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Old 15-Nov-2006, 08:30 PM
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colour????

more time spent in the garage.
got all the back end stripped eventualy some of the suspension was siezed but finnaly got it strippped , as i have said before this strada is a bit rough so i dont mind changing it from original please dont slate me for some of my sujestions but i want a diffrent 888 so here goes
1/ strada seat unit is now transformed into a single seat and looks good so far and it still keeps all the original fixins ( apart from the seat lock ) had to cut the subframebut that will get welded tomorrow then powdercoated black.
2/ i am thinking about geting the swing arm and brake holder blasted and coated black and fitting a carbon hugger to give the efect off a full black back end ( the swing arm was in a bad way so it needs some new colour ) or shoud i stay with the silver??
3/is there any one who can over hall the rear shock?or is it better to get a new one ??
4/ paint colours / yes i now red but what about the fila colours red and blue wheels etc
just give me your views befor i comit to the painters!!!
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Old 15-Nov-2006, 09:13 PM
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Maxton will rebuild a rear shock,better than original.Or for a new one try:-
s.dorsch@t-online.de
German outfit that sells Ducati parts,good prices.
How did you join the seat unit parts together,any pics?.
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Old 15-Nov-2006, 10:21 PM
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Personally...I would stay away from stuff like Fila colours. Too modern a design to suit the bike and out of character, but then race reps in general don't do anything for me.

I think if I wanted to veer away from red I would go for black as well


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Old 15-Nov-2006, 10:33 PM
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black is nice.....mmmmmm....


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Old 15-Nov-2006, 10:49 PM
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Are you alright chi ?
That link didnt look very much like a black 851 to me
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Old 15-Nov-2006, 10:51 PM
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A waste of paint to my eyes but......
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Old 15-Nov-2006, 11:51 PM
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Are you alright chi ?
That link didnt look very much like a black 851 to me

ha ha - made you look!

I thought it was better than posting up a pantone chart for different colours.

Nice to get a bit of banter going today for a change, eh?
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Old 16-Nov-2006, 09:03 PM
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well i have started to make some colour choises and all the swingarm and linkages will be black and only the brake and chain adj will be gold and all black wheels. hope to get the bits back from the painters an the weekend and then start to refit it.
eric was asking how i joined the seat unit well ??
started of using allot of tape to see if it would work and if it would fit and be removed easily first problem i had to trin the lower parts of the side panels to allow for clearence. then cut down the subframe and lower the locating pins so the seatunit did not have to be lifted up to far, the seat will now fit and can be removed if carfull.
then eopxiy glue the pannels together but this is only to hold it in place tempoarly, then use lots of glas fiber on the inside and the resin on the outside over all the joints. the finall bit is to trin the top of the seat hump to the correct angle and fit a bit of plastic were the rear seat unit used to poke out this is the hard bit because you have to get the angle right or it will look pants.after this more glass fiber and some catty there you go if i can work it out i will post some pics?
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Old 17-Nov-2006, 05:34 AM
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i just had my swingarm anodised black, my frame is also black (diamond mica) so i think it looks cool. stuffed if i can figure out how to post pics though..................
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