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Gandale
#21 Posted : 08 July 2019 22:20:24

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Very nice work indeed Tony, looking fab....Drool Drool

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Alan
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#22 Posted : 09 July 2019 08:23:56

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That certainly is a lot of chrome to polish!

It's looking really impressive. Well done.
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#23 Posted : 09 July 2019 11:00:09

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Many thanks everyone.

Its not a quick build but i guess that is really down to how i subscribed over a longer period.

Been looking ahead on the official build and in around another 2 packs time much of the collected and stored parts start to get assembled so looking forward to that.

Tony
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#24 Posted : 04 August 2019 14:08:54

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MONDAY 04th AUGUST 2019 - HARLEY DAVIDSON FLSTF “FAT BOY”


PACK 9

If there is one recommendation, I would offer to anyone contemplating building this one its sort the screws as they arrive in each pack.

You get screws in some issues that are not used for some time so 1 – you need to make sure you do not loose them.

You also need to be aware that unlike some of the other builds the screws are not on the whole individually bagged by type.

You do get a screw identification pack but what I found this time around was pulling the correct screws from several different sets that we have been building up over the months.

STAGE 28 – FITTING THE BRAKE CABLE BRACKET

PICTURE 1

In this stage we get the Rocker Covers, Bracket for the Horn, and a type “K” screw.

All of these parts are stored away for use in some future stage.

PICTURES 2-5

In this stage we are asked to “Find these Parts” – Front Fender, a Type “B” screws from stage 2 and the Brake Cable Bracket from Stage 27.

Nothing complicated here just a case of screwing the bracket onto the fender ensuring the screw goes through the shorter tab on the bracket.

As before tighten just enough for the screw to hold and don’t overdo it.
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#25 Posted : 04 August 2019 14:12:45

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STAGE 29 – FITTING THE FRONT LEFT FORK

PICTURE 6 & 7

In this stage we get half of the Transmission Case and 3 type “F” screws.
Intriguing as there are 2 switch buttons already mounted inside this part but there are no wires coming from them so looking forward to seeing what these are there for.

As before this part s stored away until a future stage call s for it to be used.

PICTURE 8

The left front fork needed to have its calliper fitted. I had left this from a previous stage as the fork was all nicely sealed up against damage and I wanted it to remain that way.

So, the first thing was to revert back to an earlier stage and fit the calliper with a type “A” screw.

PICTURES 9 & 10

We now need to “find” 2 type “A” screws and left fork to the fender using these. The type “A” screws have an allen key head (no 2 size) so you will need access to one of these in order to fit them.
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#26 Posted : 04 August 2019 14:15:52

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STAGE 30 – FITTING THE RIGHT FRONT FORK

PICTURES 11 – 13

In this stage we get a storage box with divisions to store screws and small parts. We also get the Drive belt.

Again, the drive belt is stored away (in the supplied box (until required at a later stage.

PICTURES 14, 15 & 16

We need another 2 type “A” screws and this is where I got myself “confused”. Stage 2 had 4 of these but we have used 1 for the brake calliper, 2 for the left-hand fork leaving 1.

I search through all of the other stored packs and came across another set of screws with 1 type “A” so have used that one. There does not appear to be any other section so far supplied that has this particular screw.

All we then need to do is align the pin on the fork with the hole in the fender (this sets the correct angle) and then screw the piece into place.

On my right fork (picture 15) it does have some light scratching.

Not sure if I should try and polish this out. I do have a set of Micromesh but do not want to alter the finish by wither over polishing or rubbing through the paint so will have to think on that one.

And that is all they have use do in PACK 9 of the build.

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#27 Posted : 04 August 2019 23:01:35

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Coming along beautifully John, excellent work and first class diary too....Drool Drool

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Alan
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#28 Posted : 05 August 2019 08:44:48

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I can only continue to be amazed at the size of this thing.
It's looking really great. Keep it coming.

Roy.
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#29 Posted : 05 August 2019 09:13:16

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Alan/Roy

Many thanks for your kind comments.

