Doctor Who's Bessie.

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  1. blake7

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    The is the best version of Bessie I have seen. The others are cubee styled versions. The designer is Vermin King. I resized it bigger, and modified it a little. The original model is two pages with the second page glued to the back of the first page. After I resized it there was a total of 11 pages.

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    I made tire treds, straps for the windshield to the fenders, lengthened the running boards. Final pictures of the build.
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    Last pictures. Plus Vermin King's picture of the original model, and the real Bessie.

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    zathros -----SENIOR---- Administrator Moderator

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    I really like that, a lot!! Is there a link for getting the file? Could you post it? ;)
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    That's looking awesome! :)
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  6. blake7

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    That's a nice model. Lots of greeling potential!! :)
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    Saw her at a local car show a few years ago, I'm not sure if I have any photos but I'll try and have a look. Excellent job on the build!
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  9. blake7

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    Thanks Gixergs! Would like to see some pictures of Bessie if you have or find them.
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    zathros -----SENIOR---- Administrator Moderator

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    I was able to get the model from the link. Clicking on the picture of the template gets you a picture with the option of downloading the Original Picture. Very Cool! :)
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    I could not help but build it again, but with 3D Lanterns this time.

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    This is even better! :)
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    I like the lanterns. They do look better!
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  14. blake7

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    Gixergs Well-Known Member

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    Great builds!. Sorry can't find the pictures yet which is annoying as there was a very nice Suzuki GS750 picture with them Sorry also about the late response
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  16. blake7

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    I had a 1979 Suzuki GS750 back in 1987. I called it my Siberia cycle. It took 20 min foot cranking to fire it up in the morning, but once it warmed up you could electric start it. These are my bikes now. 1989 Yamaha 600 Radian, and a 1986 Honda Rebel 250.

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    I'm rebuilding a 77 GS to more or less stock and a 78 that's going to be more of a Cafe Racer, just got to get on and stop buying bits for the Honda 400/4 LOL. Nice bikes love the Yamaha and I have a friend that would probably be quite willing to fight you for the Rebel. Lovely biking weather!
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    My 1983 GS750ES starts up instantly.. I purchased it new. I also have a 2975 CB400F which I purchased new. The motor has been brought up to 458cc to Yoshima Stage II spec. 14,500 rpm's and has a 130+ mph top end. Kazio Yoshima hand bent the pipes and constructed smooth bore carburetors out of the stock carbs. Gold anodized D.I.D. rims with stainless steel spokes I laced myself. The unsprung weight made a noticeable handling improvement. Koni Aluminum body shocks in the rear. She's pickled away in my Barn, biding her return. The CB400F has clip on handlebars, and was the ultimate Cafe Racer. Italian rear sets, the bike would roll off the tires before anything touched. :)
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    Battery installed.:)

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    Those Radian's were nice bikes. They could make really good Cafe Racers. The 1st pic was what the GS750E looked like when I purchased it in 1983. The 2nd pic is what it looks like now. Not my actual bike, but the only picture I find find with the rear Lockhart fairing lower pieces, my bike looks exactly like this one though. I've never taken a picture of it. Mine still has the stock exhaust though. The back pressure gives it better mid-range power. I've had this bike up to 125 mph with my 18 year old son tucked in behind me!!. I put in one size over jets, and lifted the needles one notch on the CV Carbs. Emissions leaned these bikes out too much in 1983. I had to get another center stand off of EBAY as I ground the pads off the old one. Not an easy thing to do on this bike. I found the anti-dive very useful, though I hear many people don't. I like that the bike doesn't plunge downward when you grab a handful of front brake! I still have the 1/4 fairing and brackets. :)

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