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Old Jan 02, 2013, 07:29 PM
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Hey its 2013 and trying to get off my lazy arse and get some motivation going. I was able to update the big bore shock treatment just as you wrote it Chris. Thanks. http://www.rcdirtbikeaction.com/303/...-vmx450-mm450/

While Im here, Chris, do you mind if I put up your steps for the front brake?
Not at all John. The more places people can find help the better.
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Old Jan 06, 2013, 12:31 PM
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I found a nice stiff spring for the Ofna Big Bore i am using.The associated springs fit perfect.I was using the orange,but it was still too soft.Now i have this Bronze spring,78mm long with a rate of 5.9. part # asc89341
http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...2&I=LXVKJ8&P=K

I also have the silver 89mm 5.10 rate part # asc89340
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Old Jan 07, 2013, 12:38 AM
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I found a nice stiff spring for the Ofna Big Bore i am using.The associated springs fit perfect.I was using the orange,but it was still too soft.Now i have this Bronze spring,78mm long with a rate of 5.9. part # asc89341
http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...2&I=LXVKJ8&P=K

I also have the silver 89mm 5.10 rate part # asc89340
Guru, have you tried the std spring with your shock? I find the spring works just perfectly once the shock is set up correctly.
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Old Jan 07, 2013, 03:20 AM
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Yeah i tried that spring Chris.I found it to be too short,and too soft.
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Yeah i tried that spring Chris.I found it to be too short,and too soft.
Fair enough.
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Service and parts support

In my 25 years of buying radio control vehicles one of the first things I consider is the parts and service support. If you do not have these two things you have a shelf model very quickly! When I first bought my Atomik MM450 I was concerned having never done business with the company before. However, I did have a couple of issues with my bike. The e-gyro was extremely out of balance and my radio system failed. These two things are very understandable and getting every single bike perfect from the factory is impossible especially for a rtr price of under $500. So I contacted Jason Konaval at Atomik , and sent him a video of the failures. He was prompt to reply and promised to send replacements asap! He was very friendly and asked for my address and said "We have got your back!" One day later I received a confirmation email showing the shipment of a new transmitter/receiver and a new flywheel! Now that's service guys! At least we can rest assured they do have our back and will support this great bike! I'm extremely happy with mine and will be even happier when I get my Husaberg graphics finished on the new teambluegroove ktm inspired body! :-). Check them out on eBay they are quality products from Canada! -Wise
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That's great to know.

The e-gyro of my bike does produce vibrations but the real question is: How much is ok? Can we have a way to tell if they are way too much?

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Old Jan 08, 2013, 06:59 PM
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That's great to know.

The e-gyro of my bike does produce vibrations but the real question is: How much is ok? Can we have a way to tell if they are way too much?

David
David, some vibration is normal. If the whole bike starts making noise from vibration that's excessive. I saw Wises flywheel and heard his gyro and I haven't see or heard anything that came close to that bad. TJ had one that wasn't great but still nothing like the one Wise had.
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In my 25 years of buying radio control vehicles one of the first things I consider is the parts and service support. If you do not have these two things you have a shelf model very quickly! When I first bought my Atomik MM450 I was concerned having never done business with the company before. However, I did have a couple of issues with my bike. The e-gyro was extremely out of balance and my radio system failed. These two things are very understandable and getting every single bike perfect from the factory is impossible especially for a rtr price of under $500. So I contacted Jason Konaval at Atomik , and sent him a video of the failures. He was prompt to reply and promised to send replacements asap! He was very friendly and asked for my address and said "We have got your back!" One day later I received a confirmation email showing the shipment of a new transmitter/receiver and a new flywheel! Now that's service guys! At least we can rest assured they do have our back and will support this great bike! I'm extremely happy with mine and will be even happier when I get my Husaberg graphics finished on the new teambluegroove ktm inspired body! :-). Check them out on eBay they are quality products from Canada! -Wise
That's great to hear Wise.
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Is there a Venom customer rep active in the forums?

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Is there a Venom customer rep active in the forums?

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Very occasionally David.
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I just like to give credit where credit is due. :-)
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Very occasionally David.
Has Chris moved on then I thought he would still be active on the forum as it really is his baby.
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Has Chris moved on then I thought he would still be active on the forum as it really is his baby.
Chris is still active on the forum and this bike is very much his baby however he no longer works for venom/Atomik unfortunately for us.
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yep just had a search and it looks to me venom didn't give the VMX the development support Chris knew it deserved all these people racing cars and trucks really don't know what they are missing.
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