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Old Dec 05, 2014, 02:55 PM
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1/16. They are not drop in and require fitting. Also piggybacks are not necessary, I just did them for coolness not for racing.

Currently my project is sitting in a box, but now that winter is here, i may take it out and see where I left off.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Integy-T3460...item43d3d79bee
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Old Dec 17, 2014, 04:19 PM
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Hi

I have a BP 8 chassis for sale which I haven't had the time to finish.
Carbon frames are 2mm by fibrelyte uk and are great quality.
Cost me £150 with shapeway nylon parts.
Will need donor bike parts etc to finish.

Looking for £90 buyer pays postage.

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Old Dec 17, 2014, 07:43 PM
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Too bad your not in USA.
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Old Dec 21, 2014, 03:37 PM
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The design is based on 1.5mm Sheets, however it should work if you adapt a few things.
1. You Need to shorten the bushings between Frame and swing arm.
2. If you use 2mm for the battery plate , you need to shorten the spacers in front and behind the battery by 1mm
3. The steering head gets higher. You might need to adapt the fork.

Beside that you should end up in a rock solid bike
Hey Peter,

I bought the project with the 2mm plates.

1. Shorten them (bushings) each by .5 each ? easy enough to trim?
2. I should be able to copy the battery plate and make one out of 1mm
3. I will be using venom upgraded forks. I wonder what "adapt" will mean. Guess we will see.

I have a heap of venom parts including some ZH rims. I just need some inserts and decent tyres. I think it has a castle esc and motor in it. I will tear it down this week, although it may be by winters end that I get the BP8 together!
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Old Dec 22, 2014, 09:44 AM
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Hey Rob,
sounds great. Bushings should not be a big deal. The fork might to be taken on a turning machine to enlarge the length of the step. But I do not really know since I never used the venom fork. Due to lack of parts I did my own.

Please feedback once you drove it.

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Old Dec 22, 2014, 04:35 PM
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I put the venom fork on my build, if i remember correctly it required a different size bearing and some spacers to clear the screws on the steering hub. Also for those screws you need buttonheads as anything taller will interfere.
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Old Dec 22, 2014, 06:31 PM
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Venom fork fits perfect, (I used the alu triple clamp.)
The BP8 is a very reliable bike, more than 1,5 years without problems, what the frame and the whole kit is concerned. I would not sell. The only thing I did, I changed the position of the scatch bar holders, I mounted it on the main frame. At the origin position the material gave up...
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Old Dec 22, 2014, 06:33 PM
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I put the venom fork on my build, if i remember correctly it required a different size bearing and some spacers to clear the screws on the steering hub. Also for those screws you need buttonheads as anything taller will interfere.
I also fitted mine with the venom fork. I ground down where the triple hit the button heads and fitted a flanged bearing both top and bottom of each triple (otherwise if you use a spacer it pushes through). You can probably get away without the grinding. The biggest pain was getting a shaft that could fit it all together. I ended up using an old shock shaft from the parts bin.

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Old Dec 22, 2014, 10:51 PM
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Yep, I used a shock shaft as well....
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Old Dec 23, 2014, 08:34 AM
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ok. I´ve found that I had a lot of GPV1 parts so I can raid the GPV1 for the good bits (forks, alloy triples, wheels etc and use the other spares. I can already see the issues with using 2mm plates as Pete described. It does not go together too well. the main areas being the swing arm spaces - the swing arm will bind put also the frame spacers wont line up for the swing arm shaft if the battery plate is thicker than 1mm. I will pull them both down and see what I build. It might take a while though...

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Old Dec 24, 2014, 09:28 AM
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Driving now with foam tires. Works great. Never go back to rubber.
Here some Video from the first run: http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x2d...gummitest_tech

The bike is running with a improved Venom fork.
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Old Dec 24, 2014, 12:10 PM
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That bike is the business, very fast transitioning and cuts like a diamond love it.
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Driving now with foam tires. Works great. Never go back to rubber.
Here some Video from the first run: http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x2d...gummitest_tech

The bike is running with a improved Venom fork.
SO who is making the foams?????

I could see where firm foam tires would be awesome grip. How do people get them?
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Old Dec 27, 2014, 06:30 AM
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The foams from GP Speed Tires. The 54/80mm rings i used for the front tire are watercut. The rear tire (60/90) was in stock, think from 1/8 scale cars. You have to glue the rings on a rim (from OTO, Shapeways, etc..) and grind it down for the right shape. 80-120 sandpaper works well.
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