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rene53catalina
09-08-2013, 2:14 AM
hello , i am new here , and i just bought a 89 sportster , it`s a hood solid low miles bike , but it is all original and i hate original , i hate new , i hate stuff with chrome bought in a shop ready to bolt on :D

so here is my stuff

this is when i first bought the thing

http://i262.photobucket.com/albums/ii103/rene74monte/DSC_0100_zpsb98807ba.jpg (http://s262.photobucket.com/user/rene74monte/media/DSC_0100_zpsb98807ba.jpg.html)

this is just to get an idea withe a nice old gastank from a mobylette

http://i262.photobucket.com/albums/ii103/rene74monte/DSC_0112_zps85d1d020.jpg (http://s262.photobucket.com/user/rene74monte/media/DSC_0112_zps85d1d020.jpg.html)

this is my home fabricated fender struts

http://i262.photobucket.com/albums/ii103/rene74monte/DSC_0146_zps19ab1fbd.jpg (http://s262.photobucket.com/user/rene74monte/media/DSC_0146_zps19ab1fbd.jpg.html)

http://i262.photobucket.com/albums/ii103/rene74monte/DSC_0148_zps43e9248a.jpg (http://s262.photobucket.com/user/rene74monte/media/DSC_0148_zps43e9248a.jpg.html)

this is with the shocks relocated , and it is already getting nice and low

http://i262.photobucket.com/albums/ii103/rene74monte/DSC_0149_zps53ae5c59.jpg (http://s262.photobucket.com/user/rene74monte/media/DSC_0149_zps53ae5c59.jpg.html)

this is my headlight , it`s a copper thing from a 30`s wolsley ,

http://i262.photobucket.com/albums/ii103/rene74monte/DSC_0138_zpse39768d7.jpg (http://s262.photobucket.com/user/rene74monte/media/DSC_0138_zpse39768d7.jpg.html)

tha plan is to get the bike low , pait it with green and copper flakes , and i am going to copper and nickel plate a lot of parts , already got all the stuff at home to do this , we will wee how it goes .

i also have a xs 650 but i will put that in another post

mreed
09-08-2013, 4:52 AM
It had some big ol air bags. Cool take on the fender strut. What is the extra piece sticking straight back down by the lower mount in the second to last pic?...and do you want to sell the maroon tank?

rene53catalina
09-08-2013, 5:27 AM
:D the air shocks are way to stiff , they are for the suspension of a truck cabin , the piece sticking back is for the tail light .

i an not going to use the tank anymore so i am willing to sell it , however i live in the netherlands so the shipping will be a bitch

Allen
09-09-2013, 1:40 AM
Vast Improvement over Stock to be sure.

rene53catalina
09-23-2013, 4:42 AM
this is my new aircleaner and instrument panel:D:D

http://i262.photobucket.com/albums/ii103/rene74monte/DSC_0345_zpsc0bc2a25.jpg (http://s262.photobucket.com/user/rene74monte/media/DSC_0345_zpsc0bc2a25.jpg.html)

rene53catalina
09-23-2013, 4:48 AM
also fabricated a new oil tank from an old oxygen tank form the fire brigade , and a new batterybox with all the electrics in it


http://i262.photobucket.com/albums/ii103/rene74monte/DSC_0154_zps6f2f3211.jpg (http://s262.photobucket.com/user/rene74monte/media/DSC_0154_zps6f2f3211.jpg.html)

http://i262.photobucket.com/albums/ii103/rene74monte/DSC_0155_zps4da55804.jpg (http://s262.photobucket.com/user/rene74monte/media/DSC_0155_zps4da55804.jpg.html)

http://i262.photobucket.com/albums/ii103/rene74monte/DSC_0166_zpsf74e6440.jpg (http://s262.photobucket.com/user/rene74monte/media/DSC_0166_zpsf74e6440.jpg.html)

http://i262.photobucket.com/albums/ii103/rene74monte/DSC_0152_zpsffcfb48a.jpg (http://s262.photobucket.com/user/rene74monte/media/DSC_0152_zpsffcfb48a.jpg.html)

Sky
09-23-2013, 6:10 AM
Looking "hood". I dig it.
Keep the tank IMHO
Gonna start calling things "hood solid" starting……..now

rene53catalina
09-23-2013, 7:13 AM
hood sounds good :D

Grantman
09-23-2013, 8:36 AM
I really like that oil bag! Nice way to "recycle".

rene53catalina
10-14-2013, 3:27 PM
time for an update , last week i started with the copperplating , and as i expected : nothing worked ,
i tried all kind of acids and materials , but the iron parts did not accept the copper , in the mean time i was getting kind of mad about the whole thing until i read somewhere that steel does not accept copper , it must me nickel plated first , so i did that , nickel plating went great , and then the copper
bloody bloody shit , it did nothing , well , it did something , it removed the nickel .
back to nothing again ,
and then the light came to me , when the stuff is in the acid solution both the copperpipe and my part both started to bubble , that means that they both have current on them :eek: what i need is DC and i used AC , tried it with a simple battery and VICTORY !! there was copper
here a few pics

20 liters of battery acid , nice !!

http://i262.photobucket.com/albums/ii103/rene74monte/DSC_0359_zpsdc41d9e9.jpg (http://s262.photobucket.com/user/rene74monte/media/DSC_0359_zpsdc41d9e9.jpg.html)

everything together in a bucket

http://i262.photobucket.com/albums/ii103/rene74monte/DSC_0360_zps10b2b0a2.jpg (http://s262.photobucket.com/user/rene74monte/media/DSC_0360_zps10b2b0a2.jpg.html)

and nothing happend

http://i262.photobucket.com/albums/ii103/rene74monte/DSC_0361_zpsd088e836.jpg (http://s262.photobucket.com/user/rene74monte/media/DSC_0361_zpsd088e836.jpg.html)

and then with the battery

http://i262.photobucket.com/albums/ii103/rene74monte/DSC_0368_zpsa061cd41.jpg (http://s262.photobucket.com/user/rene74monte/media/DSC_0368_zpsa061cd41.jpg.html)

to be continued , i hope

Jackfrost
10-14-2013, 6:56 PM
Copper plating in your garage...you are my fukin hero!

