|Project by Andrew||posted 04-03-2011 04:44 PM||1500 views||1 time favorited||4 comments|
I know the MC is really dusty, but thats the risk when you share a garage with your bike and shop, especially during the week of the woot (wife’s out of town).
I chose to replace the teak I installed several years ago with white oak, teated with the rust stain, and finished with helmsman’s spar varnish. The rust stain is a chemical reaction and is not supposed to fade, this will be a good test of that claim. The last picture shows the old saddlebag spoiler light, the shape is almost a match to the color matched one I bought from H-D, I made some modifications to the design this time and I am very happy with it.
FYI, I was also going to replace the fork cover, and the chrome strip that runs out over the headlight, but the chrome strip was becoming a real challenge, with several angles to consider, the headlight is rounded in 2 directions and the connection to the fork cover is another issue, I didn’t give up on it but I put it away for a little while. Riding season was fast approaching and in order to fit everything the headlight has to be completely disassembled, UUUGHHHH! Anyway, I finished and was happy with the fork cover, and will pick up that strip in the winter again, sometime.
Here is a link to the teak I used to have on it so you can compare:
Thanks for looking
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