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Old Jan 20, 2013, 07:32 PM
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Chris,

What wire do you use to make the crashbars?

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Old Jan 20, 2013, 11:09 PM
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What wire do you use to make the crashbars?

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Hey David I use piano wire. Not quite sure of the size. I think its the next size down from 1/8 inch. Nylon rod is probably the best stuff to use if running on grass. I think guys use 6mm stuff.
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Old Jan 21, 2013, 02:54 AM
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What's a micro drive?

Aside from that, I got my fork o-ring spares along with my 13t pinion today! I'll fit that tomorrow and go for a squirt.
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Old Jan 21, 2013, 04:22 AM
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What's a micro drive?

Aside from that, I got my fork o-ring spares along with my 13t pinion today! I'll fit that tomorrow and go for a squirt.
Cool Alan, that'll give it some top end on the field. The micro drive is Allevens chain and sprockets. They are more scale size hence the name. Speaking of scale size and sqirts I took the big bike out for a very quick one this arvy, time for a go pro. Trying to keep my hat camera on and trying to see was fun lol. Sorry about the view lol.
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Old Jan 21, 2013, 07:45 AM
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What's a micro drive?

Aside from that, I got my fork o-ring spares along with my 13t pinion today! I'll fit that tomorrow and go for a squirt.
Alan,

As Chris said, the Microdrive chain is smaller and more efficient. It smooth out the drive train thus reducing the mechanical looses.

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Cool Alan, that'll give it some top end on the field. The micro drive is Allevens chain and sprockets. They are more scale size hence the name. Speaking of scale size and sqirts I took the big bike out for a very quick one this arvy, time for a go pro. Trying to keep my hat camera on and trying to see was fun lol. Sorry about the view lol.
http://youtu.be/IJ_n0lrSkjA
Nice short clip Chris. That must feel great!

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Old Jan 21, 2013, 03:25 PM
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Alan,

As Chris said, the Microdrive chain is smaller and more efficient. It smooth out the drive train thus reducing the mechanical looses.

David
Sweet, anyone know if its available in Australia? If not, can someone let me know where I can order it online pretty please???

@Chris (Aussie Chris) is that a KTM mate? I remember back in about 99' I had a Honda CR125 (I was only 65kg then) and my mate had a KTM 360 and I asked for a squirt on it. It felt like an un-tamed Bronco trying its best to buck me off! Every gear the thing was trying to put the front wheel through my face!!! I didn't ride that bike again after that, and my mate was slightly mental and watching him race against B grade riders on CR500's, he was always flogging them without a doubt, though always being asked and pushed towards racing formally he was never interested. He would have gone pro in a flash but didn't care for the racing, he just liked going hard and fast!!

I've also ridden a KTM superduke 1000 2009 model and man I love that bike, this year when I'm finally off my P's (I only got my license legally 2 years ago, before that I just ride without one very cautiously but didn't actually own a bike till I got my L's) the superduke is high on my list of bikes I'd like to get. At the moment I ride a VTR 250, it's small but fun and due to my bad back and knees, I struggle with bigger bikes so my first choice when off my P's is a Harley Davidson Custom 883c for its lower centre of gravity and upright riding position. Hers a vid with my GoPro of a small ride I recorded when living in Canberra 2 years ago.

Heres the vid, and another of my mate Paul and I on my little Suzuki LT80 that he edited up for a bit of a laugh at ourselves!!! I scored the bike from the previous owner of the house we bought last year as he just didnt have the room to take it with him where they had bought. It needed a couple of hours work and about $300 later it is good to go!

The quadcopter in the second video is mine, and was flown by me on the day.

VTR 250 ride:
Casual ride to work (8 min 25 sec)


And the pisstake video:
Blokes with Quads! (2 min 16 sec)
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Nice short clip Chris. That must feel great!

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Got the blood pumping lol .
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Sweet, anyone know if its available in Australia? If not, can someone let me know where I can order it online pretty please???
Not as far as I know Alan. Two wheeled hobbies sell them and you can find them on e bay.
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Sweet, anyone know if its available in Australia? If not, can someone let me know where I can order it online pretty please???

@Chris (Aussie Chris) is that a KTM mate? I remember back in about 99' I had a Honda CR125 (I was only 65kg then) and my mate had a KTM 360 and I asked for a squirt on it. It felt like an un-tamed Bronco trying its best to buck me off! Every gear the thing was trying to put the front wheel through my face!!! I didn't ride that bike again after that, and my mate was slightly mental and watching him race against B grade riders on CR500's, he was always flogging them without a doubt, though always being asked and pushed towards racing formally he was never interested. He would have gone pro in a flash but didn't care for the racing, he just liked going hard and fast!!

