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PostSubject: Revell Triumph Tiger 100   Sun 15 Apr 2018, 5:17 pm

I have been kicking around with motorcycles in one way or another, since the late 1950's
 But I have never built a model of one. So, here I am with a gifted baggie of one that had been partially assembled (engine and frame).
 I simply can't merely assemble a kit. I have a nagging urge to mess with everything.
I think I want to try making this into a mild street/drag bike
My first reaction was to widen the rear tire into a 'slick'. I cut a strip of plastic bottle for the wider tread. and a smaller sheet plastic one for the inner hub.



Then, I sliced the rear tire in half !



Took the engine and frame out for disassembly, the most aggravating part of this kind of modeling, Ultra careful to not damage fragile parts or fingers !



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PostSubject: Re: Revell Triumph Tiger 100   Sun 15 Apr 2018, 10:12 pm

I'm DEFFO watching this
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PostSubject: Re: Revell Triumph Tiger 100   Sun 15 Apr 2018, 11:04 pm

to see how that tire develops. Cool.
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PostSubject: Re: Revell Triumph Tiger 100   Mon 16 Apr 2018, 12:47 am


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PostSubject: Re: Revell Triumph Tiger 100   Mon 16 Apr 2018, 3:35 pm

Here we go again!!!!! LOL I am on board Clay. popcorn
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PostSubject: Re: Revell Triumph Tiger 100   Mon 16 Apr 2018, 3:54 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Revell Triumph Tiger 100   Tue 17 Apr 2018, 5:05 pm

HMmmm, more butchery. I decided to rake the forks. An eyeball amount (even with bad eyeballs { I get another shot this afternoon}), and I have no idea yet how long I will have to extend the forks !
I stripped the engine assembly and painted it. Stripped the blingy chrome off some other parts, not sure which will be used. I will have to widen the tail section of the frame and then continue pondering how I will make a believable drive train.
The widened rear tire was a little too flexible, so, I have hopefully strengthened it by lining the inside with Gorilla Glue.



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PostSubject: Re: Revell Triumph Tiger 100   Wed 18 Apr 2018, 6:40 pm

Love the work on the rear tyre
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PostSubject: Re: Revell Triumph Tiger 100   Thu 19 Apr 2018, 10:54 pm

Little diversion today whilst stuff is drying.
At the risk of ticking off any purists who may be looking in, I am once again invoking a disregard for the laws of physics regarding 'Imagineering', and I'm going for a belt driven open primary on this Triumph.
I started by using four 1/24 scale hub caps for the pulleys.



When I came in and downloaded the camera, I seen from the photo that the drive pulley was too big. My nap was destroyed as I pondered how to change this.
The solution came to me and out I went to dismantle an old cassette for one of the guide wheels. Perfect !



Maybe, I can even use a couple of layers of the tape for the belt !
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PostSubject: Re: Revell Triumph Tiger 100   Fri 20 Apr 2018, 4:23 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Revell Triumph Tiger 100   Fri 20 Apr 2018, 10:06 pm

When I first started salivating over this build, knowing I wanted to hop it up some,My mind went back to the early 1970's when one of the things I tried on my Harley chopper waswhen I obtained an intake manifold to adapt a SU carburetor in place of the tired Linkert. I found a used SU from a MG, and that ran really well on the bike.
So before I started this build my mind was made up to replace the Amals with SUs. I started to scratch build a pair and brought my self up short after making the tops. The lower end of the Amals was so similar , I just cut the tops off of them and put on the homemade SU units.

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PostSubject: Re: Revell Triumph Tiger 100   Sat 21 Apr 2018, 3:27 pm

Today, I bite the bullet to see just how deep in the portapotty I have gotten myself !



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PostSubject: Re: Revell Triumph Tiger 100   Sat 21 Apr 2018, 9:49 pm

Looking great mate
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PostSubject: Re: Revell Triumph Tiger 100   Sun 22 Apr 2018, 2:02 pm

I like that rear tire.
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PostSubject: Re: Revell Triumph Tiger 100   Sun 22 Apr 2018, 3:07 pm

More great work, what Mike said about the tyre
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PostSubject: Re: Revell Triumph Tiger 100   Sun 22 Apr 2018, 5:59 pm

Rockin' right along. Looks great Clay.
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PostSubject: Re: Revell Triumph Tiger 100   Tue 24 Apr 2018, 5:12 pm

Sailing along pretty good. Got the engine in the frame, made new spark plugs. Getting the SU carbs set up, taking some indecent liberties with a pair of coils, etc.
 Time to set up the drive train and, guess what ...FUBAR.... I have the rear of the frame horribly misaligned !! Tore it apart and giving it up for the day !!





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PostSubject: Re: Revell Triumph Tiger 100   Wed 25 Apr 2018, 12:46 pm

These things are sent to try us Clay. Lovely work on the engine.
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PostSubject: Re: Revell Triumph Tiger 100   Wed 25 Apr 2018, 1:25 pm

I'm wondering how you're going to give it some tread.
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PostSubject: Re: Revell Triumph Tiger 100   Wed 25 Apr 2018, 3:33 pm

Its worn David lol
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PostSubject: Re: Revell Triumph Tiger 100   Wed 25 Apr 2018, 4:38 pm

Just a small speed bump. You will get over it.
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PostSubject: Re: Revell Triumph Tiger 100   Wed 25 Apr 2018, 11:03 pm

Mr Hirakawa wrote:
I'm wondering how you're going to give it some tread.

Early on, I mentioned this would be a mild street/ drag bike, so, that rear tire is supposed to be a street-slick combo.
My FUBAR moment turned out to be the rear frame mods were way out of square. Worked on it for two days. Tomorrow morning I'll see if the glue has set properly in the latest attempt to set things straight.
Having a horrible time seeing things properly !

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PostSubject: Re: Revell Triumph Tiger 100   Thu 26 Apr 2018, 3:27 pm

waiting patiently1001
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PostSubject: Re: Revell Triumph Tiger 100   Thu 26 Apr 2018, 4:55 pm

YAY ! Last repair seems to work.
Have the rear wheel mounted and the drive train completed.



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PostSubject: Re: Revell Triumph Tiger 100   Thu 26 Apr 2018, 5:52 pm

Glad it worked out Clay, looks great.
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