rene53catalina
10-15-2013, 1:45 AM
thanks , i don`t think it is completely safe , the first day i had a couple of swollen eyes and all kind of holes in my t shirt :D

rene53catalina
10-17-2013, 11:08 AM
well now , here is my first real copperplated cyclepart , it is not perfect just like myself :D
i nickelplated it first and then the copper , it is somewhat harder to do than i thought at first , especially the electrical bit .

here it is :cheersmate:

http://i262.photobucket.com/albums/ii103/rene74monte/DSC_0369_zps109585a1.jpg (http://s262.photobucket.com/user/rene74monte/media/DSC_0369_zps109585a1.jpg.html)

xyster220
10-17-2013, 11:15 AM
Feckin' sweet bro

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rene53catalina
10-24-2013, 12:33 PM
painted my rear fender , first time ever with flakes and candy paint , and i must say i am fucking happy

http://i262.photobucket.com/albums/ii103/rene74monte/DSC_0394_zps7f1105ea.jpg (http://s262.photobucket.com/user/rene74monte/media/DSC_0394_zps7f1105ea.jpg.html)

http://i262.photobucket.com/albums/ii103/rene74monte/DSC_0403_zpsa8bee76c.jpg (http://s262.photobucket.com/user/rene74monte/media/DSC_0403_zpsa8bee76c.jpg.html)

http://i262.photobucket.com/albums/ii103/rene74monte/DSC_0436_zps57872718.jpg (http://s262.photobucket.com/user/rene74monte/media/DSC_0436_zps57872718.jpg.html)

http://i262.photobucket.com/albums/ii103/rene74monte/DSC_0442_zpse33fa860.jpg (http://s262.photobucket.com/user/rene74monte/media/DSC_0442_zpse33fa860.jpg.html)

Cupmonkey
10-24-2013, 4:38 PM
Fender looks tits

Beaner242
10-24-2013, 4:53 PM
Nice job. Love the fender. Are you gojng to reveal your plating process so we can all blind ourselves and ruin more clothes? Lol

patdoody
10-24-2013, 8:51 PM
Im in for the copper plating secrets! and rad paint!

70schop
10-24-2013, 8:56 PM
Nice job. Love the fender. Are you gojng to reveal your plating process so we can all blind ourselves and ruin more clothes? Lol

^^^^^^What he said^^^^^^ :clap for you:

EVOEATR
10-24-2013, 10:05 PM
WOW. At first post I thought "here we go, another SOA 'new to the site' sportster need help changing my plugs" thread...and then you get fuckin' crazy PLATING SHIT IN YOUR GARAGE, and then NAILING paint too. Hood job man, very hood indeed.:clap for you:

rene53catalina
10-25-2013, 4:46 AM
hahaha , yeah , you are competely right , i am not somebody who asks how much air i should put in the tires and how much torque the valvestem caps should have , those kind of people should just go outside and mow their lawn or something
i like do do everything myself , and if i do not know then there are books , and in the last case maybe i`ll ask :D
i have been messing with old cars for about 30 years and lately also with bikes , but the principles are the same , only difference is the weight

bparsel
10-25-2013, 8:40 AM
Digging what youre doing!


BUT...how has nobody mentioned that you have an AMC Eagle in your driveway. I LOVED those cars when I was a kid. Damn things went everywhere!

rene53catalina
10-25-2013, 8:45 AM
hahaha , yeah , you are right , they are great and you do not see many of them , especially in the netherlands

scuzzy
10-25-2013, 4:58 PM
hahaha , yeah , you are competely right , i am not somebody who asks how much air i should put in the tires and how much torque the valvestem caps should have , those kind of people should just go outside and mow their lawn or something
i like do do everything myself , and if i do not know then there are books , and in the last case maybe i`ll ask :D
i have been messing with old cars for about 30 years and lately also with bikes , but the principles are the same , only difference is the weight



whats that supposed to mean??? last thing I need is for my harley tech to get mad at me for my valve caps being to tight... you dont know what its like to spend 50 dollars on the bad ass valve caps more than once...



but for real man not that my opinion matters much, especially on the internet but props on the home plating. bad ass shit

rene53catalina
10-26-2013, 2:20 AM
:D:D yeah man , the prices of the valvecaps are a real pain in the ass these days

rene53catalina
10-28-2013, 1:19 PM
just a little tribute to this great forum , hope you guys like it

http://i262.photobucket.com/albums/ii103/rene74monte/DSC_0536_zpse84a9dfe.jpg (http://s262.photobucket.com/user/rene74monte/media/DSC_0536_zpse84a9dfe.jpg.html)

rene53catalina
11-01-2013, 10:43 AM
finished my oiltank today , think it looks kinda funky psychadelic :D

http://i262.photobucket.com/albums/ii103/rene74monte/DSC_0560_zps813c7203.jpg (http://s262.photobucket.com/user/rene74monte/media/DSC_0560_zps813c7203.jpg.html)


http://i262.photobucket.com/albums/ii103/rene74monte/DSC_0561_zps61d2cc3f.jpg (http://s262.photobucket.com/user/rene74monte/media/DSC_0561_zps61d2cc3f.jpg.html)

hillbillybass
11-01-2013, 2:29 PM
I was expecting to be underwhelmed,but im not.I love the way its going so far.I prefer the lines of the red tank though.

