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Various people who've helped my XBR build
« on: February 01, 2023, 02:46:26 PM »
I thought I'd just list them in one place although have mentioned some in passing.

Paint: Colour matched (to my existing side panels) aerosols: Spraywell paints Bromsgrove - also gave me helpful advice.

Upholstery: MB Trim in Redditch Very good, old school trimmer.

Metals: Rapid Metals Redditch & Coventry All sorts, and what is great they cut to length and have no minimum order. Don't know what their postage rates are but they're just round the corner from me.

Grit / bead blasting: Redditch shot blasting They are well known and do an excellent job of blasting and powder coating.

Welding: RMG Fabrications & Engineering Helpful and well equipped workshop and again just round the corner

Wiring etc: ALM Solutions A similar range to the well know Vehicle Wiring Products but again local to me.

Control cable materials: Venhill An excellent range of control cable materials, cables made to pattern / spec, hydraulic lines etc.

General parts: The Classic Bike Shop Again local to me, a bit like an old-style bike spares counter. I got things like Goldie silencer and petrol tank cap here.

Decals: The Honda wings were from ebay: - cheaper than others but seem excellent quality. The side panel decals from an etsy seller Sarah (ThePhoenixEmporiumGB) using a graphics file I created using MS Powerpoint.

Epoxy resin: Alchemie They do an incredible range of petrol-proof and other resins. They do however have a minimum quantity - 500 grams - which will do me for several lifetimes - and carriage costs are quite high. They're near Warwick which is a nice run out.

Lowered footrests and flyscreen: Aliexpress Probably the same stuff you'd get from your local bike shop but much cheaper. Stuff does take a while to arrive however and you have to pay VAT on top of advertised prices.
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Re: Various people who've helped my XBR build
« Reply #1 on: February 01, 2023, 07:33:28 PM »
Very useful, thanks Ian!
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Re: Various people who've helped my XBR build
« Reply #2 on: March 16, 2023, 10:26:14 AM »
Useful cheers