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Old 01-24-2007, 11:53 AM   #76
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Re: 1/12 scale Suzuki Katana - Modified

Those brakes look awesome! Can't wait to see the final product.
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Old 01-25-2007, 01:50 AM   #77
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Re: 1/12 scale Suzuki Katana - Modified

Looks great! Not your best photograph, though
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Old 02-05-2007, 02:49 PM   #78
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I love your work. I used to own a real 1/1 Katana1000S in 1984, the rare one with the big Mikuni slide carbs, loved the bike.

I've now started modelling again and have a fair collection of Bike kits to build, amongst them the Tamiya 1/6 Katana1100S, Tamiya 1/12 Katana1100S as well as the Tamiya 1/12 Custom tuned Katana1100, the plan is to build the 1/6 and 1/12 standard Kats as close to my old Bike as I can, this will mean scratchbuilding slide carbs, otherwise the UK Kat 1100's and 1000's looked identical, for the Custom Kat, I intend to use the wheels, monoshock swing arm and upside down forks from a Tamiya R1 Yamaha if I can (hoping they will fit, but taking heed you found Honda NR ones would not) but otherwise retain the Katana look and silver colour scheme.

<edit to above> test fitted R1 upside down forks in the Katana fairing today, they touch each side, but the fairing will close together, if I remove a little from the bottom and top lip of the fairing it will work. The Katana front mud-guard will also fit over the R1 tire, but I'll fold it in a little to compensate for the original Katana's 19" front wheel to the R1's 18" (or is it 17" ?) and flatten the bottom for a snug fit and also thin out the mudguard sides so they dont rub against the tire.

Will post pictures as I progress in a new thread, glad I found this site, all the builds here have been an inspiration to me

As for the windscreen, might I be so bold as to suggest just the standard one, the Katana has a distinctive syle and profile and the small screen it has is just right, all the best real modded Kats kept the original profile and looked best for it IMHO.

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Old 08-18-2007, 01:40 AM   #79
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Re: 1/12 scale Suzuki Katana - Modified

Finally finished.
Here's the link to the completed thread.

http://www.automotiveforums.com/vbul...64#post4905464
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Re: 1/12 scale Suzuki Katana - Modified

I've just seen this one, great work, certainly improves the Katana. What article did you write for TMMI?
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