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Old 15th July 2007, 14:28   #121
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The handlebar and exhaust have been given for chrome plating to someone in Jogeshwari. 200 bucks each. Will be getting them on Wednesday. Will post pics once done.
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Old 19th July 2007, 12:13   #122
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Pics of the handlebar and the exhaust. The chrome work done by this guy is really excellent.

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Old 22nd July 2007, 14:57   #123
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As all projects end up with a new name for the new look, the same goes here. A name and logo has been chosen for V12's Machismo. The Machismo stickers would most probably be removed and replaced by the new one.

A pic of the painted rear mudguard. There would be a golden strip running across the mudguards border. Actually we were thinking of a center twin stripe along with the name in very thin font. But there isnt any space to write the name.

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Old 27th July 2007, 13:45   #124
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More updates :

The mudguard has been fitted and it really looks good. The BSA light along with the pilot light below the number plate gives a classic look. The BSA light backunit has been left as it is (and not painted black as decided earlier), It looks much better this way. The pilot lamp at the rear is fitted with a yellow bulb since I wasnt getting a red one. Anyways looks good with yellow light.
The front mudguard will not be fitted now. Will wait for the monsoons to get over.
The rear side guards have been removed.
As expected, the fitting of the silnencer posed a problem. It touches the axle nut. Will be checking and fitting these tomorrow.
The "grip's" made on the handlebar had widened the handlebar a bit, so they had to be grinded off.

More updates tomorrow......
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Old 29th July 2007, 15:31   #125
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Looks like its only me posting here.

Anyways more updates :

Here's a pic of the bike with the handlebar / BSA light / painted mudguard fitted. Am posting only half pic to keep the excitement on. The full pics only when everything's fitted.

Will be getting the HP filter's today.

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Old 30th July 2007, 20:24   #126
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Here's a pic of the bike with the handlebar / BSA light / painted mudguard fitted.
The BSA light is looking very good. What about rear turn indicators?

What did you do with the rear frame? Is it aligned with the mudguard now?
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What did you do with the rear frame? Is it aligned with the mudguard now?
Correction. The mudguard is aligned with the frame. We had to hammer it into proper shape.

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Old 31st July 2007, 14:21   #128
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Success : The Goldstar silencer is back on the bike. Its leans outwards and the supporting bracket was cut to raise the silencer.

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Has come out really well, do post a full size pic once done.
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Success : The Goldstar silencer is back on the bike. Its leans outwards and the supporting bracket was cut to raise the silencer.
Wow, looking nice. The chrome plating looks top notch.
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Old 1st August 2007, 13:14   #131
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I had a look at this bike recently....trust me, it looks fabulous! Not only because of the mods, but also due to the way that V12 / Gordon maintain their machines. Simply and impeccably clean.
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Old 2nd August 2007, 10:58   #132
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Thanks GTO.

More Updates : We're making a tax disc holder. Just trying to design something on Photoshop as to what should be in it. Will put it up once its done.
The mirrors have been removed since they were hardly of any use. It looks better without the mirrors but dangerous too.
The footpegs had to be raised a bit higher to accomodate the silencer. See the difference in the height between the original silencer and the raised one.



Had to do some other regular work on the bike too :
The rear brake pedal used to be jammed when depressed. So the rear wheel had to be opened up and new shoes had to be put in. The front wheel bearings too had to be changed.
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Old 5th August 2007, 22:59   #133
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Rear lights/mudguard - This is our unique design. It looks VERY good in the night. A close up pic:



We are now in the process of fabricating another rear mudguard with a different design to be used on a friends Electra. It will be used without shortening the frame. Will do away with the hideous boxy number-plate and oversize taillight. Lets wait and watch the design.
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Old 6th August 2007, 02:35   #134
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mind boggling pics...awesome effort...waiting for the finished product...
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Thanks sabretoothe

One complete pic of the rear. Thats how it looks in the night.
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