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Pocher 1/4 ducati panigale
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Posted: Tuesday, January 16, 2018 - 01:12 PM GMT+7
Really nice work Ken....
Always great to see these built
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Posted: Monday, January 15, 2018 - 10:18 PM GMT+7
Wow, that new radiator looks great Ken!
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Posted: Monday, January 15, 2018 - 07:02 AM GMT+7
Hi all here is an update where nothing has been done. It's just that since the front wheel is now on I can compare and show just what a beast this is these range in scale from the humongous Duc at 1/4 then the Katana at 1/6 the Kwak at 1/8 and the Yam at 1/12 these all have similar size engines so they're all about the same size in real life.




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Posted: Friday, January 12, 2018 - 08:43 AM GMT+7
Hi all well it arrived, Iím so excited


thanks to Ron

sooo much better


added the missing wiring for the exhaust valve


and added the missing wiring for the radiator fan
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Posted: Wednesday, January 10, 2018 - 07:49 AM GMT+7
Hi all this is how Pocher would have you build the rad


Of course I could just fill the holes and weather it and it would be a whole lot better
But with Ron Clarkís PE it will be a whole league better I just canít wait for them to get here.
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Posted: Saturday, January 06, 2018 - 09:22 AM GMT+7

Hi all I was thinking this is getting very heavy and the exhaust is getting loose from the weight of it so Iíve temporarily added the forks to get the weight off the exhaust. Iíve finally finished the handle bars (well apart from the wiring)


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Posted: Friday, January 05, 2018 - 09:05 AM GMT+7
Hi all itís been a while but here is the next update (what a pita this was) I snapped the screw in the steering head clamp so had to drill it out then re tap and guess what I cross threaded it and snapped it off again (donít know how itís still in one piece) on another forum a member called silver 911 has some PE radiator grill made to upgrade the radiator he kindly gave me the email of the company that produced them for him and gave me permission to use his fins so Iíve ordered them (I feel a bit guilty as they cost him50 quid )( costs for creating the pattern I suppose) only costing me 21.60, anyway itís a vast improvement over the kit supplied part.


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Posted: Thursday, December 28, 2017 - 07:58 AM GMT+7
Hi all well this has been on and off half a dozen times as I couldn't find a way for the clutch reservoir horizontal then I checked some ref pics to find it's at an angle on the real bike. I was getting so stressed trying to get it level and horizontal, I'd have been pulling my hair out if I had some.
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Posted: Wednesday, December 27, 2017 - 01:20 AM GMT+7
But where are you going to find a 1/4 scale motorcyclist to ride the thing?
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Posted: Monday, December 25, 2017 - 10:16 PM GMT+7
Far out Ken!

It looks just like the real thing!

Merry Christmas!
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Posted: Saturday, December 23, 2017 - 08:02 AM GMT+7
Hi all I've finished one handle.





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Posted: Wednesday, December 20, 2017 - 08:14 AM GMT+7
Hi all I've done one of the handles (the decals are tiny even with my magnifying lights they were difficult to place)†


I've added the cable and wiring that's missing.


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Posted: Sunday, December 17, 2017 - 08:24 AM GMT+7
I really love this kit. I'm working on the handle bars, there are more parts in just these bits than in some 1/24 car kits I've built (I'm not looking forward to the tiny decals)(They supply all the decals there are on the real bike) it has working break and clutch levers and a working throttle.
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Posted: Saturday, December 16, 2017 - 07:27 AM GMT+7
Hi Ken,

Those Pocher kits are incredible. I'll be watching. Great work.
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Posted: Saturday, December 16, 2017 - 06:20 AM GMT+7
Hi all finished the rear suspension and made the rear stand as this thing is getting heavy and is not very stable standing on only it's rear wheel and the exhaust




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Posted: Thursday, December 14, 2017 - 06:38 PM GMT+7
Cool.
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Posted: Wednesday, December 13, 2017 - 09:35 AM GMT+7
Hi all well I've got to say I'm very disappointed with the hardware upgrade kit. I'm not an engineer and I don't have a box of assorted small diameter bolt hexnuts or assorted rods but Paul seems to think anyone buying his kit has them I now have to try and find some threaded rod for the foot pegs, anyway whingeing aside the heal guard is missing the attachment hardware Paul suggests to make sure you can get the centred you cut the heads off the bolts and glue them in place allowing you a chance to centre them†

On closer inspection looking at the rear of the part there are two lugs where the bolts go through on the real thing which if drilled from the rear gives you the ability to centre them also giving you the realism of having the bolts sticking out the back once added


The top bolt on this bracket as supplied is a Philips screw.

Paul's solution is to cut the head off a socket screw and glue it over the screw
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Posted: Tuesday, December 05, 2017 - 08:41 PM GMT+7
Wow!
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Posted: Tuesday, December 05, 2017 - 09:01 AM GMT+7
Moving along now, still a long way to go though, but at least it's looking like a bike now.





Not happy with the oxygen sensor wires I think they're too thick, they're networking wires I don't have anything thinner, any suggestions.
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Posted: Sunday, December 03, 2017 - 11:39 PM GMT+7
My sons taken care of that we have a granddaughter, megan she always brings a smile when she comes.
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Posted: Sunday, December 03, 2017 - 10:11 PM GMT+7
Congratulations Ken

maybe there'll be some 'grand' ankle biters on the horizon
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Posted: Sunday, December 03, 2017 - 09:54 PM GMT+7
My ankle biters are all grown up and flown the nest. In fact my daughters getting married this weekend
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Posted: Sunday, December 03, 2017 - 09:50 PM GMT+7
watch out if you've got any ankle biters lurking around Ken-they might end up taking it for a ride
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Posted: Sunday, December 03, 2017 - 08:56 AM GMT+7
Hi all well flitting about decided to start on the front fairing it may not look it but it's a fairly complex bit†




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Posted: Saturday, December 02, 2017 - 04:13 AM GMT+7
Thanks guys.

Hi all here is the next update pocher would have you attach the rear sprocket like this



Thing is the rear sprocket is attached via nuts screwed onto studs so grubs screws were used to fix it.



Then a try of all we have so far.