8420 - Street Bike - Technic
UPDATED TO LDD 4.1 - Notes in red
2850 Technic Engine Cylinder Head: Technic tubes were used to reproduce the connections.
now available in LDDextended mode
44135 Technic Bionicle Rahkshi Lower Torso Section: replaced with custom assembly.
48912cx1 Technic Flexible Shock Absorber: replaced with custom assembly.
47712 and 47713 (panels): replaced with panels 32527 and 32528, similar but longer, which made it necessary to shift rearwards the exhaust pipes.
44350 and 44351 (panels): replaced with panels 44352 and 44353 which have the same connection but are shorter (lower part of the byke).
32439b Technic Disc 5 x 5 with Notched Disc and Pin: not replaced
51378 Wheel Large Motorcycle: replaced with 88517.
51379 and 51380 Tyres: replaced with 88516.
The cockpit 47844 used as mudguard is definitely too wide for the required assembly; in order to place it anyway I improvised a different assembly, but the mudguard is finally too advanced; it looks more like a crossbike’s one than a superbikes’.
The “Axles 3 with Stud” 6857 could not be inserted properly in the model, because their placing depend on the cardan joint rotation angle, which can be manipulated in real life in any moment; I think it is possible to place them at the beginning, but the instructions introduce them at the end and I had no heart to destroy half model just to place an axle.
In a couple of cases it was not possible to get the correct alignment of holes, in other cases the alignment seemed visually exact but the axle or peg didn’t fit it. The alignment tool was generally helpless, sometimes it seemed to work but after “thinking” it failed.
That’s why a pair of axles were shortened or trimmed into pieces, and one or two half-pegs were used in place of pegs just for esthetic purpose.
That was 90% solved as connections have been greatly improved in 4.1 for the Technic parts. Tha bad side is that when I opened the old file (made in 4.0) several bricks could not be loaded as in the former model they were "forced in" using all the possible gaps. It was impossible to place them in the existing model so it had to be rebuilt in most parts.
The frontal cockpit is not decorated.
Edited by marco9999, 09 April 2011 - 10:20 AM.