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post #1 of 12 Old 03-01-2007, 04:19 PM Thread Starter
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Anybody build any of these?

I usually build one a winter. Quick pic as I usually display it with the lower and tank removed. The detail on these things, especially the engine and fuel injection/carb areas are nice. Suspension and steering works also. I mostly do GP500/MotoGP bikes.



Midwest or lilNin could probably ride it.

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post #2 of 12 Old 03-01-2007, 04:30 PM
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Very cool. I just don't have the patience for that stuff so more power to ya!

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You must be a really small guy man.

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That is so cool Jim. Do you have photos of the others?

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wow!! I obiviously need to do some better time management, you have kids right??

so how many parts did it start with?

very cool

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Hey..... I resemble that comment.

You fat guys are just jealous you'd never fit on a real GP bike!

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I'm 6' 175 lbs. I wish I could fit.

Mike, I don't have any other pics at the moment. I moved all of them to my 82 year young mom's place to keep the kids from playing crash em up when they were little. This is the first one I've brought back. (The kids are 22 and 15, I think they've outgrown the urge to destroy them). They're a big hit with her senior group. A few of them even watch MotoGP now.

It's pretty dusty, I need to come up with some low volume compressed air to clean it off then put it up right.

I'm on the hunt for a nice Nicky replica for next winter. It generally takes a little time before the nice ones come out.

AJ, I don't remember but it's likely 150-200 pieces. Everything but the frame, tires and swingarm started out white plastic on a parts tree.

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I haven't built one of those in years, but of the many I've built, I still have a Protar Moto Guzzi V8, Honda RC 166, actually 2 built as part of a pit team diorama which won a local modeling competition when I was a teen (at the time, the RC was only a few years old). My most memorable one is a 1/6 (I think) scale Tamiya 1969 Honda CR 750 which could be painted to match the 750 Dick Mann rode to win Daytona in 1970(?) An incredibly detailed model with not only working steering and suspension, but a padded saddle, fully detailed wire spoke wheels, and a chain that had to be assembled from a mulitiude of tiny plastic rollers and pins linked by actual steel plates that would corrode if not oiled occasionally. Actually, due to incredibly intelligent design, the chain only took an hour and a little to assemble! This turned on a pair of tiny sprockets. You get the idea.
They are all in storage, except for the CR, which I traded for a movie camera capable of single framing worth over a hundred dollars. I wish I'd kept it now.

Thank you for asking this question -- I think I'll dig them out soon.

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Just one other person? Wow.

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That's too cool Jim! Where do you get a kit like that?




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I have a working model of the original Honda CB750 SOHC motor laying around. Does that count?

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Of course.

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