Nosebleed
11-01-2013, 3:00 PM
WOW. At first post I thought "here we go, another SOA 'new to the site' sportster need help changing my plugs" thread...and then you get fuckin' crazy PLATING SHIT IN YOUR GARAGE, and then NAILING paint too. Hood job man, very hood indeed.:clap for you:

Shoot, did his own plating, nailed the paint, working on a cool bike in a foreign country, AND coined a cool new phrase! Hood solid is the new tits.

rene53catalina
11-02-2013, 1:48 AM
thanks guys , i am not sur about the tank myself but i`m gonna go with it for now , it is a very old tank that almost nobody has so that`s nice .
it ias fun to work on , it`s my first bike i so it`s all new to me , bu don`t be surprised if i take the whole thing apart again next year and do something completely different with it :D

as for the copper plating , i am not sure i am going with that couse the copper layer is so fricking thin it is not really a protective layer and it is starting to rust already partially becouse of the acid i think but i have to find a way to make the copper layer thicker , so for now that is not really hood solid:D

ARBY
11-02-2013, 9:29 AM
WOW. At first post I thought "here we go, another SOA 'new to the site' sportster need help changing my plugs" thread...and then you get fuckin' crazy PLATING SHIT IN YOUR GARAGE, and then NAILING paint too. Hood job man, very hood indeed.:clap for you:

Yep, he had me so fooled I didn't even open the thread until today. Damn. I like the fender, I like the fab work, I like the paint. I'd really like to see the outcome of the tank. I am I really saying nice things about little evo Sportsters? Damn you rene53catalina. You may have cracked my shell!

rene53catalina
11-02-2013, 9:56 AM
yeah , i know what you mean , they are small bikes , but i kinda like that , i am not a fan of the big battleships , they are beautifull , don`t get me wrong but it is not my thing.
i am trying to change the seating position of the bike and oa lot of other things , don`t know what yet , i will figure it out along the way :D

Gyllenberg
11-03-2013, 4:26 AM
Progress looks great! Im also about to start plating myself, what Amperes are you going on?

rene53catalina
11-03-2013, 4:42 AM
well , at the moment i am using a 1.5 volt battery , don`t know about the amps , but they say it is best about 1 amp ,
can you let me know how your plating works out ?

Gyllenberg
11-03-2013, 6:18 AM
well , at the moment i am using a 1.5 volt battery , don`t know about the amps , but they say it is best about 1 amp ,
can you let me know how your plating works out ?

Im gonna use a 12v carbattery and a potentiometer, Ill let you know how it goes when I have tried my first pieces..

Slayer63
11-03-2013, 12:06 PM
A battery charger would be your best bet. Also, you should neutralize the acid after plating to prevent rust.

rene53catalina
11-03-2013, 12:14 PM
yes , that is something that is very important , i use a bucket with water and soda , and after that i rinse it very toroughly with water and soap and then blow dry

rene53catalina
11-09-2013, 11:08 AM
i started painting the tank , hope it comes out nice :D

silver basecoat and silver flakes

http://i262.photobucket.com/albums/ii103/rene74monte/DSC_0571_zps6a1e57fb.jpg (http://s262.photobucket.com/user/rene74monte/media/DSC_0571_zps6a1e57fb.jpg.html)

all taped up :)

http://i262.photobucket.com/albums/ii103/rene74monte/DSC_0575_zpsa32c6726.jpg (http://s262.photobucket.com/user/rene74monte/media/DSC_0575_zpsa32c6726.jpg.html)

and part of the design , took me almost half a day to tape and cut everything out

http://i262.photobucket.com/albums/ii103/rene74monte/DSC_0576_zpsab1e601f.jpg (http://s262.photobucket.com/user/rene74monte/media/DSC_0576_zpsab1e601f.jpg.html)

Southbanker
11-09-2013, 11:23 PM
Some nice stuff going on.
Like the sissy set up.

rene53catalina
11-10-2013, 1:48 AM
thanks , i try to do things different but most things are already done somewhere in time :-)

rene53catalina
11-15-2013, 2:08 PM
well now , i had a little bit of a set back , when i took the tape off i also took the red paint off :-) , so i had to remove all the colour and start over again , now here we go again :-) :-)
here i already painted the red lines again and masked it off to pain the second colour

http://i262.photobucket.com/albums/ii103/rene74monte/DSC_0598_zps2df8194c.jpg (http://s262.photobucket.com/user/rene74monte/media/DSC_0598_zps2df8194c.jpg.html)

here i painted the gold part

http://i262.photobucket.com/albums/ii103/rene74monte/DSC_0601_zps3285bd5d.jpg (http://s262.photobucket.com/user/rene74monte/media/DSC_0601_zps3285bd5d.jpg.html)

then i took off all the tape and it comes out like this , as you cab see it is also a learning process for me becouse the red stripe in the middle off the top scallop does not belong there :-)

http://i262.photobucket.com/albums/ii103/rene74monte/DSC_0602_zps4fcd868b.jpg (http://s262.photobucket.com/user/rene74monte/media/DSC_0602_zps4fcd868b.jpg.html)

and the next step is to mask off the painted parts , again

http://i262.photobucket.com/albums/ii103/rene74monte/DSC_0603_zps219770ff.jpg (http://s262.photobucket.com/user/rene74monte/media/DSC_0603_zps219770ff.jpg.html)

next is the last colour , i am not sure i am doing the taping the right way , but i think it is the only way to do this , but is is a shitload of work

WhiteFox
11-16-2013, 7:09 AM
Great work so far man! As for your taping... Have you tried fineline tape? It makes things so much easier. I couldn't believe it when I saw you masked the whole tank then began cutting out patterns! Fine line tape would make the job easier, not to say that you are not doing it right because if it works for you, then it is.

Green tape supposedly works the best. I've been using blue 1/8" 3M brand fine line and it does not like tight bends and often slides leaving behind a glue residue. I just purchased some green tape from www.customfinelinetape.com and can't wait to try it on my paint.

rene53catalina
11-16-2013, 11:45 AM
yeah , i do use fineline tape , i use it on top of the other tape , the small curves are indeed a pain in the ass , when i make a small curve i immediately put another piece of normal tape over it so it stays in place and i cut it later .
thanks for the link for the tape , i will have a look there

rene53catalina
11-17-2013, 2:24 PM
http://i262.photobucket.com/albums/ii103/rene74monte/DSC_0620_zps2afc35c6.jpg (http://s262.photobucket.com/user/rene74monte/media/DSC_0620_zps2afc35c6.jpg.html)

