Side covers III


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WVJefo
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1994 1500 Aspencade "The Black

Side covers III

Postby WVJefo » Wed Oct 24, 2012 7:17 pm



Hi all, Did a couple of posts about how I am replacing the side covers on my 85 Aspencade. It is a REAL PISSER to loss the bat cover not even 3 weeks after getting the bike, then learning a replacement is $200 & hope for a color match.

But I have a garage, a little talent & tools. And I did buy an 85 Goldwing to hobby on. This winter is replace the wirings, electricals, wheel bearings & fork bearings. Next winter is a professional paint job. At least that is the plan.

BUT just can't ride around with out something covering the battery.

So first i got some Alumium sheet & did this
4 x 4 ft sheet is only $30
4 x 4 ft sheet is only $30


Some washers, nylon locknuts, 12 x 1/4 inch threaded studs cut to size & end cap nuts $15 at Home Depot. And close but maybe there is better


But oh man what a pain to try & put a high polish on alumuim. $25 to $30 for sandpaper, polishing wheels, polihing compound. Lost patience after an hour plus.

Maybe paint Hobby shops, Auto Zone $24.00 THE CAP LIES. But I have it close. Next year when I get the bike painted I will have actual side covers, but will probably have these "spares" painted to for just in case.



If anyone wants a guide to how to do this give me a shout.

JEFO

Jeff



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Re: Side covers III

Postby Possum51 » Thu Oct 25, 2012 5:14 am

a lot of time and effort, I think they look pretty good, well done.
Rick.....

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Re: Side covers III

Postby WVJefo » Thu Oct 25, 2012 8:13 am

Thanks Possum

Most of the time & effort was the learning how to do it. First time I ever did any metalwork.

Jefo

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Re: Side covers III

Postby Possum51 » Thu Oct 25, 2012 5:20 pm

WVJefo wrote:Thanks Possum

Most of the time & effort was the learning how to do it. First time I ever did any metalwork.

Jefo

you did a great job for the 1st time, if it were me, all I'd have ended up with is a couple wierd looking ashtrays :lol:
You feel like you got it the way you want, I might interested in a pair for my Gl1200.


Rick.....


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