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PostPosted: Mon 15 Sep 2014 16:19 pm 
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Hi,

Thought I would find out if there are any other membes out there who are interested in the older Tamiya 1/6 Harley-Davidson motorcycle kits. I have built a few over time but my favourite is the 1974 released AMF FLH1200 Electra-Glide. I built this kit in the 1980s and modelled it on my own 1975 AMF H-D Electra-Glide - see below, the small photo is my real bike.

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Sadly this model got dropped and broken some years ago and I am now embarking on a re-creation using the latest Tamiya FLH1200 Police Bike as a base. The original kit has not been available for 30 years or so and a few parts are going to have to be scratch built. This was the original kit (below).

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I would be interested to hear if any other members have built this model and still have one?

Cheers, Dave.


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PostPosted: Tue 28 Oct 2014 11:24 am 
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Nice bike, I love Harley's, didn't know Tamiya made them, never even seen one, I want one now though!

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PostPosted: Tue 28 Oct 2014 21:22 pm 
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I love Harley's

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PostPosted: Mon 22 Dec 2014 21:56 pm 
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one was also released by matchbox in 1/12 scale

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PostPosted: Mon 22 Dec 2014 22:01 pm 
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also by revel and AMT I presume it is an old AMT kit originaly

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PostPosted: Wed 01 Apr 2015 01:20 am 
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Hi.
Take a look at scalemates.com
There have been lots of H-D bike kits of many types and scales over the years.
The problem is to find them today.

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Hi I have seen this built elsewhere and apparently there is a problem with the fit of the downpipe to the exhausts.


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PostPosted: Sat 19 Mar 2016 13:38 pm 
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Hi all :) my first post apart from a welcome, and my favourite subject, Motorbikes.
I have seen the old big Tamiya Harley at the odd auto jumble, never at a toy fair though. An unmade version will often sell for around £100+ if out of production.
There is a later version with the cast wheels though I don't think this is as popular as this version from the 1970s. Lets be honest, the AMF years were not Harley's greatest as the parent company was more experienced with bowling machines rather than motorcycles.
I always wanted this kit but could never afford the price, now if one turned up for around that £100 I would probably buy it in an instant.
Either way, some years back I did indulge in a Revell Electra Glide, not sure of scale but I think 1/8 and it went together awful. The main faults are: The bags sit too high, not that big a fault but when coupled with an oversize seat I just looks like an amateur model. With all that chrome I would also have thought they would have included the front mud guard bumper, but no.
Here is my model of Revells big bagger as they call them now.
Seat is a scratch built saddle type, bags gone windshield gone. metalizers used on the engine parts to contrast different shades of alloys, tyres padded out with cotton wool.
Hope you like, John
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