Page 1 of 1

Orange on orange

Posted: Tue Jun 14, 2016 11:17 am
by harrythemagnum
Got my 2009 SMT last week, 350m ride home, interesting with shot chain and steering head bearings, but pleased with the bike.
Unusual colour combination of orange tank and covers, looking at photos of others I dont think this is stock.
It's been a bit "unloved" for a few years so I'm giving it a good going over and servicing, so no doubt lots of questions on the way.

Re: Orange on orange

Posted: Sat Jul 16, 2016 9:45 pm
by harrythemagnum
First proper ride out on the bike today, it's been in the shed for over a month because I wanted to give it some tlc and service.
Shims done, all out, but not by much,
fluids changed,
new head bearings, the bottom one was rusted solid,
swingarm and shock out to grease bearings and pivots,
new chain, sprockets and brake pads,
exhaust off to remove brown staining and replace rusty fasteners,
fitted hid hi/low kit,
fabricated rad cover,
frame guards,
fender and hugger extensions,
new brackets for led lights,
made up some sliders,
treated spanglely side stand foot and belly pan.

After a couple of miles I was beginning to doubt that this was a good choice of bike to get me to slow down a bit, it's a lot lot lot of fun.

Image

Image

Re: Orange on orange

Posted: Sun Jul 17, 2016 9:11 am
by MR C
That looks very nice [THUMBS UP SIGN]

Re: Orange on orange

Posted: Mon Aug 08, 2016 8:48 pm
by Magic Wand
Nice colors :-)
But I think you missed to mount the chain sprocket cover...
/M

Orange on orange

Posted: Sun Jul 08, 2018 2:30 am
by MichaelheK
This starts out all juicy blood orange on me, then I gradually smell the pumpkin note...as it dries more, it starts to smell like cinnamon.

Re: Orange on orange

Posted: Mon Aug 06, 2018 12:17 pm
by RSW46
I like the orange on orange! Has the front mudguard been painted or has that been taken from another model? I don't think they did an orange mudguard on the SMT but I might be wrong. My mudguard is pretty shot so have been looking for a replacement - was thinking carbon but the orange has peaked my interest!