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Old Aug 31, 2009, 04:40 PM
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When you start pushing it on a track you will find its small short comings.
But it still goes better than an arx.
Just my individual opinion though, dont all atart shouting at me
Dave
Better than n ARX
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Old Aug 31, 2009, 05:13 PM
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Yes. Arx is too heavy and does not handle great. Obviously not parts Quality, but overall package, and definately handling!
Ive had both and like i said, its just my opinion.
Lets hope you can make the race meeting that Dez is organizing.
Should be interesting as they will probably be in the same class
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Old Aug 31, 2009, 05:16 PM
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it sure looks to handle better than the arx from the videos ive seen,
im not sure but i think its mostly due to the lower weight and the lower c of g,
the arx is quite high and the gyro seems to really fight with the high c of g making it look quite unstable offroad (imo)

suppose its a compromise between ground clearance/suspension travel and c of g position
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Old Aug 31, 2009, 06:02 PM
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suppose its a compromise between ground clearance/suspension travel and c of g position
As soon as I finish my ARX I will try the standard brick lipo in the frame compared to a stick lipo suspended underneath the frame. Just to see what it does.

That M5 looks sweet and driving very well, and for a good price! I have to get one of these some day soon.... so many toys, so little time (and money)
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Old Sep 01, 2009, 04:40 PM
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Can someone give me a link to some good lipo cells 30c, that will fit this bike? I have 2 Gold TrakPower packs that fit but the connectors mean you cant shut the battery holder.
Thanks.
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Old Sep 01, 2009, 04:46 PM
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You need a stick pack shaped LiPo with wires exiting the centre of one end, then you can tuck the wires into the battery case recess as intended. I have the Core 3250mAh stick pack in mine and it gives 20 minute runs times, great fun and wheelies too.
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Old Sep 01, 2009, 11:24 PM
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Any idea who the agent for these will be in Australia?????
I know they are being distributed by Schumacher in the UK.
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Old Sep 01, 2009, 11:58 PM
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Hi, there, Dawn Trading will be the Austrlian distributor. Schumacher will be only for UK market.
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Old Sep 02, 2009, 12:37 AM
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Schumacher are covering the UK and most of Europe, apart from France Germany and Italy who have their own agents.
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Old Sep 02, 2009, 12:40 AM
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Judging by the hits coming from all over the world, my You Tube Video of the M5 has just woken up Japan, had 1000 hits from Japan on Monday alone!
I'm getting emails and PM's about it all the time, seems it's getting a lot of people excited, and at that price point it's pretty amazing value!
Can't wait for the first race meeting!

Anderson M5 Cross (2 min 4 sec)
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Old Sep 02, 2009, 08:29 AM
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Can't wait for the first race meeting!
Yeah, can't wait for them to hit the US!

Any idea who will be bringing them here?

Dave
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Old Sep 02, 2009, 12:20 PM
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You need a stick pack shaped LiPo with wires exiting the centre of one end, then you can tuck the wires into the battery case recess as intended. I have the Core 3250mAh stick pack in mine and it gives 20 minute runs times, great fun and wheelies too.

Ok Dez, thanks, managed to solder the conectors sort of sideways to get a run, yes its better but they are only 20c grass was wet so still no wheelies but made a wheelie bar up anyway just in case, dont want to break that rear mudgaurd. This bike steers so well, brakes and turns real smooth no wonder there is so much intsrested in it.
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Old Sep 02, 2009, 12:41 PM
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Nice wheelie bar Steve, looks tidy but might get snagged on things, whereas my simple single piece of nylon rod slides over everything and can't possibly get snagged, give it a try and see how it works out for you, you can always revert to my tried and tested method as you have plenty of material left in the seat unit.
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Old Sep 03, 2009, 01:08 PM
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I'm going to get one of these but not sure which colour the only photos I've seen is blue can people who have other colours please post a photo
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Old Sep 03, 2009, 02:46 PM
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Sorry not got any pics but.....

The green is Kawasaki green, the orange is KTM orange and the red is Honda red.

My favourite is the green its quite stunning

Hope this helps a bit.

Phil.
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