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my 1st try at a bike... it keeps on suprising me

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  • Member since
    August, 2011
  • From: Olmstead Ky
my 1st try at a bike... it keeps on suprising me
Posted by BigE42265 on Saturday, January 26, 2013 5:33 PM

This is my yamaha virago.  I bought it a year or so ago desided to start on it finally a couple weeks ago. the exhaust was messed up from the kit defect so i was looking at some pics online and desided to go with a 2 into 1 style with bmf on the tip. its a decent build i like the way it assembles. hope you all enjoy it...

 

Nothing says poor workmanship like wrinkles in the duct tape

  • Member since
    August, 2011
  • From: Olmstead Ky
Posted by BigE42265 on Saturday, January 26, 2013 5:36 PM

Nothing says poor workmanship like wrinkles in the duct tape

  • Member since
    December, 2011
  • From: Havant, hampshire, UK
Posted by popeyesurf on Tuesday, February 12, 2013 8:10 AM

Well your first go at a bike has come out great, excellent  detail, my first go at a bike ended when i opened the box!! there wasn't a bike in there, just some other bits like panniers and fairing, the harley was long gone

too young to die and too old to give a stuffBig Smile

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    February, 2004
  • From: Middle Earth
Posted by dunjuz_wryt on Tuesday, February 12, 2013 10:40 AM

That really came out nice. Looks real.

 Cruising on empty, running into the sun...

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    May, 2011
  • From: leominster ma . 01453
Posted by hemi hunter on Tuesday, February 12, 2013 7:14 PM

looks great first bike build Thumbs Up

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    August, 2011
  • From: Olmstead Ky
Posted by BigE42265 on Friday, February 15, 2013 8:31 AM

thanks guys. i was begining to wonder if i even posted anything  a 180 views and no comment..lol thanks

Nothing says poor workmanship like wrinkles in the duct tape

  • Member since
    August, 2011
  • From: Olmstead Ky
Posted by BigE42265 on Saturday, March 09, 2013 8:20 PM
Well entered in cookville TN show today and got 2nd place..........

Nothing says poor workmanship like wrinkles in the duct tape

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    April, 2005
  • From: Caputh, Germany
Posted by modelmarc on Sunday, March 10, 2013 1:32 PM

Congratulations on the well deserved win, very nice build!

Marc

  • Member since
    August, 2011
  • From: Olmstead Ky
Posted by BigE42265 on Monday, July 29, 2013 5:01 PM

Entered my bike at the derby city shootout and got first place...... wish there was more entries to put it up against ...... there was only 3...... and 2 was mine.... could have got 2nd and 3rd,..... but got a 1st and 3rd.....lol.... had a blast ......

Nothing says poor workmanship like wrinkles in the duct tape

  • Member since
    October, 2009
  • From: Central Ohio
Posted by pyrman on Wednesday, July 31, 2013 7:06 AM

Congrats!  Nice job on the bike, too.

Greg H

"Think of the fact that there's not one state in the 50 that has the death penalty for speeding...although I'm not so sure about Ohio." (The Cannonball Run)

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    January, 2012
  • From: Perth Western Australia
Posted by Rik_Biel on Wednesday, July 31, 2013 8:10 AM

Well done - that's turned out very nice - nice gloss especially on the fuel tank

The wheels look nicely done too

Cars and Star Wars, that's what I like making and painting!!!.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/rikbiel/albums

 

  • Member since
    August, 2011
  • From: Olmstead Ky
Posted by BigE42265 on Thursday, March 06, 2014 11:33 PM
My Virago keeps on surprising me ....... It has been published in both the contest annual 2013....and now the April issue.......hard to say that I exspected this from my first bike build......

Nothing says poor workmanship like wrinkles in the duct tape

  • Member since
    July, 2008
Posted by Busa Quick on Friday, March 28, 2014 7:53 AM

Nice work on the bike! I'm glad you got your model in the magazine, well deserved!

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