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post #1 of 27 (permalink) Old 05-09-2014, 09:25 AM Thread Starter
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Hey guys, thought i would start posting pics of my progress so far. I picked this Hammer up last summer, in the pics and from a distance, it doesn't look bad, but up close it was seriously neglected.

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-Bought the bike last May from a guy who pretty much left it outside it's entire life. I picked it up for $4k and it only had 3200 miles on it. Cosmetically, it was hideous. Lots of chrome was either peeling off or already corroded pretty bad. Both tires were dry rotted, fork seals blown, throttle cables rusted solid, gas tank cap lock broken, gas tank full of rust and water, fuel pump seized, rear sproket corroded, all but 1 turn signal inop, seat weathered, rusty bolts everywhere, wheels oxidized and stained, exhaust had rust holes through the piping and the list goes on.

-I fixed it up to be road worthy since i had a 90 mile round trip commute to work. Now after returning from deployment, i am to the point i am going to be painting it within the next couple weeks. I have an Arlen Ness Bob Dron fairing on the way, a Kingpin fender for the front and will continue with dressing it up after the paint.

-I installed a Bandit seat, Avon grips, new controls, 2" forward controls, Kewl Metal pop up gas cap, new (used) tank, Arlen Ness mirrors and pegs, 1.5" drag bars with 5.5" swept back risers, LED turn signal kit, Stage 1 kit, new (used) rear sprocket, had the fuel pump rebuilt, polished out the wheels, new tires and the list continues.

Here are some pics from start to finish and more pics still to come. Let me know your thoughts.


Bringing it home.


Front turn signals broken and inop.


Corroded and worn out controls, grips and mirror.


Corroded instruments, cluster mount and handlebars.


Broken gas cap, rusted and weathered tank.


Blown fork seals, corroded lower fork ends.


Rusted out gas tank.


Added saddle bags, replaced the tank, mirros, etc.

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Front view with new mirrors, grips, controls, turn signals, etc.


New drag bars.


Skull addition



More pics to come. Planning on painting the bike and doing a quick tear down to paint other pieces over the next couple weeks.

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Lookin good! Nice to see it brought back to life.

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Looks like quite a project , looking good so far !

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Thanks guys. I can't wait to get it all painted up and done. I get some weird looks riding it around as it looks now.

I was thinking about trying to get the engine blacked out like the newer Vic's over the winter. Anyone know where or how i would go about doing that?

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Cool score. I'm looking to pull the same game with a used machine
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I'd like to know that too. Like everything about my bike other than the grey engine...just looks a little off. Wondering if a high temp engine paint would hold up?

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All kinds of other cool stuffs
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Wondering if a high temp engine paint would hold up?
I was wondering that too. Only alternative i could think of other than having it powdercoated...which i know would cost a fortune.

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Looking good. Keep up the good work. Post up more pics as you go.

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Lookin real good, and the weathers just right out right now. And I was pretty jealous when I saw you scoop up that fairing this morning before I saw the post...

Selfish question, what did you do with the old bars?(can I buy them)

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