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Old Apr 21, 2009, 03:02 PM
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FPM R30FS Design Updates

Nolan has posted his newest design updates on his site, along with a message to the general public. Of note are the new swingarm and rear brake. Check it out!

http://farmerplastics.com

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Old Apr 21, 2009, 03:20 PM
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any info of when it will be available also a price?? looks nice and i like the 4stroke
i love the sound of the 4stroke !!!!
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Old Apr 21, 2009, 03:41 PM
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With the big reduction in machine time, I don't think we'll be looking at the multi-thousand-dollar figure that was thrown around early on. But it will likely still be a pretty expensive piece. And we probably won't be able to nail Nolan down on a price until just before he is ready to ship something.
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Old Apr 21, 2009, 03:48 PM
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got ya is looking good !!!!
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Old Apr 23, 2009, 08:10 AM
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yeah man, i'm adding and saving this website to my favorites and i'm putting a picture of this bike on my computer's wallpaper as a reminder and a piggy bank next to it, where i will be saving money when his website gets the price and buy now display.
i think you guys should start doing the same.
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Old Apr 23, 2009, 09:11 AM
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R30fs

If you guys have any questions I have some free time now.

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Old Apr 23, 2009, 11:14 AM
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If you guys have any questions I have some free time now.

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How you can you have any free time. Aren't you starting production of the FPM R30FS.
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Old Apr 23, 2009, 11:36 AM
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How you can you have any free time. Aren't you starting production of the FPM R30FS.
LOL Hi Steven................You are right, I don't have any free time. I am running to the computer between cuts on the milling machine right now. I need to do paying work by day to keep the ship afloat.

I am doing the swingarms from 7075-T6 first, along with the new drive parts. I will start them tonight. Once I get them done I will have to make the rest of the chassis as fast as I can or I just won't be able to rest.

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Old Apr 23, 2009, 02:25 PM
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Whilst I'm not a big fan of single siders due to possible wheel alignment problems after a crash, this one just looks so good and the advantages are plainly obvious. I guess the aluminium is stronger than the typical NF stuff we used in the past? And the axle as well?
But anyway Isn't that just the SEXIEST bike ever seen? And not just rc.
I got to have one, just got to.

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Old Apr 23, 2009, 03:10 PM
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Yes, that swingarm is darned gorgeous. Like John said, if you can resolve the alighnment problems brought on by crashes, I would be soooooo happy! (Do it without that darned stepped washer -- both steel and aluminum bend.)
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Old Apr 23, 2009, 03:14 PM
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Wow, thanks John. I have to admit I'm a bit overwelmed with how well things have turned out. I didn't even plan on doing a body but the others are too large for the machine.
The 7075 will spring back and would take a lot to break I am thinking. I plan on having the frame heat treated to have it be this way as well.
The axle is a TT unit.

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Old Apr 23, 2009, 03:26 PM
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Well then, is it possible to make a stepped washer out of indestructable Unobtanium so that it won't ever bend? Okay, I'd be happy with hardened steel over the pot metal that TT uses for their piece.
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Old Apr 23, 2009, 03:31 PM
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Well then, is it possible to make a stepped washer out of indestructable Unobtanium so that it won't ever bend? Okay, I'd be happy with hardened steel over the pot metal that TT uses for their piece.
It will be a integrated brake bracket in 7075.
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Old Apr 23, 2009, 03:50 PM
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Does't look like there a crash back i would add double bearings to the head stock, two top and bottom, It speads the load better and wont munch bearing as often. This is a mod i had to make to my bike which run no crash back.
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Old Apr 23, 2009, 04:10 PM
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Does't look like there a crash back i would add double bearings to the head stock, two top and bottom, It speads the load better and wont munch bearing as often. This is a mod i had to make to my bike which run no crash back.
There is a minor crash back system. There are three screws holding the steering stem. The rear one is a pivot, the other two have a length of fuel tubing around them. This along with some assembly lube in the frame rails gives a bit and then slowly springs back.
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