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The Beast is ALIVE

PostAuthor: TheBeast » Wed Apr 15, 2020 5:48 am

What was supposed to be a months project ended up taking 4, but damn, did I have fun along the way.
Lot of frustration thrown in, but also a lot of new skills learnt.
Not being hugely mechanically minded, YouTube certainly was my friend during this process.

Started last year buying a very sick Virago XV 125.
Not running, had been in the weather for three years and not used.
Electrics shot
Completely rusted
Engine not running
Accident damage

Complete overhaul, stripped down, re-spray, then rebuild from the front to the back.
Got a bit creative with the tank spray which was interesting.

All in all, a great project.
See photos for the "After" look

Still a few more things to do, but time to enjoy the ride first...
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Re: The Beast is ALIVE

PostAuthor: Jake » Wed Apr 15, 2020 6:12 am

Sweet looking.
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Re: The Beast is ALIVE

PostAuthor: Flyingdog » Wed Apr 15, 2020 8:14 am

TheBeast wrote:Lot of frustration thrown in, but also a lot of new skills learnt.

What makes projects all that much sweeter in the end.
Very nice look'n.
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