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#41 Posted : 28 October 2019 10:09:20

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Alan/Mark

Many thanks.

Its getting very heavy now and looking ahead on the official build i do like the display stand they supply with this one as that should prevent any issues of it getting knocked over..

Tony
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#42 Posted : 28 October 2019 10:24:07

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Hi Tony,

Just found your post stunning work and a first class diary I will be following your build diary.

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Trev.
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#43 Posted : 10 November 2019 19:13:23

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Trev.

Many thanks for the kind comments.

Tony
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#44 Posted : 10 November 2019 19:19:06

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SUNDAY 10th November 2019 - HARLEY DAVIDSON FLSTF “FAT BOY”


UPDATE ON PACK 11 ISSUES

For anyone following this build diary you will recall that I mentioned a number of quality issues with the parts supplied in pack 11.

My real concern however was being told by customer services that in terms of spares there was nothing available to replace (in particular) the paint damaged frame half.

I was asked to email my concerns and an answer would be obtained from the head office in Italy.

The reply I received was as follows:

“Please note that it was decided by Harley Davidson that the license is not to be renewed, and this model is slowly being phased out of our range.

We will do everything in our power to ensure we can fulfil your requests”


And what they did do to resolve my issue was to re-send the complete Pack 11 again. SO, on that basis I now have a decent frame half, the horn I have replaced with the new part and there is no chrome missing from that. And the Super Glue can be put away because the foot rest in this pack is not broken.

Still some way to go with this build so just hoping that I get through to the end with not major issues.

PACK 12

STAGE 37 – THE HEADLIGHT

PICTURE 1

In this stage we get the The Headlight Body containing a bulb and its cable, The Reflector, The Lens Ring, The Lens.

The instructions also refer to a Type “N” screw being included but again with this pack it’s a whole bag of mixed screws.

PICTURES 2

First part of the assemble is to push the bulb through the hole in the reflector then to line up the reflector posts with the 2 holes in the headlight body.

Needed to angle this in order to see exactly how to line up this part and then its just a press fit to get the 2 parts connected.

PICTURES 3 & 4

Now this is interesting because they tell you to match the Peg in the Lens Ring (arrowed) with the indent (arrowed) in the Lens itself.
All seems logical However it did cause an issue which I will explain.

PICTURE 5

Once the lens is inserted in the Lens Ring its fitted to the Headlight Body by lining up 2 “pegs” and giving the whole thing a slight turn in order to lock the 2 parts together.

Now that is were I noticed an issue.

Having locked the 2 parts in place the markings in the lens itself were twisted off to one side. To my eye it looks like the indent in the lens itself has been made incorrectly.

Not a major issue and it was easy to correct the angle of the lens itself so that the “etchings” ran horizontal when looking at the head-light from the front.
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#45 Posted : 10 November 2019 19:24:39

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STAGE 38 – THE FRONT FORK

PICTURES 6

In tis stage we get the Half of the Frame and a further bag of mixed screws.

None of this is required in this stage so its stored safely away until called for in some future build stage.

For this part of the build we go searching through the stored parts and recover:

PICTURE 7

The front forks assemble from stage 30

PICTURE 8

The Springs and cover caps from Stage 10

PICTURE 9

The Headlight Mount from Stage 36

PICTURE 10

We start by placing the 2 springs over the fork ends

PICTURE 11

The Headlight Mount is then slide down over the forks and the 2 caps pressed over the ends and secured by 2 x type “F” screws.

PICTURE 12

And this is what it looks like when complete.
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#46 Posted : 10 November 2019 19:28:06

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STAGE 39 – FITTING THE HEADLIGHT

PICTURE 13

In this stage we get a moulded stand that will be used to support the finished model.

I am rather pleased this is included because this is going to be a very heavy model when complete and motorbikes in model form (never had a real one to comment) never like standing on their side supports without tipping over.

And you would certainly not want this tipping over.
Again, for now, this part is stored away until called for in some future stage.

PICTURES 13A, 13B & 13C

In this stage all we need to do is pass the headlight cable through the larger hole in the headlight support and then secure the headlight from the rear of the support using a Type “N” screw.

The very last part of this section is to connect the Headlight lead to the supplied circuit board.

PICTURES 14 & 15

We were provided with an addendum sheet 2 packs back to advise that the circuit board we will be using differs slightly in design to that shown in the instruction manual.

This circuit board appears to just be a wire routing board and contains no electronics. The board with all the circuitry on appears in a later pack.

PICTURE 16

While this board has a slightly different layout to that shown in the instructions you cannot go wrong as there is only 1 2 pin socket into which the 2-pin plug on the headlight plugs.

And for this pack that is all we need to do this time around. A case now of packing everything away safely until the next pack arrives.
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#47 Posted : 11 November 2019 12:28:32

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Hi looking good and a very well presented diary,a pleasure to follow cheers mick.BigGrin
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#48 Posted : 11 November 2019 12:30:16

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This is really looking good. It's going to be a stunning display piece when it's finished.
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#49 Posted : 12 November 2019 00:06:54

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Another first class update Tony, really progressing beautifully....Drool Drool

Regards

Alan
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#50 Posted : 12 November 2019 09:08:21

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Coming together very nicely.Love

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