The new wing


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midnight Ripper
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The new wing

Postby midnight Ripper » Mon Mar 08, 2010 3:59 pm



I am in the process of getting a 82' 1100 back on the road after many years of neglect. Last summer I got the bike running smoothly, so i decided to clean it up this winter with some new paint and powdercoat. My brother owns a powder coating company, so I took the bike down to the frame and powder coated a total of 106 different pieces on the bike. All the powder coated parts are a candy apple green and all the tins I painted in truck bed liner (rino liner). I am going to put it all back together in the next month or two.













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Re: The new wing

Postby detdrbuzzard » Mon Mar 08, 2010 4:39 pm

hello and welcome to GWD midnight ripper. i would like to see some pic's when you get your wing back together
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Re: The new wing

Postby Oldewing » Mon Mar 08, 2010 8:39 pm

forgive my ignorance , but how do you use a powder coated brake disk?

But the apple green is cool :D
you can go exactly .4 miles with the petcock turned off.


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Re: The new wing

Postby gordonv » Mon Mar 08, 2010 10:03 pm

That is one very nice project, can't wait to see it all together with the different colors. Looks like the frame was done in gloss black? I like the way you used the black bed liner for the bags, gives it some texture and I'm sure it will also protect it from scratches and the like.

I take it you'll just sand off the powder coat from the rotors where the pads will make contact.

I like the addition of the rear speakers, I take it they are just an extention from the front L/R ones?

I haven't looked yet, but was figuring on replacing the front speakers with something new. I've been read on the Valkyrie forum about replacing the speakers which vastly improve the factory sound because of new/better ones. I take it they are marine and did you spray them in clear lacquer or anything to better protect them from the weather?

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Re: The new wing

Postby midnight Ripper » Tue Mar 09, 2010 12:49 am

I picture that was posted had the tape still on the rotors. I used high heat tape to mask off any contact points on each rotor.

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I took out all the original stereo and cb and i am replacing with all new equipment. I put the 3 in speakers in the trunk and i am fiberglassing 5X8's in the fairing. I am going to power them with a 600 watt mini amp attached to my XM device.



I have molded and wired close to a 1000 green leds throughout the tins, fairings and frame.



I will post some pics of the progress as i go along.

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Re: The new wing

Postby midnight Ripper » Fri Mar 19, 2010 11:44 am

My primary bike is a custom hardtail I built 2 years ago. I will turn that bike into my bar hopper, and I plan on riding the wing for long distance rides. I want to make sure it is not only looking good, but it is mechanically perfect.

Got a few more things done.

Powdercoated all three calipers gloss black, used 3 new rebuild kits for the calipers, changed over to SS brake lines, replaced fuel filter, new spark plugs, cleaned the whole cooling system, replaced all the fuel lines, replaced the pull and push throttle cable, new choke cable, New brakes pads, new tires, and I also molded alot of Led's throughout all the tins while they were off, and many little things.


Here are some pics of the progress.




Here is the leds lit up on the tank and one saddle only.


General Mock up


Engine case


Some of the parts that my brother and I powder coated this past week.



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Re: The new wing

Postby gordonv » Fri Mar 19, 2010 1:12 pm

How are you doing the powder coating, yourself? A gun and an electric oven? Professional or a little DYI kit?

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Re: The new wing

Postby midnight Ripper » Fri Mar 19, 2010 1:22 pm

I am doing the PC myself in my brothers shop. My brother builds custom bikes and has a PC shop also. I am using professional equipment. The DYI kits work pretty weel too. The equipment I am using is just on a larger scale with how many pieces I decided to do for this bike.

With so many people blacking out there bikes, I wanted to have a color that not too many people would have. I think I might have found it with the green. :D

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Re: The new wing

Postby WingAdmin » Fri Mar 19, 2010 3:45 pm

I think it looks amazing, especially with the glowing green light. How bright is it at night - do the rear lights light the pavement up green?

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Re: The new wing

Postby midnight Ripper » Fri Mar 19, 2010 4:08 pm

All my buddies tell me that it is going to be so bright that planes are going to land on me. I wired leds in all the tins. I would say that is a 1/8 of the green leds. It will def. light up the whole area around it. The coolest led feature I did was, I molded/wired 20 leds in each saddle bag and in the trunk, so when I stop at night I flip a switch and it will glow inside each bag.

One led strip on the bags will shoot to the ground and the other will shoot at the exhaust I made.

I Make sure the leds are all hidden from the naked eye, so you only see the glow at night.

All the bikes I have in my stable I wired leds.

The wing will have more leds then all 3 combined.

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Re: The new wing

Postby midnight Ripper » Fri Mar 19, 2010 4:16 pm

Here is the view of the back all lite up.

Every light on the bike I converted to LED except the headlight. I custom made LED fog lights for the wing too (Pics to come), I put the headlight on a toggle switch so I can reduce the power draw if I need too.

The lights I mouted on the trunk were 60 led housing I ordered from a semi-truck company.

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Re: The new wing

Postby midnight Ripper » Tue Jun 15, 2010 1:27 pm

A few update Pictures.

Here is the spray booth I made behind my house when I painted my tins.


Some LED's I wired into the fairing












Everything was going just as planned till last night, when I came across a leak in cooling system. I narrowed it down to a leak in the coolant crossover tubes under the carb. Anybody have any info on how to fix the leak. The only way I can get to it is by pulling out the carb. Do you think it is just a bad o-ring???

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Re: The new wing

Postby N2PPN » Tue Jun 15, 2010 1:49 pm

Yes I had a similar leak when I re-did my wing... fortunately I was still in the process of bolting on the carbs when I noticed the puddle... the tubes have an O-ring at each end and the O-rings deteriorate from exposure to the gasoline fumes from the carbs (and any leaking fuel from them before you rebuild them. It was easy to remove the fitting on each head, clean out the o_ring channels and replace them.
Turns out the O-rings are 21.9 MM X 2.3 MM Dia. which is a R-15 sized O-ring which you can find almost anywhere... just make sure that you put a little hi-temp grease on the tubes when you re-assemble it as the tubes "float" on the O-rings as the heads and block expand under heat (just as the timing belts get tighter as the engine warms up due to expansion in the horizontal plane of the engine) so after re-assembly, make sure they can spin a bit and can move without being stressed. This will insure a no leak repair..


Great pics, can't wait to see it all done..


Rich
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Ride Happy!

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Re: The new wing

Postby midnight Ripper » Tue Jun 15, 2010 2:23 pm

Thanks for the info N2PPN.

One of the only parts I didn't replace were those o-rings. I knew I should of replaced them.. Oh well, I will get it done.

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Re: The new wing

Postby midnight Ripper » Thu Jun 17, 2010 11:23 am

Not sure how, but i was able to get to all the o-rings at the coolant transfer crossover without removing the carb.

A few more pics of the progress. I am hoping to get her on the ground in the next week or so. After she is up and running I will take some better pics with my digital camera and post them.







My brother took the same 82' wing and turned it into a naked wing. It was awesome for me since i had 2 of everything on the build. I made the windshield a quick release, so I have my large clear one for long trips and a chopped blacked out for around town.



No Mirrors. Running a back up camera to see behind me.


View from the back. The pic is before i wired in the stock tail light also.









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