you'd get them...
This type of thing? I saw some on a HD riding home one day, they looked pretty cool  
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Turn-Signal-Stop-Brake-Light-Red-Amber-Ring-Teardrop-Bullet-Motorcycle-Dual-Set-/190962227761?pt=Motorcycles_Parts_Accessories&hash=item2c763c5a31
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PostSubject: Re: Clean Rear Fender .......... 2009 Suzuki C800   Sun Nov 10, 2013 10:36 pm

Nice
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PostSubject: Re: Clean Rear Fender .......... 2009 Suzuki C800   Mon Nov 11, 2013 8:31 am

Outstanding paint job Sim, you must be very pleased with the result.
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PostSubject: Re: Clean Rear Fender .......... 2009 Suzuki C800   Mon Nov 11, 2013 11:58 am

Excellant job Sim,well done.
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PostSubject: Re: Clean Rear Fender .......... 2009 Suzuki C800   Mon Nov 11, 2013 12:57 pm

As my son says, he has the skills that pay the bills but to have those skills and put them in to action on your hobby is just amazing.
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PostSubject: Re: Clean Rear Fender .......... 2009 Suzuki C800   Mon Nov 11, 2013 9:19 pm

Thanks for your kind comments guys  I love the look of the bikes rear end now and even surprised myself with the results  Very Happy This mod hasn't gone without it's setbacks though?? When I first filled it and got it all primed up ready for the finishing coats, I left it perched on the workmate in the garage thinking all would be fine and dandy? When I returned from work on Monday evening, Calum my stepson had removed his push bike from the garage, In doing so, he slammed the garage door knocking the fender off it's pedestal onto the highway peg of the bike  Resulting in a crack and dent to the existing filler from when I removed the reg plate! Boy did I moan about it   It took me all Saturday to get back to where I was originally lol Probably a blessing in disguise really, I was never 100% happy with the filling to the reg plate removal, So this time I got it right Very Happy with the added bonus of a day chunnering   Thanks again guys 
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PostSubject: Re: Clean Rear Fender .......... 2009 Suzuki C800   Tue Nov 12, 2013 1:02 pm

You deserve the praise Simbo you put into action what most of us are only good at chatting about. Well done for not getting banged up for child assault tho 
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PostSubject: Re: Clean Rear Fender .......... 2009 Suzuki C800   Tue Nov 12, 2013 1:51 pm

Ain't that the truth, on both counts.
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PostSubject: Re: Clean Rear Fender .......... 2009 Suzuki C800   Wed Nov 13, 2013 6:29 pm

how about little bullet black indicators they would just blend in and notice even less
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PostSubject: Re: Clean Rear Fender .......... 2009 Suzuki C800   Wed Nov 13, 2013 6:30 pm

oh and forgot to say great job
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PostSubject: Re: Clean Rear Fender .......... 2009 Suzuki C800   Sun Nov 17, 2013 8:34 pm

Opinions please, I'm thinking along the lines of sinking 4 LED micro lights into the fender, 2 for back light and 2 for brake light, each micro light contains 6 LED's and seem pretty bright, I was thinking of having them in a line with the two outer ones for back light and two inner one's coming on for more intensity when the brakes are applied, I'm open to opinions though, I'll darken the lens with lens tint so they're black when not lit, is the lighting idea legal? is this lens tint legal? or should I just go for a light above the side mount reg? Cheers 


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PostSubject: Re: Clean Rear Fender .......... 2009 Suzuki C800   Sun Nov 17, 2013 8:59 pm

Something new and unique so I like it.
But won't it visually shrink the fender? I mean having a line down the middle will create that illusion.
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PostSubject: Re: Clean Rear Fender .......... 2009 Suzuki C800   Sun Nov 17, 2013 9:07 pm

That looks great Sim & I love the way you have it thought out & believe it will be legal and great looking.  

