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Nov 21, 2018, 05:06 PM
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Nitro bikes


Hi guys,
Anyone still running nitro bikes?
Ive just dug out my tt nitro's ready to give them a run again,
Been using my electric bikes a fair bit lately and its given me the urge to make some noise 😁

I modified an old exhaust at work to try and make it look abit more scale,
Its got 'restrictors' down the exhaust exits to keep the pressure.
Gonna do a proper one tomorrow, maybe move the exits abit closer together,
Will be running it the weekend so will get pics and videos👍🏼
Mark
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Nov 23, 2018, 01:44 PM
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Yeah, I dusted off my Nuova Faor SF501 (first series sold, pre-production run) last summer…

Had a blast doing so despite lots of small tech probs.

Nuova Faor SF501 Nitro First run after 15 years (3 min 34 sec)
Nov 27, 2018, 05:03 PM
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Nice you running without side bars?

I was hoping to get mine out last weekend but was too busy so fingers crossed for this weekend 👍🏼
Nov 27, 2018, 05:23 PM
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Not normally… I was not aware that the right side was missing, I only found out after the video finished...
I couldn't really figure out what was wrong when riding because it wiped out a number of times when cornering right, and I blamed it on that the tires maybe got hardened on that side (that it had been in the sun on that side or something).

Because the bike had been out of my posession for a few years, and I have no idea how it was stored…


All in all, it was not half bad, and pleasantly surprised how well the front ("modified Original") was absorbing bumps.
Nov 28, 2018, 05:10 PM
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Originally Posted by Brutus1967
Yeah, I dusted off my Nuova Faor SF501 (first series sold, pre-production run) last summer…

Had a blast doing so despite lots of small tech probs.
Nice big space you have to run your nitro bike. It's a long time since my son and I have run our bikes, he's 32 now and lost interest years ago.
Nov 29, 2018, 08:32 AM
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Originally Posted by Ghibly
Nice big space you have to run your nitro bike.
this is only the small space... just 200 yards down the road, there's a driving shool with a slab of asphalt as smooth as a pool table (no drainage wells) and the size of a football field.
Downside is, it is littered with traffic cones and I can only use it sunday afternoon/evenings.

I'll try and get a vid from there next spring
Dec 09, 2018, 04:57 PM
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Ran two tanks through the ttn today and it didnt miss a beat!
Brakes need tweeking abit but overall i was really happy with it.
Nice to smell them fumes again 😂

RC bike day (2 min 11 sec)
Dec 10, 2018, 09:57 AM
The great Brutifier
Cool vid... and by the looks of it you've got them wheelies quite mastered! Kudos!
Dec 12, 2018, 03:09 AM
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Thanks,
Im ok with the offroaders, not so good with onroad ones 😄

Mark
Dec 12, 2018, 03:13 AM
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got a new rc motorbike enthusiast in our group now
I sold him a 1/10th bsr and hes loving it,
Gave him a go with most of my bikes including the nitro the other day and building him up a modded fm-1e to get into the 1/5th scales,
Thats four of us now with bikes 👍🏼
Yesterday, 03:17 AM
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Hopefully out with bikes again today
Nearly finished a 2nd nitro so wil lend that to one of my mates and get some racing going
Yesterday, 11:43 AM
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Few pics of the Ducati the elf stole 😄
Yesterday, 05:22 PM
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Nicely done Mark.
Yesterday, 07:33 PM
The great Brutifier
Cool... but you're a warrior for riding in this cold season… I really won't go out this time of year….
Nothing but wet asphalt, fallen leaves, slippery Surfaces... No fun IMHO....


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