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PostSubject: Re: How Much Black ?   Tue Apr 05, 2016 2:15 pm

Looking good Dave! I'll have to get mine MoT'd etc & get out for some runs as well before we go away in May!
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PostSubject: Re: How Much Black ?   Tue Apr 05, 2016 3:54 pm

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I have slowly going more and more black over a long time. I will be doing a reversal of Dave R's wheels. I will keep the chrome wheels but spraying the spokes black instead.
 Black spokes - bollocks, didn't think of that - ah well, not stripping them down again  !!!!!  That'll look good Dave.

Pete - get the MOT sorted mate - I'm off for a couple of weeks - have to meet up soon
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PostSubject: Re: How Much Black ?   Tue Apr 05, 2016 6:10 pm

I only thought of it because of what you did, although I do love what you have done.
My main reason for doing it is that I was thinking of replacing my cruddy looking spokes with stainless steel ones but thought black spokes could look ok with the chrome wheels, time will tell.
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PostSubject: Re: How Much Black ?   Tue Apr 05, 2016 6:49 pm

Could these give you an idea what they'd look like without actually spraying them Dave?
www.ebay.co.uk/itm/GPPRO-MOTOCROSS-MX-ENDURO-WHEEL-RIM-SPOKE-SHROUDS-WRAPS-SKINS-COVERS-ALL-COLOURS-/271903548611?var=&hash=item3f4eb6e4c3:m:mnLpGQ0aZ3ylFXUG4BZFhtA
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PostSubject: Re: How Much Black ?   Tue Apr 05, 2016 7:17 pm

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Mr Intruder wrote:
I have slowly going more and more black over a long time. I will be doing a reversal of Dave R's wheels. I will keep the chrome wheels but spraying the spokes black instead.
 Black spokes - bollocks, didn't think of that - ah well, not stripping them down again  !!!!!  That'll look good Dave.

Pete - get the MOT sorted mate - I'm off for a couple of weeks - have to meet up soon


Will get it sorted Dave but feeling a bit like death warmed up at the moment due to Rosie giving me the lurgy ha ha ha!!!
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PostSubject: Re: How Much Black ?   Tue Apr 05, 2016 8:15 pm

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Could these give you an idea what they'd look like without actually spraying them Dave?
www.ebay.co.uk/itm/GPPRO-MOTOCROSS-MX-ENDURO-WHEEL-RIM-SPOKE-SHROUDS-WRAPS-SKINS-COVERS-ALL-COLOURS-/271903548611?var=&hash=item3f4eb6e4c3:m:mnLpGQ0aZ3ylFXUG4BZFhtA

Hmmm now that has me thinking, I might just buy them instead of spraying. Definitely food for thought.
I will have to measure my spokes now, and count my spokes. It says 40 covers are included.
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PostSubject: Re: How Much Black ?   Tue Apr 05, 2016 8:28 pm

Oh sod it, I will order them in the morning, thanks so much Sim. wagg
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PostSubject: Re: How Much Black ?   Tue Apr 05, 2016 8:48 pm

36 spokes per wheel Dave - I counted every fucking one of 'em when I cleaned the wheels up last year !!
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PostSubject: Re: How Much Black ?   Tue Apr 05, 2016 8:57 pm

Cheers Dave R but curiosity killed the cat.

49 spokes front
36 spokes rear
15cm covers I think for front, although the back spokes are tiny, about 8cm. (Measure yourself to be sure)
So two packs of 40 will do it, with a couple of spokes being with joins. (I will do that at rear)

Just ordered 2 packs but the sizes are running out, I bought 2 packs of 18cm covers. I will cut them myself & join the couple that need it, rather than buying a third pack.
They will be here Thurs/Fri, can't wait to fit them, they'll look great. Can't wait to cover up the cruddy spokes that I have at the moment. Also I think black spoke and chrome wheels will look the dogs bollox, when you think it only cost £20.


