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This is what I did over the winter. What did you do? or going to do?

Here is what $200.00 buys, three months of life, another $400.00 and endless hours looking at this forum gets you. It sat in the PO barn for 5 yrs + and was a total basket case (FUBAR). Here are some of the before and after pics. This forum has saved me countless hours and chasing down problems, I hope that someday I can repay the favor

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Here is what $200.00 buys, three months of life, another $400.00 and endless hours looking at this forum gets you. It sat in the PO barn for 5 yrs + and was a total basket case (FUBAR). Here are some of the before and after pics. This forum has saved me countless hours and chasing down problems, I hope that someday I can repay the favor
Couldn't have been beyond all repair because you apparently did repair it. And did a nice job of it too. Looks good, nice job.


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from what i learned the R in FUBAR is recognition not repair

BTW looks great from FUBAR to BAMF
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from what i learned the R in FUBAR is recognition not repair

BTW looks great from FUBAR to BAMF
I've heard it both ways but I didn't have a good line for recognition. Def BA though.


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you gonna go hunting on that thing?

lol jk

it looks good!
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whats that star trek thing in the background? a game? and you still play with barbies?
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, not my first color choice, but it does stand out that's for sure. I was thinking about this for a paint theme, what do you all think Yes to star trek, barbies' no, I married with a house full of kids, what can i say



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so you want to turn your bike into a jack-o-lantern?
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not really jk, but I've see worst things done to bikes and cars

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so you want to turn your bike into a jack-o-lantern?
Might be fun to do with magnets around Halloween.


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that's too fun I was thinking the same thing, even got some magnet sheets laying around here, maybe that's what the great pumpkin would ride if he could Charlie Brown . And the FUBAR is from the movie Tango and Cash.

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Bike went from junk to awesome, Great job on the restoration.
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Looks GREAT!
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Nice. What's the stuff on the rims and where did you get it?
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reflective rim tape, from E-Bay, here is a pic at night, at about 30' away. It was about $13.00, and orange too, they have other colors as well.



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FUBAR is from the movie Tango and Cash.
is that really where it originated? the first place I ever heard it used was in "Full Metal Jacket," but I assumed it was just another old military thing (one of those things the marines inevitably take credit for, and the army and navy contest :P)

bike looks great - i like the superbike style seat. Looks like the fat-ass race tail on my F2

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, not my first color choice, but it does stand out that's for sure. I was thinking about this for a paint theme, what do you all think Yes to star trek, barbies' no, I married with a house full of kids, what can i say

I really like that color,thats what I was thinking about painting my bike
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just a quick update, dyed the teal stripe black, and inlayed some orange in the clutch and stator covers, and painted the chain guard too. The seat is an old Corbin Gunfighter.



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what kinda orange is that? after seeing that I am definitely going with that,I have seen color examples but on the bike looks so much better
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Don't know for sure, i'll have to see if I can find out, if anything I'll take it over to a Paint shop and let them do that color scan thing, and let you know.

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good looking color if you ask me
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as i said it grows on ya', I wanted it to be a satin black, but that has been done to death, so went the other way instead

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as i said it grows on ya', I wanted it to be a satin black, but that has been done to death, so went the other way instead
did you ever figure out the color my bike should be getting painted next weekend
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no, I'll take it down and have it scanned by tomorrow

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Ok went to NAPA today, and here is the code of the paint 42846, it's a NAPA paint code from a NAPA paint store, hope you have one close by, or cross-reference good luck. While I was there they said that now they can put it in a spray paint can, for about $15.00, how cool is that something to keep in mind for touch up work

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