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I'm really close to finish my beloved Bessy's rebuild project, so I decided it's time to post some pictures here.
( more pictures can be found here: Bessy's resurrection )

Before
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Fairing removed, wheels sent to rebuild


Brakes


More bits and parts came off


Seat refurbished (upholsterer did it, not me)


Brakes cleaned


Almost there...


Stripped! :)


Wheels ready


Carb jobs




Spokes must be repainted (and we need some "refreshments")



Carb has been painted


Disc's preparation


Left panel arrived (used)


Engine before...


...and after soda blast


Sprocket ready to paint


And the discs too


Painted


Wheels are ready



Engine painting




Powdercoated frame and parts



Forks oil, sealings replaced


Right panel arrived (new)


Steering stem cleaning



Some of the decals arrived


Engine hangers prepared


How to clean a reserve tank's inside? Use dry catfood and water!




Exhaust pipes



Shock absorber done


The first steps on the Rebuild Road





Handlebars primered


Wire, wire everywhere




New spark plug caps


And Bessy's first passenger :)


Carb is back


Front calipers masked


Chain is protected


Rear brake fluid tank cleaned, masked


Rear caliper in position


More bits masked


Cable ties instead of the expensive clamps


Nice :)


Front calipers


Guardian angel :)


Top box, cheap and nice



Some modification on the mudguard


Front brake


Here comes the headache, cables and wires


Green lantern mod :)



TT :)


New reg plate and keyring :)



More progress


Exhaust painted, fitted new seals



New horn, so cute :)


Mirror mod


If you liked it stay tuned, more pictures coming soon...
 

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Looking good


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Well done. A lot of effort and Carlsberg! It will be interesting in a year or so to see how the various cleanups are doing? There is an old GS lover hidden in that colour scheme! ;)
 

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I am really, really impressed. You have much more patience than me! I,ve had two x 600's new and currently on a 2012 700. Chalk and cheese, but I do hanker after the 600 especially when I see one like you have refurbished. Crackin' job, Grommet !
Les
 

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Thank you guys, hopefully the fairing will be back from the painter next week, so the job will be done.
 

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Very impressive, a great bit of work you've done there! :thumbup:
 

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ooh I like pictures, and this has loads. Keep up the cracking work, you should be rightly pleased.
 

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Bumble Bee ? Wasp ? We want pics of the finished article! Good Luck with the MOT, although you have done such a thoroughly splendid job that it will sail through, I'm certain. Wish I had half of your skills (and patience!) Les
 

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Looking good. You going to keep the paintwork plain, or what do you have in mind for decals?
It's just primer coat, the final layer will be white with some Honda & Transalp decals.

Bumble Bee ? Wasp ? We want pics of the finished article! Good Luck with the MOT, although you have done such a thoroughly splendid job that it will sail through, I'm certain. Wish I had half of your skills (and patience!) Les
Honda Hornet Reloaded edition :)
 
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