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Old 12-06-2015, 04:33 AM
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I don't know about you, money is tight almost non-existent that is major reason why my XJ11 is my only bike. I got a 1:6 scale XS 1100 midnight special model for my birthday last year and I made it look a bit more like my XJ11 but I loved putting it together. I found a site that has a bunch of model kits of vintage and modern motorcycles I never ordered from this site but they do have a lot of models.

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Old 12-06-2015, 07:59 AM
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During a recent cold, rainy spell, I dug out out my 1:15 scale, '79 XS1100 model.
Here are my findings. I cant see close up for sheet anymore. Thank god for magnifying goggles. 5 year old model glue is a real pain to work with. Painting the wheels correctly proved to be a major challenge. A 1:15 scale is pretty small. I did accomplish this task with much teeth gnashing. The airbox is just as big a pain on a model as it is on the real bike. Assembling the frame while simultaneously holding the final drive assembly, engine assembly and center stand in place with fat fingers would try the patience of a saint. Attaching items like foot pegs, brake pedals, exhaust and turn signals that are microscopic in size was an exercise in frustration and copious use of non conversational English. Dare I go into attaching and routing the "cables" and "hoses"? At least there is no carb syncing to be done.
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Old 12-06-2015, 10:39 AM
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During a recent cold, rainy spell, I dug out out my 1:15 scale, '79 XS1100 model.
Here are my findings. I cant see close up for sheet anymore. Thank god for magnifying goggles. 5 year old model glue is a real pain to work with. Painting the wheels correctly proved to be a major challenge. A 1:15 scale is pretty small. I did accomplish this task with much teeth gnashing. The airbox is just as big a pain on a model as it is on the real bike. Assembling the frame while simultaneously holding the final drive assembly, engine assembly and center stand in place with fat fingers would try the patience of a saint. Attaching items like foot pegs, brake pedals, exhaust and turn signals that are microscopic in size was an exercise in frustration and copious use of non conversational English. Dare I go into attaching and routing the "cables" and "hoses"? At least there is no carb syncing to be done.
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Old 12-06-2015, 11:26 PM
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During a recent cold, rainy spell, I dug out out my 1:15 scale, '79 XS1100 model.
Here are my findings. I cant see close up for sheet anymore. Thank god for magnifying goggles. 5 year old model glue is a real pain to work with. Painting the wheels correctly proved to be a major challenge. A 1:15 scale is pretty small. I did accomplish this task with much teeth gnashing. The airbox is just as big a pain on a model as it is on the real bike. Assembling the frame while simultaneously holding the final drive assembly, engine assembly and center stand in place with fat fingers would try the patience of a saint. Attaching items like foot pegs, brake pedals, exhaust and turn signals that are microscopic in size was an exercise in frustration and copious use of non conversational English. Dare I go into attaching and routing the "cables" and "hoses"? At least there is no carb syncing to be done.
I'll have to watch for and check for models of the ole' 11's. After 40yrs. of turning wrenches, glue sounds a lot better anyways. Maybe one could turn a model into a Venturer to match my original full size I bought in new in '81.
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Old 12-07-2015, 06:19 PM
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I have a XS1100 model I have yet to build. Still in the box.
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Old 12-07-2015, 10:20 PM
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I have a XS1100 model I have yet to build. Still in the box.
Great - you can put the second gear washer where it belongs!
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Old 12-09-2015, 03:35 PM
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Yeah, I picked up the Tamiya kit a year ago, someone else had started it but did not get any farther than gluing the frame together. They should have waited, prolly why they stopped and...

It still sits, just need some time to focus toward it.

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Old 12-15-2015, 04:04 AM
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Readin' al the prior threads has me intrigued again. May have to investigate it for an XS11'. Do have an HD with full working suspension, pivoting brake and clutch lever and actual belt for the belt-drive. Looks like sunptin' Junior would put together. A well done ole' XS11 beside it would stand out nice!
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Old 12-23-2015, 12:58 PM
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The trouble with the HD model is the oil spots on your bookshelf....
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Old 12-24-2015, 01:54 AM
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The trouble with the HD model is the oil spots on your bookshelf....
Got one HD custom chopper that don't leak a spot.............just left it as a dry sump.
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