Ramzilla
11-17-2013, 4:15 PM
Subscribing to this! Awesome work so far and I too dig your AMC :cheersmate:

rene53catalina
11-18-2013, 10:02 AM
hahaha , yeah , the amc is a nice car , you don`t see them very much

rene53catalina
11-19-2013, 3:08 PM
well now , the last colour , this was really a lot of work , but i don`t care

http://i262.photobucket.com/albums/ii103/rene74monte/DSC_0628_zps0465a9bc.jpg (http://s262.photobucket.com/user/rene74monte/media/DSC_0628_zps0465a9bc.jpg.html)

http://i262.photobucket.com/albums/ii103/rene74monte/DSC_0621_zps08d1c3a3.jpg (http://s262.photobucket.com/user/rene74monte/media/DSC_0621_zps08d1c3a3.jpg.html)

rene53catalina
12-07-2013, 8:04 AM
scored an awsome headlight last week , have no idea what it`s from , i never seen one like this before . maybe somebody knows?
me happy

http://i262.photobucket.com/albums/ii103/rene74monte/DSC_0720_zpsddd1f641.jpg (http://s262.photobucket.com/user/rene74monte/media/DSC_0720_zpsddd1f641.jpg.html)

Wolfchop
12-07-2013, 10:23 AM
loving this thread

rene53catalina
12-17-2013, 3:11 PM
made myself a new aircleaner , i hate those ugly oval standard chrome breadbox things , so i just had to make something else.
i think it looks kind of sweet , it is all stainless steel

http://i262.photobucket.com/albums/ii103/rene74monte/DSC_0745_zpsf8789a79.jpg (http://s262.photobucket.com/user/rene74monte/media/DSC_0745_zpsf8789a79.jpg.html)

http://i262.photobucket.com/albums/ii103/rene74monte/DSC_0746_zps508128c8.jpg (http://s262.photobucket.com/user/rene74monte/media/DSC_0746_zps508128c8.jpg.html)

Blaine
12-17-2013, 3:22 PM
That paint work is phenomenal !

howard
12-17-2013, 3:37 PM
a belt strap holding the tank- a man after my own heart-paint is way funky :)

rene53catalina
12-17-2013, 3:56 PM
thanks guys , the beltstrap is not as i want it , it is gonna be a leather strap with a steel belt inside ,
but i am kind of an idiot , i fabricated the belt first and tooled the belt later and the result is that it is to long now :D so i will have to make a new one

rene53catalina
12-24-2013, 1:37 PM
started on the pipes today , kinda like it

http://i262.photobucket.com/albums/ii103/rene74monte/DSC_0747_zps598a6d3b.jpg (http://s262.photobucket.com/user/rene74monte/media/DSC_0747_zps598a6d3b.jpg.html)

2siq600
12-24-2013, 4:13 PM
looks pretty sweet

FatKat
12-27-2013, 5:38 PM
Kickin ass man that thing is wicked

rene53catalina
12-29-2013, 4:11 AM
thanks guys , and i am not done by a long shot , i am just gonna keep building :D
and the xs 650 is the next one , it will not be so extreme as the harley but i got some sweet ideas for it

Wolfchop
12-29-2013, 1:45 PM
holy fuck i love those pipes

bloodhunter1833
12-29-2013, 2:22 PM
Dude your your gettin wild . Pipes are rad . Nice to see some imagination. Thats going to be a cool machine

rene53catalina
12-30-2013, 1:41 AM
well , it is not completely my own idea , i saw something like it on the internet and it kept messing with my brain :D
i gave it a bit of my own twist because the one on the net was on another kind of engine , but overall i am very happy with it , i onlty have to make somekind of bracket to secure the pipes

wingedick
12-30-2013, 5:47 AM
started on the pipes today , kinda like it

http://i262.photobucket.com/albums/ii103/rene74monte/DSC_0747_zps598a6d3b.jpg (http://s262.photobucket.com/user/rene74monte/media/DSC_0747_zps598a6d3b.jpg.html)

dig the built, like what you have done with the paint and the pipes but the only draw back to the pipes is all the heat that around the ignition, that will put a short life on it for sure..
but still killer

rene53catalina
12-30-2013, 2:04 PM
yeah , i was thinking about that too , it does have some room between the pipes and the engine so maybe it will be ok , we will see

gnarleyhaterson
12-31-2013, 4:04 PM
Wow, that's beautiful man. I love the paint and copper plating. Kudos for doing it all in your garage no less! That's a kickass oil tank you've built too. I think I might just have to give that a try.

rene53catalina
01-26-2014, 7:20 AM
did some work again , my exhaustpipeaircleaner turned out to be to big so i made another one , this time a lot smaller , i think it is nice



http://i262.photobucket.com/albums/ii103/rene74monte/DSC_0886_zps1a5f48c5.jpg (http://s262.photobucket.com/user/rene74monte/media/DSC_0886_zps1a5f48c5.jpg.html)

and on the other side of the bike i made something to start and choke and i used an old tailight as a cockpit for the oil neutral and hibeam lights ,

http://i262.photobucket.com/albums/ii103/rene74monte/DSC_0887_zps72e0f6a3.jpg (http://s262.photobucket.com/user/rene74monte/media/DSC_0887_zps72e0f6a3.jpg.html)

http://i262.photobucket.com/albums/ii103/rene74monte/DSC_0888_zps1fb20a15.jpg (http://s262.photobucket.com/user/rene74monte/media/DSC_0888_zps1fb20a15.jpg.html)

masonburke
01-26-2014, 5:23 PM
Daaaamn.. this got REAL, and it happened fast haha. When I first opened this thread something was making me expect this to be terrible. But this thing is insane.. youre a madman. Really rad

rene53catalina
01-27-2014, 9:57 AM
thanks , i am proud to be an idiot :D

Skylar
01-27-2014, 10:25 AM
thanks , i am proud to be an idiot :D



Please, share some more of your idiocy with the rest of us then.

