Paint and exhaust

I was finally able to start on the paint job. In the shot above, there are three coats of brilliant silver, and five coats of clear. I’m going to give it a week to cure, sand down any orange peel, shoot it with two final coats of clear, wet sand one last time, then buff out the finish. Painting requires a ridiculous amount of patience that I don’t normally have, but I am pretty happy with the outcome so far.

Since the bike is getting close to how it’s ultimately going to look, I figured it was a good time to show a side-by-side comparison of where it was and where it is now. I think I’m hooked on bike building, I’m positive that this will not be my last project bike.

The third shot above shows what I worked out for the exhaust bracket that I lost when I cut off the rear passenger peg braces from the frame. The bracket is for handle speaker mounting, and I paired that with a length of steel that I drilled and painted.


3 comments so far

  1. schm0932JS on

    Mind telling me more about those handle speaker mounting brackets you used for the exhaust? I bought a used Thruxton and the previous owner cut off the original tubing. I’ve been searching for some sort of bracket but haven’t found anything worthwhile until I saw what you are using.

    Any help you be greatly appreciated!


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