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 Post subject: 1986 F1 street style?
PostPosted: Mon Aug 29, 2011 3:29 pm 
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Fairing and chin being prepped for paint. I like the look and it feels small and light around town. I am thinking of painting this old race bodywork just red with no decals for use later.


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 Post subject: Re: 1986 F1 street style?
PostPosted: Mon Aug 29, 2011 5:13 pm 
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I like those wheels. What are they and how wide is the rear?
Bill


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 Post subject: Re: 1986 F1 street style?
PostPosted: Mon Aug 29, 2011 10:36 pm 
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Hey, Henry - that's a nice looking piece. What's the history?

Bill - Those are Tecnos like the ones I have on eBay..

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 Post subject: Re: 1986 F1 street style?
PostPosted: Tue Aug 30, 2011 3:13 pm 
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Steve,
I bought the bike from Cagiva North America in 1987. Duane Summers was racing it and replaced it with a 851.
It had a small crack in the case above the cam pulley. I raced it a year before getting replacement cases from Jimmy Adamo. After another year I went overseas for 2 years while the bike was in storage. Since then I have been riding it off and on around Southern California.
I have rebuilt the bike a couple of times over the years and have finally gotten ahold of OEM fiberglass, old race stuff, and am repairing it. I haven't decided on the paint scheme yet, either original or all red.
The bike is really comfortable for long trips for me and I have ridden to Laguna Seca many times. The bike will remain a fixture in m garage for a long time.

Henry


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 Post subject: Re: 1986 F1 street style?
PostPosted: Wed Aug 31, 2011 11:29 pm 
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Ya know, Air Tech still makes F1 body work. It's decent quality and not all that expensive.


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 Post subject: Re: 1986 F1 street style?
PostPosted: Thu Sep 01, 2011 12:26 am 
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Wdietz186,

That is what is on there now. It's REALY thin and a lot of painters will not paint it without a ton of extra strengthening fiberglass work done first. The seat needed strengthening ribs glassed into the seat pan area and the flat horizontal tail area needed strengthening.
I think Air Tech will do double glass if you request it and pay more.

Henry


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 Post subject: Re: 1986 F1 street style?
PostPosted: Thu Sep 01, 2011 9:50 am 
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Here is another source. I have not seen any, but it looks good in the photos: http://www.twowheelclassics.co.uk/catal ... rings.html
http://www.twowheelclassics.co.uk/catalogue/seats.html


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 Post subject: Re: 1986 F1 street style?
PostPosted: Thu Sep 01, 2011 9:53 pm 
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The Dude (seriously, that's his name.)

Nationals Fiberglass
517 Beacon St
Akron, OH 44311
330-762-4527 <- May be dead number

New -> 330-209-5128

He made molds off my F1B bodywork 20 years ago. The upper may not have a headlight hole. And my front fender is the same as a Montjuich.

He takes his time*, and his stuff looks better than OEM or A*r T*ch. Or anybody I've seen.

Tell him Desmo Dan sent you.



*-(Really.It may take 3 weeks, it might take 3 months.He makes a lot of stuff for the WERA guys.)

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 Post subject: Re: 1986 F1 street style?
PostPosted: Fri Sep 02, 2011 10:01 am 
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I have to second this recommendation. I was looking for his reference yesterday, and forgot. The stuff is of good proportions, straight, and sturdy. And very reasonable prices. MikeV


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 Post subject: Re: 1986 F1 street style?
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Wow "The Dude" is still in business? I use to race against him in the 80's at Nelson Ledges and buy his fiberglass. His stuff was always good quality. Thanks for the contact information.

Palmer


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