I keep reading unoficial stuff that says it has to be EU marked but I believe that is wrong.
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Have a look HERE FOR MOT requirements
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This information may come in useful Vehicle Lighting Regulations (1989) Sorry I can't be bothered to read it. My MOT guy has said that he only has to check that lights work where they should in a correct manor and be clearly visible. 
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PostSubject: Re: Clean Rear Fender .......... 2009 Suzuki C800   Sun Nov 17, 2013 9:22 pm

MarcinG wrote:
Something new and unique so I like it.
But won't it visually shrink the fender? I mean having a line down the middle will create that illusion.
Dunno Marcin? I was hoping they wouldn't be really visible when not in use, the outer lens will be flush with the fender and lens blacked out hopefully :what1: 

Mr Intruder wrote:
Sorry I can't be bothered to read it.
No wonder! there's about 4 years reading for me there lol I've saved it for reference though, handy link 
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PostSubject: Re: Clean Rear Fender .......... 2009 Suzuki C800   Sun Nov 17, 2013 10:00 pm

I like the idea. Just one little thought..... will the back of the lamps & wiring be man enough for all the shit that will be thrown at them under the fender?
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PostSubject: Re: Clean Rear Fender .......... 2009 Suzuki C800   Sun Nov 17, 2013 10:05 pm

I got 4 LED strips over my bikes rear wheel area and the wires are a lot thinner than those and they have done several thousand miles OK. My lights wires are just like the ones that you can see in Sim's picture but without the outer sheath.
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PostSubject: Re: Clean Rear Fender .......... 2009 Suzuki C800   Sun Nov 17, 2013 10:36 pm

Sim,

Good point... when flush and blackened, they'll be near invisible.
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PostSubject: Re: Clean Rear Fender .......... 2009 Suzuki C800   Sun Nov 17, 2013 11:04 pm

bigmal wrote:
I like the idea. Just one little thought..... will the back of the lamps & wiring be man enough for all the shit that will be thrown at them under the fender?
I think so Mal, the wires are covered in a reasonably thick plastic sheath, as for the lights, they wont actually go through the fender, they're positioned at the lowest point of the filler from the light removal, and they'll only sit 6mm into it, to bring the surface flush. 
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PostSubject: Re: Clean Rear Fender .......... 2009 Suzuki C800   Sun Nov 17, 2013 11:06 pm

Good call
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PostSubject: Re: Clean Rear Fender .......... 2009 Suzuki C800   Mon Nov 18, 2013 4:04 am

With a bit of imagination you could use one of these LINK and use the same leds as parkers as well as brake lights. You would need a relay so that there is 12V on the white wire when the brake is not in use and the 12v is removed when the brake is applied. It could be done with a transistor but you need to have someone that is good with a soldering iron to do the job.
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PostSubject: Re: Clean Rear Fender .......... 2009 Suzuki C800   Mon Nov 18, 2013 1:33 pm

Cheers Ian, I'll look into it   No going back now!   Should look ok with the lenses tinted black, I hope :what1:  or it's back to square one  

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PostSubject: Re: Clean Rear Fender .......... 2009 Suzuki C800   Mon Nov 18, 2013 1:37 pm

That looks very good, better than in a line I believe. Will look much more conventional when done & illuminated.
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PostSubject: Re: Clean Rear Fender .......... 2009 Suzuki C800   Mon Nov 18, 2013 3:50 pm

O yes now that will look the dogs bollox and would still look that way even if you had double the amount of lights in there. The idea of fitting a flush light in that way was inspirational   your bike is gunna have the wow factor 
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PostSubject: Re: Clean Rear Fender .......... 2009 Suzuki C800   Tue Nov 19, 2013 11:06 am

This is how they'll look when lit, The vertical two (or vice versa) will come on when the brake is applied Very Happy 

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PostSubject: Re: Clean Rear Fender .......... 2009 Suzuki C800   Tue Nov 19, 2013 11:48 am

Brill !!! lovely clean look to it mate.

Jim.
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PostSubject: Re: Clean Rear Fender .......... 2009 Suzuki C800   Tue Nov 19, 2013 12:05 pm

Now all you need to do is paint a cobra around it with the brake lights for the eyes.
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PostSubject: Re: Clean Rear Fender .......... 2009 Suzuki C800   Tue Nov 19, 2013 12:43 pm

now that looks fantastic, LEDs really are a massive blessing as far as modifying goes. They are very bright an do a great job well done.
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PostSubject: Re: Clean Rear Fender .......... 2009 Suzuki C800   Tue Nov 19, 2013 6:18 pm

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