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Old Oct 04, 2011, 03:17 AM
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Dx450 hot racing swingarm

I don't have any idea file Stelio but if I meet him......
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Old Oct 04, 2011, 11:52 PM
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It's Hot Racing who make that swingarm - http://www.hot-racing.com -
I have the gold one made by Duratrax and it's a perfect fit.
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Old Oct 18, 2011, 05:42 PM
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Been doing a lot of sole searching and decided I NEEDED a dx450 to properly compare performance against my vmx. Winner stays, loser goes!? Missed a few deals on ebay but I saw a dx450 rolling chassis with upgrades that looked like a sweet deal! $82 delivered today. No electronics except servo. Comes with cf frame, oil forks, upgraded steering/damper combo...everything I would get first thing if it was stock. Needs new body and tlc but Im stoked! Gonna try to fit vmx electronics first and then the sky's the limit if it shows potential...1/8th small pin tires, light weight gyro, front brake, etc. My vmx is a little worried now lol.
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Old Oct 18, 2011, 07:43 PM
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Been doing a lot of sole searching and decided I NEEDED a dx450 to properly compare performance against my vmx. Winner stays, loser goes!? Missed a few deals on ebay but I saw a dx450 rolling chassis with upgrades that looked like a sweet deal! $82 delivered today. No electronics except servo. Comes with cf frame, oil forks, upgraded steering/damper combo...everything I would get first thing if it was stock. Needs new body and tlc but Im stoked! Gonna try to fit vmx electronics first and then the sky's the limit if it shows potential...1/8th small pin tires, light weight gyro, front brake, etc. My vmx is a little worried now lol.
you are going to love the DX450 my friend. The bike has a lot of potential and a lot of space to work on. A steel spur/pinion gear set is a must thought. In my opinion the minor point on this bike is the wheel/tire system. No inserts and the compound of the tire is realy hard (even the slick tires are hard). I am wondering if it's possible to fit the ZH racing alloy or TT wheel set on the DX450 so that we can use soffter tires with inserts for on road use without gyro like supermotard. A front diskbrake hmmmmmmmm.... Dear Bruce give us your lights please.
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Old Oct 18, 2011, 09:09 PM
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Johnny: the VMX motor is a 550 can. It might just fit; if it does, you'll have gobs of torque -- maybe too much.
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Old Oct 20, 2011, 07:26 PM
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My goodness the rubber on these are as tuff as 5 year old jerky baking in the desert. I read about the 1/8th buggy tire suggestion I cant wait to finally experiment with treads on the track! In the meantime I have 1 spare 1/10th short course tire jconcepts subculture that is soft enough it may just stretch...finally found a use for the dang thing lol.

@ Turbinistas - Someone did modify a street rim/brake combo onto the front. User name is "nano cup" so you may want to search forum for his name, or do a search for "dx450 brake" and his post will eventually come up. Maybe he posted a clue for you.

@ Guidoracer - Yeah, Im a little worried about the torque that 550 may have. Measurement is close but may squeeze in but I may pull out my gear from my sc10 instead, its an ezrun 8.5t 540 system that may be better suited for first runs lol. At least that way I can try both bikes back to back.

I also ordered a green body since I already have the ryan villopoto stickers so Im gonna do it up on the dx450. I have an idea which Ive not seen done to cover the frame. The rider, Im not sure what to do with him yet. I'll definitely try to setup 1/4 scale suspension on this bike, but after I have some fun first.
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Old Oct 21, 2011, 03:32 PM
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They make a high grip tire you may want to try.

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Old Dec 03, 2011, 03:51 PM
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i cant believe i just read this whole thread right thats it...gonna order one now
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Old Dec 03, 2011, 06:34 PM
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My goodness the rubber on these are as tuff as 5 year old jerky baking in the desert. I read about the 1/8th buggy tire suggestion I cant wait to finally experiment with treads on the track! In the meantime I have 1 spare 1/10th short course tire jconcepts subculture that is soft enough it may just stretch...finally found a use for the dang thing lol.

@ Turbinistas - Someone did modify a street rim/brake combo onto the front. User name is "nano cup" so you may want to search forum for his name, or do a search for "dx450 brake" and his post will eventually come up. Maybe he posted a clue for you.

@ Guidoracer - Yeah, Im a little worried about the torque that 550 may have. Measurement is close but may squeeze in but I may pull out my gear from my sc10 instead, its an ezrun 8.5t 540 system that may be better suited for first runs lol. At least that way I can try both bikes back to back.

I also ordered a green body since I already have the ryan villopoto stickers so Im gonna do it up on the dx450. I have an idea which Ive not seen done to cover the frame. The rider, Im not sure what to do with him yet. I'll definitely try to setup 1/4 scale suspension on this bike, but after I have some fun first.
Johnny, Start with the heavy gyro first, that's the beauty in this bike, you can actually come to a complete stop for a second and then restart without falling over. the stability on dirt is amazing. then try it lighter.
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Old Dec 25, 2011, 06:57 PM
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Do these things have swappable crystals? If so, are they standard 27MHz Futaba ones, or the manufacturers own? I've seen a youtube video with two different coloured ones being used at the same time, but I can't find any mention of crystals in this thread.

Is the RC gear good? If not, is it a standard receiver with normal JR/Futaba servo and ESC connectors plugged into it, or is it all proprietary?
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Old Dec 25, 2011, 10:40 PM
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I believed they sell the bike with 2.4GHz radios now, which are crys t1 al-less and automatically find an open channel.
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Old Dec 26, 2011, 12:00 PM
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Cool. Thanks, Guidoracer.

I've ordered a red one, as a late xmas present to myself. Maybe I'll make the rider a big white beard out of cotton wool and call him Santa
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Old Dec 26, 2011, 03:41 PM
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I just got one last week, ( i read the whole tread also!) i think they all come in Uk with 27mhz with crystals, or at least mine did.
i have been driving cars a long time and heli's & planes for two years, its completely different to all i have tried before but good fun, i am running mine with a 7.4 lipo 4200, but tried a 11.1 lipo, big speed and wheelie's but burnt the motor.
I was going to fit a brushless anyway, but i the meantime i fitted and old 1/10 touring car modified motor & novak super rooster esc, no idea what turns etc but it really flys now!

Good luck with yours.....

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Old Dec 26, 2011, 05:43 PM
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Thanks, Dave.

I haven't read the whole thread. Not even close. I've just looked at the attachments, and done a couple of thread searches, so far.

I bought a Supatoys 1:5 scale bike in a charity shop a while ago - counter steering but just with switched controls and on or off throttle. I converted it to proportional R/C on 40MHz with a servo and a smallish brushless inrunner but I've never quite got it to work properly. I've been meaning to have another go at it, but I saw the M5 and decided to get one of those.

I have a 1:12 Silverlit Ducati, which works well (they move the rider from side to side to tilt the bike for steering). I haven't used it all that much though. It needs a pretty flat surface, which means using car parks early in the morning. I thought a bigger, dirt bike, would be more fun.
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Old Dec 27, 2011, 04:16 AM
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Even if it is a 27MHz radio, the bike does take all standard-sized gear, so you can replace it with stuff you might already have or better. Standard size servo, 540 motor, 1:10-size ESC, any size Rx...
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