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New guy building a Goose in Portland Oregon, USA

PostPosted: Sat Sep 16, 2017 6:20 pm
by PDXDave
Just wanted to introduce myself...
I'm Dave from the states and I'm currently about 85% done with my Goose replica.
I started with a 1980 KZ1000b4 two years ago and have since turned it into a proper motorcycle and the basis for a pretty accurate Goose.
I'll post a few pics as I am able.
I'm currently in the paint booth and am getting ready for lay the last coat of clear over the decals.

Re: New guy building a Goose in Portland Oregon, USA

PostPosted: Tue Sep 19, 2017 4:17 am
by Skillaboo
Hey Dave,

Definitely post some pictures. I've got all the parts to start my Goose bike, but I have not had time to start it. I'm curious what your fairing substructure looks like and what you used for the blue cop lights. I just could not find any lights that were screen accurate, so I went with blue lens Lazerlites.
I found a perfect 77 KZ for mine, but it is so nice I dread stripping it down for the goose bike project. I hope to get going again on it soon, but work seems to get in the way of the important things in life.

Re: New guy building a Goose in Portland Oregon, USA

PostPosted: Tue Sep 19, 2017 5:46 am
by rustycarr
welcome to the forums, post some pictures!!

Re: New guy building a Goose in Portland Oregon, USA

PostPosted: Tue Sep 26, 2017 5:42 am
by PDXDave
Correct state....

Re: New guy building a Goose in Portland Oregon, USA

PostPosted: Tue Sep 26, 2017 5:44 am
by PDXDave
Fairing support...

Re: New guy building a Goose in Portland Oregon, USA

PostPosted: Tue Sep 26, 2017 5:45 am
by PDXDave
With decals but no clear coat yet...

Re: New guy building a Goose in Portland Oregon, USA

PostPosted: Tue Sep 26, 2017 5:46 am
by PDXDave
Sorry about the image size...
I suck at the interwebs

Re: New guy building a Goose in Portland Oregon, USA

PostPosted: Tue Sep 26, 2017 1:45 pm
by Nuts
Dave, in "Windows Explorer" highlight a picture, right mouse click and choose "edit"

My computer/s open the picture in "Paint" choose "Resize" and reduce the picture size.

You probably already know the above.... When I put the mouse on a picture in "Windows Explorer" it shows me a length and width. The width, works well at 350 on the website. (I noticed recently that there is a better way which makes all the pictures uniformly the same, but I don't know how to do that.)

It's hard looking at good work, misrepresented in an oversized picture.

Re: New guy building a Goose in Portland Oregon, USA

PostPosted: Wed Sep 27, 2017 10:35 am
by PDXDave
I agree, but they were a quick post from my phone...
I'll get it right next time.

Re: New guy building a Goose in Portland Oregon, USA

PostPosted: Wed Sep 27, 2017 2:01 pm
by Skillaboo
Dave,
That looks great. Thank you for the fairing support picture. That will help me when I fabricate mine. I was hesitant to cut out the circle on the lower fairing, for fear that it would weaken the fairing. Looking at yours I will probably do it. What did you use to cut the hole?
Lee