Starting My Yamaha XV1600 RoadStar

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Order new kit for just the suspension part on 15/12/17 arrived today but, delivered to same number but it was wrong place to be delivered to, now got it i can finish it at last WP_20171224_18_31_46_Pro[1].jpg
 

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crap bike to build DO NOT BUY THIS BIKE SUSPENSION SNAPPED AGAIN SPRING TO TIGHT NEED THICKER SUSPENSION TRYIED ON OLD SUSPENSION AT DRILLING GENTLY DOES NOT WORK
 

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brand new suspension for the new kit trying to put spring on this is what happens
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NOW WHOLE NEW KIT AND THE ORGINAL KIT BIKE I STARTED IN BIN WHERE THEY BELONG GOOD RIdENS TO THEM

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Could you perhaps make a resin cast of the suspension and thus have a harder more durable part? I'm just trying to think of things to salvage the situation...
I do know the frustration because I felt the same earlier with my Haunebu II from Squadron, which they refused to sort out. Tamiya is a different story and all I've heard is that they're very helpful!

I hope you pull the boxes out of the bin and give it a think instead of giving up. There must be some way to fix the dodgy part?!
 

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I have never tried resin as have never made a mold before. Jens that's why I emailed tamiya to build it for me and send it for free I hope

thanks for the idea
 

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Jim GET THEM OUT THE BIN if all else fails make them hard tails (no suspension on the rear) you're giving up to quick there must be a way, look for other build logs of this kit. It's a tamiya so there won't be a problem with the kit. Maybe it's the instructions which are not clear and you are trying to attach bits wrong , as I said if all else fails hard tail them.
 

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Jim I just downloaded the instructions and it seems fairly clear to me how it should fit together it also looks as though it would be simple enough to convert it to hard tail
 

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Ok ken hope the presents was ok. repaired suspension part hopefully when part 25 goes on it shold hold which is the bars going down the suspension.
 

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thanks ian i'll be doing hard tail version off this from spare parts from the same model kit which i brought for just the suspension part
 

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Hope you all had a nice christmas. thanks ken and pam and family for the paint brushes, this christmas plus update so far

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come to stop at the moment, till i get micro drill bit to drill breaks snapped drill bit
 

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no every thing is ok now. repointed drill bit using dremel stone and turning the drill bit gently
 
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