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Posted by dragbikebam | May 25, 2014 @ 10:55 PM | 2,330 Views
Ran the bike today for the first time. Idled one tank and ran 2 on the ground. It really has a different sense of power, you can feel the thumping of the engines power when near it and the sound is amazing. I can tell Im going to love this bike, I just hope I can control myself not to crash it too much, no crashes today and the handling is on point, good lean angles, very easy to control over rough patches, confidence inspiring...I will make a vid asap...

FPM with O.S. 26fs-c 4-stroke Nitro RC Motorcycle (10 min 11 sec)

Posted by dragbikebam | Apr 14, 2014 @ 01:14 PM | 3,481 Views
I been taking my time with this one. I have received everything I need to wrap it up..I hope. The bike is very easy to work on.
Posted by dragbikebam | Mar 01, 2014 @ 06:01 PM | 3,141 Views
Battery installation went really well. This battery is a 700mah LiFe 6.6v it only weighs 40 grams or 1.7 oz. its 2.64 oz lighter than a regular 6v 5 cell and the total weight of the bike RTR w/o fuel is 1866 grams(65.25oz), only 15 grams heavier than my RG EVO 3 nitro @ 1851g(65oz) also with a LiFe and 4 grams heavier than the 701 with a LiFe @ 1862. To me this is amazing, an old TTN with a .18 that's practically the same weight as an RG and 701. Im getting some of these batteries for all my nitro bikes. I really was not trying to make this a light weight bike, it just happened that way from the parts I used, I could make it even lighter if I wanted to but this is good enough, its going to be hard to keep the front end down as it is. Only thing left to do is test run and finish breaking in the engine....Continue Reading
Posted by dragbikebam | Feb 24, 2014 @ 08:45 PM | 3,445 Views
Engine is good now so I been doing a little work on the TTN this weekend. Im now waiting on the li-fe battery and should be ready for some test runs soon.
Posted by dragbikebam | Aug 17, 2013 @ 08:10 PM | 5,476 Views
Its way better than I expected once sorted, The bike is unbelievably connected to the road and inspires confidence with your driving. The brakes are surprisingly very good, more than enough. The wheels are on the heavy side but its all focused outwards for unrealized stability. It has a low C.G. feel and great lean angles. You can drift easily like a fast electric and it will not fail you, it is the most forgiving feeling bike I have ever driven. It has nothing in common with any other NF nitro before it and is next level.
Nuova Faor 701 nitro (9 min 58 sec)

Posted by dragbikebam | Aug 02, 2013 @ 01:40 PM | 5,520 Views
I routed the battery lead around the exhaust and between the plates. I soldiered on an extension to get a perfect length instead of using an extension with connectors. I doubled up on the shrink around the manifold. The receiver connection is the on/off switch.

I have since changed to a 700mah LiFe battery and lost 2.64 oz of weight from the bike..WOW!!!!
Posted by dragbikebam | Jul 29, 2013 @ 08:55 PM | 5,561 Views
Servos came in today and I been at it ever since, this bike is so different than anything Im use to. It is very simple but just different. NF has done a good job. It has less parts and is much lighter than a normal nitro bike. The engine pops out in a few seconds its easy and fast to remove with just 2 bolts holding it in. The engine has to be moved out of the way to change the spur. All I need now are a set of 200s and some paint.

Its been brought to my attention that if you mount the steering servo inside the plates you will need to use a servo arm that is standard thickness and has the arm positioned to the outer edge of the spline shaft. Thick or clamp on type servo arms will not work and do not clear the middle servo when turning. you can use them but mount the servo outside the plate if you do.
Posted by dragbikebam | Jul 28, 2013 @ 03:59 PM | 6,219 Views
The upper and rider is straight from the SB-5 mold. Its tricky to get just right and trimming for the exhaust. It was easier fitting this than it was the lower. I also want to note that this is not the ordinary lexan NF uses, it is much thicker and higher quality, its good stuff, same for the lower too.
Posted by dragbikebam | Jul 27, 2013 @ 08:50 PM | 5,600 Views
Today I trimmed and fit the lower body, its almost the same body that's made for the 509e race but just a little wider towards the front to fit around the fuel tank, its made for this bike. It was challenging but I got it as close as I could to looking right. I moved a set of the body mounts to the rear, you will need an extra spacer between the frame to move the mounts because the original one needs to stay there luckily I had one. I also had to drill out the existing rear holes from 3mm to 4mm. Im happy with the way it turned out and still might trim more here or there. The lean angles are amazing, the roto start is the first thing to hit on the left side and the right side the fork end hits first. The body and chassis are not even factors to the lean angle. This thing is going to ROCK!!!
Posted by dragbikebam | Jul 25, 2013 @ 02:04 PM | 6,133 Views
Thur. July 25 2013
I been studying and thinking about how I'm going to set the servos up for a few days now and have come up with the best situation for me. There are a few different ways this can be done but I like this one the best because it will not have any crossing brake cables or interference from the throttle rod. The front brake servo will run on third channel brake mix just like my e-bikes and will be mounted with the spline shaft on the left side of the bike where it should be since the front brake is on the left side. The steering servo will be mounted on the right. I have carefully tested this set up and it should work I just need a longer rear brake cable sheath. I only have one servo right now so this is about as far as I can go for awhile. All the work I have done is just temporary, I will need to do a total disassembly and thread lock everything with proper torque values. You build it before you really build it and might have to build it again. I have never received a new built bike that was built right anyway and this one is no exception.
Posted by dragbikebam | Jul 24, 2013 @ 09:17 PM | 6,402 Views
This is something I been doing to all my bikes that have short forks like the 501 and 506 or if your using aftermarket forks like Alleven or KP. If you have the new orange NF forks this mod is not necessary because they are already much longer than other fork brands. This mod raises the front end, you can decide how much when drilling your hole. This allows you to shorten your crash bars considerably and has better handling all around if done right. You may want to raise your rear end too so the balance is right but not necessary all the time. For me this is the #1 easiest thing to help your old 68mm turn faster. All the cuts and holes are up to you, if your rake is to much after the mod then you need to take more off the adjuster block. The higher you drill your hole the more you will need to trim off the adjuster block.
Posted by dragbikebam | Jun 22, 2013 @ 01:32 AM | 4,978 Views
MORE POWER!!! I don't really need more power but I could not resist after finding that the HPI .18 for the Hot Bodys 1/10 trucks has the SG shaft the side exhaust the slide carb and is roto/pull start capable. A perfect match I thought, and it almost is. There are just a few issues but easy fixes. The .18 is slightly wider so I had to dremel and file the left side bar of the frame just a few mm's to fit the engine flush. When you flip the carb to work for a bike the idle adjuster will hit the side of the engine just before the carb seats leaving a .5mm to1mm gap, I just replaced the original carb O-ring with a fatter one to take up the space and it squeezed in there tight so I feel good about it. With the carb flipped the idle adjuster screw is now covered by the fuel tank, not really an issue but worth mentioning. Other than that, its a direct fit and the spur lines up nicely. The motor was only $85, its suppose to have 2.2hp at 33000rpm where my Picco has 1.2hp at 37000rpm so a tall gear ratio is in order to take advantage of this new power. I haven't decided on a roto or.pull starter yet.The engine did not include either but did include an external one way bearing nut. It looks huge in there and I didn't have to trim or file anything on the engine or fuel tank but you do need to mount the engine tilted up. Perfect fit with no binding. Still have alot of work to do but the hard part is done and it was fairly easy. Im using a TTN lay shaft because it has the outer flat...Continue Reading