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    where to get bike models?

    does anyone know of a hobby shop in the lower mainland that sells model kits for superbikes, gp bikes, or regular street bikes? Most of the hobby stores I used to know have gone out of business.

    thanks in advance.

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    I wish.
    Phil's Hobby Hut in Richmond has a few.. not too many though.

    I actually have a Yamaha YZF-R1 Taira Racing Tamiya kit sitting on my desk that I'm never going to get around to building.. I'd gladly sell it off for $40 /w a stick of modeling glue. It's brand new and hasn't been taken out of the package.
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    Theres also RC Pitstop in Surrey. 84th and Scott Road I do believe.

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    cool, thanks guys.

    absolut, I'll let you know about that. I'm really looking for either a gixxer, nsr500, or a ducati. if I can't find one of those I'ld be interested in yours. I noticed the box in the picture of your computer room. that's what got me wondering if there was anywhere local that sold them.

    thanks again.

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    Burnaby Hobbies a couple of doors east of Rumble and Royal Oak has a good selection of plastic models. And quite a few motorcycles to boot. Plastic kits are their specialty so they can also order any kit you can find a number and manufacturer for.
    A backyard mechanic without a service manual is just like a hooker without a lamp pole.... they are both in the dark.

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    Has anybody seen a really large scale model of a sportbike? Say 1:8 or so?
    What was it all about?

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    Originally posted by Hu99
    Has anybody seen a really large scale model of a sportbike? Say 1:8 or so?
    There are a couple of 1/12 scale kits but you need almost as much mechanical skill to assemble them as you do for a real motorcycle. And then there's all that painting.


    Now there's a concept. You can either get a fully assembled bike or a "do it yourself" kit complete with factory manual- liquids and battery not included, some assembly required. I can see it now.......

    Service department, can I help you?............... no the piston rings aren't broken they are supposed to have that little crack in them............... no, I wouldn't kid you..............Yes,they were supposed to go INside the engine.............


    Well, maybe not...........
    A backyard mechanic without a service manual is just like a hooker without a lamp pole.... they are both in the dark.

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    I can't think of a better way to spend next winter than building a 1:1 scale bike.
    What was it all about?

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    i need a new bike.
    just buy those diecast models that are already made from Walmart or something

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    pocket bike, anyone ?

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    i need a new bike.
    do they sell pocketbikes here?
    i haven't seen one yet

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    Originally posted by bl1tz
    just buy those diecast models that are already made from Walmart or something
    Those Maisto brand models are poor quality. Better to go to Wilkinsons Automobilia on Ontario St (half a block south of Broadway) and get one of their models. A bit pricey but awesome quality, and begger scale too.
    What was it all about?

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    Originally posted by bl1tz
    do they sell pocketbikes here?
    i haven't seen one yet
    Not locally as I know of, but one at Toronto at least.

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    As you requested BMatthews...


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