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Posted by chktm | Feb 12, 2017 @ 07:56 PM | 1,084 Views
I got some on board pictures from the 2016 season of racing, unfortunately helmet cams have been banned in Australia this year so no more pics this...Continue Reading
Posted by chktm | Feb 12, 2017 @ 07:37 PM | 1,091 Views
Late in 2015 I decided I'd like to return to motocross racing having not raced since mid 09 after a bad accident from which I almost lost my left leg. I never fully recovered having only around 50 to 60 degrees of movement from my knee. I fit extra foot pegs forward on the left of my bikes to use while seated and shift with the back of my heel and then move my foot to the normal peg while standing. My first couple of races were hard and I crashed a few times while trying to sort out my limits and my new kx250f. I couldn't get a good feel for the front end like my YZ but have since made some progress in 2016 and am enjoying that bike. The year ended up going well, I enjoyed lots of racing and finished every race. The club had many interclub trophy meetings with another five clubs locally adding numbers and making for some good meetings. I never won any but ended up with a few seconds and thirds throughout the year and surprisingly through consistency ended up winning the club championship. My main goal was just to finish the races and have a good time so this was quite an unexpected bonus....Continue Reading
Posted by chktm | Feb 09, 2017 @ 06:28 PM | 1,114 Views
Been a while since I posted anything but over the last year locally an old 1/10th track has been resurrected to run some stadium truck racing on a fun basis once a month on a Saturday night. Initially I used my old faithful factory team rc10gt truck and had a few runs with my t4.1 ft. Just recently I've resurrected my old Mugen mst1 truck. This model truck has been great to me since 2001 allowing me to be outlaw national champion till 04 when it became a sanctioned class. I won 04 then missed 05 when the titles went to the other side of the country then won again in 06 in Sydney. I also was quite lucky to take the 1/8th national buggy title on the same day with my Hong Nor X1 buggy which I've recently built up a new model of. Picture under showing my other national title winning trophy from the 96 2wd modified class. Having run the mst1 at the last few nights racing I'm really happy with it, great handling truck....Continue Reading
Posted by chktm | Jan 04, 2016 @ 05:24 PM | 2,287 Views
Made the trip out to Biloela an hour away for my first practice on their track that's been open for a while now I just haven't been able to make it until now. I enjoyed the track and had a fun morning.
First practice at Biloela track (2 min 42 sec)

Posted by chktm | Dec 22, 2015 @ 04:16 AM | 3,059 Views
A couple of recent vids from the first practice at the track with the YZ, loving this bike, so much fun and so nice to ride.
YZ track jump (0 min 24 sec)

YZ 2 stroke on board gladstone track (2 min 56 sec)
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Posted by chktm | Dec 10, 2015 @ 12:00 AM | 2,458 Views
Here's a little run down on my BZ and my story. It's been 8 years since I retired from 1/8th nitro buggy racing and being a little bored and with advent of brushless and lipo technology after seeing and driving my friends BZ decided to buy one to take to the local tracks to have some cheap fun club racing. Having previously raced electric 1/10th back in the 90s I was also interested to see how things had changed. My local tracks are usually a little slippery and bumpy so I initially went with 30wt Losi oil all round in the shocks, this worked quite well getting grip and handling the bumps but I felt I couldn't push the car hard when needed. Since switching to 35wt for the last few meets it has been a good compromise between stability, grip and bump handling ability. I'm running 15mm preload on the std front springs with a little droop reduced and 10mm preload on the rears. The track has been getting more unpredictable lately with blown out jump faces and other sections and the buggy has been ploughing on relentlessly. I went with 5k 7k and 3k diff oils front to rear and re shimmed them to remove binding and greased the main gears with a lithium grease. I didn't strip the whole car down but went over all the screws ( some screw heads can be miss formed ) and tightened any that needed it. I'd heard the body can be fragile and crack so to prevent any dramas I used some transparent duct tape on the inside which works brilliantly at helping keep lexan together, my friend...Continue Reading
Posted by chktm | Nov 21, 2015 @ 04:34 PM | 3,154 Views
Added another bike to the collection the other day, just gotta get a nice FMF pipe for it now.
Posted by chktm | Aug 26, 2015 @ 11:24 PM | 2,572 Views
Here's a few more videos of a few different things I enjoy from the mx bike to the little bikes and also some Scorpion buggy video.
New jumps practice lap at Gladstone MX track (2 min 28 sec)

RC4 RCMX fun at Rocky RC track (5 min 58 sec)
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Posted by chktm | Feb 22, 2015 @ 03:17 AM | 4,773 Views
My RC4 bike knows it's way around the track, a few recent vids of this bike in action.
Ricky Carmichael close up track action (3 min 55 sec)

RC4 RCMX clean track run (6 min 36 sec)
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Posted by chktm | Feb 20, 2015 @ 05:08 AM | 5,281 Views
A few recent videos of the Scorpion on the track.
Kyosho Scorpion 2014 track action (6 min 9 sec)

Kyosho Scorpion 2014 jumps with a 9.5t (2 min 23 sec)
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Posted by chktm | Feb 20, 2015 @ 04:57 AM | 5,110 Views
A few pics of my new Scorpion.
Posted by chktm | Dec 22, 2014 @ 05:44 PM | 3,930 Views
Just a little test video as I've been having dramas doing video and uploading. This has as issue I see in the slow mo at the start, no it's not an effect but it is kind of cool.
KTM No 5 shortened track fun (1 min 30 sec)

Posted by chktm | Dec 07, 2014 @ 04:41 PM | 3,564 Views
My first foray into RC cars was when I was 12 and it was the Kyosho Scorpion. Recently I'd seen Kyosho had re released this buggy. My interest grew and I had to get one for nostalgic reasons and because I think they look very nice. Here's a few pics and a little vid of the first run with the buggy. No bigger double jumped yet, I still haven't got the correct motor I wanted for it yet.
New Kyosho 2014 Scorpion first run (3 min 59 sec)
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