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PostSubject: Re: How Much Black ?   Tue Apr 05, 2016 8:59 pm

Sorry Dave - I must have tried to blank the memory of that job from my mind.  That's a cracking idea - can't wait to see it done.  Tempted to mine in white
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PostSubject: Re: How Much Black ?   Tue Apr 05, 2016 9:02 pm

I will post some picks as soon as I have them fitted.
I think white would look the dogs on you bike. oyili
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PostSubject: Re: How Much Black ?   Tue Apr 05, 2016 9:04 pm

Although it does seem a shame to cover up the new stainless spokes !!!  Conflicted again
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PostSubject: Re: How Much Black ?   Tue Apr 05, 2016 9:06 pm

Oh now weight a minute, I forgot you had stainless spokes, leave well alone me thinks.
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PostSubject: Re: How Much Black ?   Tue Apr 05, 2016 9:07 pm

What about if I just do one wheel ???? !!!!!
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PostSubject: Re: How Much Black ?   Tue Apr 05, 2016 9:09 pm

HHmmmm how about if you had them and put them on and pulled them off as the mood takes you.
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PostSubject: Re: How Much Black ?   Tue Apr 05, 2016 9:10 pm

Good idea  !!!  But I'll wait till you've done yours first - then you can tell me how fiddly it is  !!
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PostSubject: Re: How Much Black ?   Tue Apr 05, 2016 9:29 pm

Yeah Dave I have just been watching You-Tube video's and it seems easy. This video below is like all the others.

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PostSubject: Re: How Much Black ?   Wed Apr 06, 2016 3:21 pm

Dave - they're brilliant - although I think I'd have cleaned the nipples up first.
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PostSubject: Re: How Much Black ?   Wed Apr 06, 2016 5:39 pm

Picked up the final piece 

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They've done it so that I can remove the grill to clean the glass without having to remove the bezel surround.  Thanks for that idea Sim - should look the bollox when it's fitted
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PostSubject: Re: How Much Black ?   Wed Apr 06, 2016 8:34 pm

That looks the business!  oyili
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PostSubject: Re: How Much Black ?   Wed Apr 06, 2016 9:12 pm

Link please.
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PostSubject: Re: How Much Black ?   Wed Apr 06, 2016 9:21 pm

It was a bodge-it-together job Dave.  Second hand bezel which came with a visor & then this head light grill off ebay.  Got my fabricators to braze the visor into the bezel, drill a couple of corresponding holes into the visor to fit the grill to it.  Gloss black powder then fitted the grill to the bezel using torx head security screws.
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PostSubject: Re: How Much Black ?   Wed Apr 06, 2016 10:20 pm

Bodged is the last thing that looks my friend.... Exceptional work!
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PostSubject: Re: How Much Black ?   Thu Apr 07, 2016 4:49 pm

01.15 this morning - final piece of the jig-saw

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PostSubject: Re: How Much Black ?   Thu Apr 07, 2016 5:45 pm

lgd
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PostSubject: Re: How Much Black ?   Thu Apr 07, 2016 6:29 pm

Looks great!  oyili update the showroom when you get a min Dave 
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PostSubject: Re: How Much Black ?   Thu Apr 07, 2016 7:31 pm

Brilliant job, well done.
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PostSubject: Re: How Much Black ?   Thu Apr 07, 2016 11:01 pm

Thanks guys - I'll update the gallery when I've been out on it.  At some point I'll condense the whole transformation saga into a single thread so that you can see how it's evolved from what it was to what it is now
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PostSubject: Re: How Much Black ?   Fri Apr 08, 2016 2:40 pm

Looking very excellent Dave!
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PostSubject: Re: How Much Black ?   Sat Apr 09, 2016 7:31 pm

simbo wrote:
Could these give you an idea what they'd look like without actually spraying them Dave?
www.ebay.co.uk/itm/GPPRO-MOTOCROSS-MX-ENDURO-WHEEL-RIM-SPOKE-SHROUDS-WRAPS-SKINS-COVERS-ALL-COLOURS-/271903548611?var=&hash=item3f4eb6e4c3:m:mnLpGQ0aZ3ylFXUG4BZFhtA

Still trying to get these feckers on, gotta be esier ones out there. However they cost me £20 so they are going on and thats a feckin fact. they are not cut smoothly down the middle which is a pain when putting them os as they are nice and thick. Ahhhh
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PostSubject: Re: How Much Black ?   Sun Apr 10, 2016 12:45 am

Stick at it Dave - I want to see the photos when you've finished  !!

