I never liked how Batman fit (or rather DIDN'T fit) on the Batpod. It almost seemed like it was built for the DC Universe scale. His knees didn't really fit in the stirrups and he had to stretch his arms straight out to reach the handlebars.
A small screw hold the knee stirrup support bar in place. I removed the screw and cut a few centimeters off of the main shaft so when it was re-attached the stirrups were much higher.
The handlebars were unscrewed and placed further back by about 3/4 of an inch. (You can see in Pic#2 how far back they sit in relation to the original handlebar mounting peg. It's visible on the left side in this picture)
Batman's knees now sit comfortably in the stirrups and he can more naturally reach the handlebars with bent elbows. Combined with my modified Dark Knight figure (with added head-tilt and streamlined shoulder pads) this Batpod is finally worthy of display! :)
(Not Pictured: I also shaved off the piping directly inside the RIGHT FOOT PEDAL. It got in the way of Batman's foot so I cut the end of it diagonally so his leg could sit directly from the stirrup to the pedal without having to work around it.)
I had originally planned on outfitting it with working lights like my Tumbler but it would require running a cable THROUGH the front axle. I took the whole thing apart but there seemed to be no way of liberating the wheel from it's assembly. If anyone knows how to remove the wheel, I'd love some input. Thanks!
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