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Tamiya 1/6 Africa Twin

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    May, 2008
Tamiya 1/6 Africa Twin
Posted by Wild Bill 426 on Sunday, June 25, 2017 9:48 PM

I just started building this new kit this weekend.  I got the operating chain set; this is NOT for the weak!  But it is SO cool.  I have the basic motor done;very typical Tamiya molding and fit, meaning perfect; also great instructions since there are so many unique facets to this kit. I will try to post some build photos soon.  I am using the Tamiya spray paints to do this build.

Wild Bill "Plastic cars are better than real cars cuz' they're a lot cheaper to fix. You don't even need duct tape and wireties"
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    February, 2008
Posted by justmike on Thursday, July 06, 2017 9:59 PM

I have just seen the add on the back of my latest SA mag for that kit and it sure looks like a very cool bike. I can't wait to see how your build goes.

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    October, 2015
Posted by TomZ on Sunday, July 09, 2017 7:55 PM

I added Tamiya's operating chain to their old 1/12 Honda RC166 race bike. Built up from individual pins, rollers and photoetched side links. It was a surprisingly easy and painless job; I managed it in about 4 hours on a Saturday morning. The jigs and instructions are great. I haven't seen the chain kit for the Africa twin but I imagine it is very similar.

I also added the RC166's wheel kit, which builds up real metal spoked wheels from individual spokes and nipples. Again, the jigs and instructions made it a very straightforward job.

That Africa twin looks fantastic! Wish it was in my price range.

 

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    February, 2007
Posted by PRO MOD NOVA on Thursday, February 22, 2018 11:08 AM

Oh yea,Honda definitely hit the ball outta the park with the new African Twin.The older ones are great bikes as well.I always wanted one,but the older ones are very hard to find,and I can't afford a new one.So instead I just bought a 2003 KTM 640 Adventure dual purpose.Also a great bike.  

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    September, 2012
Posted by Scooter261 on Wednesday, March 14, 2018 5:50 PM

PRO MOD NOVA

Oh yea,Honda definitely hit the ball outta the park with the new African Twin.The older ones are great bikes as well.I always wanted one,but the older ones are very hard to find,and I can't afford a new one.So instead I just bought a 2003 KTM 640 Adventure dual purpose.Also a great bike.  

 

Nice bike to ride!

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