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Posted by chktm | Feb 21, 2014 @ 03:17 AM | 1,911 Views
Some footage and pics from a quick spin on a part of a trail I ride my big bike on to see how it looked. I'd like to get more footage from more of the trail at some stage.
Ken Roczen replica MM450 trail ride test (3 min 13 sec)

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Posted by chktm | Feb 05, 2014 @ 06:36 AM | 1,623 Views
I drilled a few holes in the flywheel in my RC4 bike and mounted the lighter of the two weights that came with the Phantom.
Ricky Carmichael replica MM450 slow mo track work (5 min 29 sec)

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Posted by chktm | Jan 24, 2014 @ 10:09 PM | 1,565 Views
Here's a few vids of a couple of recent runs around my tracks. Some slow mo in the last two.
Ken Roczen replica MM450 fast laps (4 min 20 sec)

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Posted by chktm | Jan 24, 2014 @ 07:02 PM | 1,575 Views
Late last year I decided to try and promote the MMs at the local RC club after the new track had been built. I went to the last two meetings of the year and got video of the last meet. I was still getting used to the track and jumps as were most of the guys. I raced with the SC trucks as I figured they'd be a similar pace. This track is a different type of surface to most dirt tracks being not clay but decomposed granite which once it starts getting a line, that becomes a sandpaper like surface giving plenty of grip to those who stay on line. Off line its completely opposite being very loose and slippery. I thought the trucks had an advantage through the tighter slower sections and the bike had an advantage in the faster sections as well as the big double jump once I started using it as I had installed a 4800kv motor with 13t pinion for this meet vs the std 4200kv motor and 12t pinion i used the meet before. Overall the lap times were very similar between the trucks and the bike with the bike just getting the quickest of the meet by about 1 second. Some fun racing. Unfortunately in the final my gyro hasn't fired as I'd just had it going and unplugged it but started it too soon again as it hadn't fully spooled down. I then rode a bit silly trying to catch up and had a bad cash that bent my wheelie bar hard into the rear tyre not allowing the suspension to work and acting like a brake. After pulling into the pits to get this sorted I then came out a lap down amongst the...Continue Reading
Posted by chktm | Jan 24, 2014 @ 05:40 PM | 1,531 Views
A few pics I got while giving the RC4 bike a quick spin in the front yard.
Posted by chktm | Nov 11, 2013 @ 06:50 AM | 1,795 Views
Posted by chktm | Oct 27, 2013 @ 06:12 PM | 1,483 Views
Here's a little video of my other interest, full size bikes. A short loop of trail and road I found not far from the house.
KTM short loop (12 min 4 sec)

Posted by chktm | Sep 22, 2013 @ 05:28 AM | 1,791 Views
Posted by chktm | Sep 21, 2013 @ 01:35 AM | 2,390 Views
Some fun running around the short track.
Atomik MM450 RC track laps (7 min 4 sec)

Posted by chktm | Aug 13, 2013 @ 06:03 AM | 2,128 Views
Posted by chktm | Aug 10, 2013 @ 03:40 AM | 2,010 Views
A few shots of the Ricky Carmichael bike I've done up.