78 SS Resto

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78 SS Resto

Post by K-Mac » Sat Mar 07, 2009 10:40 pm

I had this '78 SS sitting in the back of the shed for a few years now and the time is nigh. Here is a few pics of the bike when I first bought [img]http:[img]http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv16 ... ms77ss.jpg[/img]//i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv166/Kymbos/bikes3006.jpg[/IMG][img]http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv16 ... itled1.jpg[/img]untitled.jpg[/IMG]
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Post by K-Mac » Sat Mar 07, 2009 11:15 pm

In it's former gloryImage

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Gettin striped

Post by K-Mac » Sat Mar 07, 2009 11:17 pm

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Post by MartinMille BANNED » Sun Mar 08, 2009 12:31 am

Man you guys suck when it comes to taking pictures :-D :lol: :-D

Are you going to restore it or leave it as is?

The headlight shell is chrome is that std? I thought they were black !!!

Still a good looking bike

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Post by nottonight68 » Sun Mar 08, 2009 1:00 am

ive had a few beers-those pics look perfect to me

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Sizher photos

Post by K-Mac » Sun Mar 08, 2009 3:06 am

Sorry Guys the photos were taken with my phone(now there is a good ad for M*****La)

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Post by nottonight68 » Sun Mar 08, 2009 3:16 am

The headlight shell is chrome is that std? I thought they were black !!!


ahh another one with headlight fever-jod duplo's do that to ya a bit like gold but worth more :shock:

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Post by K-Mac » Sun Mar 08, 2009 3:19 am

Martin, Not sure if the headlight is meant to be black,there has a lot of chrome on this bike at present and I'm not 100% sure what is or not right.The plan is to get it close to original so most of the chrome will be removed.Someone did spend a lot of time/money chromeing/ polishing eveyrthing on the bike and yeah it was hip in the '80s but it doesn't dig me.It took me 3 months trying to come to terms with the paint job before I bought it.

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Post by nottonight68 » Sun Mar 08, 2009 3:49 am

hey k
definetly go back to silver/blue
frame-hope that gold is paint and not nickel plate
forks and triples-powder coat black crinkle-prepare carefully
get rid of that chromed oil filter cap
new levers needed-hard to find
replace all rubber bits
is the stand chromed?-could be a problem
shocks?-impossible to find

told ya the pics were clear to me

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Post by Gum » Sun Mar 08, 2009 2:52 pm

I would say, give up your day job and take up professional photography. Next time I need a camera, Im going to buy a phone, come to think of it, I need a new phone, I will go to Camera store right now. Gum

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Paint and co

Post by K-Mac » Sun Mar 08, 2009 11:14 pm

Silver and blue it will be
Going to see Sir Notts new mate at the powdercoaters next week
Found out the right-hand fork slider has been damaged and repaired to a very poor quality,New pair arrived last week.
The list of other parts is getting longer every time I spend time on the net.
Going to order a new set of Ikon shockers this week. Which ones?? 7610-1418 or 7610-1250sp5 What's the diff?
I wanna try and get a bit of stuff to the soda-blasters this week as well.
Wheels will be getting some new s-steel spokes(and unfortuately they are only Akronts)
Looks like the Company that employs me will be having a slow week!
And thanks Gum for the photography tips and here's my tip to you Gum,don't jump off the top of bunk beds it really,really hurts.

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Ikons

Post by xpiotos52 » Mon Mar 09, 2009 9:46 pm

K-Mac,
When I did my '77 750ss I spoke to the dude at Ikon and he recommended 7610-1250, so I went with those.That was this year, I'm 90kilos and got 'em on the lowest setting ,they seem to work just fine! :-D . Cost was $475 delivered to ACT.

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Post by abmartin » Tue Mar 10, 2009 5:32 pm

The chromed headlight shell should be correct for a '78. Mine was made in late '78 and has the same thing.

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Post by K-Mac » Mon Mar 30, 2009 1:03 am

New fork inners,new shocks(IKON 7610-1418) body work blasted and primed,rims dismanteled and polished,waiting for the spokes to be made.

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Post by BevHevSteve » Mon Mar 30, 2009 8:39 am

waiting for spokes 'to be made' ???

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