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Old Aug 05, 2004, 03:09 PM
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RC dirtbikes: DO THEY EXIST?

Could anybody and everybody PLEASE tell me if there is any such thing as an RC dirtbike? Ya know, something that can go off road?
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Old Aug 05, 2004, 03:11 PM
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The Ricky Charmichael bike for one.
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Old Aug 05, 2004, 03:16 PM
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How about:
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Old Aug 06, 2004, 06:58 AM
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Awesome

Cool, Where Can I Get One???????????how Much?????????????, (I want an electric one)
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Old Aug 06, 2004, 08:36 AM
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Cool, Where Can I Get One???????????how Much?????????????, (I want an electric one)
You can't,.. it's a custom one-off.. And if it ever went up for sale, you'd be at the end of a que of eveyone else that's seen that bike before you..!

If only it was in production,... Mmmmm...!!!

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Old Aug 06, 2004, 11:16 AM
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Look here:

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=187142

Not nearly as cool as the one grymg posted, but you can actually get one. (I have three now...)
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Old Aug 06, 2004, 04:32 PM
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I'm sure several of us are tracking one on ebay right now. I had a friend come into the LHS where I work on saturdays to show me one that had a nitro in it. I was sold on that alone. If i can get one i will do a conversion, if not I'll build one from scratch.It raises the bar on R/C bikes...ahhh....Dakar...

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Old Aug 06, 2004, 04:56 PM
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Yeah, I hear that CNR is about to unveil their Nitro converision kit soon.

I just picked up a "broken" bike for $43 including shipping - said the "rear gear was broken." The only problem with it was the rear shock is snapped in two - the rest of the bike looks pristine! Much better than the remanufactured one I paid $65 + shipping for that was in "good" condition...

I got a CNC micro mill a few months back and am sloooooowly working on making a few hop-ups for mine. I'd like to get one of them converted over to Nitro and eventually scratch build one. I'll need a lathe too before I can make an entire bike though.

Did the nitro one you saw still have the plastic swing arm in the rear? How about the front and rear plastic wheels? That rear wheel is going to take some work to replace and keep a gyro back there... I know of at least one person who was having problems with the gyro gear melting when running a brushless setup. I would think Nitro would be worse.

I've got too many ideas about what the do with the bike, but not enough time to work on it...

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Old Aug 06, 2004, 07:03 PM
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he made an aluminium swingarm, but the wheels were the same. It was in pieces when i saw it, having been in his closet for awhile, but he has promised to get it up and running again.

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Old Aug 07, 2004, 03:31 AM
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You can try something like this, I'm told that its a gyro. Anyhoo, here it is!

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Old Aug 07, 2004, 06:14 PM
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yea that's identical to the one i saw on the dirt bike...
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Old Aug 07, 2004, 10:31 PM
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Katana2665, I thought you said it was the stock plastic rear wheel.

I wonder how that thing holds up to dirt, rocks, grass, and all the other crap that could get in there running off road. It also wouldn't spin nearly as fast as the stock gyro. I don't know the gearing on that thing, but keeps spinning for over a minute after stopping the bike sometimes...
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Old Aug 08, 2004, 05:54 AM
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I'll let you know all that when i see it run, and yes it was the stock plastic wheel, he does like to tinker...I'll see if I can get a picture of it.
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Old Aug 09, 2004, 10:07 AM
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hello

the ricky carmichael is great and fun to drive.
maybe you can still find one in some radioshack.
I got mine in a small shop that was a restaurant, toy store, souvenir store and radioshack


tom4, did I mention it was in the middle of nowhere
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Old Aug 09, 2004, 11:59 AM
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1/6 dirt bike

kyosho/graupner made a dirt bike also electric and nitro i have 2 electric and one nitro working on getting a camera to show off my cllection !!!!!!!!!
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