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Mr. OX

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A new look for Wolfie…
« on: February 19, 2020, 02:03:16 PM »


Hello fellow wolf pack members,
I am starting this thread to give a place to update the progress on my Wolf project. Many of you may remember the last custom project I did on this bike. You might also remember that Wolfie was stolen, wrecked a couple times and rattle canned during his absence. Now, after a couple years, I’m going to tackle a new customization project for Wolfie. Some of the old details remain like the British style tail light. Most other things were damaged or missing from the original custom project. You can all follow along as the project progresses. Here is a photo of how Wolfie looked shortly after it was recovered.
2012 Sym Wolf, 1974 MZ TS250, early 1950s Soviet M72, 1967 Triumph Bonneville, 1971 BMW R75/5, 1978 BMW R100s.

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Re: A new look for Wolfie…
« Reply #1 on: February 19, 2020, 02:23:57 PM »

The project is underway!
I started to remove the layer of spray paint that the thief applied to the tank.
Here you can see the old tank decal that I  used during my earlier project.
2012 Sym Wolf, 1974 MZ TS250, early 1950s Soviet M72, 1967 Triumph Bonneville, 1971 BMW R75/5, 1978 BMW R100s.

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Re: A new look for Wolfie…
« Reply #2 on: February 19, 2020, 03:36:32 PM »
Dig the old emblem, hopefully it makes its way back on after fresh paint. Looking forward to seeing your vision manifest.

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Re: A new look for Wolfie…
« Reply #3 on: February 19, 2020, 05:48:00 PM »
Going for a different look this time. More racer like than before.I am having new custom waterslide decals made. Working on finalizing a design now for the tank. I should be getting the side cover graphics soon though.
2012 Sym Wolf, 1974 MZ TS250, early 1950s Soviet M72, 1967 Triumph Bonneville, 1971 BMW R75/5, 1978 BMW R100s.

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Re: A new look for Wolfie…
« Reply #4 on: February 20, 2020, 09:50:04 AM »


I modified an old BSA decal design to fit be more appropriate for Wolfie. They just arrived in the mail yesterday.
These will go on the old style flat side covers that I got from Cam a couple years ago. The green background color is approximately the paint color I will be using once it warms up.
2012 Sym Wolf, 1974 MZ TS250, early 1950s Soviet M72, 1967 Triumph Bonneville, 1971 BMW R75/5, 1978 BMW R100s.

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Re: A new look for Wolfie…
« Reply #5 on: February 20, 2020, 06:35:34 PM »
You 'da man !!
Get your motor runnin' .. get out on the highway.

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Re: A new look for Wolfie…
« Reply #6 on: February 25, 2020, 09:18:28 AM »


I finished the design for the tank decals and sent it off to be made into a waterslide decal. I am having this produced in a metallic gold finish.
If anybody ever needs this sort of work done- I am using "Bedlam Creations" for decal production. They can be a little slow but I have been impressed with the work they have done. 
2012 Sym Wolf, 1974 MZ TS250, early 1950s Soviet M72, 1967 Triumph Bonneville, 1971 BMW R75/5, 1978 BMW R100s.

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Re: A new look for Wolfie…
« Reply #7 on: February 25, 2020, 10:57:52 AM »
 ;)
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Re: A new look for Wolfie…
« Reply #8 on: February 25, 2020, 03:40:41 PM »
Looking good!

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Re: A new look for Wolfie…
« Reply #9 on: March 13, 2020, 06:45:04 PM »
I have run into a bit of a problem with Wolfie’s paint. I saw a video on you tube about how easy it is to rattle can stuff and then clear coat it. I thought, OK, I can do that.
Well, no matter what I did it came out with an orange an peel finish. Different  temperature, how much I shook the can, distance from the can to the work-  All uniformly bad. I finally just gave it a thick coat and started to laboriously sand all the painted parts down until I get them to look like I want them to. Still waiting for my tank decal to arrive anyway, but I was hoping to be a bit further along by now.
Looking forward to getting Wolfie on the road again with all of the good weather we have had.
2012 Sym Wolf, 1974 MZ TS250, early 1950s Soviet M72, 1967 Triumph Bonneville, 1971 BMW R75/5, 1978 BMW R100s.

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Re: A new look for Wolfie…
« Reply #10 on: March 20, 2020, 09:24:19 AM »

Progress continues on Wolfie's new look.
Replacement grips fitted, and a new bar end mirror. I also added a USB charger. Most of the painted parts are ready for clear coat but I'm still waiting on the custom tank decal to arrive.
I started to practice fit the fairing last night with the help of the resident garage wolf. I will have to fabricate some additional brackets for it, but I needed to take some measurements first.


2012 Sym Wolf, 1974 MZ TS250, early 1950s Soviet M72, 1967 Triumph Bonneville, 1971 BMW R75/5, 1978 BMW R100s.

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Re: A new look for Wolfie…
« Reply #11 on: March 20, 2020, 03:01:41 PM »
Looking good Mr. "O" !!   8)
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Re: A new look for Wolfie…
« Reply #12 on: March 22, 2020, 12:13:43 AM »
Really like the semi fairing

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Re: A new look for Wolfie…
« Reply #13 on: March 22, 2020, 07:14:44 AM »
Thanks Doombug.
The fairing requires a fair amount of modification to fit. Luckily the plastic cuts easily with a dremel tool. It is also necessary to fabricate the braces to install it, but I think it will give Wolfie an interesting look. The plexiglass windscreen will be a challenge to cut down and make it look right, but I guess I’ll just take my time with it and do my best.
« Last Edit: March 22, 2020, 09:33:09 AM by Mr. OX »
2012 Sym Wolf, 1974 MZ TS250, early 1950s Soviet M72, 1967 Triumph Bonneville, 1971 BMW R75/5, 1978 BMW R100s.

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