Duplicolor paint to match the factory Honda paint for the win!Messing about with some vinyl.
I'm leaning towards all red.
Everything looks good man! And I appreciate the kind words. I had to scrape up everything I could to pack it all to where it wouldn't get damaged. The towel was used from a seller I bought some used Harley hard bag lids one time. I have a big pile of boxes in the shop from where I've purchased things online and always save the boxes and packing material. Now I have plenty boxes left, but no packing material haha. Enjoy them dude, pleasure doing business with you!What did I do to my bike today?
Well, I received the OEM pannier's and rear rack I bought from member TACOMAJD. And I would like to start off by saying a he is stand up guy. One of the good ones.
Received 2 large boxes form UPS containing the pannier's and rear rack. He must have know that since I'm in Los Angeles (homeless capitol of the world) everything was packed with bubble wrap and T shirts covering all the parts. And even a high thread count towel! Stuff the homeless here would be proud to wear.
With that said, I went to work installing the stuff. Thanks to TacomaJD for keeping all the nuts and bolts taped to the separate parts which made it a snap. It took me about 40 mins from un boxing to finishing with the install. The brand new uninstalled lock sets (which he included) took me about the same to key to my ignition key and install.
So all in all took me about 2 hours from when I received the stuff from UPS to everything done and sitting back with a cocktail. (Or more)
A shout out to TacomaJD.
What kind of airplane engine is on the bench?The OEM Honda panniers that I bought came a little to close to the bottom of the right side (exhaust side) for me due to my aftermarket pipe. So between other projects I thought I'd fab up a quick heat shield. As I didn't have the thickness of aluminum I wanted to use I went to a buddy's metal Fab shop and bummed the right size piece from him. Also wanted to check out the new skid plate he installed on his NC 700x too.
That link is amazing. At first look I thought it was a Gee Bee R-1. Born in 1955, I used to build and fly models from as long as I could remember starting with hand launch gliders in the back yard to stick and tissue rubber powered Guillows school yard free flight kits. When I got a paper route I could afford Cox powered U control stunt and combat flying then single channel galloping ghost R/C kits. After a hiatus of a few years of school and marriage I came back to modeling with 2 to 4 channel RC gliders - two meters and open class. Thermal and slope soaring I enjoyed both and built planes designed for each type of glider flying. I never built a power plane with anything larger than a Cox .15 though at competitions I saw lots of big scale RC models. I sold off my RC stuff when the frequency bands changed in the early 1990s. While flying single channel RC models at 19 I got my Private Pilot's license, then Commercial Instrument, then added a Glider rating. I flew full scale until we were blessed with a first child and the flying money flew away.
A friend of mine (Africa Twin DCT) has a son that has lived in Thailand for many years. Tim likes long distance riding and rallies. When he went to visit his son several years ago he rented a CB500X and completed a SaddleSore 1000 in Thailand which I though was quite an accomplishment given the road signs and markings were not easy to understand. The pictures of the countryside were beautiful.Wow, that's cool. So you were really into it. And then and got your full scale license, cool. I have a few friends that their flying stopped when they had kids, I understand. My buddy and I started with electric RC about 9 years ago and since we are both motorheads went right in gas planes. We both fly competition aerobatics and have spent tens of thousands on the hobby, As you can Imagine. The new technology is not cheap when you get to that level. But now we are a little burnt out. So I thought to get back into bikes (my forte) and we bought a couple of NC700x's. Which we are spending allot to get the bikes up to what we think the NC will work for us. I have a long history in motorcycling competition, but now enjoy just riding and touring. Pre Covid, my buddy and I rode from my home in Thailand to Myanmar to Laos and Cambodia back to Thailand ( cbx500). So hanging (stuck) out here in CA thought I'd start riding and bought the NC700. And found this website.
Oh, and that engine IS going into a gee bee. why I rebuilt it I don't know, He will just crash it. Its a gee bee and you know they never last more than a couple of flights!
Heat shield is a good idea.The OEM Honda panniers that I bought came a little to close to the bottom of the right side (exhaust side) for me due to my aftermarket pipe. So between other projects I thought I'd fab up a quick heat shield. As I didn't have the thickness of aluminum I wanted to use I went to a buddy's metal Fab shop and bummed the right size piece from him. Also wanted to check out the new skid plate he installed on his NC 700x too.