UGears Bike VM-02
UGears Bike VM-02
Motorcycles have been a huge part of American culture for a long time, especially the chopper-style street bikes that are so closely associated with cross-country trips to Sturgis and biker gangs. If you want to put together a little piece of Americana and display it proudly somewhere in your home, the UGears Bike VM-02 is just what you need.
UGears designed the VM-02 bike to look just like the choppers that made so many people fall in love with motorcycles in the first place. Not only does UGears use high-grade sustainably sourced wood to make sure you get a quality product, they use lasers to cut each piece to make sure your model fits together perfectly. And when it comes to all the little details such as the bulky gas tank and perfectly round headlight, they make sure it's all perfect.
Of course, putting together a chopper motorcycle model kit wouldn't be a whole lot of fun if there was nothing you could do with it once it's complete. UGears specializes in mechanical models, which means the UGears Bike VM-02 is far more than a display piece that will collect dust on a shelf. As a matter of fact, this model is designed so you can give it a test drive when you're done putting it together. The rubber band motor they designed for this bike is capable of propelling it up to 10 feet on a single winding, making the UGears Bike VM-02 a great model for children and adults alike.
This classic motorcycle model might not be quite as zippy as a real motorcycle, but there are still a lot of fun things you can do with your UGears Bike VM-02. If you've got two bikes, you can set them up side by side and race to a finish line. Another fun way to enjoy your bike is to wind it up, watch were it stops and make a mark. You can keep trying this in various locations and on different terrains to find out what makes your UGears motorcycle tick and see just how far you can get it to go.
Despite looking almost identical to a real chopper-style motorcycle, the UGears Bike VM-02 is fairly simple when it comes to assembly. At UGears, they make sure to cut each piece precisely so everything fits when you're putting your model together. On top of that, they include illustrated instructions in 10 languages including English, German, French, Spanish and Chinese to make sure you have a relevant step-by-step guide to putting your model together. While this bike is designed to be somewhat easy to put together, it's not recommended for very young children, and the full assembly takes a few hours.
Size: 10.1 x 3.3 x 4.1 in
Number of parts: 189
Assembly Time: 3-4 hours
Recommended Age: 14+
Do I need to cut parts out of the boards?
No, details are already pre-cut and you should just press them out of the board. They are connected with small crosspieces. If you have some difficulties to remove a detail, just cut a crossbar with a knife.
What are your advice on the assembly?
In order to avoid furrows, you should press the detail out from the side, where pattern of lines is thicker. We recommend to check all elements, especially gears, for the absence of burrs on the teeth. If you can not connect some details, to put a cap, for example, lubricate it with wax of any ordinary candles.
Is it possible to paint the model?
Yes, you can paint it. We recommend to use watercolor. You can use acrylic paints, but a thick layer can interfere with gears working.
What do I need to assemble a model? Tools?
Everything you need for the assembly comes in the package. There are wooden axis (standard toothpick 65 * 2 mm) in each set. Depending on the specific model, rubber bands, fishing line, or stickers will also be provided.
Extra toothpicks are available at any grocery store.
Tools recommended for the assembly: office knife, ordinary candle (i.e. tea candle), fine sand paper or file.
What to do if it's difficult to install a plug on the frame or an axle?
The plug or the axle will be much easier to install if you grease the parts with an ordinary candle. If you can't install the axle, it is recommended to disassemble the construction and grease the internal parts of a gear with a candle wax. Also, you can try different toothpicks as they also vary in thickness and sizes. Do not use too much force as there's a risk of breaking the toothpick.
Can children collect your models?
We definitely can say that a child of 14 years old can assemble our models. Sometimes parents’ help will be needed. Our mission - is to unite children and their parents.