rene53catalina
01-27-2014, 10:50 AM
something like this? these were electric heaters and now they are ufo lamps , heavy in the flakes :D

http://i262.photobucket.com/albums/ii103/rene74monte/DSC_0731_zps6be90ad6.jpg (http://s262.photobucket.com/user/rene74monte/media/DSC_0731_zps6be90ad6.jpg.html)

http://i262.photobucket.com/albums/ii103/rene74monte/DSC_0729_zps903a928f.jpg (http://s262.photobucket.com/user/rene74monte/media/DSC_0729_zps903a928f.jpg.html)

or this , this is our kitchen , also flaked :D

http://i262.photobucket.com/albums/ii103/rene74monte/DSC_3948.jpg (http://s262.photobucket.com/user/rene74monte/media/DSC_3948.jpg.html)

http://i262.photobucket.com/albums/ii103/rene74monte/DSC_4068_zpsfc9aaddd.jpg (http://s262.photobucket.com/user/rene74monte/media/DSC_4068_zpsfc9aaddd.jpg.html)

or the colour of my pontiac , also not normal

http://i262.photobucket.com/albums/ii103/rene74monte/DSC06639-1.jpg (http://s262.photobucket.com/user/rene74monte/media/DSC06639-1.jpg.html)

masonburke
01-27-2014, 11:03 AM
^^ That colour on that Pontiac is fucking awesome

TravisLongBeach
01-27-2014, 11:56 AM
that kitchen is fucking awesome:killerjob:

rene53catalina
01-27-2014, 12:00 PM
yeah , it came out real nice , this is the complete view

http://i262.photobucket.com/albums/ii103/rene74monte/DSC06841.jpg (http://s262.photobucket.com/user/rene74monte/media/DSC06841.jpg.html)

gray
01-27-2014, 12:49 PM
yeah , it came out real nice , this is the complete view

http://i262.photobucket.com/albums/ii103/rene74monte/DSC06841.jpg (http://s262.photobucket.com/user/rene74monte/media/DSC06841.jpg.html)

:clap for you:

masonburke
01-27-2014, 12:53 PM
Maybe its a weird comparison.. but it really reminds me of some old guitar picks that I always see around. Its a good thing. Im loving it

rene53catalina
01-29-2014, 12:06 PM
hahahaha yeah , i know what you mean ,

XSGLENN
01-29-2014, 8:10 PM
Dude love the choke and e-starter it's some Hood Solid shit. Can't wait to see the finished bike!


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Ramzilla
01-30-2014, 8:00 AM
The alternator half for an air cleaner is cool as fuck. That's some awesome ingenuity man. Can't wait to see more. :killerjob:

rene53catalina
02-08-2014, 6:06 AM
my first leather tooling piece ever , gonna be an insert piece of the seat .
i think it is hood solid :D

http://i262.photobucket.com/albums/ii103/rene74monte/DSC_0928_zps219062df.jpg (http://s262.photobucket.com/user/rene74monte/media/DSC_0928_zps219062df.jpg.html)

rene53catalina
02-08-2014, 8:22 AM
part one of the tankstrap is also finished

http://i262.photobucket.com/albums/ii103/rene74monte/DSC_0929_zps672a88c9.jpg (http://s262.photobucket.com/user/rene74monte/media/DSC_0929_zps672a88c9.jpg.html)

rene53catalina
02-13-2014, 12:26 PM
my seat is done , whole lot of work but i am happy

http://i262.photobucket.com/albums/ii103/rene74monte/DSC_0934_zps7ef11a99.jpg (http://s262.photobucket.com/user/rene74monte/media/DSC_0934_zps7ef11a99.jpg.html)

dberman
02-13-2014, 4:24 PM
Have to agree with Hillbilly, Arby and Masonburke; at first I was thinking that this build was gonna be a crash and burn, but holy shit this dude's got skills! Metal fabrication & welding, DIY copper-plating (WTF?! who does that shit at home?), painting, and then leather work? All at professional grade. This guy's my hero.

Rene, keep posting pics. I think we all want to see this when it's done, and as it's being done.

Nosebleed
02-13-2014, 4:57 PM
^^^ Not only that, but it appears that he carved a Pontiac entirely out of rosewood!

:cheersmate:

carbonslave
02-14-2014, 5:39 AM
By far one of the coolest threads I've ever seen

Wizardsbane
02-14-2014, 8:31 AM
Love this shit.

rene53catalina
02-14-2014, 9:15 AM
thanks people , bu why is that that a lot of guys think it is gonna be a crash and burn thread?
i have heard that remark before

rene53catalina
02-14-2014, 9:17 AM
^^^ Not only that, but it appears that he carved a Pontiac entirely out of rosewood!

:cheersmate:


:D:D good one , it did cost me a whole lot of knife blades

dberman
02-14-2014, 4:03 PM
thanks people , bu why is that that a lot of guys think it is gonna be a crash and burn thread?
i have heard that remark before


Rene, hard to say exactly. Pics of the preliminary work and materials didn't show what you were doing or how well you could do it until somewhere deep into the first page when the paint started. Then POW, holy crap.

rene53catalina
02-15-2014, 7:05 AM
maybe it is the way i take my pictures , i am not exactly a genious with a camera .

the heatshields are almost done , i made them from a piece of a reeeaally big filter :D
and a few pictures of the bike almost complete


http://i262.photobucket.com/albums/ii103/rene74monte/DSC_0935_zps9de7c694.jpg (http://s262.photobucket.com/user/rene74monte/media/DSC_0935_zps9de7c694.jpg.html)

http://i262.photobucket.com/albums/ii103/rene74monte/DSC_0936_zpsb7c446a8.jpg (http://s262.photobucket.com/user/rene74monte/media/DSC_0936_zpsb7c446a8.jpg.html)

http://i262.photobucket.com/albums/ii103/rene74monte/DSC_0939_zpsf5c6d988.jpg (http://s262.photobucket.com/user/rene74monte/media/DSC_0939_zpsf5c6d988.jpg.html)

Ramzilla
02-17-2014, 7:37 AM
I have followed this build from the get go and I must say it turned out awesome. I may have missed it before or not noticed how cool it was but what is that headlight off of? :killerjob:

rene53catalina
02-17-2014, 9:55 AM
thanks , and nobody knows anything about that headlight , and that makes it cool :-)

Ramzilla
02-17-2014, 9:11 PM
Yeah it looks great on there. Definitely turning into one of my favorite swing arm bikes.

