Preparation and documentation
My first activty was to gather documentation to get
an idea of how stupid I was to embark on such a difficult project. ;)
|Find the Model
Although the bikes are very different, there are elements i will try to use as a base to modify.
Body work is completely different.
Wheels, tank and seat are different.
The exhaust pipes are a bit similar in their design but have differences.
Front fork is definetly different (I think I may use the S27 93 suzuki base) , swing arm are also different but can be made by hand Finally the engine is the same but too bad because nobody will see it.
|The reason I chose the 00 suzuki and not the S27 93 (which is more similar) Suzuki as a base is because If I do my job correctly, this mays become a limited edition kit (chuuuutttt !!!) so it is better if it used parts from an existing and available model ;)|
|I started to build the bike to get a feel of the assembly so that I don't destroy anything that might be useful in the end.|
|In order to check all the differences between
the 200 model and the 89 model I used my mac.
A shot of the model - full profile transposed in illustrator
|A shot of the 89 model - hopefully a good profile picture in illustrator also.|
|Then I draw around the basid baseline of the 89 model to get a feel of its geometry.|
|Then I superimpose the geometry of the 89 model to the 00 model picture and check for differences.|
|From this analysis it seems the biggest problem will be the frame wich apparently does not have the same geometry so I will have to modifiy the frame.|