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Old 03-15-2019, 10:40 PM
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From Beater to Heater

I bought this rattle-canned beater from my little bro for cheap. Ran like a champ, that was about all it did right. A lot of time went into this restoration. The color combo is not for everyone but I'm really happy how it turned out. What do you think?

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Old 03-16-2019, 07:38 AM
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Have you considered applying for a position at Aprilia's design studio?

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Old 03-16-2019, 02:16 PM
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Dude! It appears to me that a lot of love went into this resto. Great job, it looks fantastic.

That being said, your chain looks a little loose.










































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Old 03-16-2019, 02:58 PM
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Good job, you should be very proud of all your hard work, I like what you have done
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Old 03-16-2019, 07:16 PM
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Very nice work!
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Old 03-16-2019, 07:23 PM
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Originally Posted by xeris View Post
Have you considered applying for a position at Apriia's design studio?
Hey now, remember I have a brand new Aprilia in the stable
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Old 03-18-2019, 09:14 AM
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Very very nice. Looks like you put a ton of time into it. May not be everyone's favorite color combo but it's very tasteful and looks factory to someone who doesn't know. I think it looks fantastic.
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Old 03-19-2019, 12:16 PM
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I like the painted frame .
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Old 03-19-2019, 07:29 PM
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Looks great, good effort man .
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Old 03-19-2019, 10:21 PM
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Nice Job. Looks like a nut and bolt resto. Its a brand new bike now! I hope your little bro appreciates it! Most bros are too busy beating the **** out of eachother to like buy and restore bikes for eachother!
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Old 04-01-2019, 10:03 PM
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Thanks guys. Really loving this bike. Have three others, one faster, but this one's got so much soul. I'm going to keep it around for quite a while.


Originally Posted by Wolverine View Post
....That being said, your chain looks a little loose.
Yeah, it had a 16T front sprocket in that photo. With the stock chain length, had to move it way back to get correct tension. Since replaced it with a 17T......for now.
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Old 04-02-2019, 04:03 AM
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Originally Posted by sonik_fury View Post
Yeah, it had a 16T front sprocket in that photo. With the stock chain length, had to move it way back to get correct tension. Since replaced it with a 17T......for now.
I was just kidding. Lol
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Old 04-02-2019, 07:58 PM
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Originally Posted by sonik_fury View Post
The color combo is not for everyone but I'm really happy how it turned out. What do you think?
I like it..looks great... the mufflers look a little off, a little underplayed maybe? If you could buy or swap someone for full black carbon cans or polish those (if they are gel coated and able to be polished to bring out full black vice the dull grayish carbon color now) I think it would really go better..but to each his own.. You did damn well with what you did. For non stock colors aI thing it looks nice.
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Old 04-06-2019, 02:06 PM
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Very nice restoration. Good looking colour sheme. But I agree with E. Marques, that the mufflers do not hold up to high quality of the rest of the bike. They look too heavy, putting too much weight to the top end of the bike. I guers that the original exhaust system would look better, even in chrome. To give you an impression of what I mean, I have attache a foto of my 2000 Superhawk. Last but not least, for the perfect look, also the shock absorber spring should be black or silver (or blue).
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