Archive for the ‘Goldwing Trike Build’ Category

We wanted to get a few pictures out to everybody showing the sex lights and the wing lights installed. This trike looks awesome at night with all of the lights on and the wing lights really finished off the body. Take a look and let us know what you think!

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Just About Done…

Posted: October 6, 2010 in Goldwing Trike Build

Today we got the trike out of the shop and on the blacktop for a short test ride around the parking lot. The wing lights will be done in the paint department tommorow and the l.e.d. mudflaps will be here on Friday. Aside from these 2 things, the only thing that needs done is installing the bumper and giving this thing a serious bath! Take a look at all the pictures I took this evening and give us some feedback!

The build is winding down and the trike is almost complete! The only hang up we’ve had this entire build is waiting on Roadsmith to get us the 2 backordered parts (wing lights, and l.e.d. mudflaps), other than that, things have gone very smooth! The bike was since pin-striped to match the original pin-stripe on the bike and it looks great! I snapped a few new photos yesterday to show everyone the progress and I will be getting a few more today to post! Take a look and let us know what you think!

Well now that the paint has dried…(somewhat), it’s time to start wet sanding and buffing it out to give it that shine! It’s a long process and we take our time, being careful to not burn edges or make any mistakes. When the body is done being buffed, which will hopefully be today, we will be able to fit the body on the frame and get rolling on the exhaust. In addition to the body, we have some pictures of the bike with the front end put together which ended up raking it out about 2.5-3 inches. Take a close look at the side profile picture and compare it to the original photo we posted, and you can see a pretty nice stretch to it. Keep checking back for more updates!!

Caution! Wet Paint!

Posted: September 28, 2010 in Goldwing Trike Build

Today is the big day for the Goldwing Trike Kit. After what seemed like forever, all of the body was sent from prep to paint. The body of these trikes (especially the Goldwings) are very large and require a lot of body-work time in the prep department. We can see the light at the end of the tunnel on this build though! We will have quite a bit of time in the next couple days wet sanding and buffing, but we are almost at the finish line. Take a look at the photos of Ken putting the finishing touches on the body during his dry-fitting of the body and get your sneak peak of some really wet paint that was just sprayed before the pictures were taken. Let us know what you think!!

From Gel Coat To Paint…

Posted: September 22, 2010 in Goldwing Trike Build

Well last night we were able to get the body back to the paint department and begin the prep work. The body came in a gel coat finish, so there is work to be done to get it ready for paint. Other than waiting on a few parts to come in from Roadsmith, we are making excellent progress. Throughout the next few days, you’ll see some of the work appearing to slow down. However, the reason behind this is of course dry time, prep time, and all of the other not so intersting things that happen behind the scenes in the paint booth. I’ll keep you all updated on what and how we are doing things as the build progresses. Take a look a few more pictures that I shot in the booth last night to view the prep work process.

Almost A Trike…

Posted: September 20, 2010 in Goldwing Trike Build

Since this morning, Greg and Charlie have managed to get everything removed from the rear end and have already started mounting up the trike kit. Take a close look at the independent suspension and disc brakes that this kit has on it! The chrome wheels are going to look great with the rest of this bike too, with all the rest of the Goldwing chrome. The body was sent back to the paint department and is getting prepped and ready to go as we speak! I was hoping that this would be a long detailed build for you all, but the guys in the back are extremely good at what they do and this build is coming together very quickly!