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Old Feb 04, 2013, 12:21 AM
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Check the inserts, if they are too soft / old, it's like trying to run on a flat tyre which makes it hard to turn.
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Old Feb 04, 2013, 10:12 AM
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Check the inserts, if they are too soft / old, it's like trying to run on a flat tyre which makes it hard to turn.

That could be it. I have no inserts. I'll have to make some, or at least one for the front. I have some 1/8 scale car tire foams I can cut up.....
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Old Feb 18, 2013, 07:22 PM
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Rare sticker? Got the Yamaha nib but not with this sticker kit. Will put it together eventually ,maybe use this decal.
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Old Feb 19, 2013, 07:34 PM
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Rare sticker? Got the Yamaha nib but not with this sticker kit. Will put it together eventually ,maybe use this decal.
Where did you manage to buy the Yamaha NIB from ?? Been chasing one for ages!!!

I have both factory decal sheets, but no new bike to put them on.....
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Old Feb 19, 2013, 08:30 PM
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When ever I buy from some old collection I always ask seller do you have anything else bike related, and its payed off several times. Last year I got 3 Tt nitro Ducati s new in box, gpv 1 , gpv pro , just by emailing random hobby shops, they were forgoton left on shelf inventory discounted too. Yamaha is in back
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Old Feb 20, 2013, 02:46 AM
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But that kit will have the factory supplied decal also will it not?

And you also have the Japan only Marlboro decal sheet, so all bases are covered unless you want to build say an early Lucky Strike YZR (Rainey or Magee replica)????
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Old Feb 20, 2013, 09:56 PM
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They are out there , somewhere . Sitting nib just waiting for me . Lol
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Old Feb 23, 2013, 07:47 PM
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Yamaha YZR500

Since you have shown me yours RCMoto, here is a pic of my Yamaha's....not NIB, but nice all the same.....
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Old Feb 23, 2013, 08:02 PM
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Nice, you got 2 of them sweet. Nib isn't the best thing now I undecided what to do with my bikes . ( put them together or leave in box). One day I would like to display case them all assembled) let me ask you this , how do you keep plastics from yellowing? Is sun light that does it?
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Old Feb 23, 2013, 09:51 PM
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Yes, sunlight and general atmospheric exposure seems to cause yellowing, so best thing to do is paint all plastics, even surfaces that are to be white, paint them white and then clear coat.

In time, even paint will yellow to a degree, but stands up far far better. My original Suzuki (see attached pic) was assembled in 1989 and painted once, its battered but the white paint is still more white than yellow.....
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Old Feb 23, 2013, 10:31 PM
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Good shape for 89 build. I noticed a lot aluminum parts for these bikes, wondering if anyone has built a bike with all those parts? Weight alot but look nice displayed.
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Old Feb 23, 2013, 11:46 PM
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Hi Rcmoto,

it has 2 alloy wheels, alum. gearbox, GPM alloy gears,oil front & rear shocks,
steering shock, alum. single side arm, steel sprocket with adjustable clutch,
direct steering, Tekin G12 esc, AE XPTRS401ss receiver, Graupner Speed 300 motor.

Total weight - 1 lb 9 oz without battery

Kegresse
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Old Feb 24, 2013, 02:55 PM
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just imported a nib nsr 500 from hong kong ordered loads of parts from hot racing got a losi xcelorin 9400kv motor with a nosram shock 40 esc 40mhz micro hitec 5 channel rcvr not sure what batteries to go for yet
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Old Feb 24, 2013, 05:30 PM
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Next project will be an aluminum polished bike , nice set of bikes posted above! This bike is complete , rest in box that's the way I got it kinda started but unused
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Old Feb 25, 2013, 02:53 AM
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Hey guys... Nice bikes posted up there fella's...

Bikefan... Welcome to the joy of the Kyosho bike... But I do think yours will be short lived, 9400kv is a big chunk of motor to stick in one these little bikes... Ya gunna smash the thing to bits man... But it'll be heaps of fun while you do it...
I'm running a cheap hobbyking 18 turn brushless combo in my Honda HOR, and it's still way over powered, it will wheelstand at any speed...

As for the batteries I'm useing 2s 800mAh Lipo's they cost about $8.00 each and are good for about 30 minutes run time... They're tiny little batteries, so they fit in the bike real easy, you actually need to space them out a bit, or I just Velcro mine in place...

Hope some of that helps...
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