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Kpnuts

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My next victim, sorry model
 
 
 
 
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That looks fun. What's the plan KP?
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here is where I am on the Virago dont know what the plan is yet other than not standard of course.Oh and the name is ken mate.
 
 
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Hi all here is what I've done so far on the Virago
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Nice! You need a 12" GI Joe sitting on that when its done lol.

Okay, yeah we all know pete has cornered the market on that. Well, um, faceless ones anyways.

I'm starting to wish I had one of these. Does the plumbing come with them or do you make that up for it? That engine looks like ones I've seen out of bikes before.

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I just noticed the drive shaft. That's not a chain drive! I've never seen this on anything but really old Harley's. Nice find Ken.
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Looking very nice Ken, lovely detail on the engine, the gold looks very nice indeed, great kits these Tamiya bikes
I didn't realise the Virago was shaft driven either

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Hi all here is tonight's installment
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Nice work so far Ken, I've worked on many of these bikes in the past. They're a pretty sweet riding machine but kinda like kissing your sister, all fun and games until someone see's you...lol   And Mike, Harley has never had a driveshaft on any of their bikes, they started with a leather belt then went to chain and finally now are all belt drive once again. The driveshaft is pretty popular with the Asian cruisers and of course the german machines but never Harley, it would be nice if they did cause it makes for a very smooth ride but with the introduction of liquid cooling to their touring bikes I suppose its not impossible one day. Keep up the good work Ken, look forward to seeing it finished.
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Actually Harley did make a drive shaft model during WWII. I know some one who still has the pictures of the one he wishes he never sold.
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Hi Mike, seems I spoke out of turn. You're right about the Harley...this from Wikipedia

 During World War II, the Army produced a specification for a motorcycle much like the BMWs used by German forces. That meant shaft drive, a boxer engine, and several other features that made the BMWs exceptionally reliable and low-maintenance machines. Harley-Davidson produced the XA based closely on the BMW. Though an excellent machine, only about 1,000 were produced. Due to its new features and low production, the XA was expensive, and by that time it was clear that the Jeep was the Army's general purpose vehicle of choice; the less advanced but cheaper WLA was considered sufficient for its limited roles.



 Its actually a copy of a BMW produced for the war but never carried into civilian use. Gotta love this site, learn something new every day. Cant wait to spring this on my know it all Harley bro's. A couple quick bets and I'll be able to get Tamiya's new 1/32 Corsair F4U-1A
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Hi all slowing down at the moment very busy at work this time of year, but here is where I am now
 
 
 
 
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Looks fantastic Ken, ex-big bike rider myself, but never had a shafty.
Love your engine detail, looks like the real thing. Watching. [smile]

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Biggest bike I owned was a triumph 900 Norton commando 4 Honda 750 k4s cx500 turbo kwak gpz500 yam 450 and 250 oh and suzuki 400 only got rid of triumph last year after it sat in the garden for 2 years whilst I kept telling the missus I was going to restore it to showroom condition, in the end I had to agree it probably was never going to happen.
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Great work. All that chrome to clean after a sunday ride out.
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Hi all,  here is tonight's offering. Got some cleaning to do on the front wheel I've noticed from pic but recon it will be finished soon, just a base then, was thinking of having it sliding down the road, lots of sparks flying out from under it, with the help of an led and some fiber optics. what do you all think 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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