Tamiya 1/12 Honda CBR1100XX Super Blackbird '96
All in all, a very nice kit. There are a few little quirks that I encountered
during construction that you should watch for during construction:
|Kit Contents (#14070)
| A:Gun Metal:8, B:Black:32, C:Grey:29, D:Chrome:11, E:Clear:7
11 screws, screwdriver, rear shock spring, black thick & thin vinyl tubing, 2
rubber like tires, screen and decals
Total of 106 parts
|One of three 1996 paint schemes
Mute Black Metallic:
X-1:10 + X-11:1
MS-5 or X:10:10 + X-12:1
Candy Muthos Magenta:
X-7:10 + X-11:1
Gloss Acrylic: X-1, 8, 11, 12, 23, 24, 26, 27
Flat Acrylic: XF-1, 2, 16, 63
|1997/11/?? - 2200¥
- Front Cowling - when installing the mesh in the nose, be aware that the
top of the mesh is very close to the headlight reflector and you'll probably need to trim
it so it won't interfere with the headlight reflector.
- Carbs - I mixed up parts C12 and C13 and as a result the taller carbs
are on the outside of the fuel bar rather than in the middle. Not really a problem since
the fuel tank covers the mistake and they don't interfer with the fuel tank. Usually
Tamiya has keys to prevent this kind of thing.
- Rear Turn Signal Housings - when I cemented these to the taillight
assembly, I got them angled up a bit. To avoid this, install the housings with the bike on
it's wheels so you can tell if they are level.
- Seat - does not sit on the cowling very positively. There is too much
play and you'll have to glue this in place in order for it to stay aligned with the
cowling. I usually leave the seats unfastened, so you can see some of the frame.
- Under Cowls - I cannot add the left under cowl as the end of the
radiator interfers with the cowl. Everything looks fine, so I'm not sure what I did wrong.
Once you install the radiator, test fit the front cowling and under cowls before the
cement on the radiator dries.
- Wheels - when noting the tire tread/wheel go by the profile in the
appropriate step. The Markings and side views on the box sides
show the wheels backwards. I noticed this once installing the front wheel.
Completed June 2000
||Liquid-cooled 16-valve DOHC inline-four cylinder
||O-Ring sealed chain
|Bore & Stroke
||79mm x 58mm
||Four 42mm slanted flat-slide CV-type
||Computer-controlled digital transistorized with electronic advance
||4-2-1-2 exhaust system features a large-capacity with two stainless steel
||Front: 43mm H.M.A.S. cartridge fork, 109.2mm of travel
Rear: Pro-Link Showa single shock with spring preload and rebound damping
adjustability, 119.4mm of travel
||Linked Braking System
Front: 310mm dual hydraulic disc with three piston calipers and sintered metal pads
Rear: 256mm single hydraulic disc with three piston caliper and sintered metal pads
||Front: 120/70ZR17 radial
Rear: 180/55ZR17 radial
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