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DaveSea's Harley Davidson FLSTF Fat Boy Build Options
DaveSea
#1 Posted : 22 September 2016 05:31:32

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Hi everyone,

I've been following your great blogs but haven't had a chance to post my work. I was concentrating on building and improving my Lambo Countach model (see my post under the L.C. section) and with business and family commitments don't have the time to maintain more than one detailed blog.

I am on stage 18 already so getting there! Will post some pics soon.

As is my practice, I try to add some personal touches to the finished model.

For the HD Fat Boy I made a set of paper paraphernalia in 1/4 scale:

1) Owner's manual (for the 1990 original model);
2) Fat Boy information sheet (for dealers and expos);
3) HD wall calendar;
4) Three magazine print ads;
5) January 1990 Cycle World Magazine with a big introductory article about the Fat Boy.

The last one was particularly fun to make. I purchase the original magazine on eBay for a few dollars, and scanned and reduced to 1/4 scale front and back covers, first and last few pages and the whole article devoted to the Fat Boy. I printed doubled pages on a color laser printer using glossy paper, cut them out and glued together using paper glue stick, adding three small staples in the middle just like the original magazine. Despite its tiny size you can still read the article!


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Completed Building Walter Wolf's Lamborghini Countach LP 500S, Harley Davidson Fat Boy, Suzuki GSX 1300R Hayabusa, Honda CB750.
Planning to Build Easy Rider Bike, Valentino Rossi's Yamaha YZR-M1
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#2 Posted : 22 September 2016 07:47:18
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Nice idea, well done Cool
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#3 Posted : 22 September 2016 09:34:40

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Nice touch looks good

Terry
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#4 Posted : 22 September 2016 15:24:34

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I knew before reading or getting to the pictures what to expect after reading your other two bike threads, I wasn't disappointed, you've done it again. Outstanding job Cool
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#5 Posted : 26 September 2016 20:32:09

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Thanks, gents! The devil is in the details BigGrin
Completed Building Walter Wolf's Lamborghini Countach LP 500S, Harley Davidson Fat Boy, Suzuki GSX 1300R Hayabusa, Honda CB750.
Planning to Build Easy Rider Bike, Valentino Rossi's Yamaha YZR-M1
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#6 Posted : 26 September 2016 22:25:48

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Fabulous detail and an excellent result....LoveLove

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#7 Posted : 07 October 2016 06:26:02

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Finally got around to posting some more details pics. I've just completed Pack 20, can't believe it's been almost two years!

Stage 63. Completed the read wheel. Tire had been washed with a mild detergent, dried and covered with Armorall Tire Shine spray, and buffed.

Putting the tire on the rim was a tough one... The key is to apply gentle pressure piece-by-piece, abt. 1/2" at a time until it pops into place.

Attached drive wheel and brake disc; carefully placed rubber belt around the drive wheel and inserted and screwed in the whole think into the rear swingarm (took several tries to fit it right).
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Completed Building Walter Wolf's Lamborghini Countach LP 500S, Harley Davidson Fat Boy, Suzuki GSX 1300R Hayabusa, Honda CB750.
Planning to Build Easy Rider Bike, Valentino Rossi's Yamaha YZR-M1
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#8 Posted : 07 October 2016 06:28:08

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Stage 64. Fitted the tail light.
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Completed Building Walter Wolf's Lamborghini Countach LP 500S, Harley Davidson Fat Boy, Suzuki GSX 1300R Hayabusa, Honda CB750.
Planning to Build Easy Rider Bike, Valentino Rossi's Yamaha YZR-M1
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#9 Posted : 07 October 2016 06:33:22

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Stage 65. Fitted the two side reflectors (gentle pressure! easy to break off the fitting pins, barely avoided it).

The wires from the tail light and turning signals were bundled together and attached to the underside of the rear fender using small squares of duct tape; this ways they are less loose and don't interfere with other parts.