JeffA
02-17-2014, 9:12 PM
Freakin love it!

BrokenSprocketGarage
02-18-2014, 7:21 AM
Exceptional work. Really brings some hope back to the garage build spirit on this forum.

rene53catalina
02-25-2014, 9:59 AM
i bought an awsome natural 3 inch tiger eye on ebay , i am gonna use it on the bike and i have the plans ready :D , to bad it takes a month for it to get here
i think nobody:D has done this before

http://i262.photobucket.com/albums/ii103/rene74monte/_3_zps127b4546.jpg (http://s262.photobucket.com/user/rene74monte/media/_3_zps127b4546.jpg.html)

halfday
04-17-2014, 10:46 AM
Now somone can beet you too it becaus you won't get your cateye for too long

rene53catalina
04-24-2014, 7:00 PM
what do you mean ?

i gave the bike his name and etched it into the stainless exhaust :-)

http://i262.photobucket.com/albums/ii103/rene74monte/DSC_1183_zpsa856ce95.jpg (http://s262.photobucket.com/user/rene74monte/media/DSC_1183_zpsa856ce95.jpg.html)

rene53catalina
04-25-2014, 6:40 AM
hahaha , it is a white zombie song title , it sounded good to me

Ramzilla
04-25-2014, 6:50 AM
What's that word psychoholic that you made up mean to you

I instantly got the White Zombie reference and it was what Zombie called his fans/groupies back in the day."Psychoholics" But it has a definition.


psychoholic

adj.

Psychic and psycho mixed. When two people are so closely linked that they finish each other's sentences or frequently say the same thing at the same time. Particularly applicable if what is said is bizarre.

rene53catalina
04-25-2014, 8:54 AM
well now , that`s me and i do it on my own :-)

Ramzilla
04-25-2014, 9:53 AM
What did you use to etch it into the pipe?

rene53catalina
04-25-2014, 10:47 AM
water , salt and a car battery , used vinyl decalls for the letters

Hondawg
05-09-2014, 6:55 PM
Rene on your alternator air cleaner do have a filter hiding in there or is it just wide open? Awesome fab work by the way.

rene53catalina
05-12-2014, 2:12 AM
it has a filter inside it , i think that is better

Ramzilla
05-12-2014, 7:19 AM
water , salt and a car battery , used vinyl decalls for the letters

Any chance you could do a how to or something on this? Or is it a secret you don't want to give away? I'd love to try it.

rene53catalina
05-13-2014, 6:25 AM
hahaha , no , it is no secret , it is relatively simple .
1 take a bowl of water big enough to put your part in.
2 add kitchen salt , to less alt it does not work , too much and they say it does not work also , it does not really matter how
much exactly , you will see if it works or not . stirr it well so the salt is dissolved.
3 take a car battery or charger , i do both , hook the battery to the charger and connect 2 wires to the battery terminals.
4 connect the positive lead to the part you want to etch and connect the negative to a piece of metal , does not really matter , just some kind of strip will do
5 mask off the parts you DON`T want to etch , you can use tape or sticky letters , or even paint ,
6 put your part connected to the positive in the salt water and the strip with the negative also , make sure they do not touch each other

now watch , it begins to bubble and the water turns really dirty , i mean REALLY :-) brown and black with dirty foam and all kind of shit ,
but that is ok , leave the part in for a few minutes , take it out and see how it looks , stainless steel goes really slow but aluminium goes a lot faster so
you will have to watch what it is doing .

what happens is the current goes from positive to negative and takes the material of the part along with it , exept what is under the tape .

hope it is a bit clear , it can not really go wrong

Ramzilla
05-13-2014, 7:35 PM
Hell yeah I'm gonna try this. Thanks man!!

rene53catalina
05-14-2014, 2:40 AM
share a few pic of your results , this is an other example of how it can kook , not my work by the way.

http://i262.photobucket.com/albums/ii103/rene74monte/1398614377_2_FT139559_10313057_10203688069379122_4 551182155255660056_n_zps258e9c7f.jpg (http://s262.photobucket.com/user/rene74monte/media/1398614377_2_FT139559_10313057_10203688069379122_4 551182155255660056_n_zps258e9c7f.jpg.html)

rene53catalina
06-16-2014, 1:56 PM
well ? any results??? :-)

Ramzilla
06-18-2014, 8:39 AM
Haven't had a chance to try it out yet. Work has been slammed and I have been basically eating.sleeping and showering at home. Good thing is I get to fuck off on CC during my breaks!

rene53catalina
06-25-2014, 3:36 PM
;););) understood man , try not to get overworked like me , i am currently at home because of that

jimthefred
09-25-2014, 5:21 PM
SHIT!!! Any updates?

Ramzilla
09-25-2014, 6:54 PM
He's now building several bikes in the Jap forums that I have been peeping on.

rene53catalina
09-29-2014, 3:00 AM
hahaha , no , no updates , the harley is finished as far as i am concerned , and yes , i am building one yamaha right now and have two more in the waiting room :)

rene53catalina
01-05-2015, 2:37 AM
been busy with something els , hope i get it done soon cause i want to go back to the bikes again.
my old pontiac is a bit sick :-) and needed an operation

http://i262.photobucket.com/albums/ii103/rene74monte/10805836_805641369493167_1666974146344946741_n_zps e2093c97.jpg (http://s262.photobucket.com/user/rene74monte/media/10805836_805641369493167_1666974146344946741_n_zps e2093c97.jpg.html)

http://i262.photobucket.com/albums/ii103/rene74monte/10455131_805641209493183_4959508179667161776_n_zps 3465e90d.jpg (http://s262.photobucket.com/user/rene74monte/media/10455131_805641209493183_4959508179667161776_n_zps 3465e90d.jpg.html)

http://i262.photobucket.com/albums/ii103/rene74monte/DSC_2498_zps7ff839ac.jpg (http://s262.photobucket.com/user/rene74monte/media/DSC_2498_zps7ff839ac.jpg.html)

http://i262.photobucket.com/albums/ii103/rene74monte/DSC_2501_zps95b12865.jpg (http://s262.photobucket.com/user/rene74monte/media/DSC_2501_zps95b12865.jpg.html)

http://i262.photobucket.com/albums/ii103/rene74monte/DSC_2507_zpsf120416a.jpg (http://s262.photobucket.com/user/rene74monte/media/DSC_2507_zpsf120416a.jpg.html)

http://i262.photobucket.com/albums/ii103/rene74monte/DSC_2538_zps51230894.jpg (http://s262.photobucket.com/user/rene74monte/media/DSC_2538_zps51230894.jpg.html)

