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Old Apr 13, 2011, 01:22 PM
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What servo did you end up trying? HS...

If you have the torque then try fiberglass pads on the sanded rotor. Use the steel pad as a template and you can glue it to it or make it bolt on I guess. The thickness matters as its taken into account as an assembly and for braking power.

Another option is toborrow from the on road guys or any 1/8 scale using brake pads and try that meterial out. Just glue it to the steel pad and see what you get. There are so many choices that you really have to try a few to see what you like.

You can also go to the auto parts store and try gasket material, there are about 3-5 types to choose from depending on the store.

Also for more torque at the caliper you can make or modify the lever to get more clamping force.

How you assemble the caliper pads and the gap to the disc in relation to the timing of the servo makes a difference too so you have to tinker with the set up a bit to get it perfect. You can make them touch sooner and then the servo can keep pulling the cable or you can make the pads touch later in the servo stroke which would result in less pressure.
Cool.. I'll look around and see what I can scrounge up... I'm using an HS85MG
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Old Apr 13, 2011, 03:44 PM
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Another few packs this morning. Got the chain tension figured out... had to mod with some spacers, and thin the clamping block.

But today, broke both rear axle pins. I see others have had this problem before...

Despite all the wrenching to get the bike set-up... still really enjoying it.
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Old Apr 14, 2011, 05:45 AM
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Just got back from 2 trouble free packs with the smr tyres ... Man never in my life did I think I'd be fangin a 1/4 scale motard. Somehow I fluked perfect slipper clutch adjustment getting some real nice wheelstands and it backs in nicely. Just gotta get heavier rear shock oil.can't wait for the kit to be available.
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Old Apr 14, 2011, 06:40 PM
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VMX Updates Round 1

Please see the attached PDF file.

New updates include;

1) Revised chassis battery wire opening to accomodate the bullet style packs which are more common today. Also included will be a self stick foam pad to space the pack up into position which can be used optionally.

2) Scintered Steel Idle gear included and standard as a replacement part. The plastic gears are discontinued.

3) Additional chassis strengthening at the steering stem area. The chassis was designed to protect itself and allow the Steering Stem part to fail in the event of a serious impact. This saves you time and money repairing the chassis and makes it easier to do.

4) Spur Gear Cover has be updated with one more flat head screw to pull it tighter to the alloy motor plate. This helps seal the spur gear better from dust and pebbles that can chew up gears.

5) Guide wire mounts have been improved with M4 x 4mm set screws from the previous M3's.

6) The gold color has been changed to a more rich gold color from the previous pale gold.

We will continue to improve the VMX and so more updates will be announced as they are available.
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Old Apr 15, 2011, 12:14 AM
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Hi I enjoy all the forum about VMX.i
I live in New zealand , and received mine in January.
Have not had a lot of success.
Have read all or nearly all fixes.
I finally received steel gears, and they were not a good fit.So I did not even run them.
The people at Venom have been very patient with me.
I decided to take up there offer and have just sent the complete rear wheel assembly back.
Hope fully I can update in future.
Keep all the hints coming.
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Old Apr 15, 2011, 12:54 AM
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3) Additional chassis strengthening at the steering stem area.
Looking good!

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1) Revised chassis battery wire opening to accomodate the bullet style packs which are more common today. Also included will be a self stick foam pad to space the pack up into position which can be used optionally.
I'm not sure about that one, since it will weaken the chassis again, and also raise the CoG.
I'll stick with my adapter cable, and keep the battery as low as possible.

Good move to include the steel gears as standard item from now on!

I still don't like the Guide wires, but that's just my personal opinion, and can be changed easily.

Can't wait for the first round of the AlpenCup, to see if the bike is able to do the same laptimes as my ARx Bike
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Old Apr 15, 2011, 10:52 AM
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What is the date for the Alpen Cup, I want to go this year.
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Old Apr 15, 2011, 10:55 AM
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Hi I enjoy all the forum about VMX.i
I live in New zealand , and received mine in January.
Have not had a lot of success.
Have read all or nearly all fixes.
I finally received steel gears, and they were not a good fit.So I did not even run them.
The people at Venom have been very patient with me.
I decided to take up there offer and have just sent the complete rear wheel assembly back.
Hope fully I can update in future.
Keep all the hints coming.

No worries Kanto, welcome to the forum and keep us posted on your experience. There are a bunch of guys on here gaining experience on the VMX that will also jump in and help you out.

Chris
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Old Apr 15, 2011, 11:01 AM
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What is the date for the Alpen Cup, I want to go this year.
Not sure of the date... but the 2010 video looks like fun...
Moto RC - Alpen Cup - Fehring 2010 (Official Video from AR Racing & RC RACE PRO) (9 min 52 sec)
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Old Apr 15, 2011, 11:30 AM
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Here are the dates for the AlpenCup races:

16./17.07.2011 Germany/Edling 48 02' 47" 012 09' 10"
http://www.eoc-edling.de (No Nitro Bikes allowed)

27./28.08.2011 Austria/Fehring 46 56' 13" 016 01' 12"
http://www.wmw-fehring.at/

17./18.09.2011 Italy/Abbiategrasso 45 21' 44" 008 56' 14"
http://www.cascinaselva.it

You can enter the races here:
http://www.rcracepro.at/index.php?id=18

I'd be glad to help organize entries, accommodation or anything, just drop me a PM

Would be great to have some drivers from the US!
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Old Apr 15, 2011, 12:07 PM
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What is the date for the Alpen Cup, I want to go this year.
That would make for a nice "business" trip tax right off. Will the boss approve your trip for 3 month stay though? lol. Now how about some team vmx members to come along all expenses paid hmmm? I wont be fast but who cares when it looks so good.

Oh yeah, I was going to stop by Michaels and pick up some of that fabric paint you mentioned for painting rider. It says its for airbrushes but I dont have one. I may experiment with paintbrush on boots.
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Old Apr 15, 2011, 12:43 PM
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Well its for racing development so yes its a company trip and you can be sure I'm going to develop the bike into a racing machine.

The paint as I tested it will work painted on by brush. If you planning to paint over the existing rider make sure you wash it off with warm water and soap and let it dry. If the paint is peeling or anything like that then peel it off as much as it will go and try the new paint. You might use denatured alcohol to cleam it off as well. There is mold release that might fight you when painting it.
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Old Apr 15, 2011, 12:43 PM
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Thanks for posting the schedule I'll see what will work out and keep in touch.


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Here are the dates for the AlpenCup races:

16./17.07.2011 Germany/Edling 48 02' 47" 012 09' 10"
http://www.eoc-edling.de (No Nitro Bikes allowed)

27./28.08.2011 Austria/Fehring 46 56' 13" 016 01' 12"
http://www.wmw-fehring.at/

17./18.09.2011 Italy/Abbiategrasso 45 21' 44" 008 56' 14"
http://www.cascinaselva.it

You can enter the races here:
http://www.rcracepro.at/index.php?id=18

I'd be glad to help organize entries, accommodation or anything, just drop me a PM

Would be great to have some drivers from the US!
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Old Apr 15, 2011, 03:03 PM
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Great video! Wish some of the guys that were from the Cz. Republic would have had the old CZ logos on the bikes, Jaroslav Falta (winner of the first American SuperCross in Los Angeles, California on a CZ 250 Falta Replica like the one I'm riding in my Logo on the left) would have approved!.......oh, I miss the good old days! lol.
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