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PostSubject: Community Build #26 - motorcycles   Sat 28 Apr 2018, 11:19 am

please post pics of your work in progress in this thread

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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #26 - motorcycles   Sat 28 Apr 2018, 9:32 pm

I started a bit early, so I'm pretty well on the way
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: Community Build #26 - motorcycles   Sat 28 Apr 2018, 9:33 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: Community Build #26 - motorcycles   Sat 28 Apr 2018, 9:36 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: Community Build #26 - motorcycles   Sat 28 Apr 2018, 9:38 pm

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





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: Community Build #26 - motorcycles   Sat 28 Apr 2018, 9:42 pm

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





I had set up the carbs to be mounted with brilliant plan that proved to be too intricate for me to pull off.
 in an almost desperate attempt to finish it out with no damage to  anything, I abandoned any attempt at even my fabled 'imagineering' and resorted to just plain old redneck ingenuity.






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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #26 - motorcycles   Mon 30 Apr 2018, 1:20 am

My hat's off to you GM. Scratch building is something I rarely attempt. Nice work widening the rear tire.
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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #26 - motorcycles   Mon 30 Apr 2018, 11:38 pm

Well, this is a fine time to realize how crappy and awkward that upper section of the frame mod looks !
Wasn't all that bad of a fix, I only knocked the carbs loose twice. Might have to work some to match the metallic rattle can color. But it will look better !

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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #26 - motorcycles   Tue 01 May 2018, 3:17 am

Well, there has been a slight change of plan. My brother-in-law asked me to build a different machine for him. So it will be the 2009 Honda RS250RW. This was the last year of the 250cc class, and it was the last year to date, that saw a Japanese rider become grand prix champion.
I'm going all out with this kit, adding the Top Studio super detail set and chain set. Also, the kit includes an optional clear fairing for display. I'm excited and anxious about this build as it will be the first time for adding this much detail. Luckily for me, this build has no deadline.









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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #26 - motorcycles   Tue 01 May 2018, 6:14 pm

im going to do a Yamaha SR400 but im going to do the flat tracker style version that comes as an option in the box

kit is by Aoshima





not sure what colour im going to do it yet.....i fancy yellow or orange.......im going to have to strip some chrome so im thinking of painting the front mudguard too

theres 11 sprues in the box so im not going to bore you with pics, so heres one of the box o' bits




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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #26 - motorcycles   Wed 02 May 2018, 2:05 pm

Some nice projects here, guys. popcorn
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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #26 - motorcycles   Wed 02 May 2018, 5:54 pm

Mounting the reworked Triumph tank.
I worked a brief time in the late 80's in a metal fabricating shop. I never dreamed I would eventually enjoy 20 years of retirement and model building. And I never realized how handy these scraps of bar stock would be !







Woah ! Looking art these photos, I'd better check the triple tree/handle bar  bracket for clearances !
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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #26 - motorcycles   Thu 03 May 2018, 11:33 am

I needn't have worried about clearance for the triple trees, There's plenty of room.
While I was at it, I took my first good look at the forks. I was sure that due to the guesstimated neck rake, that I would have to extend the forks. Happily I can use the stock kit forks. Leaves a rake to the frame, but as a dedicated hot rod lover, I can live with some rake .
On my XS, I had stock Kawasaki forks on a raked custom Paugho frame. It sat level though... But there was only 4" of ground clearance !




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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #26 - motorcycles   Fri 04 May 2018, 10:47 am

The kit's headlight rim and reflector were meant to set in a cute fairing type housing.
Not for this hot rod !
Racking my brain for what I could use for a decent bucket, I went to my 'Junk' stash.
The things I save figuring I would never have a use for!
Found a submarine hull. I think I can make this work !

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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #26 - motorcycles   Sun 06 May 2018, 12:02 pm

Not much reportable progress.
I decided to cut down more on gaudy bling and stripped the forks and front brake drum


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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #26 - motorcycles   Sun 06 May 2018, 12:53 pm

im at the painting every thing stage.....cant wait to start assembling

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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #26 - motorcycles   Sun 06 May 2018, 10:45 pm


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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #26 - motorcycles   Wed 09 May 2018, 11:40 pm

I had to take a step backward today. I had fashioned a side mount licence plate bracket from the Triump's kit  bracket. When I attached the lens, I had a clearance problem. Not too bad of a fix, I just added a plate to let it mount lower. A little paint and it'll be good to go !



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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #26 - motorcycles   Thu 10 May 2018, 7:18 am

Clay; That's coming along nicely.

Time to get started on mine; beginning with the engine. Hasegawa incorporates a lot of detail into this small engine. The Top Studio parts will really ramp things up.









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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #26 - motorcycles   Thu 10 May 2018, 11:03 am

That Honda is sure a busy looking machine ! The added detail parts should make it awesome !



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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #26 - motorcycles   Thu 10 May 2018, 8:00 pm

sorry for lack of progress, spent the last week or so painting bits and bobs and dechroming and rechroming bits that i didnt like the look of,....never been impressed with Aoshimas chrome......finally got to a point tonight where i could start to put parts together......and it is going together quite quickly
got this far in one sitting......engine together and in the frame........swinging arm together and rear wheel fitted

next job is to get the shocks put together so i can fit the swinging arm
im doing things a little different from the last time i did an Aoshima bike, im not going to attach any of the pipework/wiring until its mostly put together. bit more fragile than a Tamiya kit




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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #26 - motorcycles   Fri 11 May 2018, 1:18 am

Paul; That's a fine result with the engine. The drive chain looks very good as well.
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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #26 - motorcycles   Fri 11 May 2018, 1:42 am


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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #26 - motorcycles   Fri 11 May 2018, 1:43 am

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I see a lot of hot rod bikes being ridden with open/exposed primary drives  I don't think I'd like riding with that flapping about my feet.
When I decided to do this bike like that, I thought it would be interesting even though I had no clue  if  a Triumph had such a thing behind that case. I was halfway thru what I have done before I even realized that the Brake pedal was on the Left side !?? That's what I know about Triumphs !
None the less, I try to correct this, a little. I reversed the kit's rear chain guard to get the curve to the front and made a  guard of sorts. (I wouldn't ride this bike either, with a guard like I built).
So, Then, I wanted to see what a paint idea would look like on the rear fender. Dropped it on the dirty floor. Didn't like it any way. I'll have to be more careful with the next paint attempt !



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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #26 - motorcycles   Fri 11 May 2018, 5:10 pm

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I was halfway thru what I have done before I even realized that the Brake pedal was on the Left side !?? That's what I know about Triumphs !

old ones were like that.....modern ones arnt

ive never liked the idea of an open primary drive either.....sort of thing id want to keep clean and enclosed

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