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Re: Sherpa T M92
« Reply #30 on: March 11, 2017, 06:38:30 PM »
TANKS A LOT!

The tank that came with this bike had some weird, hippy sh!t paint job that someone had done over the years.  The tank itself looked OK, but was festooned with muck on the underside, where it had been leaking for who know how many years.  So, over Xmas, I cleaned and de-greased it and discovered that it was actually in pretty good shape.  It did, however, leak and so the first job was to attempt to seal it.  I did some investigation and found the KBS system was getting good results, so I bought a kit.  I followed the 3 stage set of instructions and after waiting for the appropriate period of time, I re-filled the tank and shook it around and....... no leaks!




Happy with this result, I started to sand the tank and remove the old paint.





Then I filled and sanded the major holes and cracks and spray puttied it.






Then it was ready for priming.





And then ready for top coating.



In the mean time, I had been working on replicating the tank graphics and printed out a set of stickers fro the tank, along with the round logos.



And when they were done, I stuck them onto the tank and gave the tank to Darren, who passed it onto a mate of his and he blew some coats of clear across the whole unit.  The clear helped to conseal all the attrocities I had committed and gave the tank a brilliant, glossy finish and sealed the stickers at the same time.





Now I just have to man up and put some fuel in it (and hope like hell it doesn't decide to start leaking).

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Re: Sherpa T M92
« Reply #31 on: March 11, 2017, 06:39:02 PM »
TAKE A SEAT!

The seat that was on the bike was munted.  The cover was as hard and brittle as old wood, the foam was crumbling away and it didn't even feel like it had a base.  As I was cleaning the tank, I discovered that a poor fibreglass repair job had hidden the 3 nuts holding the seat in place.  I cut away the glass, undid the nuts and the seat (such as it was) fell away from the tank.

The seat base was in about 10 pieces (I've lost the photo), [I found the photo:] so I glued them altogether



and then layed a sheet of fibre glass top and bottom.





Cut away the excess mat and the end result was a firm, servicable base.



I blew a coat of paint over the base and bought a fresh foam and cover for it, then assemble the whole shooting match.



Bolted the seat onto the tank and it all looks great!
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Re: Sherpa T M92
« Reply #32 on: March 11, 2017, 06:39:39 PM »
And so now, with a few minor adjustments and tasks to complete, I'm about ready to say the Taco is finished!




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Re: Sherpa T M92
« Reply #33 on: March 11, 2017, 07:08:43 PM »
now for some feet up top gear slides and some km long wheelies ;) love that bulty power

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Re: Sherpa T M92
« Reply #34 on: March 11, 2017, 07:22:54 PM »
You have to be pleased with the results.
An absolute beauty

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Re: Sherpa T M92
« Reply #35 on: March 26, 2017, 10:39:57 AM »
Excellent

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Re: Sherpa T M92
« Reply #36 on: March 26, 2017, 11:29:10 AM »
awesome build ...really enjoyed reading this
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Re: Sherpa T M92
« Reply #37 on: March 26, 2017, 09:28:21 PM »
Top job, well done SS  :)