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Official Harley-Davidson Fat Boy Build Diary Stages 1 - 7 Options
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#1 Posted : 17 October 2014 17:54:02
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Harley-Davidson FLSTF 'Fat Boy'

In the late eighties, Harley-Davidson rather than try to match the Japanese imports, deliberately exploited the "retro" appeal of their machines, building motorcycles that deliberately adopted the look and feel of their earlier machines and the subsequent customizations of owners of that era.
By 1990, with the introduction of the "Fat Boy", Harley once again became the sales leader in the heavyweight (over 750cc) market. At the time of the Fat Boy model introduction, a story rapidly spread that its silver paint and other features were inspired by the World War II American B-29 bomber; and that the Fat Boy name was a combination of the names of the atomic bombs (Fat Man) and (Little Boy) that were dropped on Nagasaki and Hiroshima respectively.

Today, Harley-Davidson is an iconic motorcycle brand, and the 'Fat Boy' a nostalgic sought after collectors item. The Fat Boy also became famous for its starring roll in Terminator 2: Judgement Day, with Arnold Schwarzenegger making the famous Harley jump. Which next to The Great Escape bike jump, is probably the most famous in cinema history.

The T2 fat boy has been acquired for the Harley-Davidson Museum in Milwaukee, and still shows significant production wear from filming: http://www.harley-davids.../en_US/home/museum.html

The Harley-Davidson 'Fat Boy' model:

Official Harley-Davidson licensed, authentic 1:4 scale replica.

Steel, rubber, leather and chrome. With these four words, Harley-Davidson underlines the quality of its production. A similar quality is achieved in this model, with more than three-quarters of the parts being solid die-cast metal, and all of them reproduced with great accuracy. The materials and colours are as close as is practical in a model to those of the original Fat Boy.

Length: 597mm
Handlebar width: 255mm
Handlebar height: 270mm
seat height: 166mm
Weight: 6.8kgs

Silver pre-painted parts. Metal fuel tank, fenders, wheels, frame and Engine block. Working suspension, lighting and back-lit speedometer.

Authentic Harley V-twin engine sound controlled by a twist of the throttle. Rubber tyres with authentic tread pattern. Authentic Harley-Davidson markings, HD helmet, windshield and side panniers are also included.

Made of die-cast metal, ABS plastic and thermoplastic rubber, this is a must-have model for any collector or Harley-Davidson fan. The assembly guide contains clear, step-by-step instructions, accompanied by detailed photos, to make building your model as easy as possible.

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Web order page: http://www.model-space.c...the-harley-fat-boy.html

The official build diary will follow the format of the instructions and will not include any enhancement to the base build. You can of course build, enhance and finish your model how you so choose.

Official video build:
https://www.youtube.com/...pg88JDNishtB2MmSMvCAuS6
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#2 Posted : 17 October 2014 22:37:46

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Pack 01 contains Stages 1-3

The components of Stages 1-3 should be carefully stored for future assembly.

Stage 1 - Contains the front tyre and the right side of the fuel tank.

Stage 2 - Contains the license plate & Harley logo, screws, the front right-hand cylinder half and the front fender.

Stage 3 - Contains the left side of the fuel tank, the air filter cover, left rear view mirror and screws.

Steel, rubber, leather and chrome. With these four words, Harley-Davidson underlines the quality of its production. A similar quality is achieved in this model, with more than three-quarters of the parts being solid die-cast metal, and all of them reproduced with great accuracy. The materials and colours are as close as is practical in a model to those of the original Fat Boy.

The assembly gets underway in Pack 02
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#3 Posted : 17 November 2014 22:10:12

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Pack 02 contains Stages 4-7

The components of Stages 4,6 and 7 should be carefully stored for future assembly.

Stage 4 contains the right rear cylinder head and front disc brake.

Stage 5 contains the handlebars and left handlebar grip.

Stage 6 contains the front lower right fork.

Stage 7 contains the left and right crankcase parts and some stickers.



Stage 5 contains the handlebars and left handlebar grip.

The rear view mirror from stage 3 will be used in this part of the assembly. Begin by lining up the 'D' shaped hole on the left side grip and handlebar then gently push it fully home. Next take the rear view mirror and line it up with the 'D' shaped hole on the grip and push gently home.

This concludes Stage 5 place all assembled parts in a labeled plastic bag and store until needed.

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