Thursday, 9 March 2017

Owners bike: Dene Gorfin, MBX80 project - UPDATE

Recently Dene Gorfin got in touch with me to show me the progress on his MBX80 project, I also quizzed Dene on a couple of things that are interesting tips for restoration.

Did you buy the graphics of eBay? I do need the side panel and tail graphics so I was looking at those kits, but you can't be sure of the quality?
yep got graphics off ebay but not without probs, the fairing decals were too short and the colours were back to front so had to swap sides and re cut the angle making them shorter if that makes sense? if you look closely you can see they are short.
Also had a slight prob with decals being that the long thin lines were at the wrong angle so had to be cut, you can see from photo if you look carefully.




Is the finish on the engine sprayed or brushed and what did you use?
i sprayed the engine some with PJ1 engine enamel and some with plasticote from B&Q I think as it was in the garage.

What are you going to do with her when she is done, ride, polish or show? 
I just intend to ride, don't think it will be show standard just clean, i just want to enjoy it. I have been looking at the one on your site which belongs to martin butler and am sort of aiming in that direction, got a new Gianelli from Germany and an mps-300 from Holland.

Where did you source the parts from?
I get most of the parts from Europe, cant seem to get much here, honda80ccnl, TVD Parts and Honda M Shop have been main suppliers as well as looking on ebay regularly.

looking at your site which is great makes me wish id bought some ages ago when they were easy to source, i'm sure you know more about these bikes than i ever will but if i can help with anything let me know.


Thank you to Dene for the words and pictures, I will definitely be looking forward to seeing this one when it is finished!












UPDATE 06/04/2017

The decals for the rad cover arrived from Holland today so cosmetically i'm calling it finished! Just been out on it and it needs a few adjustments to carb and clutch but pretty much there.






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