Tohatsu Runpet CR50
Tohatsu is a Japanese manufacturer, which started out making two stroke outboard motors in the 1950’s.  In the early 1960’s they
manufactured a number of small displacement motorcycles.  The Runpet CR50 was a racing version of their street bike.  This
model is based on the Gunze Sangyo high tech kit.

Based on photos I found online, there were a number of corrections needed to make the model more accurate, particularly the
footpeg mounting system.

Base Kit(s):   Gunze Sangyo Tohatsu Runpet CR50 (kit number G632)     

Finished:        Sep 2017

Modifications/Additions:
- spoke nipples made from thin walled aluminum tube
- machined wheel hubs (cooling ridges) and added tire valves
- scratchbuilt tachometer and front number plate bracket
- added Top Studio throttle cable
- replaced front fork with metal rod and hand wound spring
- machined aluminum intake trumpet and brass screen
- reworked engine and rear fender mounts to match real bike
- scratchbuilt footpeg brackets
- scratchbuilt rear number plates and bracket
- scratchbuilt rear shocks
- replacement of bolt heads Meng styrene versions
- axles and swingarm bolts replaced with 00-90 metal
- various Alclad paints, frame and tank is Tamiya TS-23 Light Blue


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