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"Strip Tease" 1/9th Harley Drag Bike

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Posted 02 December 2012 - 06:06 AM

I am new to this site so I am posting some pics of the H-D dragbike I built, which was my first model after a 15 year lay-off from modeling. This model took 3 months to complete and it was completed a few years ago. I will try to describe what I did but it's been a while since it's completion and I may forget some things. Easiest I guess is to start front to back. I used the kit lower legs (although it was a Springer Softail kit it had the fork tube parts on the tree) and I made the fork tubes from aluminum tubing. There are springs in the lower leg so they do work. I scratch built the triple trees, clip-ons, numberplate, steering dampers(2) fuel tanks(2) oil tank, plastic seat base (with genuine imitation chamois insert painted black) rigid rear, rear set pegs,  open primary cover (gears made from BIC lighter parts), velocity stack, shut-off tether, "Joe Hunt" type magneto, black box, fork brace, oil lines (correctly routed), oil filter, oil cooler, fuel petcock, carb linkage, drag pipes and all the decals. The handlebar levers move, as does the shifter and rear brake linkage (shifter required a "jackshaft" system). The paint is fingernail polish. The last pic should be a shot of the kit bike I started with.


As an aside, if you look at the number plate-anyone else disappointed with the NHL lock-out besides me?

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Posted 02 December 2012 - 06:55 AM

Very cool bike.

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Posted 26 December 2012 - 06:40 PM