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PostPosted: Sat May 16, 2020 5:14 pm 
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Had this P7 a while and decided to bring it in off the back burner. It's rough... no shit :roll: :lol: but I believe it has potential :D
As with all my projects, this will be a budget build restoring/tarting up as much as possible. As you can see the nickel coating has deteriorated allowing rust to get a foothold. The good news is, i did a little test section on the frame and it came up amazing (TF) :mrgreen:

No set plan... just see where this takes me and hopefully, I'll learn stuff on the way.
So roll with the pictures...


Even from a distance, it looked rough...
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stored in a shed not ridden for 10 years
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As with many of these nickel, P7's the clear coat has broken down
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Embrace the grime :facepalm:

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And rust ... is the chain salvageable? :lol:

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PostPosted: Sat May 16, 2020 5:20 pm 
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Nice. 8)

That would have been a great bike when new and doesn't look too bad to me. Early P7 too, don't see many with the original Hot Rods.


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PostPosted: Sat May 16, 2020 5:59 pm 
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That'll clean up nice.


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PostPosted: Sat May 16, 2020 6:17 pm 
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Yes that will scrub up well... definitely worth the effort :)


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PostPosted: Sat May 16, 2020 9:08 pm 
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Look forward to seeing this after a spit n polish :D


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PostPosted: Sat May 16, 2020 11:44 pm 
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I like to think I may have inspired this coming off the back burner :)

It’ll scrub up great for almost no money!


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PostPosted: Sun May 17, 2020 12:02 am 
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shares in Spontex and GT85 suddenly rocket....


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PostPosted: Sun May 17, 2020 12:47 pm 
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Get that nickel shiny again!

Do you still have the F7 forks or did you take them to the tip like i did. :facepalm: :facepalm:


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PostPosted: Sun May 17, 2020 1:45 pm 
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brocklanders023 wrote:
Nice. 8)

That would have been a great bike when new and doesn't look too bad to me. Early P7 too, don't see many with the original Hot Rods.



Yeah... im wondering how much of the bike is original spec. I know Orange had/have a custom options list.


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PostPosted: Sun May 17, 2020 1:47 pm 
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rwm1962 wrote:
That'll clean up nice.



Yep :lol:


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