FooDog
01-09-2015, 7:39 PM
hahaha , no , it is no secret , it is relatively simple .
1 take a bowl of water big enough to put your part in.
2 add kitchen salt , to less alt it does not work , too much and they say it does not work also , it does not really matter how
much exactly , you will see if it works or not . stirr it well so the salt is dissolved.
3 take a car battery or charger , i do both , hook the battery to the charger and connect 2 wires to the battery terminals.
4 connect the positive lead to the part you want to etch and connect the negative to a piece of metal , does not really matter , just some kind of strip will do
5 mask off the parts you DON`T want to etch , you can use tape or sticky letters , or even paint ,
6 put your part connected to the positive in the salt water and the strip with the negative also , make sure they do not touch each other

now watch , it begins to bubble and the water turns really dirty , i mean REALLY :-) brown and black with dirty foam and all kind of shit ,
but that is ok , leave the part in for a few minutes , take it out and see how it looks , stainless steel goes really slow but aluminium goes a lot faster so
you will have to watch what it is doing .

what happens is the current goes from positive to negative and takes the material of the part along with it , exept what is under the tape .

hope it is a bit clear , it can not really go wrong


well ? any results??? :-)

I gave it a try today....it worked. I messed around with a points cover to see what would happen....pretty cool stuff....just wish I could draw better

55196

rene53catalina
01-10-2015, 5:15 AM
awsome dude , it is a great technique , and yes , it is all about the drawing

rene53catalina
02-01-2015, 2:54 AM
got a little paint booth now and i am practicing my paint techniques ,
it is a lot of fun when you heve a place where you can safely do this with a good vent system and a heater.
gonna do the harley all over again and all the other bikes as well :-)

http://i262.photobucket.com/albums/ii103/rene74monte/DSC_2181_zpsb9faab24.jpg (http://s262.photobucket.com/user/rene74monte/media/DSC_2181_zpsb9faab24.jpg.html)

http://i262.photobucket.com/albums/ii103/rene74monte/DSC_2180_zpsa97d18ca.jpg (http://s262.photobucket.com/user/rene74monte/media/DSC_2180_zpsa97d18ca.jpg.html)

http://i262.photobucket.com/albums/ii103/rene74monte/DSC_2179_zps99aabec9.jpg (http://s262.photobucket.com/user/rene74monte/media/DSC_2179_zps99aabec9.jpg.html)
http://i262.photobucket.com/albums/ii103/rene74monte/il_570xN712195548_3vgs_zpsa4bb2d05.jpg (http://s262.photobucket.com/user/rene74monte/media/il_570xN712195548_3vgs_zpsa4bb2d05.jpg.html)

http://i262.photobucket.com/albums/ii103/rene74monte/il_570xN712446806_9rhe_zps6a0a9ffb.jpg (http://s262.photobucket.com/user/rene74monte/media/il_570xN712446806_9rhe_zps6a0a9ffb.jpg.html)

http://i262.photobucket.com/albums/ii103/rene74monte/il_570xN712569783_9fnn_zps7427f5a3.jpg (http://s262.photobucket.com/user/rene74monte/media/il_570xN712569783_9fnn_zps7427f5a3.jpg.html)

http://i262.photobucket.com/albums/ii103/rene74monte/il_570xN712656765_odo0_zpsb8e2a299.jpg (http://s262.photobucket.com/user/rene74monte/media/il_570xN712656765_odo0_zpsb8e2a299.jpg.html)

http://i262.photobucket.com/albums/ii103/rene74monte/10906525_323983811140155_937038188734947247_n_zps7 f504515.jpg (http://s262.photobucket.com/user/rene74monte/media/10906525_323983811140155_937038188734947247_n_zps7 f504515.jpg.html)

http://i262.photobucket.com/albums/ii103/rene74monte/10942756_323983884473481_3417587242189676675_n_zps 79a7d64c.jpg (http://s262.photobucket.com/user/rene74monte/media/10942756_323983884473481_3417587242189676675_n_zps 79a7d64c.jpg.html)

http://i262.photobucket.com/albums/ii103/rene74monte/il_570xN712307663_kedm_zpsc7df9965.jpg (http://s262.photobucket.com/user/rene74monte/media/il_570xN712307663_kedm_zpsc7df9965.jpg.html)

rene53catalina
03-04-2015, 2:00 AM
painting my tins again , it seems i have nothing else to do , yeah right

http://i262.photobucket.com/albums/ii103/rene74monte/DSC_2906_zpsnk0teozn.jpg (http://s262.photobucket.com/user/rene74monte/media/DSC_2906_zpsnk0teozn.jpg.html)

http://i262.photobucket.com/albums/ii103/rene74monte/DSC_2912_zpsdphcpifk.jpg (http://s262.photobucket.com/user/rene74monte/media/DSC_2912_zpsdphcpifk.jpg.html)

DocOctane
03-06-2015, 6:47 PM
This entire thread makes me feel funny in the dirty spot.

Mocnyang
03-06-2015, 10:06 PM
Gotta ask do you do this for a living, if not you really should.

rene53catalina
03-07-2015, 2:50 AM
no , i do not do this for a living but i would like to do that , but i think it is not easy to start something

Mocnyang
03-07-2015, 8:15 AM
I hear ya, if the Netherlands is anything like new york it's almost impossible to start a business. When I looked into it the cost just for the licenses and permits was ~50k. That doesn't even include the shop, tools, or even the utilities. After that I'd be a younger mechanic trying to build a rep with all of the grey beards and something tells me that would be the hardest part.

