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The goal of this project was to modify my old 8051 set and try to find a good match for my beloved knobbed tires from set 42007 and basically with the combination to transform it into something more classic – Brat/Tracker bike. Let me clear it for you, I think that 8051 set is a good source of ideas and a role model of efficient, compact design. I love how the original frame of the 8051 was constructed, so I didn‘t need to put a lot of effort in this component. Pretty much the same principle goes with the front fairing. Yes you may say that it can look quite weird with brat/tracker, but these bikes are made for customizing for a reason I guess. I like the original dual round headlight, so I didn‘t bother to change it. I had to pick a different set of handlebars. I love the look of the old triumph bars. Here I tried to use the clubman bars instead of flat track handlebars that are highly used with the trackers. Now lets get to the features of the bike. The bike features a [fake] inline twin engine with a chain drive, front and rear suspensions, a kickstand followed with some details. That is about it, no fancy features at all. Everything is tend to be Simple yet effective. You may already noticed that this bike has a bitfewer lego system bricks than in my previous ones, well that is because I wanted it to be an extremely solid model, knowing how sturdy the frame already was made. That‘s why my decision was clear, if I can‘t combine both technic and system together properly, I will try to use system bricks at minimum. I think I did a good job accomplishing both of these things. With that being said, the hardest component was non other then the tank.. You may wonder why? I guess I had too much different variants of how a proper tank should look, that‘s why I had to put some time, many resources (and nerves) to get the one I felt was the right. 8051 Brat Tracker (1) by Senpai Ragnarok, on Flickr 8051 Brat Tracker (2) by Senpai Ragnarok, on Flickr 8051 Brat Tracker (3) by Senpai Ragnarok, on Flickr 8051 Brat Tracker (4) by Senpai Ragnarok, on Flickr 8051 Brat Tracker (5) by Senpai Ragnarok, on Flickr This is it, I‘m glad I was able to share this build with you guys.