Posts Tagged ‘Honda’

Special camouflage paint with 4 Jap flags on tank. I had recovered this 80 wing from a covered shed in NE Penna and decided NOT to restore it to its former Glory. Paying $200.00 for it, I had nothing to loose, the faring was banged up as well as the bags and a slight dent in the down tube from the left crash head guard. (after the crash, the previous owner rode it for another 4 years and 40K, no problems)  So, I repainted it all, got her running well, (that was easy) and decided to change her in to a Politically UNCORRECT head turner. Just remember, the Japs started at Pearl Harbor, Killing 3500. It ended at Nagasaki. So they sow the wind and reaped the wirlwind.

Here it is, new  tires, front and rear, engine looks rough, runs good, new rear seal on rear drive, new fork seals on front, front brakes work great, rear is iffy, probable needs a Master cylinder kit., all chrome for the top of the bags is painted flat black. There is a new front wind screen shield, a fully decorated trunk (not shown) painted trunk, etc  is flat black, spray paint camouflage olive Drab, I masked out and airbrushed the teeth and eyes after researching the Web for P-40 Curtiss War Hawks, (The P-40 Curtis Hawk, was developed in 1939 and was flown in all theaters of WW2, and is famous for it part against the Japanese in China and Burma when it had Chinese symbols and was flown by the AVG (American Volunteer Group). Painted stencils say, “PROP DANGER, AV GAS 84, NO STEP, AAAF 434362743”, “TOJO.S TERROR” IN 2 locations, AIRBRUSHED, White USAAF stars on top of backs, front and sides as pictures tell the tail. I have the radio after market mount for the left front of the faring., the radio (does not know if it works), the front Clarion Speakers, and the rear trunk. Also the red warning light comes on for the rear shocks about a hour after filling with air so I think some work needs to be done on the “O” rings leading to the rear shocks. All the lights gauges, turns signals work and the fan works….I think this handles very nice, and is not as “clunky” as my 84 GL1200 Aspencade. Engine is smooth and runs good. Please note that this is NOT a perfect bike on on the surface ON PURPOSE, the oil and fluids have been changed and it has been driven for 300 miles since its recovery

Some of the chrome parts have a “Patina of Rust” and the Aluminum parts some minor Patina of corrosion to help look the part of a 60 Year old aircraft. There are NO GL1100 insignias left on the machine except the valve covers.

Enhanced by Zemanta