Went out for a shake-down run today & managed to get a few snaps 




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There's a few snagging bits to tidy up & I guess I ought to tax it
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PostSubject: Re: How Much Black ?   Sun Apr 10, 2016 7:20 am

ilis
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PostSubject: Re: How Much Black ?   Sun Apr 10, 2016 8:09 am

excellent work! looks stunning 
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PostSubject: Re: How Much Black ?   Sun Apr 10, 2016 9:33 am

That is NICE 
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PostSubject: Re: How Much Black ?   Sun Apr 10, 2016 9:42 am

Stunning
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PostSubject: Re: How Much Black ?   Sun Apr 10, 2016 1:22 pm

once again tastefully done all parts compliment each other no mean feat in itself, this bike is a credit to you and you should be proud have to go now as my bib is soaking
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PostSubject: Re: How Much Black ?   Sun Apr 10, 2016 10:45 pm

Hope to see this stunner in the metal soon - maybe at one of the ride-outs / meet ups over Yorkshire way Dave?
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PostSubject: Re: How Much Black ?   Sun Apr 10, 2016 11:19 pm

Wow !!!

Well done, I reckon that should win a show or three 
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PostSubject: Re: How Much Black ?   Mon Apr 11, 2016 6:28 am

lgd  Dave
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PostSubject: Re: How Much Black ?   Mon Apr 11, 2016 7:45 am

Wow what a beauty.  ilis
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PostSubject: Re: How Much Black ?   Mon Apr 11, 2016 7:21 pm

OMG I love your bike so much, its getting better and better all the time   wow
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PostSubject: Re: How Much Black ?   Tue Apr 12, 2016 10:14 pm

Mr Intruder wrote:
simbo wrote:
Could these give you an idea what they'd look like without actually spraying them Dave?
www.ebay.co.uk/itm/GPPRO-MOTOCROSS-MX-ENDURO-WHEEL-RIM-SPOKE-SHROUDS-WRAPS-SKINS-COVERS-ALL-COLOURS-/271903548611?var=&hash=item3f4eb6e4c3:m:mnLpGQ0aZ3ylFXUG4BZFhtA

Still trying to get these feckers on, gotta be esier ones out there. However they cost me £20 so they are going on and thats a feckin fact. they are not cut smoothly down the middle which is a pain when putting them os as they are nice and thick. Ahhhh

Try a smear of vaseline on the spoke Dave?
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PostSubject: Re: How Much Black ?   Tue Apr 12, 2016 10:15 pm

Now that's euphemism if I've ever heard one !!!!!
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PostSubject: Re: How Much Black ?   Wed Apr 13, 2016 4:31 pm

Looks even better in the flesh Dave & we'll say nothing about the paint ok ha ha ha!
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PostSubject: Re: How Much Black ?   Wed Apr 13, 2016 6:29 pm

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we'll say nothing about the paint ok ha ha ha!


?????  Suspect
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PostSubject: Re: How Much Black ?   Wed Apr 13, 2016 6:51 pm

It's a personal thing Sim & a need to know situation ok cos if I told you I'd have to kill you which to certain people on here might be a blessing ha ha ha....... Lets just say I showed him mine & he showed me his ok? sssmily
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PostSubject: Re: How Much Black ?   Wed Apr 13, 2016 7:13 pm

I knew you were mates..... But really!
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PostSubject: Re: How Much Black ?   Wed Apr 13, 2016 7:49 pm

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It's a personal thing Sim & a need to know situation ok cos if I told you I'd have to kill you 

That would be tremendously ambitious of you. Anyway, I've no interest in your homosexual activity's 
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PostSubject: Re: How Much Black ?   Thu Apr 14, 2016 5:38 pm

oooooooooh hark at her then sweetie!!! Getting our knickers in a twist eh Mr Simbo??? babababab
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PostSubject: Re: How Much Black ?   Thu Apr 14, 2016 7:10 pm

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oooooooooh hark at her then sweetie!!! Getting our knickers in a twist eh Mr Simbo??? babababab

You got it.. you know how over sensitive I am 
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