Now that the cold wet rain is back again, I suppose I should take some time to give the Honda some love. The Bonneville is in capable hands for now, so other than some wiring work left on my end (and paint and carbs and….doh), I have plenty of time to sexy her up.
Unfortunately, I think she’s gotten worse looking hanging out with me over the last few years. Between the tragically unhelpful neighbor that ripped off my bars and left her for dead, and a few experimental paint jobs, the old bird looks like she could use a face lift. Let’s take a look at our progression….
When I got her in 2008, the tank paint was fading, but the seat was still in decent shape, and she was…. mostly clean. But not perfect. Pre-neighbor fiasco:
Later, with a sandblasted and freshly primed tank:
Then I decided it would be fun to try and paint it. I went with a 60s blue. It was fun for a minute… not really a fan of my color choice, though.
I’ve been keeping an eye out for inspiration on what I want her to look like next, and came across this fierce, murdered out Scrambler:
Sexy right? I’m missing the original side covers, so if I can’t find them on ebay, I’m thinking some diamond plate side covers could be sweet. Add some drag bars, new seat cover, fresh paint, new headlamp/ tail-light and a power wash, and we’re be looking sharp this Spring. I’m diggin’ the murdered-out spokes, fenders and exhaust, as well…. rust proof. :p
Feedback? Thoughts? Color suggestions? Let me know what you think!
Now to pull the heater down to the garage. :/ Tata for now…