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V85 facelift
« on: June 24, 2020, 03:58:33 AM »
Youíd think that at the tender age of 7 months the V85 would still have a youthful look, but Iíve not been a huge fan of the predominance of black spread all over the bike.
So to that end and buoyed by Beetleís photo shop image..


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I have embarked on the work required.
The rims are being polished professionally and Iím doing the other stuff myself. Iíve started by applying paint stripper and itís lifting the black ok, thatíll be followed by a thorough clean and be re done in silver the same colour as the foot peg brackets.
Hereís the carnage so far..





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Re: V85 facelift
« Reply #1 on: June 24, 2020, 04:28:52 AM »
If this comes out half as sweet as your Norge handiwork, you've got another beauty on your hands!
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Re: V85 facelift
« Reply #2 on: June 24, 2020, 05:53:04 AM »
I didn't think Australia has much of a winter that forces one to stay inside for a few months doing those types of projects.   :thumb:
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Re: V85 facelift
« Reply #3 on: June 24, 2020, 06:13:11 AM »
If this comes out half as sweet as your Norge handiwork, you've got another beauty on your hands!
Thanks mate, it should be fun.

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Re: V85 facelift
« Reply #4 on: June 25, 2020, 06:23:13 AM »
Spent most of today paint stripping and wire brushing. As well as removing bits for the electroplater.












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Re: V85 facelift
« Reply #5 on: June 25, 2020, 06:33:08 AM »
I commend you for your effort. The hub really cleaned up nice! I think the bike will look great when you're finished. Much more than I would be willing to do. :popcorn:

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Re: V85 facelift
« Reply #6 on: June 25, 2020, 06:34:48 AM »
I commend you for your effort. The hub really cleaned up nice! I think the bike will look great when you're finished. Much more than I would be willing to do. :popcorn:

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Re: V85 facelift
« Reply #7 on: June 25, 2020, 11:19:58 AM »
Huzo, you are out of your gourd!
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« Reply #9 on: June 25, 2020, 02:15:51 PM »
Wow, working fast! I'm sure it'll turn out great (but still want to see pictures) :thumb:
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Re: V85 facelift
« Reply #10 on: June 25, 2020, 02:34:12 PM »
?

That means he thinks you're a bit nutty.  I may agree  :laugh:

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Re: V85 facelift
« Reply #11 on: June 25, 2020, 02:41:43 PM »
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it will indeed be a class act when finished.  Can't wait to see it completed.

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Re: V85 facelift
« Reply #12 on: June 25, 2020, 09:18:57 PM »
Peter

it will indeed be a class act when finished.  Can't wait to see it completed.

Mark
i donít know why they painted so much black from the start.
They may have been looking to emulate the Multistrada and such..

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Re: V85 facelift
« Reply #13 on: June 25, 2020, 09:20:52 PM »
That means he thinks you're a bit nutty.  I may agree  :laugh:
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Re: V85 facelift
« Reply #14 on: June 25, 2020, 09:30:11 PM »
Good on-ya!
I bought one of those ugly as sin racer thingies. The entire charade leaks me off. You have shown me yours. I'll try to show you mine - personally. Luddite only, spoken here.
Good looking wheels; wires especially, looking like jewelry is the ****, if you don't leave town. Otherwise on cast wheels color, carefully chosen, is durable and glare free.
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Re: V85 facelift
« Reply #15 on: June 25, 2020, 10:36:25 PM »
You realize you will need a polished Aluminium Tail Tidy to go with that.
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Re: V85 facelift
« Reply #16 on: June 26, 2020, 03:19:52 AM »
You realize you will need a polished Aluminium Tail Tidy to go with that.
Hmmm.
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Re: V85 facelift
« Reply #17 on: June 26, 2020, 03:42:00 AM »
Rear hub ready for paint, swingarm not far to go.




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Re: V85 facelift
« Reply #18 on: June 26, 2020, 06:27:21 AM »
Nice!  I'm particularly partial to shiny things. :thumb:
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Re: V85 facelift
« Reply #19 on: June 26, 2020, 06:39:16 AM »
As nice as those pieces look without paint, one might think thay ought to have left them alone in the first place.  :bow:

Looking forward to seeing the finished product.

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Re: V85 facelift
« Reply #20 on: June 26, 2020, 06:50:44 AM »
Nice!  I'm particularly partial to shiny things. :thumb:
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Re: V85 facelift
« Reply #21 on: June 26, 2020, 06:58:19 AM »
As nice as those pieces look without paint, one might think thay ought to have left them alone in the first place.  :bow:

Looking forward to seeing the finished product.

