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onother model that already appeared on escale. i found this kit, partly started (just glued the fork, no paint): i haven't made a scrambler so far, the model is already vintage (because the Z1 is a bike from the 70s), so i soon found where i want to end up with this build: did not look to dramatic to transfer the Z1 into this retro scrambler, except 2 minor issues: cylinder #1 and #4. the Z1 is an inline-four, whilst a scrambler is a single cylinder or a parallel twin (like this one). i thought this will be a challenge for me, which could result in a failure. but it turned out to be a simple job, just a little planning where to cut and very soon the block, the crankcase, the head and the valve-cover where shortened. to achieve a slim bike i also narrowned the tank, the seat and the engine covers. exhaust was scratch built, also the engine protector. the other parts where modified according to the photo reference. this pic shows the first mock up: unfortunately the stance was the one of a chopper and not of a offroad bike (although i already extended the length of the rear shocks). after shortening the forks and building 3 further sets of shocks i was happy: and here is the final result:
Finished around Sept.