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Old Jan 07, 2009, 03:06 PM
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Thanks lalain, these bikes run so nice, and not bad speed on 7.4 volt this track is very slippery and bumpy but it goes round very well with the standard shocks. I have added some more lead to the riders head tonight, just got to sort out the radio now, I still want the leaning rider will I be able to get real radio in it and keep the leaning rider? also how does the rider come off the bike my 200mah lipo runs for 8mins and I get 198mah back in to it, having trouble finding a 300mah battery that will fit, anyone help??
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Old Jan 07, 2009, 08:30 PM
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Hello Nobita,

This motor is designed by a friend: Charles from Funrctoys, and now made in China, available there with the best price:
http://www.funrctoys.com/eShopWeb/pr...M1306_-_2000KV
For the Silverlit bike, Charles say we can have more power (not for beginner !) if changing:
- Magnets position NSNSNSNSNSNS by NNSSNNSSNN
- A little more big diameter wire.
If interested, say you come from Lalain and ask to speak to Charles
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Old Jan 07, 2009, 08:42 PM
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Steve, all is fixed with screws but some screws need you put the pilot on left or right to access easier.
My 300mA 2s lipo need a little work for adaptations; maybe can you find near you 240 to 280mA ?
Which rear tyre do you use on the videos ?
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Old Jan 07, 2009, 11:18 PM
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Steve, all is fixed with screws but some screws need you put the pilot on left or right to access easier.
My 300mA 2s lipo need a little work for adaptations; maybe can you find near you 240 to 280mA ?
Which rear tyre do you use on the videos ?
Just the stock rear tire, seems to work well can slide it out of corners
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Old Jan 08, 2009, 06:12 PM
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silverlit ducati's 49.99@the source!in Canada.

Hey,just saw the silverlit ducati on sale @the source in Canada for $ 49.99.$70.00 off get one, they are going fast.
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Old Jan 08, 2009, 06:23 PM
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help!!!!!

can you guys please tell me where you are getting the motors and batteries from? can you tell me exactly what I need to buy and where to get them from? No one in The Toronto area knows ANYTHING about these bikes and are quite unwilling to help me locate the mod parts you are all talking about.
many thanks,Shane
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Old Jan 08, 2009, 06:45 PM
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Hey,just saw the silverlit ducati on sale @the source in Canada for $ 49.99.$70.00 off get one, they are going fast.
Is there a link?
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Old Jan 08, 2009, 07:16 PM
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Well, I too have one of these little bikes, but I was not amazed by the stock battery performance, so I bought new electronics. Unfortunately, I am not as good at creative modification as you guys and I think I have pretty much screwed mine up.

I attempted to install a Losi Excelleron brushless motor and ESC for a 1:35 micro truck along with a tiny servo and a Futaba FASST receiver. I actually managed to make them fit by removing some of the plastic from the bike frame, but I could not find a way to keep the little cylinder motor in place. My other obstacle was the LiPo battery. The smallest one I could locate around here was just too big. If I can get the motor to stay in place and find a smaller battery, I might be able to salvage this project. However, right now it looks like I will have to buy another Silverlit motorcycle and try again.

Oh well, I wanted another one anyway.
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Old Jan 08, 2009, 08:26 PM
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Is there a link?
I think this is it;
http://www.thesource.ca/estore/Produ...roduct=6018721

But I don't think they ship to the US.
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Old Jan 08, 2009, 09:58 PM
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They look better than I thought they would. I grabbed one today when I saw this. $49 plus tax ($57 total). Not a bad deal at all. I'm surprised we have them here in Canada and that Radio Shack in the US doesn't.
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Old Jan 09, 2009, 09:24 AM
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I had another video on YouTube.

RC Bike 1:12 Kawasaki & Ducati IV (1 min 23 sec)


Thank you.
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Old Jan 09, 2009, 11:25 PM
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They look better than I thought they would. I grabbed one today when I saw this. $49 plus tax ($57 total). Not a bad deal at all. I'm surprised we have them here in Canada and that Radio Shack in the US doesn't.
When I went to the Source's website, they said they are actually affiliated with Circuit City.... "The Source by Circuit City"

not Radio Shack...


either way... neither has the bike here in the US


interesting...

I ended up getting one from Hobbytron... it was $69.95 and they are located in California....
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Old Jan 10, 2009, 12:55 AM
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The Source bought our Radio Shack's here in Canada. They still carry most of the same stuff though that's why I suggested it. Only the name changed here in Canada, nothing else in the store really changed. I'm not sure what's going to happen to our stores here since Circuit City looks like it has/is closing in the US.


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When I went to the Source's website, they said they are actually affiliated with Circuit City.... "The Source by Circuit City"

not Radio Shack...


either way... neither has the bike here in the US


interesting...

I ended up getting one from Hobbytron... it was $69.95 and they are located in California....
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Old Jan 10, 2009, 04:14 AM
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I ended up getting one from Hobbytron... it was $69.95 and they are located in California....

What you think of the little bike AKura2 ? they are great fun, you wont believe how stable they are.
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Old Jan 10, 2009, 04:18 PM
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I just picked on up at The Source. Had 1:5th scale Nikko, but I decided it was too big for my space so took it back before opening. This little bike is hard to control in a small space, need some room to get it started - have no idea how the one in the video on a small tile floor was so well controlled? Obviously I have a look to learn about bikes.
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