I've also ridden a KTM superduke 1000 2009 model and man I love that bike, this year when I'm finally off my P's (I only got my license legally 2 years ago, before that I just ride without one very cautiously but didn't actually own a bike till I got my L's) the superduke is high on my list of bikes I'd like to get. At the moment I ride a VTR 250, it's small but fun and due to my bad back and knees, I struggle with bigger bikes so my first choice when off my P's is a Harley Davidson Custom 883c for its lower centre of gravity and upright riding position. Hers a vid with my GoPro of a small ride I recorded when living in Canberra 2 years ago.

Heres the vid, and another of my mate Paul and I on my little Suzuki LT80 that he edited up for a bit of a laugh at ourselves!!! I scored the bike from the previous owner of the house we bought last year as he just didnt have the room to take it with him where they had bought. It needed a couple of hours work and about $300 later it is good to go!

The quadcopter in the second video is mine, and was flown by me on the day.

VTR 250 ride:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9JDRp8yPVfo

And the pisstake video:
https://vimeo.com/50954071
Lol at the quad video. Yes Alan it's a KTM250SX. I'm old school and just love the sound smell and zing of the 2 stroke. This one has a FMF gnarly pipe which is advertised to give tractor like bottom end and mid range and works a treat. You don't have to rev it hard or clutch it much and it pulls very well. I have another one in bits that I was doing up and it had a Pro Circuit pipe and they couldn't be more different. I only weigh 70kg so it has plenty for me. Tell me about the knees mate I have one that only bends 45 degrees. I've made up another footpeg in front of the shifter I use when seated and shift with the back of my heel. When standing everything is normal. I raced up until mid 09 when I had an injury so bad I couldn't race again really .
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That's no good about the injury mate, I sold my CR125 after a crash had me nearly paralysed over a big tabletop. I was super lucky that day.

On a nicer note, I can't get my 13t pinion to run freely, I think it might be binding with the frame that is on each side of the motor shaft. Anyone else have that problem and did you just dremel it down to fit??
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That's no good about the injury mate, I sold my CR125 after a crash had me nearly paralysed over a big tabletop. I was super lucky that day.

On a nicer note, I can't get my 13t pinion to run freely, I think it might be binding with the frame that is on each side of the motor shaft. Anyone else have that problem and did you just dremel it down to fit??
Yes mate just dremel a bit off each side of the motor plate for a bit of clearance it is probably the grub screw hitting.
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Cool Alan, that'll give it some top end on the field. The micro drive is Allevens chain and sprockets. They are more scale size hence the name. Speaking of scale size and sqirts I took the big bike out for a very quick one this arvy, time for a go pro. Trying to keep my hat camera on and trying to see was fun lol. Sorry about the view lol.
http://youtu.be/IJ_n0lrSkjA
mate, now that's a real bike gotta love the 2 stroke it is like music to the ears.
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Sweet, anyone know if its available in Australia? If not, can someone let me know where I can order it online pretty please???

@Chris (Aussie Chris) is that a KTM mate? I remember back in about 99' I had a Honda CR125 (I was only 65kg then) and my mate had a KTM 360 and I asked for a squirt on it. It felt like an un-tamed Bronco trying its best to buck me off! Every gear the thing was trying to put the front wheel through my face!!! I didn't ride that bike again after that, and my mate was slightly mental and watching him race against B grade riders on CR500's, he was always flogging them without a doubt, though always being asked and pushed towards racing formally he was never interested. He would have gone pro in a flash but didn't care for the racing, he just liked going hard and fast!!

I've also ridden a KTM superduke 1000 2009 model and man I love that bike, this year when I'm finally off my P's (I only got my license legally 2 years ago, before that I just ride without one very cautiously but didn't actually own a bike till I got my L's) the superduke is high on my list of bikes I'd like to get. At the moment I ride a VTR 250, it's small but fun and due to my bad back and knees, I struggle with bigger bikes so my first choice when off my P's is a Harley Davidson Custom 883c for its lower centre of gravity and upright riding position. Hers a vid with my GoPro of a small ride I recorded when living in Canberra 2 years ago.

Heres the vid, and another of my mate Paul and I on my little Suzuki LT80 that he edited up for a bit of a laugh at ourselves!!! I scored the bike from the previous owner of the house we bought last year as he just didnt have the room to take it with him where they had bought. It needed a couple of hours work and about $300 later it is good to go!

The quadcopter in the second video is mine, and was flown by me on the day.

VTR 250 ride:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9JDRp8yPVfo

And the pisstake video:
https://vimeo.com/50954071
Cool vids mate, i like your quadcopter you will definitely have to come for a bash & bring that & get some footage from the air
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