Thursday, February 11, 2010

Working the tank from hell...

So ive been putting this off for a while but ive gotta get this bike on the road so today i had a go at patching up my fuel tank. As u may know from earlier posts i got my tank sandblasted and found a hell of alot of damage under the old paint and bog.
So i started off sanding the little bit of surface rust off that had built up and gave the deepest dents and old badge mounts a good fill with some fibre glass bog.
Then i gave the smaller dents some normal bog.

Gave it all a sand and then went over with more bog...

I repeated this step a few times marking the dints with a pencil, filling with bog and sanding over and over and over...

Eventually after alot of sand paper it all started to even out...

Once i was reasonably happy i did one final sand and then sprayed the tank with some primer to show up and imperfections. And gave the problem areas yet another sand. Thats all i had in me for 1 day, it took about 8 hours to get all that done... All the big dints and craters are filled and theres just a few imperfections around the edge of some of the dints, so tomorrow im going to get some primer/filler and paint - sand - paint - sand - repeat untill it all looks good. Ive saved myslelf some cash which is good and i guess now when i look down at my tank when im riding i'll appreciate it a little more.

Sunday, January 31, 2010

It Roars!

Heres my bike running all wired up!!!

Friday, January 29, 2010


Ok so todays the day , im getting a bloke who was highly recomended. Phil is doing my wiring today , both engine and accesories. He's been wiring bikes for years and does alot of custom Harleys and i beleive he's done quiet a few xs's aswell. So all going to plan i will be able to fire my bike up for the first time in over a year!!! I'll make a video and pop it up

Monday, January 11, 2010

Sand blasting reveals all... and it's all bad!

This sucks, got my tank and front guard sand blasted, the front guard came out good, only 1 dint.
But the tank is a mess. It looks like its been kicked around a junkyard. I dont know what to do... should i try to repair it... buy another tank?
Only 3 hurdles to go till my bikes finished, paint tank and guard , get bike wired, and rego. couldnt be that hard could it?