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Saturno 558 Project

Post by JoepSeuren » Tue Jan 20, 2009 10:31 pm

Some pictures of my Saturno 558 project.
bfore.jpg
start.jpg
FRAMESAND.jpg
I'm glad I sandblasted the frame because there was a lot of corosion on it! :evil:
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r.

Post by JoepSeuren » Tue Jan 20, 2009 10:41 pm

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Re: r.

Post by JoepSeuren » Tue Jan 20, 2009 10:55 pm

wilbers.jpg
I also installed Hagon progressive fork springs.
Afb040.jpg
I'm curently working the head, reshaping the ports with epoxy. Pictures soon!!
Let me know what you think about it!!
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Re: Saturno 558 Project

Post by Achim » Wed Jan 21, 2009 7:12 am

*thumb* *thumb* *thumb* *thumb* *thumb* *thumb* *thumb* *thumb* *thumb* *thumb*

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Wow!

Post by gileraXR1 » Thu Jan 22, 2009 2:58 pm

Wow!
A lot of compliments! *thumb*
An other man in.... trouble!!!! giggle *Ironie*
Good works!..... and good luck! :wink:

Ciao :respekt:
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Re: Wow!

Post by JoepSeuren » Thu Jan 22, 2009 3:01 pm

Why trouble??! :roll:

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Re: Wow!

Post by gileraXR1 » Thu Jan 22, 2009 6:28 pm

JoepSeuren wrote:Why trouble??! :roll:
Achtung!..... ironie.... :D
I'm restoring a Gilera XR1 since march 2007......
.... and I've saw a lot of problems.... :shock:
.... and I'm in trouble to solve them!!!! giggle

Have a nice day!

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Re: Wow!

Post by JoepSeuren » Fri Jan 23, 2009 9:41 am

Problems like what? problems with your tyres? *schnarch*

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Re: Wow!

Post by gileraXR1 » Fri Jan 23, 2009 4:42 pm

JoepSeuren wrote:Problems like what? problems with your tyres? *schnarch*
Tires? :?:
No..... everything, but fortunately not tires! :mrgreen:

Problems with: *SOS*
- blocked bolts and screws; :shock:
- engine blocked; :shock:
- carburetor and fuel tank full of old and corrosive gasoline; :shock:
- rust into tank; :shock:
- 2nd gear blocked on secondary gear axis; :shock:
- engine that suck air from old gaskets; :shock:
- brakes with gaskets out of order; :shock:
- find all old spare parts; :shock:
- find all original stickers; :shock: *oh*
- and repaint all, and restore all, and look at this,..... and look at that..... *oh*
Uff!
What a incredible adventure! *Ironie*

Good luck! *drinks*

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Re: Wow!

Post by JoepSeuren » Sat Jan 24, 2009 4:41 pm

That's what we call restoration, but I don't have any of that problems :D

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Re: Wow!

Post by gileraXR1 » Sun Jan 25, 2009 7:03 pm

JoepSeuren wrote:That's what we call restoration, but I don't have any of that problems :D
restoration = trouble *SOS*
*Ironie* :mrgreen:
giggle giggle

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Re: Saturno 558 Project

Post by Gilerafan » Sun Feb 01, 2009 9:31 am

The black paint was awesome! That's perfect looking. Was that original?

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Re: Saturno 558 Project

Post by Joachim » Sun Feb 01, 2009 5:06 pm

but now it has the one and only colour :wink:

Black was one of the colours the Saturnos have in Europe. But they seem to be very rare (i know why)
Beside the red and black ones with white decals (and white rims with black colors at the black one) there was another black Saturno. The Anniversario in something like John Player Special decor.

The japanese could also have some bonbon colored Saturnos :?
And three different versions.... normal, TT and F1 (if i remember right)

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Re: Saturno 558 Project

Post by JoepSeuren » Mon Feb 02, 2009 10:36 am

From the beginning I was 100% sure the frame was gonna be painted red, but I couldn't choose a colour for the fairing, fuel tank, seat, and wheels!
My first thought was to paint it antracit, but by the time I was doubting if it would look good with the red frame. after I saw a photoshop antracit Saturno I decided to paint it red.. antacit with a red frame looked to ''glossy''. It's a classic looking bike made for a red finish!
(The wheels are painted Gold.. AWESOME!!!) pictures soon :D

@Gilerafan:
Yes, black was original.
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Re: Saturno 558 Project

Post by JoepSeuren » Fri Feb 20, 2009 11:47 am

I got the gold painted wheels back:
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