Well, last night was a HUGE success, and by huge I mean non detrimental to the big motorcycle project. My hubby was able to get the engine to turn over (not start completely as we haven’t put gas in it yet), and the electrical is wired up, yay yay for blinkers, ignition and speedometer/gauge all working in harmony. We’ll still have some serious steps tonight to make, BUT it is looking like if we push hard enough, tonight that beast (excuse me, mutant) could be up and running, which means we can RIDE to the twin cities for Valley Fair tomorrow night!
So let’s see, we leave tomorrow after work, come rain or shine, or a non functioning motorcycle. My job tonight? Finish my painting as the bike is coming together. Only two pieces to paint, touch up on the air box cover and a few more top coats on one small tin piece. The process is actually kind of cool. We wanted to preserve the aluminum base, which is rare for the V-Rod, so we used this stuff called Plastidip, coated it down like 3-4 layers, and then painted over the plastidip. It can peal right off with enough convincing, and when it starts it peels off in sheets, like an epic sunburn…kind of…so here’s the “baby” at this point:
And here is what a v-rod starts looking like:
All I can say, is that looks like one mean mother 🙂 The silver tin on the front of the 2nd picture is missing in the red/black bike because the piece was still drying when I took the picture. Hopefully tonight will be some badass pictures and videos…hopefully!
Alright, I’d like to start out with, I am not an angry person…really…I’m not…today apparently is just one of those bitch storms that you have to really hope everyone has the self preservation instinct to duck and cover. I’m managing, for the most part…mostly…but it’s like holding a leash on an elephant and expecting it to heel…
I’m just saying…
So through my rampage of terror I did have one small bright spot of my day, two really. One, I was down yet again this morning to a super awesome weigh-less amount of 171.2 , meaning I am only 1.2 pounds away from being out of the 170’s!!!! My next bead is at 169.8 , so that means my next bead is only 1.6 pounds away, woot woot cachoo! Second, I had my favorite, well, currently favorite, coffee: Kahlua K-Cups, with Splenda coffee sweetener, Mocha flavored. Because no, flavored coffee is not enough, I must add additional flavor.
Last night consisted of me using Plasti-Dip on some motorcycle parts, including an airbox cover and two tin pieces for the V-Rod, hopefully I’ll be able to finish that tonight, not really wanting to drag this out any more than absolutely necessary and would love to be done painting by the end of tonight. It’ll look wicked when it’s done…although I will now be investing in rubber gloves to prevent my hands from turning any more black than they already are.
Ahhh, now that I’ve perused the archives of http://www.furrytalk.com it seems the insanity inside me is finally starting to subside…that or the caffeine finally kicked in. So for today my goal is to stay on plan and not be a cheater, and here is my friendly reminder: