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Fri Nov 05, 2021 8:37 am linkquote
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Is that a clue joke?
hahaha.
You know it. We goin ol skool here.

That hideous mirror does look like it would kill someone.
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That hideous mirror does look like it would kill someone.
The way y'all have been dunking on it, it would apparently kill you to use it
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Mon Nov 08, 2021 11:29 pm linkquote
Those who know me, just know....that I wouldn't be able to leave this thing alone. So I gave the cowl paint a quick cut n buff. Shined up pretty good!
1. Quick wash in the ol tub
2. Wet sand 2000 grit
3. Meguires Cleaner polish (by hand)
4. Mequires Show car glaze (by hand)

I bet when I hit it with the buffer it will glow like the sun!! Gotta be be careful of some areas of thin paint. I love the character of this piece after cleaning up


as found. dry dusty dull paint


After a bit of elbow grease and time passed


before, rusty scrapes n bruises


After. look at that scar tissue shine!


before


after

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Tue Nov 09, 2021 1:55 am linkquote
That is.fantastic! I love the cleaned up and waxed paint look, with all it's scars protected. Beauty!
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Tue Nov 09, 2021 4:21 am linkquote
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That is.fantastic! I love the cleaned up and waxed paint look, with all it's scars protected. Beauty!
I agree. I'm looking forward to how the rest of this machine will clean up. If this cowl is an indicator, it will be lovely.
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Tue Nov 09, 2021 6:12 am linkquote
Just fantastic.

Headset? What are your plans?
I have thoughts, and a completely unsolicited opinion... Crustoration to match the body. Spray it with a rust colored primer after prep and then use liquid wax to to make a few "blemishes" before rattle canning or spraying a yellow to match. I did this on my VNB engine cowl and headset and was very happy with the result. 2 cents.
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Tue Nov 09, 2021 7:12 am linkquote
A "relicted" headset would be a nice touch if you can pull it off. Worth a try.
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Tue Nov 09, 2021 9:13 am linkquote
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... I did this on my VNB engine cowl and headset and was very happy with the result. 2 cents.
I like it and was hoping for this kind of approach. Please share some pics!

Now pull your tool box door off and send it on up to qcscoot because he has a guy who can brew you up a nicely matched can of paint!
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Tue Nov 09, 2021 11:58 am linkquote
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A "relicted" headset would be a nice touch if you can pull it off. Worth a try.
I'm trying to learn all sorts of new words today. What's "relicted?" Is that repainted, but aged?
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Tue Nov 09, 2021 12:01 pm linkquote
Congrats! Cleans up great!

GL got a GL...
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Tue Nov 09, 2021 12:20 pm linkquote
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I'm trying to learn all sorts of new words today. What's "relicted?" Is that repainted, but aged?
Yeah, basically make a new finish look roughed up and aged. It's been a thing for a while with guitars ... custom shops have gotten pretty good at it.


Brand spanking new "Relic Strat" comes with patina

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Tue Nov 09, 2021 12:31 pm linkquote
It makes sense in a case like this where it's almost all original, but it kind've feels like cheating to me if the whole thing is new. I've always viewed the whole point of worn things being that you went and did whatever it was to wear them down, whether it's jeans, doc's, or guitars.

Think about what you'd think if you found out that Willie Nelson didn't actually play Trigger to the point that it had holes in the deck, but instead paid some shop to knock holes in it and claim he'd just been playing the same guitar for hours a day for 60+ years.


It wouldn't be the same if you found out Trigger was made in 2019.

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Tue Nov 09, 2021 12:43 pm linkquote
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Congrats! Cleans up great!

GL got a GL...
too funny! Didn't even get that. nice!

I have and am thinking of this 'relicated' new paint approach for the headset. Which is pretty much the the main area that needs paint matching. Everyone is pointing out some good tips for this approach. I've done this type of antiqued look for furniture, and misc other projects.
That being said.... I like the raw alum look the way it is. Adds to the worn in character.
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Tue Nov 09, 2021 1:00 pm linkquote
That's a good point Chandler, I am NOT fan of contrived beat up rat bikes, they should just happen. And the same could be said of stock old bikes w/ patina, scratches and scars or whatever you like to call it.

