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Old Aug 28, 2009, 05:29 PM
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If you wont a lift up to northhampton let me know Lee, i might take the Ricky up for a blast at the same time.
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Old Aug 28, 2009, 07:02 PM
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Well mine turned up today, quite a small box for such a large bike, looks well made, front forks a little sticky but rear shock nice with a kind of rebound damping, big nice fat chain looks tough, shame about the rider but for 224 I cant complain, let you know how it goes as soon as I rip out the radio so I can use my FF3 why does everything come with a steer wheel Tranny I have a loft full
Old Aug 28, 2009, 09:59 PM
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nearly ordered one today.. bit pissed it comes with pistol tranny i hate them!!
got a mini spektrum tx that i could fit tho so not too bothered.
looks soo much fun might just get one anyway
Old Aug 29, 2009, 03:45 AM
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hy steve, also I have a Anderson and is really funny, I I put riders to him of HPI for quad, likes I but, but the one of lexan is quite resistant. I mount zrun esc 60A and motor 9T, and works very well. giyro works perfectly and their materials are of good.
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Old Aug 29, 2009, 03:55 AM
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Worry not about the lexan rider, we have beaten our man to death and he's still in one piece, quite amazing!

Top Tips I learnt from doing the review in RRCi,
1) make sure your front axle is in front of the forks,
2)take all the weights out of your rear gyro flywheel,
3)give your forks a lick of diff grease, just a light coat not a ton.
4) top up the rear shock with 1000 weight diff oil
5) add another rear spring preload spacer, it's spot on now.
Old Aug 29, 2009, 04:36 AM
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Worry not about the lexan rider, we have beaten our man to death and he's still in one piece, quite amazing!

Top Tips I learnt from doing the review in RRCi,
1) make sure your front axle is in front of the forks,
2)take all the weights out of your rear gyro flywheel,
3)give your forks a lick of diff grease, just a light coat not a ton.
4) top up the rear shock with 1000 weight diff oil
5) add another rear spring preload spacer, it's spot on now.

Dez is this wrong then mine came wih the axle behind the forks was thinking of adding some grease but thought it would pick up the dirt, there must be some sort of one way valve in the rear shock as it damps stronger on the way back than on the way down, nice. I see they do a brushless 3800kv motor and esc in the instructions and as I wont be racing I will stick in maybe a 4000 or 5000kv motor and see how it goes, the days of brushed motors is long gone for me
Old Aug 29, 2009, 05:43 AM
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Yeah, your forks are in backwards, it works OK like this but the steering is slower by virtue of the extended trailing castor, despite the shorter wheel base.
Undo your axle bolts, remove the leg shileds, turn the fork bottoms around, refit your axle and leg shields, go try it again, you'll like it, and it give more clearance to the battery compartment on full bump too.


I gave the fork legs piston and O ring seal a lick of diff grease, they are fine, the leg shields do a great job of keepoing the legs clean.

As for brushless, yeah they have four motor combinations availkable as a hop up, from 3600Kv to 5900kv but my fav recomendation would be the 4900Kv motor, that'll be spot on, faster than stock but still with a reasonable run time on a 3200mAh 2S 7.4V LiPo..... dying to try one myself!
Old Aug 29, 2009, 05:47 AM
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and before anybody argues, check out real modern MX bikes and you'll find they are all infront of the axle,

Old Aug 29, 2009, 06:54 AM
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So all the fork legs can be taken apart then? my instructions shows that everything is glued together with cyno
Old Aug 29, 2009, 09:59 AM
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Unsrew the axle, remove the leg protector lexan shields and just flip the axle forward.

To strip the forks take the legs off the bottom of the forks, remove the cap from the fork tops and slide the whole lot out the top, simples.
Old Aug 29, 2009, 10:02 AM
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The fork O ring seal is captive in the lower fork cap, and that is glued on, the top unscrewed no problem, like this.

Old Aug 29, 2009, 10:04 AM
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You'll notice the spring spacer inside the spring to stop it getting bound up as it compresses, that's what you can hear clattering about inside, so don't worry about the noise it makes.
The Spring spacer is not heavy, just a piece of plastic to save weight.
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Old Aug 29, 2009, 11:51 AM
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anyone have a picture of this bike next to an ARX540? or next to a standard 1/5 scale superbike? i'm curious to see how it compares size-wise. thanks.
Old Aug 29, 2009, 12:58 PM
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Just found this:

M5 cross et ezrun 35A 4300kv (3 min 17 sec)


Looks pretty good running brushless.
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Old Aug 29, 2009, 01:28 PM
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anyone have a picture of this bike next to an ARX540? or next to a standard 1/5 scale superbike? .
Your wish is my command....

1/5th KP09e, 1/5th M5 Cross, 1/4th ARX540.



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