Two throttle cables are of a push/pull as stated , one cable pulls , the other push's . There should be a round thriottle wheel on the side of the throttle body , the cables go in the top , one on each side of the wheel. The wheel should be on the left side of the throttle body , looking at the bike from the right side. Google: Harley Davidson fuel injection throttle body.
The 'new' kits are based on exaggerated 'Harleys" and are not anywhere near to being accurate to a Harley. They are big inch S&S engines with wide tire setups. I don't know if the power train is all off set or how they got the big tire in there. I'll do some work on that series after the 1/8 stuff is done. I am skeptical they will re-issue the 1/8 bikes again. But Heller is re-issuing Yammy Trials bikes ,I used the rims and knobby tires from one for the hillclimber ,and some ex- protar Commandos are being done by Italeri , so who knows.
Some clarification: - Throttle cables will go to a wheel on the top of the fuel injection throttle body. They are push/pull configuration. They enter at the front right side of the gas tank , between the frame and tank. - Rear brake line goes under the tranny , not to it , and joins the front line from the foot pedal master cylinder , with the brake light switch as the joiner , under the tranny. The line from the master cylinder should come from the bottom front of the MC. - Clutch cable goes between the fork leg and the frame , down the left frame tube , then to the lower front right of the tranny case , there should be a fitting there. The corrugated sleeve should be at the top of the frame tube, the cable parallel to the frame tube , this is the cover for the clutch cable adjuster. - Front brake line emanates from the handlebar master cylinder , goes under the bottom triple tree and joins the lower line there , and on to the caliper.The brake switch is integral with the lever perch /switch housing on the handlebar. - The actual routing and sizes , textures etc of the lines and cables are all different and need to be researched on the real machine as it is important for the final look of the model. - The cable/hose supplied in the model is of a generic type and barely replicates the real thing. - A single copper wire inserted into the line/cable hose is required to get the routing to look realistic. Giant arcs of improper material sprouting from incorrect areas is a real good reason things don't look proper. - Google the bikes , Harley provides some good pics of the stockers for this kind of research.
Not a lot of interest in the kits despite what we feel. Most guys are happy to try the 1/12 ones from Revell, Bone Daddy , High Roller etc. No-one I know would build a cop bike either! Here is my resin set for the 1/8 Revell shovelhead kits:
From left to right: S&S Super D carb , Joe Hunt style magneto , intake manifold , rear competition sprocket , front drive sprocket , rear stock sprocket , belt drive clutch hub , front primary drive pully.
Yes the GR and FC are the same kit with decal differences I believe... That 'custom chopper' panhead is not 1/8 its more like 1/12 as is the 'Rough Rider' shovelhead kit. A little mistake there on the manufacturers part. Some peeps think the FC is a panhead as well , its missing the shovel rocker shaft end hardware detail.
Tires yes. I have some LASC with the self disintegrating tires , self consuming or whatever they are. I regularly scour swap meet tables for replacement tires. I'll be looking at casting tires with the rim in some cases , like the drag bike tires in the knucklehead and Triumph drag bike models. It would be tough to get one of those hard rubber slicks onto a one piece rim. Perhaps Harleys incipient corporate greed is in play as well as there are some trademarks in the mix.
Be nice to see them again. I have a few LA SC in my stash. The last one I sold went for $250.00 CDN. The cop bikes make good doner kits , like this rendition of a 1970's hillclimber:
And I have developed a set of resin a/m parts for the kits, carb, manifold , magneto , primary belt drive , velocity stack , etc :
Full blog here: http://kitmaker.net/modules.php?op=modload&name=SquawkBox&file=index&req=viewtopic&topic_id=240355&page=1 I love the kits , but not a huge market for them but by all means ,bring them back!
Looks to be some well done models. Most guys give up tryna get all that luggage painted up! I put some of mine in a show and got hooked after that . It can get addictive when the ribbons and sometimes trophys start happening! Always good deals and lots of info at shows and meetings as well.