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Old Jan 31, 2006, 02:45 AM
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Travis Pastrana vs Ricky Carmichael R/C Dirtbike

Is the Travis Pastrana R/C Dirtbike from Tyso basicaly the same as Radio Shacks Ricky Carmichael RC Honda? Is one better then the other?
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Old Jan 31, 2006, 02:50 AM
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Is the Travis Pastrana R/C Dirtbike from Tyso basicaly the same as Radio Shacks Ricky Carmichael RC Honda? Is one better then the other?
Night and day.... the Ricky is approx. 1/4.5 scale... and the Travis bike is maybe 1/7 scale... the ricky bike is based (frame wise) on the TT FM-1e so it's more of a hobby-grade bike... the Tyco is....well ... a tyco
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Old Jan 31, 2006, 08:35 AM
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Yeah akuras right the only similarities are theyve both got 2 wheels
the tyco is all plastic
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Old Jan 31, 2006, 05:37 PM
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Old Feb 25, 2006, 09:58 AM
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tyco bike

i got a couple of the large tyco crossers the other day to mess about with
and i cant believe how brilliant they are!!
its not as fast as a ricky but is pretty quick for a toy!
and handles ALOT better than my ricky bikes!
it turns really quick and leans over as far as my 1:5's!!
i done a 4 second wheelie earlier on the back 'wheelie bar' after i hit a raised manhole cover and then just pulled the back brake to bring it down and carried on going
also it is very stable when you go slow cus of the gyro, you can virtually come to a complete stop and it still stays upright,
its awesome fun! love it.
just bought another one to keep in my van incase i get board when im out somewhere lol

also it gave me some inspiration for something to replace the crash bars on 1:5 bikes as the side 'skid pads' dont dig in at all when running on rough ground it just skims so the bike is dead stable.
might make something similar for my fm-1e to try it out.

might also make a tyco sized crosser out of alloy plate and run proper electrics, just need to nick the bodywork, wheels and gyro off the tyco
shouldnt be too hard to do and would be ace with a faster motor
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Old Feb 25, 2006, 10:00 AM
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i got a couple of the large tyco crossers the other day to mess about with
and i cant believe how brilliant they are!!
its not as fast as a ricky but is pretty quick for a toy!
and handles ALOT better than my ricky bikes
it turns really quick and leans over as far as my 1:5's!!
i done a 4 second wheelie earlier on the back 'wheelie bar' after i hit a raised manhole cover and then just pulled the back brake to bring it down and carried on going
also it is very stable when you go slow cus of the gyro, you can virtually come to a complete stop and it still stays upright,
its awesome fun! love it.
just bought another one to keep in my van incase i get board when im out somewhere lol

also it gave me some inspiration for something to replace the crash bars on 1:5 bikes as the side 'skid pads' dont dig in at all when running on rough ground it just skims so the bike is dead stable.
might make something similar for my fm-1e to try it out.

might also make a tyco sized crosser out of alloy plate and run proper electrics, just need to nick the bodywork, wheels and gyro off the tyco
shouldnt be too hard to do and would be ace with a faster motor
post pics of your 'Crossers
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Old Feb 25, 2006, 10:08 AM
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i havent got any yet akura, when i get home ill put some up
heres one i just grabbed off ebay
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Old Feb 25, 2006, 10:10 AM
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dont confuse this with the mini tyco mcgrath bike its completely different and the mini only has front suspension, dont go too bad though considering
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Old Feb 25, 2006, 10:35 AM
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i got a couple of the large tyco crossers the other day to mess about with

just bought another one to keep in my van incase i get board when im out somewhere lol
I see a trip to buy more shelves in your future,especially now you're having to use a van to store them all

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Old Feb 25, 2006, 10:47 AM
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i havent got any yet akura, when i get home ill put some up
heres one i just grabbed off ebay
oh ok.. so it's the "bigger" version....


they don't run too bad.. I have a 1/10 scale on-road tyco bike and it actually runs really well considering the non-propo steering and the size... not fast but cool nonetheless... and considering that I paid $12USD at the local Supermarket for it,,, I think I did well

has anyone gotten one of those Tyco bikes with the big inflatable tires that allows the bike to bump into things? The Tyco Rebound Superbike

the rider has wheels in his knees... I think that's pretty cool

I saw them at my local supermarket for $25USD.... and they used to retail for $80+

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Old Feb 25, 2006, 11:52 AM
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I see a trip to buy more shelves in your future,especially now you're having to use a van to store them all

Allan
lol, i havent got enough space on my walls for any more shelves allan
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