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bondo167 04-19-2011 06:37 PM

my mutant re-build
 
so I'm slowly working on re-doing my mutant Buell from Redneck Engineering.
I purchased the bike a year ago, and the paint was chipping and the frame had some surface rust. So this winter I tore it down to the frame to powdercoat everything in new colors.

before:
http://i106.photobucket.com/albums/m...9101823-01.jpg

tear down (done in 2 days):
http://i106.photobucket.com/albums/m...t/Photo036.jpg

motor done (took 2 months):
http://i106.photobucket.com/albums/m...C/IMG_0389.jpg
http://i106.photobucket.com/albums/m...C/IMG_0390.jpg

Dropping the frame off tomorrow to get powdercoated (can't fit in my oven) then coating the wheels.

any feedback is appreciated.

chopper j 04-20-2011 12:35 PM

Engine looks great can't wait to see the rest

UKLee 04-20-2011 12:58 PM

agreed - the engine looks fantastic. What did you do? tear it all down and get everything powder coated? well worth whatever you did

Spade115 04-20-2011 02:17 PM

Motor looks real good, the gold to me looks odd but your motor. Really like it man

magnum45pete 04-20-2011 02:18 PM

looking good there,:toocool:

are ya aware that the anodising on the pushrod tubes WILL turn pink, within hours of being exposed to sunlight....:LOL::LOL:;)......or are they painted?
a buddy fitted red anodised covers to his Shovelhead,they didn't last long....the shit we gave him and his ''Pink'' Tubes...:LOL::LOL:**):LOL:;)

bondo167 04-20-2011 03:37 PM

Thanks for the feedback guys.

Everything is powder coated, except the block and jugs, which was already painted black. The powder should hold up to pretty high heat I believe (hopefully my exhaust is far enough away . . .).
I did all the powder coating myself, gun from eastwood and used kitchen oven from craigslist. probably spent less than $300, which is probably less than it would've cost me to have someone do the motor for me. Not to mention I will be powder coating everything else on the bike to match. mostly red and black, with gold accents.

PKFabrication 04-20-2011 05:35 PM

Awesome man...keep kickin ass!

L.B. 05-09-2011 08:02 PM

man that looks sick one of a kind for sure! how much is the frame going to cost you?

Vnygra 05-11-2011 12:16 PM

whats that breather sticking up there?

PoppaDLo 05-15-2011 03:15 PM

That engine came out amazing .. really well done and the colors fit perfect. Can't wait to see it all together on the road.

bondo167 05-20-2011 05:51 PM

removed due to accidentally double posting

bondo167 05-20-2011 05:53 PM

Finally got the frame back from the powdercoater. Took forever but looks great! Let me know what you guys think. Cost me $250 and I bought the gold base powder ($40).

http://i106.photobucket.com/albums/m...C/IMG_0431.jpg

Next up is to wire the frame. Not looking forward to that. . . any advice is appreciated.

Tim B 05-22-2011 03:09 AM

that thing is going to look unbelievable! nice work. i wish i could do something like that with my motor ( !00" sporty ) but S&S says not to do any thing like that with their motors. But keep the pictures coming and again nice work

Harley Bob 05-22-2011 03:32 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Vnygra (Post 1124419)
whats that breather sticking up there?

looks like the gearbox or crankcase breather.

bondo167 05-22-2011 06:30 AM

yes it is the crankcase breather.


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