Crotch Rocket

Discussion in 'Commercial & Civilian Vehicles' started by Closet Astronaut, Nov 28, 2011.

  1. Closet Astronaut

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    Gettin bored with real space and sci-fi mods, thought I'd try some thing new. Found this really cool looking Yamaha MT-1. Looks like a real challenge, we'll see how it turns out.

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  2. Zathros

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    Wow, nice job. I didn't realize that engine was that big! :)
  3. Closet Astronaut

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    Yea....this bike's going to be bigger than I originally thought, wich is ok because the handle bars and linkages are going to be a bear.
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    I built one of their bikes years ago and it went together really well! I think you are in for a pleasant experience :) keep up the great work!
    Chris
  5. Closet Astronaut

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    Lower half of frame complete. I thought at first it was too small but it's just the bike...it's all engine.

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  6. paulhbell

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    Looking good. I've got this printed off somewhere, just never had the time to build it, always starting other models. I also built one of the other models, they do go together really nice.
  7. Zathros

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    That engine could stand on it's own as a model. I have to get the spherical objects up to build one of these! :)
  8. Closet Astronaut

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    Slooow going, lots and lots of fiddly bits.

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  9. Zathros

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    I don't think that's slow going. It's coming out straight and true, so whatever you call it, it's right!
  10. uiop

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    Nice job.
  11. Dented Rick

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    Looking pretty badass so far :)
  12. inky

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    You make this look so easy. Your doing a grand job, can't wait to see more.
  13. Closet Astronaut

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    Swing arm done, there are 34 parts in this piece alone.

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  14. Closet Astronaut

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    Swing arm attached.

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  15. Zathros

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    I always wondered if the soft aluminum used to secure chain link fence would work for the handlebars. It would be great to put inside for support. Just thinking out loud, in my head, then typing it. Cavernous in here!
  16. Closet Astronaut

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    Made some decent progress this week end. It's actually starting to look like something.

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  18. Zathros

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    Wow, you have made major progress on this! Excellent!
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    quick update

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    WOW!!! are you using the same thickness paper for it all? or some thinner stuff for the tight rolled, complex curve stuff?