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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 08-19-2016, 07:46 PM Thread Starter
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Solo Rack/ Decoration?

I have been working on painting the V-Star 650 I picked up back in April. I have another bike I already had and ride, so it's been no hurry working on and making this bike better.

I also have had trouble with the guy I got it from as far as a title, but that's about taken care of.

So, I thought I'd get the rest of the bike painted. This is what it started out looking like:



Here is the solo rack I cut from some aluminum sheet:



I was going to paint it, but decided that it would show scratches worse if painted so went with polishing it instead. It will be easier too keep it shiny and with the other chrome it will look good too.



Here it is mounted on the fender:

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Here are a few more pictures.



I guess I'll have to load pictures somewhere else. It only let me open an album with 5 pictures and no more.
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Ok, I finally finished up and have the bike painted and put back together. I hope to take it to a poker run and camp next weekend and maybe even get it sold! If not....... I'll at least get to ride it a little bit.





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I like it! Nice job. I like the yellow too. Don't see that color too often.

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It's looking good. Hit that rack with some clear coat and It's good to go.
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I agree with everyone! Have not seen many yellow bikes. I like the solo rack in the back. Glad you polished it. Brings out the bike more. Sa Farm said, I would add a coat or two of good clear coat to protect it and also make the shine stand out more! Safe riding!

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I got a dollar that says in the next few weeks, He(smokindawg)
will see 1/2 a dozen or more Yellow bikes. That's Murphy's law.
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Lookin good. Reminds me of the old 50's bikes.

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Danzil your probably right. I'll be taking it on a small local biker rally......... Good music, food and vendors. I shall see if there are any yellow bikes.

Farmall, I got that exact thought when I stood back and looked at it. It looks kind of like the old Indians, minus the front fender skirt. The blacked out wheels and forks only add to that look.
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Took the bike to a Sonic ride in they have every last thursday of the month spring thru summer. There were about 60 or so bikes and a few cars.

The bike was a hit and I had lots of questions and positive comments!
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