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Re: White LeMans
« Reply #30 on: January 30, 2023, 01:48:51 PM »


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I know of at least one. Mine. A CX100 LeMans Rumer has it that of the CX100 Le Mans 350 +- units (Greg Field)





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Re: White LeMans
« Reply #31 on: January 30, 2023, 01:53:29 PM »
I don't know why but Stein Dinse has black "painted" crashbars, I think they might actually be powder coated. I have never seen any in black. I think they might look great on come bikes, Blackat's very lovely Ice Blue 850 Lemans for instance.
I'm still looking for crash bars that will fit with SP lower fairing. I know Agostini made them and probably others but can't find anything but a photo or two.

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Re: White LeMans
« Reply #32 on: January 30, 2023, 03:14:36 PM »
Ugh crashing on an older bike with parts being very hard to find.
My story took place around 1980 so parts could be sourced from the factory. That said, I sometimes am wary getting on my restored LM1. At 68 I sometimes do senior things, but I want to ride it while I can, did 1900 miles last year since the resto. I like the idea of crash bars, will look into them, haha.

BTW, I've started on a Norton MK3 restoration, about halfway through, will post pictures at some point. As fate would have it, no sooner did I buy it when I nice '72 FB came up for sale. Oh well, MK3s have some advantages.

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Re: White LeMans
« Reply #33 on: January 30, 2023, 05:02:29 PM »
Black Cat.
I'm proposing a requirement that you include a picture of your ice blue Le Mans every time you post on the forum from now on. I never get tired of seeing it!

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Re: White LeMans
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Re: White LeMans
« Reply #34 on: January 30, 2023, 05:44:45 PM »
Brian, Ive seen those black crash bars but I believe there was some note that they may have minor scratches from shipping so Im just going to stick with the chrome bars. I would prefer them in black and I have some parts that need to be powder coated so I may bring the vendor the bars and see if they can make them black. I assume theyd have to strip the chrome.

2wheels, yes Im also 68 so I know what you are saying. Please posts some pics of the Norton on the build site here, I know there are a few Norton peo-le on this list who would like to see the bike. My 68 to your MK3 is like night a day in terms of a quality bike for everyday riding. My bike is certainly more dependable then when I purchased it 30+ years ago but I still keep it within walking distance of the house.

SP, yeah it is a pretty bike but like 2Wheels bike, the factory deserves all the credit. Thanks for the comment.
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Re: White LeMans
« Reply #35 on: January 30, 2023, 06:53:16 PM »
I think they can be powder coated without the complete removal of the chrome but with some roughing up by sand blasting. The ability to chrome things in black seems to have disappeared lately. Chrome plating in and of itself is highly regulated and we lost our local small jobber some years ago in an explosion and subsequent fire. His property can probably never be sold because of the contamination left behind by nearly 100 years of operation. I built a 1978 Honda 750F using many black chrome pieces and dechroming and painting many others because I could not get them plated in black. I really like black chrome!

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Re: White LeMans
« Reply #36 on: January 31, 2023, 10:01:53 AM »


1984 LeMans > 1985 LeMans + 1978 LeMans > 1989 Lemans > 20 years later, 1985 Lemans > 1980 SP1000
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Re: White LeMans
« Reply #37 on: January 31, 2023, 10:20:20 AM »
My former Harley was a blacked out bike. I was able to find a set of used chrome bars for really cheap money. I sand blasted them and rattle canned them black. They held up pretty well, minor scratches could be touched up quite easily.
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Re: White LeMans
« Reply #38 on: January 31, 2023, 11:52:15 AM »
I think they can be powder coated without the complete removal of the chrome but with some roughing up by sand blasting.
That's what my powder coater did to a set of chrome tommaselli clip-ons that I had PC satin black, came out perfect. Don't know exactly how they were prepped; I was told by a chrome guy to just remove the top layer.

 


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