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dragstews
22nd July 2011, 05:14
Been doing a color change to the RSS....

Came from Buell as Candy Ruby Red....

Did it in a somewhat a darker color...

Hoping the Cops wont be so tough on me now...

http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk140/dragstews/IMG_0009-60.jpg

Wish me Luck....

ace87
22nd July 2011, 06:21
sweet bike

Durockrolly
22nd July 2011, 07:31
C'mon dude!!!! Lots of pics in good light!!!
Looks good from what I can see.

Phaedrus
22nd July 2011, 13:37
That bike would look good in any colour

dragstews
22nd July 2011, 16:01
This is what the Old Paint looks like....

In this photo, it has the RSS tail piece on it....

I have both the RS and the RSS tails....

http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk140/dragstews/dragstews6.jpg

It's a bit of a job to change them out....Do like the RSS tail for the looks better then the RS....But can't ride two up with that....

http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk140/dragstews/Buellpaint001.jpg

Being this bike is Blown...Been having some fun with the wheelies...Had to replace the license plate mount...

http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk140/dragstews/Buellpaint003.jpg

http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk140/dragstews/Buellpaint005.jpg

Going to clam down that action alot....Will not be filling the NOS bottle as often as before...

http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk140/dragstews/Buellpaint008-1.jpg

http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk140/dragstews/IMG_0010-24.jpg

http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk140/dragstews/IMG_0009-27.jpg

The whole reason for this body makeover was the gas tank going away....Too many Moth Balls..???

http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk140/dragstews/BuellRS002.jpg

After cutting it open and sanding all the bad off of it..Did a coating and glued it back together...

http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk140/dragstews/PaintBuell002.jpg

The boys at Air-Tech makes all the body parts as a repo....Hoping the work that I did to the OEM tank will hold up...

If not......Got a new plan...

http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk140/dragstews/RSS120020SET.jpg

I have all the decals for putting the look back to what it was when Buell made it...
Bought them many years ago and never used them....Being this bike is going back together looking really nice...Do think they will go on this time around....

http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk140/dragstews/Buellpaint004.jpg

The bike that I traded for the Buell was the only Harley that I bought new...Was going to grow old with it...But..The Buell deal was there...So now the growing old is with it now....

http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk140/dragstews/XR-1000002.jpg

I miss that XR.....

http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk140/dragstews/XR016.jpg

Can't do Donuts in a parking lot with my feet on the pegs riding the Buell...That damn thing wants to launch to the moon...

http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk140/dragstews/IMG_0011-41.jpghttp://

dragstews
22nd July 2011, 20:10
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk140/dragstews/IMG_0011-41.jpg

The RS tail will be going on it for now...Went ahead and painted the RSS tail also....But it is more fun to ride two up at times...

http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk140/dragstews/IMG_0012-41.jpg

Getting all the Alum. back to a High Shine is getting to be a chore...
Damn near as bad as Polishing the Chrome on a 56 Buick...

http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk140/dragstews/001-21.jpg

http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk140/dragstews/002-14.jpg

If y'all are wondering about that switch....I call it the "O-Shit Switch"
What it does is bump up the boost on the Turbo some....But must be running Race Fuel for it to be good to GO..on High Boost..!!

This Old Westwind hadn't looked this good in a few years...Starting to shape up ready well ....Soon for the nose to be bolted on.

http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk140/dragstews/IMG_0013-32.jpg

The fender is a Air-Tech repop.....The OEM was super thick compared to the repo....It's not in the best of shape cause for a rotor lock getting into it...I still have it...But for a few oz's lighter, went with the Air-Tech fender...


Going to try to get Eric to sign the bike...This photo was in 96 I believe...Daytona Bike Week.

http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk140/dragstews/JesseEricBuell.jpg

That's my Bike in front of Eric....

Kel
22nd July 2011, 20:56
nice mate!

Rico 05R
23rd July 2011, 20:15
Very nice, looking forward to seeing it when you're finished.

shotgun46
23rd July 2011, 20:56
Subscribe ! I wanna see it finished also !

dragstews
25th July 2011, 03:45
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk140/dragstews/PaintBuell.jpg

For twenty year old fiberglass wasn't in that bad of shape....

dragstews
28th July 2011, 04:25
Almost done....

http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk140/dragstews/IMG_0015-24.jpg

Rico 05R
28th July 2011, 05:04
Excellent job! Worthy of some rep.