I do like the idea of just cleaning headset up and letting it be - would NOT look bad at all I think, bare aluminum been done before lots without ruining the bike. Then if you changed your mind later, just quick thin coat of primer and matching yellow with maybe a few small wipes, scuffs & scratches along the way, but ONLY because you're not very careful, because you don't really care!
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Tue Nov 09, 2021 5:22 pm linkquote
V oodoo wrote:
I like it and was hoping for this kind of approach. Please share some pics!

Sure sure...
.. and to be clear I would never suggest a full repaint and "relic", but like Trigger (a multitude of repairs, braces, glue, spot refins, refrets, and repairs) I think trying to keep the condition of the scoot "continued" is a worthy endeavor.

I don't have a good headset shot handy... but here is the cowl pics. VNB had no engine side cowl. Got an Allstate cowl and did the wax and overspray to match the color and condition of the rest of the scoot.
FWIW, YMMV, etc. etc

PS - leaving that headset as is... a capital idea too!





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Tue Nov 09, 2021 6:13 pm linkquote
I'm loving how it is polishing up
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Tue Nov 09, 2021 7:07 pm linkquote
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Sure sure...
.. and to be clear I would never suggest a full repaint and "relic", but like Trigger (a multitude of repairs, braces, glue, spot refins, refrets, and repairs) I think trying to keep the condition of the scoot "continued" is a worthy endeavor.

I don't have a good headset shot handy... but here is the cowl pics. VNB had no engine side cowl. Got an Allstate cowl and did the wax and overspray to match the color and condition of the rest of the scoot.
FWIW, YMMV, etc. etc

PS - leaving that headset as is... a capital idea too!
That cowl turned out fantastic. I would not have known that it was not origina to the scoot nice work with the weathering, not overdone
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Thu Nov 11, 2021 6:25 am linkquote
So... maybe I could do a antiqued paint finish on a few parts, like the hubs/wheel/fork. These are looking a bit rough. Don't get me wrong, I actually love the look as is. However, one of the cool things about the GL is the paint matched suspension parts.








Something of note, the GL stamp on the shock. Ever seen this on another model? I've only ever seen a Piaggio shield stamp on the shock...

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Thu Nov 11, 2021 4:11 pm linkquote
That's pretty cool - stamped GL on the shock. I like the look of matchy, matchy....

Now, if you go down the rabbit hole of reverse matching paint, etc, etc, you may not have it ready to roll in the Oregon100.

Is the engine ready to go?
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Thu Nov 11, 2021 4:14 pm linkquote
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Is the engine ready to go?
That's the only thing that matters. Bodywork, electricals, and brakes are all just nice-to-haves.
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Thu Nov 11, 2021 4:49 pm linkquote
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That's the only thing that matters. Bodywork, electricals, and brakes are all just nice-to-haves.
Brakes and body are optional, it's nice if it starts.
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Thu Nov 11, 2021 4:52 pm linkquote
Yep, the stamp on the shock's a nice touch.



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Thu Nov 11, 2021 5:13 pm linkquote
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Yeah, basically make a new finish look roughed up and aged. It's been a thing for a while with guitars ... custom shops have gotten pretty good at it.
That's just a euphemism for shabby chic, dude. Don't get all fancy. ☺️
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Thu Nov 11, 2021 5:15 pm linkquote
chandlerman wrote:
It makes sense in a case like this where it's almost all original, but it kind've feels like cheating to me if the whole thing is new. I've always viewed the whole point of worn things being that you went and did whatever it was to wear them down, whether it's jeans, doc's, or guitars.

Think about what you'd think if you found out that Willie Nelson didn't actually play Trigger to the point that it had holes in the deck, but instead paid some shop to knock holes in it and claim he'd just been playing the same guitar for hours a day for 60+ years.
I agree with this 1000%. Maybe even infinity%
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Thu Nov 11, 2021 5:21 pm linkquote
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So... maybe I could do a antiqued paint finish on a few parts, like the hubs/wheel/fork. These are looking a bit rough. Don't get me wrong, I actually love the look as is. However, one of the cool things about the GL is the paint matched suspension parts.
Aw HELL yeah, that's the ticket! Get qc to line you up with some matching paint and pimp out the suspension in proper body color! It really won't do as is, it's so much worse than the rest.

I too love that the sheet metal won't be resprayed and only shined up nice instead.
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Thu Nov 11, 2021 7:34 pm linkquote
V oodoo wrote:
Aw HELL yeah, that's the ticket! Get qc to line you up with some matching paint and pimp out the suspension in proper body color! It really won't do as is, it's so much worse than the rest.

