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Old Jan 09, 2013, 04:46 AM
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yep just had a search and it looks to me venom didn't give the VMX the development support Chris knew it deserved all these people racing cars and trucks really don't know what they are missing.
You got it Gaz, its a real shame as the bike is a gem. Lets hope more people start catching on and things start snowballing. It already seems to be taking off in the US. Now if only the local suppliers would stock it here in Australia we'd be set. Parts supply here is minimal as the local supplier imported the VMX and most of its parts but not the MM.
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Old Jan 09, 2013, 05:18 AM
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You had probably better sit down now the UK does have an importer but the recomended price is 550 thats $883 US so i don't see it becoming common place.But these bikes are begging to be raced.
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Old Jan 09, 2013, 05:30 AM
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You had probably better sit down now the UK does have an importer but the recomended price is 550 thats $883 US so i don't see it becoming common place.But these bikes are begging to be raced.
Holy Gaz. That sat me down . I can land one here in Australia for a total of $530 US which I thought was pretty reasonable considering what's included. No wonder you guys over there don't have many. The racing will happen in the US within a short time I think and here as soon I can convince more people they should get one lol .
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Old Jan 09, 2013, 06:19 AM
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I had cars but motorcycles are another thing .

For what I've read, now I know why the RTR GPV-1's are no longer available. Shame.
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Old Jan 09, 2013, 07:18 AM
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I had cars but motorcycles are another thing .

For what I've read, now I know why the RTR GPV-1's are no longer available. Shame.
I agree David, a whole different element. Lots more fun for me and seem to have a bit more realism about them. Very cool . It's amazing how many people stop and watch when I run my bikes.
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Old Jan 09, 2013, 02:03 PM
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I agree David, a whole different element. Lots more fun for me and seem to have a bit more realism about them. Very cool . It's amazing how many people stop and watch when I run my bikes.
I can imagine they asking themselves "How that thing can stay balanced, even on turns? "They must cost a fortune, and that guy must be a genius at driving ", LOL.

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Old Jan 09, 2013, 07:10 PM
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I can imagine they asking themselves "How that thing can stay balanced, even on turns? "They must cost a fortune, and that guy must be a genius at driving ", LOL.

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They are pretty amazed, I get lots of enquiries.
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Old Jan 10, 2013, 11:18 AM
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To eliminate slop from the front wheel/rim I first super glue the bearing housing in place on the opposite side of the disk and then on the disk side place a piece of plastic sheet and push the disk home. Use a sharp object to poke a hole in it for the axle and all slop gone.
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/newat...anageattach&p=
Just did this last night with leftover plastic from a venom parts bag. Only difference is I used plastic on both sides, no glueing. I have a new rim but was using my old hubs, partly because I have the disk brake hub on left side. You wouldnt think it was a new wheel with all the slop it had man it was awful. Wish I could have driven the bike and before/after the fix to see if I notice anything difference but I doubt my skills are that good anyways. Wheel feels rock solid like a truely new bike wheel would. I need to add this to the site.

Oh while Im hear, not sure but has the tip for shortening the red spacer been posted here. That would be a good one to save before it gets lost as the hot topic in the mm450 bike thread moves on to other topics lol.
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Old Jan 10, 2013, 02:42 PM
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Just did this last night with leftover plastic from a venom parts bag. Only difference is I used plastic on both sides, no glueing. I have a new rim but was using my old hubs, partly because I have the disk brake hub on left side. You wouldnt think it was a new wheel with all the slop it had man it was awful. Wish I could have driven the bike and before/after the fix to see if I notice anything difference but I doubt my skills are that good anyways. Wheel feels rock solid like a truely new bike wheel would. I need to add this to the site.

Oh while Im hear, not sure but has the tip for shortening the red spacer been posted here. That would be a good one to save before it gets lost as the hot topic in the mm450 bike thread moves on to other topics lol.
Here is the link: http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showt...676391&page=96

Start reading from post #1436.
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