Attached the fender using the four U type screws (required quite a bit of pressure).
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Completed Building Walter Wolf's Lamborghini Countach LP 500S, Harley Davidson Fat Boy, Suzuki GSX 1300R Hayabusa, Honda CB750.
Planning to Build Easy Rider Bike, Valentino Rossi's Yamaha YZR-M1
DaveSea
#10 Posted : 07 October 2016 06:34:24

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Here's my work so far (less the front fork). Getting there!
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Completed Building Walter Wolf's Lamborghini Countach LP 500S, Harley Davidson Fat Boy, Suzuki GSX 1300R Hayabusa, Honda CB750.
Planning to Build Easy Rider Bike, Valentino Rossi's Yamaha YZR-M1
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#11 Posted : 07 October 2016 13:37:47

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Great pics and making good progress, she now gets harder to move around as the weight starts to add up BigGrin

Al
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#12 Posted : 09 October 2016 05:27:17

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Thanks, Al! Building up these models sure does increase forearm strength :-)
Completed Building Walter Wolf's Lamborghini Countach LP 500S, Harley Davidson Fat Boy, Suzuki GSX 1300R Hayabusa, Honda CB750.
Planning to Build Easy Rider Bike, Valentino Rossi's Yamaha YZR-M1
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#13 Posted : 09 October 2016 19:05:29

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BigGrin Looking good DaveCool
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#14 Posted : 10 October 2016 02:34:54

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Nice work Dave, you're certainly not hanging around with this Cool
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#15 Posted : 14 November 2016 03:59:42

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Pack 21, Stage 66. Installed transmission case and housing.
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Completed Building Walter Wolf's Lamborghini Countach LP 500S, Harley Davidson Fat Boy, Suzuki GSX 1300R Hayabusa, Honda CB750.
Planning to Build Easy Rider Bike, Valentino Rossi's Yamaha YZR-M1
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#16 Posted : 14 November 2016 04:01:20

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Stage 67. Installed battery box and rear suspension system.
Completed Building Walter Wolf's Lamborghini Countach LP 500S, Harley Davidson Fat Boy, Suzuki GSX 1300R Hayabusa, Honda CB750.
Planning to Build Easy Rider Bike, Valentino Rossi's Yamaha YZR-M1
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#17 Posted : 14 November 2016 04:01:58

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DaveSea attached the following image(s):
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Completed Building Walter Wolf's Lamborghini Countach LP 500S, Harley Davidson Fat Boy, Suzuki GSX 1300R Hayabusa, Honda CB750.
Planning to Build Easy Rider Bike, Valentino Rossi's Yamaha YZR-M1
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#18 Posted : 14 November 2016 04:05:30

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Fitted oil pump and pushrod support. I wish I had a third hand to align the rods while making sure they don't fall out BigGrin . It did take some tries to align them properly but looks good.

Stage 69. Installed timer and gear covers.

A piece of Ultrasuede comes very handy in removing unsightly fingerprints from all the shiny chrome parts!
DaveSea attached the following image(s):
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Completed Building Walter Wolf's Lamborghini Countach LP 500S, Harley Davidson Fat Boy, Suzuki GSX 1300R Hayabusa, Honda CB750.
Planning to Build Easy Rider Bike, Valentino Rossi's Yamaha YZR-M1
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#19 Posted : 14 November 2016 13:19:31

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Great work Dave you will soon have it done at this rate, are you adding the fairing and the extras to it?

Al
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#20 Posted : 14 November 2016 21:47:15

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Hi Al, thanks for the comments! I probably will add the extras. Even located a 1990 motorycle license plate from Washington State (where I live) and made a scale copy (on glossy cardstock).
Completed Building Walter Wolf's Lamborghini Countach LP 500S, Harley Davidson Fat Boy, Suzuki GSX 1300R Hayabusa, Honda CB750.
Planning to Build Easy Rider Bike, Valentino Rossi's Yamaha YZR-M1
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