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#1 Ajay

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Posted 14 January 2007 - 06:45 AM

This one's based on the "Torch" kit . As my previous chopper was old school style I thought I'd try something a bit more up to date. I recently built a Vertex Ridge Silvia in Orange with a c/f hood and liked the colour combination so I thought why not a "tuner" chopper ?.
The frame is Peugeot Seville Orange and the tank, tins, belt cover & grips have been treated to some Scale Motorsport twill weave CF decal. The seat was narrowed & covered in Model Factory Hiro self adhesive leather cloth. I had a go at adding the various fuel, oil, brake lines etc which were made from various bits of braided hose etc that I had lying around. The Carb came from Replicas & Minatures and the aircleaner is a machined aluminium one.
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#2 Mr. Metallic

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Posted 14 January 2007 - 07:40 AM

Haven't seen a lot of "high tech" choppers built from these kits yet, but with a build like that you may set a trend.

Not nit picking, but can carbon fiber really be used to make a gas tank? I'm not really familiar with the limitations of this material, so I'm trying to learn here. Nice bike!

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Posted 14 January 2007 - 10:47 AM

Haven't seen a lot of "high tech" choppers built from these kits yet, but with a build like that you may set a trend.

Not nit picking, but can carbon fiber really be used to make a gas tank? I'm not really familiar with the limitations of this material, so I'm trying to learn here. Nice bike!

Hi Craig
Thanks for the comments.
I must admit the cf tank was something I hadn't considered :oops: .
I've had a quick search and it appears that in the 1:1 world cf tanks do exist - apparently they need to have an epoxy fuel proofer applied to the inside of the tank.
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Posted 14 January 2007 - 11:38 AM

Beautiful work!

These goofy motorcycle kits are inspiring some of the most creative work I have ever seen!

Anybody else think the 2-wheelers are candidates for kit of the year?

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Posted 14 January 2007 - 03:17 PM

What a fine chopper. That is a cool build.

#6 Steve H.

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Posted 14 January 2007 - 06:11 PM

Very interesting idea, Finished up nicely!

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Posted 15 January 2007 - 05:09 AM

WOW! I love the color and the Carbon Fiber. I like the whole look of it. 8)

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Posted 15 January 2007 - 08:22 AM

WOW love it! good idea on the carbon

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Posted 15 January 2007 - 10:39 AM

Carbon, chrome & orange. That makes a beautiful combination. One of the most creative uses of these chopper kits that I've seen.

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Posted 17 January 2007 - 09:35 AM

Thanks for the feedback - much appreciated
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Posted 17 January 2007 - 04:54 PM

I gotta agree..you guys are coming up with some of the coolest builds on these "Chopper" kits...great lookin' build!! :) ....B

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Posted 17 January 2007 - 05:53 PM

Beautiful work!

These goofy motorcycle kits are inspiring some of the most creative work I have ever seen!

Anybody else think the 2-wheelers are candidates for kit of the year?


Great job Ajay!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I Agree with Daniel, my friends here at the Island are building more bikes than cars... :shock: