Taking the MSF Class!

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Re: Taking the MSF Class!

Postby JimVonBaden » Fri Oct 28, 2016 11:06 pm

I'm not the only one either!

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Re: Taking the MSF Class!

Postby drlewall » Sat Oct 29, 2016 3:03 am

I hear ya...it's hard to get away from all the posers!

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Re: Taking the MSF Class!

Postby Bluebone » Mon Nov 14, 2016 9:52 pm

my FIL has a Can-Am. he's been battling eye problems for the last cpl years so it's been sitting for quite awhile. i'm not sure what's gonna happen to it.
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Re: Taking the MSF Class!

Postby JimVonBaden » Mon Nov 14, 2016 10:14 pm

Bluebone wrote:my FIL has a Can-Am. he's been battling eye problems for the last cpl years so it's been sitting for quite awhile. i'm not sure what's gonna happen to it.


I'm sorry to hear that.

I can see the Can Am becoming my primary ride when I get older. It takes away the balance issues.
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Re: Taking the MSF Class!

Postby drlewall » Tue Nov 15, 2016 6:30 am

JimVonBaden wrote:
Bluebone wrote:my FIL has a Can-Am. he's been battling eye problems for the last cpl years so it's been sitting for quite awhile. i'm not sure what's gonna happen to it.


I'm sorry to hear that.

I can see the Can Am becoming my primary ride when I get older. It takes away the balance issues.

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Re: Taking the MSF Class!

Postby JimVonBaden » Tue Nov 15, 2016 11:48 pm

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Bluebone wrote:my FIL has a Can-Am. he's been battling eye problems for the last cpl years so it's been sitting for quite awhile. i'm not sure what's gonna happen to it.


I'm sorry to hear that.

I can see the Can Am becoming my primary ride when I get older. It takes away the balance issues.

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Meh, I have this already:

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Re: Taking the MSF Class!

Postby LadyDraco » Wed Nov 16, 2016 6:56 am

I love my Valks....
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Re: Taking the MSF Class!

Postby JimVonBaden » Sun Nov 20, 2016 9:07 pm

Got some 1/2" tubing today and started on replacing the ugly mounts for some clean ones on the panniers on my wife's ST. I got them done, now need to pull them back off to powder coat them.

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Re: Taking the MSF Class!

Postby drlewall » Mon Nov 21, 2016 5:32 am

nice! you do good work..need to hire ya to work on my shit!

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Re: Taking the MSF Class!

Postby JimVonBaden » Mon Nov 21, 2016 7:08 am

drlewall wrote:nice! you do good work..need to hire ya to work on my shit!

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Thanks, but I will pass. When you say "working on my shit", I get scared!




































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Re: Taking the MSF Class!

Postby drlewall » Mon Nov 21, 2016 7:13 am

Mission accomplished!

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Re: Taking the MSF Class!

Postby LadyDraco » Mon Nov 21, 2016 7:38 am

Nicely done :thumb
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Re: Taking the MSF Class!

Postby JimVonBaden » Mon Nov 21, 2016 10:25 pm

And add a little powder coat:
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Next is to add aux turn signals on the panniers before I button it all up.

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Re: Taking the MSF Class!

Postby drlewall » Tue Nov 22, 2016 8:00 am

powder coat makes it pretty :wings
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Re: Taking the MSF Class!

Postby LadyDraco » Tue Nov 22, 2016 3:40 pm

And sharp looking... :thumb
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Re: Taking the MSF Class!

Postby JimVonBaden » Tue Nov 22, 2016 9:41 pm

Thanks, it is a fun bit of tinkering for me.

Rewired up the lights adding turn signal strips for better visibility, then reassembled it all with loctite.

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Assembled and tested:
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Re: Taking the MSF Class!

Postby LadyDraco » Wed Nov 23, 2016 6:31 am

Looks good
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Re: Taking the MSF Class!

Postby JimVonBaden » Wed Nov 23, 2016 7:46 pm

Thanks!

OK, now that the majority of the mechanical mods are done, a little cosmetic to go with it. The pannier panels were black, and the top case panels were flat silver. Time to make them look the part.

Original Painted panels:
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Add a bit of primer:
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Coat one, then two of color, then two coats of clear.
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I'm going to let them dry overnight, then install them tomorrow.
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Re: Taking the MSF Class!

Postby drlewall » Wed Nov 23, 2016 8:58 pm

Dang! You're pretty damn industrious! :eek
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Re: Taking the MSF Class!

Postby JimVonBaden » Wed Nov 23, 2016 9:11 pm

drlewall wrote:Dang! You're pretty damn industrious! :eek

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