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Old Oct 18, 2011, 06:03 PM
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Congratulations to Aaron and Edi for victory, and Andrea, Gianni and Thomas for the podium!

Greetings to all

Joan.
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Old Oct 18, 2011, 09:38 PM
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Thank you for the pictures, very nice.

What is odd is that there are very few younger drivers in RC motorcycles.

I wonder why this is?
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Old Oct 19, 2011, 02:10 AM
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Thank you for the pictures, very nice.
What is odd is that there are very few younger drivers in RC motorcycles.
I wonder why this is?
You need patience at the beginning.....
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Old Oct 19, 2011, 05:27 AM
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You need patience at the beginning.....
How very true edi. Truer words were never spoken!!! My son has fought me all the way on how and why bikes will never catch on here in Michigan. We have one of the largest RC car racing states in the Country and the guys are just amused when I bring out the bikes, but show no interest in trying one out.
My son says (who is a natural talent in this stuff) "Who is going to take the time to learn how to ride these things, let alone develope the skill to race them? Especially the "Joe Average" guys that can never develope into above average racers". It seems the "have it now" generation is not willing to take the time or see the "payoff" of "having some patience"...
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Old Oct 19, 2011, 06:19 AM
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How very true edi. Truer words were never spoken!!! My son has fought me all the way on how and why bikes will never catch on here in Michigan. We have one of the largest RC car racing states in the Country and the guys are just amused when I bring out the bikes, but show no interest in trying one out.
My son says (who is a natural talent in this stuff) "Who is going to take the time to learn how to ride these things, let alone develope the skill to race them? Especially the "Joe Average" guys that can never develope into above average racers". It seems the "have it now" generation is not willing to take the time or see the "payoff" of "having some patience"...
Yes thats the problem in a way. Everyone wants to take a model out of a box and be able to "do" it. Unluckally this isnīt possible even with a perfectly adjusted bike. You need some help until you can get it going.

On the other hand the main fun about bikes is that its not easy:
If I think how many laps I have been driving on my hometrack and just had about a dozen "perfect" laps. I just checked a few of my races. On a average race weekend I can only do a single "clean" 10 minute run without crashing. Thats what keeps you doing it without loosing interest.
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Old Oct 19, 2011, 08:55 AM
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Yes thats the problem in a way. Everyone wants to take a model out of a box and be able to "do" it. Unluckally this isnīt possible even with a perfectly adjusted bike. You need some help until you can get it going.

On the other hand the main fun about bikes is that its not easy:
If I think how many laps I have been driving on my hometrack and just had about a dozen "perfect" laps. I just checked a few of my races. On a average race weekend I can only do a single "clean" 10 minute run without crashing. Thats what keeps you doing it without loosing interest.
This is what keeps me in this hobby most of all.....
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Old Oct 19, 2011, 09:42 AM
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You need patience at the beginning.....

Truth from the WC
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Old Oct 21, 2011, 09:14 AM
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I just got my November 2011 issue of Cycleworld magazine.
In it there's an article on a great racer of the past, Gary Nixon, by Kevin Cameron.
I quote something that applies to owr own Edi.

In talking about then-new slick tires and also new to racers disc brakes, but it applies to other forms of bike and rc bike racing, as well:

"the ability to exploit new capabilities before others perceive them is part of being a motorcycle champion"
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Old Oct 21, 2011, 09:21 AM
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Thanks *blushes*
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Old Oct 21, 2011, 05:20 PM
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Cool quote Steliosh.
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Old Oct 28, 2011, 03:42 AM
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Lately the bike has been ripping up belts on a daily basis.
Further the 48pitch spurs gave way on the slightest mishap.
So I have updated to a new "bando" belt system and a 32pitch
gearing.
Now the bike cracked a pinion *arrrgh* this driving me crazy!!
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Old Oct 28, 2011, 03:52 AM
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silly question: Have you checked your ball bearings supporting the swingarm lately?
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Old Oct 28, 2011, 03:57 AM
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HAHA good one stelios as you know this cant be a issue on the jabber..
and the bearings on the layshaft are okay. Its just the amount of grip and
power thats ripping up everything.
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Old Oct 28, 2011, 04:50 AM
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I guess you have checked it already, but... bent axle maybe?
Edit: hmmm... what have you changed to do that?
I recall the bike was plenty fast last time at Riccione... Is it faster even, now?
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Old Oct 28, 2011, 05:19 AM
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From Engineer to Engineer.... A reinforcement ring could bee an approach. Or, perhaps (andmaybeIamtotallywrong) less tighten the screw


@ Steliosh: I get scared too, if Eddi gets even faster
Cheers,
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