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DrewMechen
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PostSubject: The Start   Tue Nov 01, 2011 8:38 pm

So today i have started to make my c800 into a bobber. Pipes paid for, collect Friday. A bike lift bought and also collected on Friday, both from Metric Cruiser (10% discount-nice).

I also put Jon (MC) in contact with Blue Collar Bobbers in the States, with the idea of importing some of their packs.

I will post some pic of what i am drawing my ideas from as soon as i work out how to...

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PostSubject: Re: The Start   Tue Nov 01, 2011 8:54 pm

Cool, that'll be interesting
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DrewMechen
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PostSubject: Re: The Start   Tue Nov 01, 2011 9:32 pm

This is from Blue Collar Bobbers web site, this is roughly the base structure.



Since i am in the Army and going to be a member of The Royal British Legion Riders Branch I thought I would go slightly military



This one may sound a bit strange. I used to play an online game, Eve Online, a quality game and real nice graphics, i am thinking about bringing in some of it to the paint...but the cost may stop this idea

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PostSubject: Re: The Start   Tue Nov 01, 2011 10:41 pm

hi drew just realised it's morse code at the bottom of your messages good title eh!
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DrewMechen
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PostSubject: Re: The Start   Tue Nov 01, 2011 11:56 pm

:-)
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Bunso Steel
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PostSubject: Re: The Start   Wed Nov 02, 2011 1:12 pm

Hahah Drew, my boss had his old Pan European painted in Caldari colours from EVE.
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DrewMechen
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PostSubject: Re: The Start   Wed Nov 02, 2011 1:18 pm

Minmatar! ard as nails. :)

Have you any pic's of you the cal' bike?
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PostSubject: Re: The Start   Wed Nov 02, 2011 1:31 pm

No unfortunately he had to scrap it, we bought a new one together though. Ex police, completely white. He see's it as a blank canvas for another paint job, but we both own it, so it won't be painted until we can agree on a style, hehe.
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DrewMechen
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PostSubject: Re: The Start   Wed Nov 02, 2011 5:14 pm

if it is white you can say that you are part of Concord. :)
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PostSubject: Re: The Start   Wed Nov 02, 2011 5:48 pm

DrewMechen wrote:
... ..- --.. ..- -.- .. / .. -. - .-. ..- -.. . .-. / -.-. ---.. ----- -----
I keep looking at you signiture wondering what it is and I have finally worked it out

"Suzuki Intruder C800"
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PostSubject: Re: The Start   Wed Nov 02, 2011 6:00 pm

arrr padawan, morse learn have you. :)
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PostSubject: Re: The Start   Wed Nov 02, 2011 6:14 pm

-. --- / .. / -.. .. -.. / -. --- - / .. / ..- ... . -.. / .- / - .-. .- -. ... .-.. .- - --- .-. / -... ..- - / .. / .-- .. .-.. .-.. / -. --- - / - . .-.. .-.. / .. ..-. / -.-- --- ..- / -.. --- / -. --- -

lol!
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PostSubject: Re: The Start   Wed Nov 02, 2011 6:41 pm

not a word Wink
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PostSubject: Re: The Start   Wed Nov 02, 2011 8:34 pm

Love that blue bobber pic above - I can see I'm goig to be jealous!! As regards the morse - I ran it through a morse converter last night too! As an aside....my dad was a WW2 morse telegraphist in the navy. He said they learnt morse code by sitting opposite each other and having conversations by tapping a finger on each others back of hand. I've still got a transcript on navy paper telling of the Normandy landings put out in morse by Germans as it happened - my dad retrieved it from his wastebin and now I have it. Clever bit of binary, morse code - in fact the forerunner of computer science! My dad used to talk to me in morse sometimes - diddy da dit (.._.) was how he said it.
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PostSubject: Re: The Start   Thu Nov 03, 2011 12:00 am

http://www.youtube.com/user/BlueCollarBobbers#p/a/u/1/2zfBcyC2oNg
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PostSubject: Re: The Start   Thu Nov 03, 2011 8:34 am

Looks phenomenal in HD!!
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PostSubject: Re: The Start   Thu Nov 03, 2011 6:49 pm

I have just sent this off for a paint quote...this is the price that will either make it or break it :/



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PostSubject: Re: The Start   Thu Nov 03, 2011 10:40 pm

That would look sweet!
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PostSubject: Re: The Start   Thu Nov 03, 2011 10:45 pm

Just out of interest, who did you find to do the paint job?
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PostSubject: Re: The Start   Thu Nov 03, 2011 10:54 pm

http://www.altamura.co.uk/motorbikes.php

It's just to get a ball park costing, no idea if i will be going with them or even if they can fit me in. I'm thinking it will cost about £2.56 for the whole job......yer, whatever.



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PostSubject: Re: The Start   Fri Nov 04, 2011 7:22 am

[quote="DrewMechen"]http://www.altamura.co.uk/motorbikes.php

I'm thinking it will cost about £2.56 for the whole job......yer, whatever.

That seems a bit pricey don't you think?lol!
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PostSubject: Re: The Start   Fri Nov 04, 2011 10:08 am

Well they certainly have some skills, some brilliant paintwork on there. You'll get what you pay for I think.
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PostSubject: Re: The Start   Sun Nov 06, 2011 10:15 pm

i am looking at about £800 for paint, wonder if they would take body parts?
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