I agree on the size Roy. When the parts arrive its difficult to gauge the size but no its getting into the proper build sections it is going to be very big.

Looking forward to the next pack as i think we start putting the engine together.

It really is a very nice model and if time is limited its a really easy one to keep pace with.

Tony
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#30 Posted : 05 August 2019 10:20:04

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Very nice work Tony. Love The screws were similar to the Easy Rider I built, and was much bigger than I anticipated it would be when I finished. Both look to be impressive kits.Love

Mark
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#31 Posted : 08 September 2019 17:07:44

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SUNDAY 08th SEPTEMBER 2019 - HARLEY DAVIDSON FLSTF “FAT BOY”


PACK 10

We are at the stage now that some of the previous collected parts start to come together and its now that you really start to appreciate just how big this model is going to be and also just how much it’s going to weigh.

PICTURE 1

In the pack 10 instructions we get a “Correction Sheet” advising we should expect a change to the circuit board that will be supplied in a future issue.

Might seem off to include this now but I thought it a good idea as being “for warned is being for armed” so no chance of being so keen to press on and use the circuit board without being aware of the changes.

STAGE 31 – FITTING THE DRIVE BELT COVER


PICTURE 2

In this stage we get the Drive-Belt Cover.

PICTURES 3 & 4

We also need to recover the left side Swingarm and 2 Type C screws. Its worth retaining the pack header boards as we see here in Picture 3 as it makes sorting through and finding parts so much easier.

PICTURES 5 & 6

The swingarm and drive belt cover are screwed together using the 2 Type C screws.

This part is then stored away until needed again at some future date.
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#32 Posted : 08 September 2019 17:12:55

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STAGE 32 – THE FRONT WHEEL

PICTURE 7

IN this stage we get the front wheel and what you do notice is just how heavy this part is – not something you would want to drop on your toe.

PICTURES 8 & 9

Its really important to read the instructions so you understand the left and right side of the wheel. Picture 8 is the left side were the arrowed projection is recessed into the wheel.

The right side of the wheel (Picture 9) is were the projection is flush with the wheel side.

PICTURES 10 & 11

For this stage we also need the tyre from Stage 1 and the wheel parts supplied in Stage 23 along with the 2 Type F screws from Stage 23.

PICTURE 12

When fitting the Front Brake Disc Mount its important to ensure the screw holes in this parts line up correctly with the tabs in the wheel as can be seen here by the arrows. This is quite a tight fit.

PICTURE 13

Once its all screwed together the wheel assemble can be put away safely until its call for again in a future stage.
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#33 Posted : 08 September 2019 17:16:51

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STAGE 33 – CONNECTING THE CYLINDERS

PICTURE 14

Getting myself “confused” with the screws in this kit. Here we are told to expect 1 Type F Screw but the bag included in this stage has 5 mixed screws in the bag.

PICTURES 15 & 16

In this stage we get the Left Foot Rest and The Cylinder Mounting Bracket

PICTURES 17 & 18

We are also told we need 2 x Type E Screws but the picture in the instructions shows these as being Silver screws while in fact the Type F is supplied as a Black screw. It’s worth keeping to hand the screw identification pack that was supplied early on with this build.

PICTURES 19 & 20

We now need all 4-cylinder halves supplied in earlier stages.
While they all look very similar what is nice is the fact each part is identified with 2 letters: “FR” front right, “RR” Rear Right and so on.

PICTURES 21 & 22

We line up the right and left section and having inserted the Cylinder Bracket the top halves of the cylinders are put in place and secures by the 2 Type E screws.


And that is all they have use do in PACK 10 of the build.
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#34 Posted : 08 September 2019 22:30:11

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Another great update Tony, now the assembly can really get going.... Look forward to seeing your next update....Cool Cool

Regards

Alan
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#35 Posted : 09 September 2019 07:16:08

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Coming on very nicely Tony, great build diary.Love Drool

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