The Build a Bike Project - Rumble Magazine
After Edition 4 of the Build a Bike Project, I began tearing down Xcess and getting it prepped for paint. Here are just a few photos of the work that has been going on since the last article ran in Rumble Magazine.

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Views of Xcess prior to teardown.
Front View
Before Teardown
Left Side
Before Teardown
Right Rear Side
Before Teardown


I begin the paint prep process by masking off the various parts and getting them ready for the base coat of paint. In these pictures you will see the various steps taken from masking to pinstriping to final clear coats.

Coil Cover
Before Teardown
Coil Cover Prep
Coil Cover in
Base Coat
Oil Bag Prep
Oil Bag in
Base Coat
Oil Bag
awaits Pinstriping
Front Fender
Front Fender Graphics
Final Coats on Fender & Coil Cover


In these pictures Xcess's frame has received its base coat and the graphics are applied. The frame now awaits Tony to get to work on the pinstriping.

Frame in Progress
Graphics Complete
Waiting for Pin Striping by Tony
Tony Pinstriping
the Frame
Final Coats
on Frame


Xcess
is beginning to show some signs of life. The custom seat, made by Guy, has been delivered and attached to see how it fits. Notice the added details of the seat and the fabrication on the rear fender that it fits into.

The gas tank and rear fender graphics have been completed and Tony is adding the pinstriping where needed.

Graphics Complete
Waiting for Pin Striping by Tony
Graphics and Seat in Progress
Gas Tank Graphics
Gas Tank Done
Tony Pinstriping
the Rear Fender
Final Coats
on Rear Fender


With all the graphics and pinstriping completed, I started putting Xcess back together.

Right Side of the Motor
Back In
Going Back Together
Final Assembly
Front View
Final Assembly
Side View
Nearly Complete
Putting On The Final Touches

Well...Xcess is finally all put together and ready to show off. First stop is the Grand National Roadster Show, where Xcess took 2nd Place in the Radical Custom Class. Next I will be showing off Xcess at Westworld during AZ Bike Week and Cyclefest.

Xcess Completed
& Ready to Show
Right Front
Left Side
Top of Tank