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MotorcycledesignandmodelSpada.
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OriginalsketchesforthemodelthesketcheswerenotTOOimportantherethewholepointofthisexercise
wastobuildahardmodeltoshowmystudentshowtodoit.ItisimportanttonoteatthispointthatIamNOTby
trade,amodelmakerbutasanindustrial/vehicledesigneritissomethingIhavehadtodointhepast.

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DevelopedsketchI'llhavetopushthefrontwheeloutabit...

Anothersketchtryingtoestablishthedimensionsofthebikehere...

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Sideandtopsketchestobeusedasunderlaysfor"tape"drawing.

Beginningofthesketchmodel(Ialwaysdoasktechmodelfirsttoascertainthedesign)notethe"tapedrawingisa
cheathasn'tbeendoneproperlyyet.
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Thesketchmodeladvancingthemodelsissimplycarvedfrom"blueinsulationfoam"theblacklines
areaddedin"sharpie"markertohighlighttheform.

ThefinishedsketchmodelIbelievethatthiswasdoneat1/10scale.I'mhappywiththeformatthis
pointsoI'llmoveahead.It'simportanttonotethatthedesigndevelopmentofthisbikehasbeenVERY
lightthemodelistheproject,asitwere.

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Thebeginningofthelowerfairingthisisthemannerinwhichmostofthemodelwillbebuiltsplines
supportingsurface.Thesplinesherearecutfromclearacrylicandthesurfaceisathinstyrenebonded
totheacrylicwithsolvent(notaseasyasitlookswithcomplexcurves...).I'dlikenthistobonessupporting
flesh...

Thebellyfairingthisis,forthemostpart,completenotethebodyfillerusedtosmoothoverthehard
edges(thedarkpink/mauveareas).

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ThewheelsweredrawninAdobeIllustrator,importedintosolidworksandthancarvedoutonaCNC
machine(oneofthebenefitsofworkingataCollegethathasthesesortsofthings!).Thegridonthe
boardistokeepthingsaccurate.Notethe"support"behindthemodeltoallowadjustmentbetweenthe
wheels.Theswingarmisroughedoutinbluefoamasatest.

Theroughbluefoamswingarmontheleftandthestyrenepiecetobeusedinthemodelontheright.

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Enginebitsappearingthese(thecylindricalbits)weredoneonalatheandthe"block"atthefrontwasdoneby
simplecuttingandboxing.

The"VTwin"appearing.Again,splinedstyrene.Notethesketchmodelbehindalwaysreferringtoit...

Anotherviewoftheengine,halfdowelshavebeenadded.Notethechainandsprocketsthesewere
purchasedatan"electronics/mechanicalsurplusstore.Cheap.

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ThesearesomemoreofthebitsIboughtattheSurplusstoreIusedmostofitIpaidabout$9
Canadianfortheabove.Nicefor"details".

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Theengineandbellyfairingprimded.Thedowelsstickingoutabovewillbindtheenginetothebiketo
allowthemodeltobe"selfsupporting"thatisitwon'tneedanysupportunderthelowerfairing,and
thewheelswillbearalltheload.

Thebeginingofthe"frame"andtankagainyoucanseethe"splined"natureoftheconstruction.

Thetank,closetobeingfinishedbutstillneedingsanding.

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Thetankwiththeseatmountedtoitdryingontoit,infact.Notethepaintedwheelintheforeground
andthepaintedbelllyfairinginthebackgroundthatishowprojectslikethisevolveabitatatime.

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Engine,swingarmandbellyfairingfinished.Notethefootpegsrememberthestereobitsfromthe
surplusstore?

Springsandwheelsmounted...

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Almostdone!Tankandseatmounted,andfrontforksputin...Theseatisrealleatherboughtatadollar
shopstretchedover(andspraymountedto)theseatconstruction.

Andthereisita1/3scalemodelofabike.Thisdescriptionoftheprocesshas,necessarilybeen
truncated,butIhopeithasbeenusefulallthesame.ThemodelwaspaintedwithKrylonSpraybombs
(inaspraybooth)nothingelse.The"graphics"werecreatedinAdobeIllustratorandsentouttoa
printerwhomadethemas"selfadhesives".

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AndanotherviewThanksforlooking!CheersBruce

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Comments(96)

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ZaidAljundi
Jan27,2015at11:21am

Impressive!

MohamadSaied
Jan27,2015at9:22am

Veryniceconcept

3DostAnimationAdvertisingAgency
Jan27,2015at6:31am

cool!

DILEXCUSTOMstudioLexKrylatov
Oct29,2014at4:01pm

coolwork!

JeffreyAcosta
Feb17,2014at3:10pm

Awesome!!!!Fuckinggrestjob!!!!!Maniwannahavethisartlikeyou.Congratulation
everythingisgreat!!!!!

LuisRodriguez
Jan31,2014at4:05pm

DAMNNN!!!!!

LeeThompson
Jan22,2014at8:30pm

SimplyStunning!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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ZackKetz
Dec24,2013at9:36pm

CRAZY.

DongDongHa
Dec21,2013at3:32pm

Good!

LeontiosSakellis
Dec15,2013at4:35pm

LookslikeaKTMdesign,anditisquiteimpressive!

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