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Old May 08, 2004, 07:19 AM
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Nitro Dirt Bike...Do they exist????

New to the Motorcycle's (R/C that is)...but have never seen a Nitro Dirt Bikes....are there any out there....any links or know-abouts? Is it even worth the thought...


Thanks,
Mike G.
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Old May 08, 2004, 07:54 AM
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If you go to www.crazynutracing.com you will see that a Nitro Dirtbike is in the works but thats about all you will see is a picture! The only other thing I've heard of is some of the guys here talking about converting the Ricky Carmichael (spelling?) bike to nitro, but thats about it. Sorry not much help, just wanted to share what I know.
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Old May 08, 2004, 08:53 AM
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You mean like this one..!?

It's owned by a guy that used to post on Yahoo Motorcycle Groups a while ago...

shaun
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Old May 08, 2004, 12:00 PM
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The only true dirtbikes I've ever seen were either completely homemade, or modded electric bikes. The problem with dirtbikes is that they need some type of gyro system to stay up. r/c road bikes can depend on the centrifical force from the spinning wheels and good traction from the tires to stay up, but obviously dirtbikes will be in the air and in areas of poor traction a lot. So far, no company that I know of has taken the time/expense to develop a hobby grade nitro dritbike.

Tom mentioned the Ricky Carmichael bike. It has a large gyro in the rear wheel. It actually performs pretty good and is a blast to run, but kinda slow in stock trim. It could be modified to nitro, I'm sure, but that would be a job!
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Old May 08, 2004, 05:33 PM
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Hi Guys:

A few years back Graupner marketed an electric Yamaha YZ250 Moto Cross. There's a few pics on rcbike.com

Go to:

http://www.rcbike.com/

Click on the 'Dirt Bikes' global navigation button.

Hope this helps

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Kevin@rcbike.com
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Old May 08, 2004, 10:04 PM
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Forgot that one Kevin. I have seen the nitro version of it on e-bay recently. I didn't win it.
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Old May 09, 2004, 01:05 AM
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After I posted I realized my post was referring to an electric bike . Steve, thanks for saving my bacon on this and pointing out that there was a nitro version

I think we all want a nitro dirt bike.

kevin@rcbike.com
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Old May 10, 2004, 03:23 PM
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Thanks for the links all:

Scaulfi.....those pics are what I am looking for....awsome set-up....

Someday one will be perfected.

Regards,
Mike G.
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Old May 10, 2004, 04:36 PM
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Thanks for the links all:

Scaulfi.....those pics are what I am looking for....awsome set-up....

Someday one will be perfected.

Regards,
Mike G.
What is really cool about that bike is the mini-differential it uses to change the longitudonal roatation of the engine crank to transverse for the sprockets!
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Old May 11, 2004, 06:58 AM
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What is really cool about that bike is the mini-differential it uses to change the longitudonal roatation of the engine crank to transverse for the sprockets!
Steve,... here's the other pics of the bike's transmission,.. It's the best part of the bike..! Very nice, compact peice of engineering, all it needs now is the chain and sprocket...!

BTW,... 5 day's to GO...!!!!!!!!!! lol

shaun
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Old May 11, 2004, 10:38 AM
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Steve,... here's the other pics of the bike's transmission,.. It's the best part of the bike..! Very nice, compact peice of engineering, all it needs now is the chain and sprocket...!

BTW,... 5 day's to GO...!!!!!!!!!! lol

shaun
That's the pics I was talking about. Neat little setup, huh?

Tonight I'm packing up the bikes and all the gear for the flight to Vegas Thursday morning. I hope I can get out on the track Thurs afternoon for some practice laps! I'm really looking forward to it! Then next week I'm taking the CBR up to the mountians for some full scale sporty bike riding with a pretty fast group of guys.

Two weekends in a row of motorcycles. I owe the wife big-time!

STeve B in NC
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Old May 16, 2004, 08:16 PM
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ive been looking for a r/c dirt bike for so long... but any way, is he going to run it with out a header, beacuse it doesnt really look like there is enoght romm, or am i wrong, which i probly am.
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Old May 17, 2004, 05:06 AM
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Banshee Dude,... if i remember right, the guy who owns it said he stopped building it cause of other interests and hobbies and that some parts were to be sorced to get it finished...! That's all i know..!
A manifold with a right angle turn right at the manifold mount would fit in it..!

The quad in your Avatar would be something to make RC,... or get a T-Maxx truck, customize the chassis and rear axle with a chain drive setup, and somehow get a quad body for it and a 1/4th scale rider,.. that would be cool..!!!!

shaun
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Old May 17, 2004, 05:40 AM
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The quad in your Avatar would be something to make RC,... or get a T-Maxx truck, customize the chassis and rear axle with a chain drive setup, and somehow get a quad body for it and a 1/4th scale rider,.. that would be cool..!!!!

shaun
Kyosho used to make one but is discontinud. Is was a reaaly nice bike with real chain and live axle and biggy front.
Kyosho Quad ATV
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Old May 17, 2004, 06:24 AM
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A friend of mine that works at a LHS gave me a Kyosko catalog that has it in it and the 1/8 scale bikes etc...! I don't think it would be all that hard to whip one up,.. i've got enough stuff from 1/10 cars and other parts from the bikes to do it, just need the make a body..!

shaun
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