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Re: Report on the conversion of my CBX 2019
Reply #40 on: December 13, 2019, 02:36:24 PM
...next little step...
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Re: Report on the conversion of my CBX 2019
Reply #41 on: December 13, 2019, 07:27:08 PM
*Originally Posted by adman [+]
...next little step...

Can't wait to see the finished product!  As you do pieces like this, do you put it back together?  If so, any interim pics to share?

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Re: Report on the conversion of my CBX 2019
Reply #42 on: December 14, 2019, 01:39:49 PM
I am currently processing the individual parts that I have already dismantled. I will then reassemble the bike and then see what the overall picture looks like. Then I will decide whether I will take some away or do something new.
But I still have time until next season and a lot of ideas ...
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Re: Report on the conversion of my CBX 2019
Reply #43 on: December 14, 2019, 04:17:13 PM
Can you describe the process a bit more? Are you masking and then painting large areas or using a 3D plotter of some kind to scan over the part and apply paint in discrete dots?

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Re: Report on the conversion of my CBX 2019
Reply #44 on: December 14, 2019, 08:40:04 PM
No, nothing has been painted on my motorcycle so far. All color changes in orange, white and silver are made with foil. As already written, I created the lettering and designs on the computer as vector paths and then had them plotted. However, the radii, curvatures and developments must be taken into account beforehand, otherwise it will not fit afterwards. In order to adapt the film to the shape of the individual parts, the film must be heated and stretched with a hair dryer when gluing. This is sometimes very complex and sometimes difficult to do with two hands.
Some designs are also cut freehand with the scalpel and glued.
Foil has the advantage over painted surfaces that I can remove it again without leaving any residue if I no longer like it.
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Re: Report on the conversion of my CBX 2019
Reply #45 on: December 15, 2019, 04:21:12 AM
I'm sure you have a picture in your mind what the finished bike will look like---I'll wait-so far looking good
It's not a big motorcycle just a groovy little motorbike

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Re: Report on the conversion of my CBX 2019
Reply #46 on: December 16, 2019, 09:46:36 AM
Yes, I have a rough idea of what it should look like later. I only make the final decision when all the individual parts have been reassembled and form an overall picture. Then I decide whether I take something away or do something new.
So a little surprise for me, too, but that's great fun ...
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Re: Report on the conversion of my CBX 2019
Reply #47 on: December 18, 2019, 07:23:49 PM
...next mosaic-stone.
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Re: Report on the conversion of my CBX 2019
Reply #48 on: December 20, 2019, 09:05:36 PM
The CBX has been the first bike without a center stand since my Dominator, so I faced the question: what to do?
A main stand is certainly useful for chain maintenance and other work, but it also has disadvantages, additional weight, possible inclination restrictions, and also optical reasons.
So I opted for an assembly stand that also costs significantly less than a main stand. The assembly stand has two rubberized and adjustable receptacles that can be precisely adapted to the box swing arm. In addition, there is also a V holder for racing adapters (bobbins).
Due to the stable design and the 4 wheels, the stand is easy to use, even by one person. So far I have not regretted the purchase.

Manufacturer: Protech
Construction: Delivery in individual parts, ready for assembly
Material: black powder-coated stainless steel
Dimensions: 40 x 54 x 72/33 cm (height x width x depth) / jack-up height
Price: about 66 euros
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Re: Report on the conversion of my CBX 2019
Reply #49 on: December 20, 2019, 09:07:11 PM
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