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post #1 of 136 (permalink) Old 08-23-2012, 12:35 PM Thread Starter
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Drifter is getting transformed

All, some of you have seen my drifter, others have not. It is a 2000 VN800 Drifter with champagne beige paint on fenders and tank. I picked up 3 rattle cans of black spray flat black and will be doing at minimum the two fenders and tank.

I am excited about this transformation and will keep you all posted. I do not know exactly when I am going to start it, I may wait until winter, either way next year I will be riding what I will be calling the Midnight Retro.

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so...any progress on the paint? Photos??
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Thanks for the interest, I am hoping to get a jump on it this weekend. House stuff took priority.... fire wood, wood stove insert research, it does not end it seems. I did take off about a 3" section of the pin striping haha.
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Ya know, if I knew yer exact house, Id come down and help ya...I dont do much all day, you know that...and I can run hvy equip (was a virtuoso on the 580 Case)....I took a run up yer road the other day, but I couldnt tell....
I go down to the corner to get gas and smokes all the time...3x /week...

And youre gonna NEED to get this ! ---- https://www.vn750.com/forum/showthread.php?t=22807

Would be so awesome for your Drifter !



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I have a few things to do tonight when I get home, but I think it is cold enough now to pull fenders and get going on pulling the pin striping off. I am over 50K so its time.

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welp, I only had enough time today to pull the front fender - SOB you have to take the front tire off to get the fender off, got to remember that when I go to put it back on! I was able to get it off by scratching the heck out of it, its getting painted black haha.

Anyway - here is the beginning... I had one screw that was a rusted POS broke my 5mm ball head allen wrench in there, sears replaced it - pics here

http://s376.beta.photobucket.com/use...ury45/library/

Tomorrow got more wood to work on, this will be a at night when I have time project. Bike is still rideable right now, just no front fender - looks mean

I wonder what i should do with the wheels, I am sick of shiny - can i paint spokes on the wheels?
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Id think about trimming or changing out that front fender though...IMO looks too much like a few Indians, and it aint...I like that its skirted retro style (wanna get one for mine actually), but IMO overdone....



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Wolfie, I appreciate that insight, I was thinking about what it would look like with a tiny front fender, kind of like a wheel 'hat' vs fender, just a tiny thing. The only problem is the fender does hold a bunch of crap - reflectors and junk - but its simply that - junk, but it does make the bike visable, maybe a fender painted with all reflective paint haha.

too bad i dont have a fab shop, the ability to save this fender would be neat.

this is a winter project, and I am in no rush so time will tell.

its hard to put the knife to that fender, a new one from kawasaki is 450 bux and hard to find used ones.

I am very bad at visualizing things in my head, the only way i know what the bike will look like with a different color is to do it so to speak - going to be fun.

night time winter project, no more cookies and crappy tv for me.

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Here ya go brother...



Its on Ebay now...search FLH front fender...bids are up to a lil over a buck right now...if I only had a credit card, Id get it myself...



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