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Old 10-12-2003, 05:06 AM
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I've only just found out about RC bikes. I love the 1:5 bikes in electric or IC but are very expensive.

The Kyosho 1:8 bike looks superb with a price that seem ok.

These bikes seem really popular in the USA with people racing them but there doesn't seem to be much interest in racing them in the UK.

I was just wondering how many 1:8 owners are there in the UK which would like to race or do race, where do you live etc.

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John "dringeruk" Dring

Bristol UK
Old 10-12-2003, 06:18 PM
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Hey can you send me a link to where you saw the 1/8 motorcycle. I can only find a few and there all 1/5. Thanks
Old 10-12-2003, 07:27 PM
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Check Ebay at the radio control section.. Then do a search for Bike or Motorcycle.

2 good Ebay sellers both in HK:

rl0725( fast shipping ) resopnds to emails and

Stellamodels

Saw a Suzuki RGV for $9 w/o decal sheet

or

http://www.nipponhobbies.com/radio/k...motorcycle.htm $165
Old 10-12-2003, 07:56 PM
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Here is another source and they have a few hop ups.. need to search through the Kyosho items for hop ups....

direct link to bikes....
http://www.rcmart.com/catalog/advanc...sho+motorcycle
Old 10-21-2003, 08:20 PM
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DingerUK, Check out

http://steliosh.net/rcmoto/index.htm

Its for these bike in Europe. Enjoy
Old 10-24-2003, 04:11 PM
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Thanks GreigA-inAus.

One of the sites i've already been to, and has recently been updated. I may Start a website for the UK so if anyone has got pictures, videos, stories, mods etc then email me.

Anyone in the UK that may be interested in racing then let me Know.

Cheers All

Dringeruk
Old 11-05-2003, 07:29 AM
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Hi All

Heres my new website. See what you think, comments welcome....good or bad !

http://www.dringeruk.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/kyosho.htm

Just building my first bike at the moment. Pics to follow on site.

Cheers All

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Old 11-05-2003, 10:14 AM
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Dringeruk,

You are a life saver ... I have been looking for that picture of the Frame Mods for the crash bar mounts. Everything else looks good... I will send you some photos. I am currently building
a Suzuki.
Old 11-05-2003, 12:53 PM
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@Dring: that is a super site you have created on short notice!!

Check out my buddy Kevins site too:

http://www.rcbike.com/
Old 11-07-2003, 07:28 PM
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So, did you get your bike yet John?!

Hey! thanks for mentioning my poor site up there... You have guessed it, I m doing it for the fun of it!

BTW! Watch it, John! I'm going to be a little faster (in crashing, presumably!) than you... I just ordered a new TT 1/5 Yamaha from hobbyhaus (ebay) today!

Watch it!
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do you use the same servos,motor and esc of 1/10th and 1/8th scale cars and trucks?
Old 11-09-2003, 03:18 AM
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even though I m waiting for my first 1/5 bike to arrive next week, from what I ve read over the forums, I think so, yes. This big bike uses normal 1/10 car servos and electronics. It seems it has plenty of space to fit all them. It can take any 540-size stock or modified motor and a normal 6-pack stick battery.
Old 11-09-2003, 03:21 AM
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hey Kevin, is it me or is your site www.rcbike.com down for a couple of days now?
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ORIGINAL: steliosh

even though I m waiting for my first 1/5 bike to arrive next week, from what I ve read over the forums, I think so, yes. This big bike uses normal 1/10 car servos and electronics. It seems it has plenty of space to fit all them. It can take any 540-size stock or modified motor and a normal 6-pack stick battery.
Ok thankyou I dont ave the money to spend on a 1/5th right ow though does anyone know about 1/8th?
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ORIGINAL: Element

ORIGINAL: steliosh

even though I m waiting for my first 1/5 bike to arrive next week, from what I ve read over the forums, I think so, yes. This big bike uses normal 1/10 car servos and electronics. It seems it has plenty of space to fit all them. It can take any 540-size stock or modified motor and a normal 6-pack stick battery.
Ok thankyou I dont ave the money to spend on a 1/5th right ow though does anyone know about 1/8th?
Having run both MK1 and MK2 (HOR) Kyoshos (these are the only 1/8's you can find, anyway), the cost playing right now at ebay, or a few select modelshops, like rcmart.com is around USD65 for a bike, and a similar amount for its electronics. The electronics are Futaba's MCR unit which consists of two things: a small servo (S135) and a small box which has integrated into it a 27MHz receiver and an ESC. Other than that you need a $15-20 battery (specific for the bike, at 270/600/1100 mAh) and a 27Mhz transmitter.

The 1/5 cost might be similar to the above, considering you may have a motor, batteries, esc etc from a 1/10 electric car. So, the cost of the bike at about 200 Euros (hardly USD210-220).

All things considered I m willing to try the big 1/5 scale, since I already have a few 1/10 and 1/12 electric cars/buggies! I ordered mine already from Germany's hobbyhaus (ebay).

If you don't find the bikes on ebay, try to refine the search and place "from any country" and "to any country" in the resp. fields...

As for the technicalities involved in the 1/8's check my site, ( www.steliosh.net/rcmoto/ ) or browse over the postings in this forum and others there are... You will find a lot of interesting and helpful advice from people who run and race bikes of all sizes... (and... fuels!)
Old 11-11-2003, 01:43 AM
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Well done John! Welcome to the club!
How was the first sleepless night building your Gregorio Lavilla bike?!
So far looks astonishing! Keep up the good work...

Now... hint hint... go buy ANOTHER one to have it ran, and not destroy this masterpiece!
Old 11-16-2003, 02:42 AM
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Just in case anyone knows... I just realized that my old batteries dated around the start of the 90s are starting to show signs of... death. So, I started making new batteries at my local battery shop. However, I realized that the connectors are very hard to locate. At the same time, I had a look at radioshack.com and servocity.com (the only places i could think of to look) do not stock connectors for the bikes. I found that radioshack has the same connectors on some batteries for handheld phones or other applications, but not sole connectors. Any ideas where I could find a few to update my batteries? say 5-10 connectors? I'd prefer standard connectors since all my charger adapters and the ESC's have them... Here's a sample of what i found at radioshack.com and one battery i found at HPI for use with their micro-RS4 cars. Both use these connectors!
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Old 11-20-2003, 05:45 PM
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Hi all

Heres the latest picture of my Lavilla SBK.


See more pictures on my Site.

http://www.dringeruk.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/kyosho.htm
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