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#1 Hippie

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Posted 07 February 2012 - 10:43 AM

hello,

Before i start posting any real progress on this, I think i should ask the admins for there aprovele first, consdereing this is a bike, and there is no real place to post these.

This is the subject: http://www.ebay.com/...=item3cc1a0657d

(of corse not the ebay one, i already have one in my posetion.)

thanks for any help, and if its ok'ed ill have some progress pics latter today, or tomarow.

Edited by Hippie, 12 May 2012 - 07:39 PM.


#2 LAone

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Posted 07 February 2012 - 11:40 AM

hey bud, im sure they are fine with it. there have been a few on here and well there john terrese's cylcops build thats a trike.

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Posted 07 February 2012 - 11:57 AM

ok thanks, i didn't even relize johns.

ill go snap some pics.

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Posted 07 February 2012 - 12:06 PM

That is what the "In Progress" section is for... Big model of a little bike...

#5 Hippie

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Posted 07 February 2012 - 12:51 PM

little bike, little progress.

Here is the engine all 49cc's of it, mostly box stock, still has a lot of parts to go, but here's what 2 hours of work left me with.
The carbon fiber on that ?(circle thing) needs to be re done but i haven't goten to it yet.

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even at 50cc's its still huge next to a 1/24 scale 426!

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thanks for looking and i promess next time it will not be just box stock stuff.

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Posted 08 February 2012 - 10:29 AM

hi
here's a bit of work done. panted eveything from a few feet away so it looks cast then cleared. not reley a big deal.

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and like i said a bit of scrach building, a gasket! not that noticable thought

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also I am in desperet need for refrence pics, there are almost none on the internet, manly need electircal wiring, any help is aprceated and comments/crisism welcom.

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Posted 08 February 2012 - 03:03 PM

Feel free to post pics of this bike!

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Posted 08 February 2012 - 05:36 PM

Best place for reference material I can think of is a Clymer or Haynes repair manual for the bike. About $20 at Farm and Fleet or AutoZone, O'Reilly. Also available on line from Amazon or Barnes and Noble I would bet. The book will include complete wiring diagrams for the bike and photos of the real thing.

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Posted 08 February 2012 - 05:50 PM

That engine is looking good, Erik! The gasket is a nice touch. That will be a nice model when it's done!
One suggestion on your posts: use spell check. It would make them easier to read. Sorry if I'm nit picking.
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Posted 10 February 2012 - 11:55 AM

Sorry about the spell check, I used to have it but somehow it got removed, ill try to get it back on the editor.

Not much progress, I have been sick, not a big deal but yersterday I had to cachup on 2 days of highschool home work.

Got the carb almost done, bascialy all of the stock pices with some gaskets, and welds

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And I started working on the frame, this is the only peace completed yet, filled the gaps and added welds, its not going to stay the silver color that what the plastic is molded as, and then I painted the welds to see how it looked.

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Thanks for looking, and what do you guys/gals think?

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Posted 11 February 2012 - 05:20 AM

Wow,I have a Tamiya Trail 70 in 1/6 scale that I want to start.This will help inspire me.

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Posted 11 February 2012 - 06:14 AM

Dang Erik I didn't know you were a kid...I'm sorry a young man :lol: You have very impressive skills at such a young age. I really like the subjects you build and all the cool details you put into them. Welds look great and the whole spraying from a distance for a cast look, nice touch. Keep us updated.

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Posted 11 February 2012 - 06:43 PM

Thanks guys, but i don't think it matters i'm a kid , I except the same critisim and coments as adults.

There has been a bit of progress, nothing substanial but here it goes:

On the engine got the starter mounted, gave the bolts another coat, and finnshed the cluch/chain cover, it's not permanitly atached yet, it gets added on in the end.

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also got a fiber glass fender in the works, trying to lighten it up as much as possable for that tiny engine.

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( it looks a lot better know this was the first attemp, already tried again with sucesses)

And then work on the frame dosen't reley look like much just the usual stuff. later comes welds. I also came to find out that the gas tanks actualy biger then the engine. :(

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and what do you guys think, kick stand or no kick stand, im trying for a very sporty bike, i have a photo eched chain in the works so im probly going to display it with the weal of so it will need some sort of raceing stand, but the question is, leave the kick stand on or remove it.

any way, all of your coments are apreceated and thanks for looking

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Posted 11 February 2012 - 09:53 PM

You really need the kick stand. This may look like a sport bike but frankly, it is a great Japanese poser! Had the look of big American Iron with a 50cc engine. Only in Japan! Kind of a weird piece. Sport it out if you would like, but remember what it is.

I actually have one in my collection. It was a gift from my first visit to Tamiya HQ in Japan. I have never built it, but now that I see one, I am getting the bug to tackle it.

Pete

PS - I never saw the real thing but googled it and came up with this Japanese web site. http://info.motor.hc...144921145.shtml This is really a small bike, almost the size of a minibike. Either that or the rider is just huge! Kind of puts the whole thing in perspective. Wierd is the only word I can come up with.

Edited by Pete J., 11 February 2012 - 10:00 PM.


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Posted 12 February 2012 - 06:38 AM

I am sure you can handle the criticism just fine if there was any my friend......I kind of think you know what your doing though Erik. Age is a number bud, were all kids building models :lol: I like the fiberglass fender work dude, keep it coming.

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Posted 15 February 2012 - 10:26 AM

thanks,

got a bit done, honestly most of my time has been spent on trying to find refrence or manuals.

anyways i did the frame and added some welds.



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and here is the fiber glass done turned out decient i think

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and the same thing but with black resion, figure on the real one this is kinda visable so they would tint it black

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thanks for looking and your coments are welcome.

Edited by Hippie, 15 February 2012 - 04:42 PM.


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Posted 15 February 2012 - 11:16 AM

oof eric. you have got some great progress going on. the extra details is going to make this one stand out on its own. especially those gasket sets.

keep up the great work.

didnt know your age, but its great to see the younger crowd getting into this hobby.

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Posted 15 February 2012 - 12:07 PM

Looks like a mower carb.The gasket work looks nice man,also the welds .sweet

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Posted 15 February 2012 - 02:41 PM

coming along nicely!!!

i to like the gaskets...


and the welds....

and the.....

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Posted 17 February 2012 - 02:15 PM

Super awesome details. What are you using for the "welds"?