Mocnyang
03-07-2015, 8:18 AM
With your abilities you could probably have one hell of a pitch to some investors but that takes away from the freedom part of doing it your way

DocOctane
03-07-2015, 9:03 AM
I think you could easily start with having people ship you tanks and parts for paint. Word of mouth goes a long way. You have done some very top notch stuff in this thread. Inspiring even

rene53catalina
03-09-2015, 5:48 AM
tank is done , came out ok , now on with the fender :-)

http://i262.photobucket.com/albums/ii103/rene74monte/DSC_2924_zps0l3ga3bv.jpg (http://s262.photobucket.com/user/rene74monte/media/DSC_2924_zps0l3ga3bv.jpg.html)

rene53catalina
03-09-2015, 6:14 AM
thanks guys , i missed the fact that we went to a next page :-)
the shipping part is something i am not very keen on , lost of risks on damage , and yes , word to mouth is the way to go ,
and is i start something over here it will be from my own home , i have a litthe paintbooth here and it works great , if i see what professional painters sometimes deliver with all kinds of rough endresults than i can say i do a better job , the clear
coat on this tank is like glass

rene53catalina
03-09-2015, 12:37 PM
fender is also done ,

http://i262.photobucket.com/albums/ii103/rene74monte/DSC_2926_zpssrgzyeep.jpg (http://s262.photobucket.com/user/rene74monte/media/DSC_2926_zpssrgzyeep.jpg.html)

rene53catalina
03-09-2015, 1:14 PM
also changed the top of the tank , looks very different with a dark bacground

http://i262.photobucket.com/albums/ii103/rene74monte/DSC_2934_zpselecpvho.jpg (http://s262.photobucket.com/user/rene74monte/media/DSC_2934_zpselecpvho.jpg.html)

http://i262.photobucket.com/albums/ii103/rene74monte/DSC_2935_zpsovwgawhu.jpg (http://s262.photobucket.com/user/rene74monte/media/DSC_2935_zpsovwgawhu.jpg.html)

http://i262.photobucket.com/albums/ii103/rene74monte/DSC_2947_zpsx3utp98g.jpg (http://s262.photobucket.com/user/rene74monte/media/DSC_2947_zpsx3utp98g.jpg.html)

billybiltit
03-09-2015, 1:21 PM
very nice build sir.
thanks for posting.
leon

rene53catalina
03-09-2015, 1:27 PM
thanks leon , hope i can put the bike together by the end of the week , te paint is a bit to fresh right now :-)

rene53catalina
03-16-2015, 10:43 AM
sprayed a piece of transparent fuel line red with candy and clearcoat and it looks waaay better this way , also this looks much better than with a hose clamp , it is the little things that make the difference :-)

http://i262.photobucket.com/albums/ii103/rene74monte/DSC_2960_zps1btoqhkz.jpg (http://s262.photobucket.com/user/rene74monte/media/DSC_2960_zps1btoqhkz.jpg.html)

http://i262.photobucket.com/albums/ii103/rene74monte/DSC_2961_zpsontxaqhc.jpg (http://s262.photobucket.com/user/rene74monte/media/DSC_2961_zpsontxaqhc.jpg.html)

billybiltit
03-16-2015, 2:51 PM
the wire looks good.

leon

rene53catalina
03-17-2015, 4:15 AM
thanks , i am also happy with it , just have to wait and see how it holdt up in the future

rene53catalina
04-01-2015, 5:33 AM
the paint came off , it went totally soft , even the hose itself became soft and the petrol came right through the hose , now that the paint is gone the hose is not soft anymore and is not wet from the petrol anymore , i have no idea what happened but as it turns out you can not paint transparent fuel line

slinginrods
04-01-2015, 3:07 PM
you can buy reinforced ruby red FUEL line like that from MOON or SPEEDWAY MOTORS .it wont get soft and rot and cause a gas leak and burn up your badass chopper . check em out .

rene53catalina
04-02-2015, 2:05 AM
i will look it it , problem is that most of the red lines i found were to small and would be very expensive with the shipping to the netherlands

rene53catalina
04-02-2015, 2:12 AM
costs 65 bucks to get it shipped to the netherlands ;):confused::kill:

BrokenSprocketGarage
04-02-2015, 6:29 AM
Helix racing has red hose

rene53catalina
10-20-2015, 1:15 PM
did some painting again for a guy i know , think it is gonna be sweet in the end :-)

http://i262.photobucket.com/albums/ii103/rene74monte/DSC_3853_zpskganc00q.jpg (http://s262.photobucket.com/user/rene74monte/media/DSC_3853_zpskganc00q.jpg.html)

http://i262.photobucket.com/albums/ii103/rene74monte/DSC_3856_zpsxtlckl90.jpg (http://s262.photobucket.com/user/rene74monte/media/DSC_3856_zpsxtlckl90.jpg.html)

http://i262.photobucket.com/albums/ii103/rene74monte/DSC_3857_zpsjqip63jq.jpg (http://s262.photobucket.com/user/rene74monte/media/DSC_3857_zpsjqip63jq.jpg.html)

rene53catalina
11-12-2015, 10:11 AM
another part almost finished

http://i262.photobucket.com/albums/ii103/rene74monte/DSC_3871_zpsaaysmiri.jpg (http://s262.photobucket.com/user/rene74monte/media/DSC_3871_zpsaaysmiri.jpg.html)

http://i262.photobucket.com/albums/ii103/rene74monte/DSC_3875_zpszfpqmghq.jpg (http://s262.photobucket.com/user/rene74monte/media/DSC_3875_zpszfpqmghq.jpg.html)

Daddy454
11-12-2015, 11:45 AM
WOW!....just WOW! I was gonna go out to the shop and tinker with the Sporty.Now I don't even feel worthy.Awesome work dude.

rene53catalina
11-12-2015, 1:36 PM
hahaha , just go and do what you want to do and fuck em all :-)
the people in my neighbourhood all think i sniffed a bit to much pain thinner and lost at least half my braincells
they just do not understand the things i do and i don`t give a shit :-)

rene53catalina
01-16-2016, 1:30 PM
bought me a new toy a while ago , also have a digital readout on it now . ]

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