An outstanding issue from my accident back in May is the SV's tank. The bars bent back and dented the tank. I wasn't too bothered about it but, because there was some bare steel, I had to do something before it rusted.
A possible "cheap and nasty" repair would be to fill the dent and find a nice sticker for the tank.
Another option I thought about was a complete re-spray. I've never really liked the colour of the bike and, since it's a single colour with no coach lines this would make things easier. I'm not going to do this at present but might in the future.
got this set of stickers from eBay. These are associated with the late
racer Barry Sheene. I put his No. 7 stickers on the tank and continued
the theme with Donald Duck on the back of my helmet. |
|The stickers were tricky to apply. They don't
fit smoothly onto a surface that curves in two directions. I had to put some
cuts in the stickers to get a fit.|
|The SV is currently laid up for the winter. When
I post about my adventures next year you'll know why the SV has the tank
|The man himself|
Ah, the old sticker over the dent trick. Have always been wary of bikes with stickers when purchasing, this just reaffirms that! ;-)ReplyDelete
It was either this or a Bagster tank cover!Delete
Nicely done. Good idea on the #7. Nice and bright against that blue. Think of it as added hi-vis.ReplyDelete
My kind of repair - cheap & easy!Delete
Far superior to a Bagster tank cover!ReplyDelete
I'm not a fan of tank bags so it wouldn't be worthwhile. Many, many years ago I got a tank repaired by Dream Machine and they did a great job. They're still about but reviews seem mixed.Delete