Before I modified the fuel tank, rear fender. I wanted to get an eye full of what the lines of the bike were so I could decide what I wanted to change and what coloring/striping I wanted before I painted it.
On the fuel tank I removed the speedo housing brackets, and filled in half of the speedo cutout and fiberglassed it in and then frenched it out to get a smooth transfer to the new speedo (which is a hemisphere)
On the rear fender I welded backing plates on the inside of it to block off the original holes that were to support the taillight assembly and the threaded holes for the passengers seat, then rosette welded to fill the holes and ground them down to clean it up.
I painted the first base coat (the purple looks silly in these photos as theres no clear coat on them, the blue is painters tape masking off the strips. I wanted everything on the bike so I could get the strips centered and to make the lines of the tank match to the lines of the fender.
More of the same:
After paint, before wetsanding and buffing:
Then a lot of tuning, final assembly and installed a start button under the fuel tank where you can't see it and removed the right control and I removed the turn signal switch from the left control and buffed/polished the housing.