Hi all. Been here for a moment now and my winter project is coming to an end.
Originally started with a v star 1100
1999 bought in november 2014.
Took it at my dad's garage to rip it apart and then put everything in my car to bring it at my house.
I cleaned everything up and since I dont have a garage I started rebuilding it in my living room
First step is custom exhausts. I used the stock headers and welded tubes at the end of them
Then primed/painted them
And ended up wrapping em with titanium headers wrap
At the same time I painted the calipers black
Next step was cleaning up the carbs and while i was in the cleaning I decided to take them apart and paint them too
This looks way better to me
Then was time to rebuild those old wheels
First of all the disassembly
Took the time to polish every single spoke and nipple
I ordered new tires and got the wheels to a bodyshop for a durable black paint
Got the tires mounted a few weeks later and the end result is gorgeous. (No picture with the rubbers on)
Next I prepared the engine for the ceramic coating
Once painted, ready to go back in the hole
Time for the rear fender. Finding the right one have been the longest part of the build. I ended up ordering a custom one at Ledsledcustoms. The contour model to be specific
Here is an example
Recieved it and got it on the swing arm to fit it just right
I made some customs brackets and welded nuts inside the fender so I could bolt right into it
Then it was time to put it all back together
Did the wiring...
Installed the exhausts
And the turn signals