JON1482 Pilot bike replica project

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Re: JON1482 Pilot bike replica project

Post by jesse1 » Mon Nov 12, 2018 11:38 pm

Jon,

What kind of fuel do you use for your "Fuel Tank"? Jet Fuel? Rocket Fuel? HyperThrust Fuel?

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Re: JON1482 Pilot bike replica project

Post by spyhunter2k » Tue Nov 13, 2018 6:19 pm

A shot I took from the front:
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The experience was more than can be easily put into words. Jon did a fantastic job on the bike, and meeting and then hanging out with Rex was a truly surreal experience. Two days worth of memories that will last a lifetime.

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Re: JON1482 Pilot bike replica project

Post by JON1482 » Tue Nov 13, 2018 7:47 pm

LOL, thanks everyone. Still some refinements and developments to complete. Hope you can all join me one day.

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Re: JON1482 Pilot bike replica project

Post by scott » Wed Nov 14, 2018 3:34 am

That shot from the front is slick.

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Re: JON1482 Pilot bike replica project

Post by JON1482 » Wed Nov 14, 2018 4:20 pm


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Re: JON1482 Pilot bike replica project

Post by jesse1 » Fri Nov 16, 2018 11:39 am

Damn! I never should of sold you my parts! I am soo Jealous! LOL :lol:

Jon, on your headlight and laser door cut outs, how did you mount these with Velcro? That's how the originals were held on. They had about a 1/2" lip under each cover then mounted 2 part Velcro.

Talk to us about you're handlebar rubber trim. From what I can remember, that is dead nuts on! Down to the seam line. Last I saw from your site there was 2 shift boots glued to a center section of rubber. The original was extra long with a lip and then a 1" aprox metal trim with screw holes/and screws kept it in place around the handle bar rectangular opening.

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Re: JON1482 Pilot bike replica project

Post by JON1482 » Sat Nov 17, 2018 7:49 am

Yes I used double sided tape just for the show, I will be mounting them properly and making a headlight/ infrared thingy soon. The boot was made with RTV silicone dyed black from a 2 part series bike replica mould (mold) kindly supplied by Chris Bromham. It fitted the handlebars but had to be trimmed to allow the handlebars to be turned etc.
I didn't have time to attach it to the nose so It just rested on the handlebars and was tucked into the nose opening. It was quite snug so it looked fine.

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Re: JON1482 Pilot bike replica project

Post by jesse1 » Sat Nov 17, 2018 1:05 pm

Any way to make a mold of the handlebar boot for the rest of us poor folks! This boot mold was not found during Streethawk bike purchase at Universal. :oops:

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Re: JON1482 Pilot bike replica project

Post by jesse1 » Sat Nov 17, 2018 6:40 pm

Jon,

Did you ask Rex what the small firearm actually look like that attaches under the nose? I noticed you
have some sort of object there.

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Re: JON1482 Pilot bike replica project

Post by JON1482 » Sun Nov 18, 2018 7:59 am

TBH no I didn't. I have asked him some tech questions in the past but he doesn't remember or didn't know , he just showed up did his part and went to the beach with Joe Regalbuto...true story! On my part it was a bit of artistic licence, It's just a rubber slug/ ball in carbon fibre tube held onto the bike with a windsurfing sail clip!

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