Yamaha YZ450FM with wire wheels

Discussion in 'Commercial & Civilian Vehicles' started by alang, May 1, 2006.

  1. alang

    alang Member

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    I have just finished a half-size version of the latest Yamaha motorcycle - the motocross YZ450FM.

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    Apart from the size, it is largely a stock build of the kit, but I have made rather more realistic "wire" wheels, using a method based very much on Eric Goedkoop's ([thread=2902]here[/thread]).

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    It certainly made an interesting change from the usual road bikes. More pics here.

    Alan
  2. Firstscout

    Firstscout New Member

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    Very nice looking bike
  3. Amazyah

    Amazyah Senior Member

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    Wow!
    That's an excellent build. Great job and thanks for sharing!
  4. EricGoedkoop

    EricGoedkoop Member

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    Nice job, Alan.
  5. alang

    alang Member

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    Thank you guys - and special thanks to Eric for your work on the wire wheels.

    Alan
  6. EricGoedkoop

    EricGoedkoop Member

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    I'm glad you found the method useful.


    Out of curiousity, what diameter are the wheels on this model?
  7. alang

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    Wheel size

    Eric

    The wheels are almost exactly 50mm in diameter. On an average display, the small-size pics are quite close to actual size - the linked full-size versions are roughly 3x. Goes some way to explain the less-than-excellent quality of the build.

    Alan