'99 Divi rebuild 'Ellen'

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Lookin' Around
Lookin' Around
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Joined: Fri Mar 31, 2017 4:51 pm
Region or State: Suffolk, UK
Motorcycles Owned Currently: 1999 Yamaha XJ600 Diversion
Location: Suffolk, UK

Fri Apr 14, 2017 12:22 pm

The stock paintjob strips off down to the grey primer with metholated spirits (denatured alcohol, ethanol with a dash of methanol and purple dye) once you have scuffed off the clear coat. I'm guessing petrol would do the same :prob: nice one Yamaha.


Shiney shock:



Good to get her out in the sun and spot the blemishes. Final coat tonight and then fresh decals, check electrics and torque stuff up to spec.


Next job is a custom belly pan. I have a whole roll of fibreglass and a litre of resin. ;)
'If you get stuck, always use your spanner muscle - strongest muscle in your body, that'un. Where's that, eh?' *taps forehead* 'Tis up 'ere, you plonker'

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Joined: Wed Jul 30, 2014 12:51 pm
Region or State: UK
Motorcycles Owned Currently: Honda XL 125CC, XJ6 diversion

Wed Jun 07, 2017 2:31 pm

looking forward to the belly pan pictures, great progress

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