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This is one Outa'-sight mini bike! Did you know I built a mini bike of my own inspired by this 1/8th scale model?
Raked out front wheel... padded seat... hi-rise sissy bar... this mean li'l chopper's go it all!
Dig the super-real detail in that gleaming chrome engine with its chain drive.
Knobby, deep-tread tires add to the realism.
And don't forget... this model is 1/8 the actual size of a real mini bike!
A Tom Daniel design
I built the original plastic model when they re-released it in 1997 and then built my own mini bike in high school shop class inspired by this plastic model. I still have my creation and some day I would like to try again and replicate the model more closely. You will have to remember that I didn't have the skills or more importantly the money for expensive materials. This was all built with scrap and a few mail order parts. Most notably the Comet torque-a-verter for the drive system. The color I painted was left over when I painted my first car so it would match. Same with the crushed velvet material for the seat and headrest, I upholstered them myself on to some left over MDF and high density foam. Click to enlarge the photos.
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