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Old Oct 08, 2008, 08:39 AM
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Silverlit 1/12 R/c Motorcycle

http://cgi.ebay.com/New-Silverlit-Du...em150301383986

I am sure you guys have seen this, looks like it is on sale somewhere in the world..
L8r....
Definately toy grade
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Old Oct 12, 2008, 03:15 PM
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Hi,

I have one in my hands and I can say that the bike looks rely nice. I tried it at home but the bike needs match more space than I have. I'm back tomorrow with a better report when I had the time to run it.
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Old Oct 13, 2008, 04:24 AM
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Is it belt drive?
Looks nice and has some cool features, but needs more steering input to get around an indoor track, and more colour schemes than just Ducati, you'd soon get bored just running around an empty gym or a car park by yourself and ten Ducatis on the same track would just get confusing.
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Old Oct 13, 2008, 11:50 AM
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So the steering is on the mild side? (or do you need to slow down) lol...
How would you guys rate the quality?
Is it the same price as their cars?
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Old Oct 13, 2008, 12:58 PM
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Hi,

Sorry for my bad english.
Yes Dez82 it is belt driven.

I have run this little bike 2 times now. And Im impressed of it. Yes the performance could have meen better. But it run much better than I thought.
The handling is like a Kyosho HOR. Maybe a little bit slower to change directions. The problem is to get out of a hairpin. You have to accelerate and steer at the opposite direction at the same time. Does not look good but it works.

The bike has 2 motors sitting like a pair with their axels in the same direction as the bike and runs in opposite directions. The 2 motors is connected to 1 gear that is in the center of the swingarm. The bike has a long swingarm made of plastic. (I think this is the weakest part of the bike). The bike do not have any bearings, just plastic.
I will upload some photos tomorrow (I cant find my USB connector).

The running time is nearly 10 mins.
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Old Oct 13, 2008, 01:22 PM
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The bike has 2 motors sitting like a pair with their axels in the same direction as the bike and runs in opposite directions. The 2 motors is connected to 1 gear that is in the center of the swingarm.
So do these two motors drive the rear wheel? I guess the spinning of the motors is what they show as the "original auto stable system" in the advertising?
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Old Oct 13, 2008, 01:34 PM
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Its correct. The maingear has it teethes on the sides. And sits in the middle of the swingarms front center. If you look from the front of the bike the right motor spins counterclockwise and the left spins clockwise.

I just manage to get inside the little thing (its is 17,5 cm long) and measured the back "damper". No it is not a oil damper, just a spring. It is approximately 18mm long and 7mm wide. Anyone nows a oil damper to fit?
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Old Oct 13, 2008, 05:03 PM
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Blaskarn we need pics!!
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Old Oct 29, 2008, 12:02 PM
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wow that's a trick looking bike. but too much $ for what it is.
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Old Oct 29, 2008, 03:52 PM
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VIDEOSS????????

i've only seen the video commercial on youtube.
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Old Oct 30, 2008, 04:03 PM
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I can try to make a video next week. I don't have any good place to drive right now. And the floor on my job is a little bit to polished. I'l be back.
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Old Oct 30, 2008, 05:23 PM
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silverlit

here is a video of the little bike

Silverlit 1:12 Ducati RC Super Bike (1 min 58 sec)
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Old Oct 31, 2008, 12:19 PM
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the "F1 style" video shot where they were onboard and behind his head was awesome.

The transmitter looks cheap though. I hope you can just add in a Spektrum micro (out of the case) and plant it in there so you can use a real transmitter. That's what we do for Mini-Z's.
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