1988 3aj make over not to original

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1988 3aj make over not to original

Post by SA Guy » Thu Nov 01, 2018 10:29 am

Don't shoot me please but I decided to give my 3aj an make over and I will not be going back to original color and decals.
The bike as advertised in pictures

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I paid R20 000 for it. That is 1063.00 GBP or 1205.00 Euros.

The collection of the bike
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After a good clean in my workshop

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Re: 1988 3aj make over not to original

Post by SA Guy » Thu Nov 01, 2018 10:37 am

I stripped her and had the parts sanded primed and painted

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The frame is no longer blue but now black

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Decided on a dessert beidge color for the rest

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Re: 1988 3aj make over not to original

Post by Mezo » Thu Nov 01, 2018 10:50 am

SA Guy wrote:
Thu Nov 01, 2018 10:29 am
Don't shoot me please
No worries some guy in the future can bring it back to its former glory, it's only paint. :biggrin:

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Re: 1988 3aj make over not to original

Post by jibber » Thu Nov 01, 2018 12:01 pm

Actually, I quite like the look of that colour, be interesting to see what it looks like when it's all back together....maybe some black graphics....oem styles..........

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Re: 1988 3aj make over not to original

Post by Patrick » Fri Nov 02, 2018 9:47 am

I am also very interested to see how it looks in that colour. Keen to see it finished!
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Re: 1988 3aj make over not to original

Post by SA Guy » Tue Nov 06, 2018 7:19 am

Starting to get all back together again

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Re: 1988 3aj make over not to original

Post by Mezo » Tue Nov 06, 2018 7:53 am

:popcorn2:

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Re: 1988 3aj make over not to original

Post by SA Guy » Tue Nov 06, 2018 10:17 am

Blinkers as close to stock as I could get. She didn't have any when I bought her

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Need a new rear carrier rack ......... cant find one here in SA and the one on ebay is out of my price range. Maybe manufacture one that looks better?

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same problem with the dust boot on the swing arm ..... no plan here, will search until I find one.

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