John Henry
I cannot understand why they went with the black.
Would you tear the silver off this and do it in black ?


Or this ?


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Re: V85 facelift
« Reply #22 on: June 26, 2020, 10:43:45 PM »
I cannot understand why they went with the black.
Would you tear the silver off this and do it in black ?


Or this ?



Personally yes, but that's because I don't chrome/silver and definitely don't have a wire wheel fetish.
Having said that, I think you are doing the right thing by modifying your bike to suit your taste. Well done and as  someone noted above  - you're fun to watch.

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Re: V85 facelift
« Reply #23 on: June 27, 2020, 04:19:44 AM »
I like spokes myself.  Back in '82 I ordered my BMW Boxer CS with the (rare & expensive) spoked wheels.  So glad I did.  BMW's cast wheels were made with an aluminium/cheese alloy mix in those days, & were pretty awful when used as a tourer.  Two of my fellow Boxer riding mates ended up damaging 3 alloy fronts between them on highway potholes.  I dented a K100RS alloy rear too.

The rims around my 38 year old spoked wheels are still - to this day - pristine & damage-free.  I put it down to maybe the cushioning effect of the spokes on impact:  i.e. impact force is tranferred away from the solid rim to the more insubtantial spokes, whereas the full impact is absorbed by the rim of cast wheels.

In the same way, I still think I prefer steel sunraysia-style wheels on offroaders (cars, utes, landrovers etc.) to alloys for the same reason.  Steel, too, seems more flexible yet resilient than alloy.  As an aside, many steel wheels are actually lighter than the thicker sectioned alloy wheels usually fitted to offroaders too.  We're not talking about mareshini magnesium racing wheels here, but just el cheapo OEM crap standard fitting alloys.
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Re: V85 facelift
« Reply #24 on: June 27, 2020, 04:28:45 AM »
Spent most of today paint stripping and wire brushing. As well as removing bits for the electroplater.












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I wish you luck electroplating (I assume you mean Anodising) anything that's cast in this country. last time I tried we didn't have the technology. You can do it but it turns out with a horrible powdery finish and looks awful. The Europeans know how as can be seen on Brembo cast brake calipers and master cylinders, but here not the last time I tried.

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Re: V85 facelift
« Reply #25 on: June 27, 2020, 04:32:58 AM »
Baked enamel then?
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Re: V85 facelift
« Reply #26 on: June 27, 2020, 12:41:40 PM »
Quite the project Huzo.  Could I impose on you to take a picture of the swingarm pins and the bearings in the transmission where the swingarm attaches?  My V85 is squeaking and I think I need to remove the swingarm and grease those bearings  but looking at the manual I can't quite figure out what is what.  I took the arm off my V7 a few years ago and it had a similar setup and I remember measuring the distance the pin was inserted into the transmission so that the swingarm was centered but after that I cannot recall much.

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Re: V85 facelift
« Reply #27 on: June 27, 2020, 02:08:01 PM »
Quite the project Huzo.  Could I impose on you to take a picture of the swingarm pins and the bearings in the transmission where the swingarm attaches?  My V85 is squeaking and I think I need to remove the swingarm and grease those bearings  but looking at the manual I can't quite figure out what is what.  I took the arm off my V7 a few years ago and it had a similar setup and I remember measuring the distance the pin was inserted into the transmission so that the swingarm was centered but after that I cannot recall much.
I will do that when I get up.
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Re: V85 facelift
« Reply #28 on: June 27, 2020, 05:57:42 PM »
Baked enamel then?
Powder coat or 2 pack would be the go, depends on how much you want to strip it down.Powder coat uses quite high heat which is debatable for aluminium and rubber seals. having said that people powder coat alloy wheels and I believe they use a lower temp powder. The OP needs to discuss with a powder coater.   The other option is wet bead blast and then a clear coat.

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Re: V85 facelift
« Reply #29 on: June 27, 2020, 06:44:05 PM »
There may be some residual confusion sloshing around in the bilges.
There was never any intention of electroplating the wheel centrestand and swingarm bits, they will be two packed or baked enamel silver like the frames on the GS series Beemers.
The absolute colour I want is this, a blending in of the foot peg mount theme.


The electroplating will be for the rear top case rack

 and engine protection crash bars, they will be satin Nickel if I can get it but not chrome.
I got a bit of a scare the other day when I added up what this bike owes me...
About $27,000 conservatively...(probably more..)   :rolleyes:
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