I too love that the sheet metal won't be resprayed and only shined up nice instead.
Yes I agree, the suspension needs attention. It is worse than the rest. So --- Qascooter we'll need some match paint stat!


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Fri Nov 12, 2021 12:48 am linkquote
Moved indoors for the winter. I always felt that wall was missing something



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Fri Nov 12, 2021 4:57 pm linkquote
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Yes I agree, the suspension needs attention. It is worse than the rest. So --- Qascooter we'll need some match paint stat!
I'm going to head to Ron's Paint next week and see if he'll mixe up some single stage to match Bianca. I'll let you know how it goes
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Fri Nov 12, 2021 7:55 pm linkquote
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I'm going to head to Ron's Paint next week and see if he'll mixe up some single stage to match Bianca. I'll let you know how it goes
Good luck and thanks
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Sat Nov 13, 2021 9:39 am linkquote
I went and looked at the shock that came in my GL and it's also stamped "GL."

I wonder if there was supposed to be something special about them at the time.

I checked the rear shock and it has nothing stamped on it.



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Sun Nov 14, 2021 8:29 pm linkquote
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I went and looked at the shock that came in my GL and it's also stamped "GL."

I wonder if there was supposed to be something special about them at the time.

I checked the rear shock and it has nothing stamped on it.
Thats cool! So we have confirmation of the GL stamp on front shock for atleast 3 examples.
Does anyone know of any different models that have a stamp like this?

I'm also curious if the GL shock specs are different and/or better than others of the same era.
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Sun Nov 14, 2021 8:30 pm linkquote
I'm planning to rebuild the original GL damper. I found the rubber mount busing is available, but have not found any other seals for the interior. Does anyone have a walk-thru for this?
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Mon Nov 15, 2021 12:06 am linkquote
Sorry, I didn't take the front shock apart as it didn't need rebuilding. It still operated smoothly and had plenty of dampening. I just put a new lower bushing in it.
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Mon Nov 15, 2021 1:01 am linkquote
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Sorry, I didn't take the front shock apart as it didn't need rebuilding. It still operated smoothly and had plenty of dampening. I just put a new lower bushing in it.
No worries. tbh, I may be getting ahead of myself. I really should disassemble and inspect before I assume it needs rebuilding. All I've done is roll it around the shop
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Mon Nov 15, 2021 7:33 am linkquote
I'd be amazed if it didn't need rebuilding. I assume it's probably more it less the same as a VBB or Super front damper, though.
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Mon Nov 15, 2021 5:56 pm linkquote
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I'd be amazed if it didn't need rebuilding. I assume it's probably more it less the same as a VBB or Super front damper, though.
For sure. When I get a new project, I always assume that every single mechanical part with need refurbishing in someway. I'm sure the almost 60year old shock is no exception
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Mon Nov 15, 2021 8:32 pm linkquote
I am constantly astounded at how many people are running shocks and dampers on these things that are so worn as to be utterly useless. And then they gripe about poor suspension.
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Mon Nov 15, 2021 11:17 pm linkquote
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I am constantly astounded at how many people are running shocks and dampers on these things that are so worn as to be utterly useless. And then they gripe about poor suspension.
In my younger days I ran a worn out (blown) rear shock. I was lazy, and didn't care enuf to be bother by the extra bounce in the back... well.. it didn't take too long for the back end to bounce enough that my brand new stainless JL pipe (way back when they were more difficutl to get here in the states) that I saved for months and months (young and broke) - snapped in half cruising threw Newport Beach, right as we went thru a tunnel; and the broken pipewas now shaped like a funnel. The pipe echoing through the tunnel was Coolest sound from a scooter I've ever heard. or atleast the loudest... anyway, fixed the pipe and bought the most expensive shock I could afford.

Put on good shocks & dampers people.

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Thu Nov 18, 2021 9:44 pm linkquote
Just received 1 piece of NOS trim for the left side cowl. Gonna leave this in the paper, to use as reference for the balance trim pieces.

I am seeking a full set of Original Trim.
Or at minimum: 1 right cowl piece, 1 right mudguard piece.

I dont want to use repop trim at all on this build. They are the wrong shape, wrong size; and a new piece wouldn't look correct anyway. TIA!!



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Hey now! Where'd you snag that? Give me a shout if you come across some NOS mudguard trim. I've got one piece hanging on by a thread, and as you read in my GL thread, the repop stuff sticks out like a sore thumb.
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