Suzuki GSX R750 , 1:12

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  1. mikezax

    mikezax Member

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    Suzuki GSX R750
    model of the motorcycle, It was designed in 1985...

    Scale: 1:12
    Author: L.Jakubčo
    Source: Book "PAPIEROVÉ MODELY"
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    ...the process of producing wheels:
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    ...finished wheels :):
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  2. Cybergrinder

    Cybergrinder Member Extraordinaire

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    Looking wheely great! (sorry, couldn't resist the pun:))
  3. RonaldoM

    RonaldoM Designer Extroadinaire

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    That's great! What did you use to finish the wheels? Putty mass ?
  4. micahrogers

    micahrogers ...And the Wife...

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    Looks great so far... those tires don't look like paper anymore...
  5. zathros

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

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    I own a 1983 GSX 750ES I purchased new in 1983. It was the first bike with a 16" front wheel and anti-dive, and a mono-shock rear suspension sporting a 17" rim. The bike still goes like a bat out of Hell. I really enjoy this bike, one of the best I've ever ridden and owned. Not a beginner bike though. :)

    Stock:
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    With Lowers, very hard to find, I've only seen one set for sale in the U.S.:


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  6. mikezax

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    ...thanks to all of you :)
    ...on wheels I used an ordinary wood putty ;)

    ...functional rear suspension (with rubber):
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    ...functional front suspension (using a steel string from a pen) - my improvement :):
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    ...general view :):
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  7. Cybergrinder

    Cybergrinder Member Extraordinaire

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    Wow. great ideas for the suspension, thanks for sharing!
  8. mikezax

    mikezax Member

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    ...I glued the rear fender, saddle (modified), the tank of the motorcycle and the engine (my enhancement) :) :
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  9. Gandolf50

    Gandolf50 Researcher of obscure between war vehicles... Moderator

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    That is GREAT!.. nice use of GREEBLES ,, suspension details, and that saddle looks perfect!
  10. Revell-Fan

    Revell-Fan Co-Administrator Administrator Moderator

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    Very interesting! The working suspension is ingenious. :)
  11. mikezax

    mikezax Member

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    Thanx :)

    ...the current status of the motorcycle:
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  12. zathros

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

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    The real bike's suspension is called the "Full Floater Suspension". It is quite ingenious, it is smoothest road following suspension I have ever had the pleasure of having on any make of motorcycle, and I have ridden virtually every brand and most models out there (worked for a motorcycle dealer(s) for years). They could not detail such a thing in a small model, but here's how the real thing looks, these were the first motorcycles to have a hydraulic lock on the forks, so when you hit the front brakes, the nose did not dive down, a life saver.

    The top of the shock absorber is mounted to an extension of a small lever, which is behind of the normal pivot point of the main swing arm. Since the length of the lever arm arm is shorter than that of the rest of the main swing arm, the bottom falls away, as the top clamps down harder (faster moment) and the result is a shock absorber that floats. The bolt in the center of the top lever is bolted through the frame, and the holes on the front of the main swing arm are bolted through the frame, thus the shock instead of compressing from one fixed end, is compressing from both ends, and has a rising rate suspension. This gives you an extremely longer range of swing arm travel, with all the benefits, but the same height, as opposed to using a long shock absorber. 5 Main spring settings and air suspension. It has been flawless for 40,000 miles. I purchased my bike new in 1983.

    Suzuki Full Floater Suspension:
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  13. Revell-Fan

    Revell-Fan Co-Administrator Administrator Moderator

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    That's really impressive!