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Ever since I built the original Tamiya Yamaha R1 about 10 years ago I’ve been hopijg they would release a new model. Earlier this year thst finally happened, with the new R1M being announced in May 2018 at a show in Japan. As soon as it showed up on retail sites I had my pre-order in. Finally it arrived this week, so I got stuck straight in!

 

 

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Thanks for the kit presentation.
Again a very nice kit from Tamiya.
Will the Yamaha be built out of the box?

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I was hoping you would build this! I look forward to seeing your progress.

 

On another note its nice to see Tamiya are moulding tyre manufacturer markings into the tyres

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On 9/26/2018 at 3:08 PM, imster said:

I was hoping you would build this! I look forward to seeing your progress.

 

On another note its nice to see Tamiya are moulding tyre manufacturer markings into the tyres

 

I’ve had it on pre-order since May so really been itching to get it and couldn’t wait to start. Beautiful kit so far. Some really nice details in it. Just waiting on my fork set to arrive now, which is still a couple of weeks away yet ?

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Will follow... do you think to place carbon fiber decals instead of gloss black?

I was thinking if Tamiya will release a set of decals for it....

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6 minutes ago, andrew59it said:

Will follow... do you think to place carbon fiber decals instead of gloss black?

I was thinking if Tamiya will release a set of decals for it....

 

Thanks, I think so, yes as they are so visible on the 1:1 so it will be obvious if they are not there. 

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Don't understand why tamiya place the tube connection to the brake oil reservoir in the upper section (where there is no oil) instead of in the lower section....

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9 minutes ago, andrew59it said:

Don't understand why tamiya place the tube connection to the brake oil reservoir in the upper section (where there is no oil) instead of in the lower section....

 

I can only assume it’s to do with their moulding process ?

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I'm sure we will see CF patterns from some of the aftermarket manufacturers

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On 10/4/2018 at 4:06 PM, andrew59it said:

I saw it but it's only a decal sheet not dedicated to the kit... only a suggestion

 

Yes, I realised that after ?

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5 hours ago, imster said:

I'm sure we will see CF patterns from some of the aftermarket manufacturers

 

Hopefully some PE as well... ?

 

I know Blue Stuff are working on a couple of decal sets for it, all I’ve come across so far.

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Sorry guys, I missed an update on this. 

 

Engine all completed as far as I’m taking it. I drilled holes ready for plug wires, but decided against fitting them on this one. I used small PE bolt heads all over the engine and applied an oild wash to gring the details out a bit. I also found some usused PE hose clamps so I made use of these as well. 

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I also uploaded a video diary for this:

 

 

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Next update brings us up to date as I get the engine and rear suspension mounted into the frame. So far, nothing untoward as you would expect with a modern Tamiya kit. I decided to re-work the rear brake lines to incorporate the ABS system that these bikes have. I started out with making a mount from sheet styrene then used some spare wire I had and some braided line. I fitted a couple of PE hex nuts to the wire to simulate the fixing points and finished it off with an RB Motion banjo fitting on top of the master cylinder.

SMS carbon fibre decal was placed over the rear undertray and the cleared with Zero 2k diamond clear followed by sanding flat and machine polishing.

 

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Another video is also online for this stage: 

 

 

 

 

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Looking good Dallas! I like those PE hoseclamps, youve done a great job on them and the detail on the suspension resevoir is fantastic!

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Looks very good. Was just at my model shop around the corner. He has two in stock, one with a fork set, but for 53 €. I'm thinking if I should buy one too.
You are doing an excellent job. Keep it up.
Martin

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