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If you are new to R/C, or are even a veteran of R/C, and want to run motorcycles for the first time, here's a shopping list to get yourself the bike you've been dreaming about. Keep in mind that R/C is not a kind hobby to your pocketbooks!!
 
It is relatively easy and cheap to get an R/C bike up and running, but to get a high performance bike you will need these items (or similar):

1/8th KYOSHO HANGING ON RIDER R/C MOTORCYCLE:

-Honda/Suzuki Kit $95 (ebay)

-Bearings $8 (stellamodels.net)

-Hitec HS-81 servo $18 (towerhobbies.com)

-Hitec Aggressor 3-Channel FM radio & receiver w/o servos $70 (towerhobbies.com)

-Mamba brushless 25 ESC & 6800 motor combo $123 (towerhobbies.com)

-HPI 11T or 13T steel micro pinion $4 (towerhobbies.com)

-Dean's battery plugs $3 (towerhobbies.com)

-Duratrax wall micro charger $13 (towerhobbies.com)

-7.2V GP1100 NiMH battery stick pack w/Dean's plugs $20 (maxamps.com)

TOTAL: $358

 

**don't forget to use the monthly Tower Hobbies coupon codes on their homepage**

 

Worthwhile hopups:

-Kyosho steel gearset $33 (stellamodels.net)

-GPM oval washers $5 (ebay)

-Kyosho lightweight flywheel $8 (stellamodels.net)

-Rear tire foam insert $3 (Home Depot)

 

1/5th THUNDER TIGER FM-1E R/C MOTORCYCLE:

-FM-1E bike $240 (towerhobbies.com)

-Hitec Aggressor 3-Channel FM Radio/receiver/servo combo $77 (towerhobbies.com)

-Novak SS5800 brushless system $215 (towerhobbies.com)

-NiMH peak charger $50 (towerhobbies.com)

-Shoo goo for gluing tires $5 (towerhobbies.com)

-Dean's battery plugs $3 (towerhobbies.com)

-7.2V GP3300 NiMH battery stick pack  with Dean's plugs $36 (maxamps.com)

-Nuova Faor treaded tires $20 (internet-rc.com)

TOTAL: $646

 

**check ebay frequently for used FM-1e bikes and used Novak brushless systems**

**don't forget to use the monthly Tower Hobbies coupon codes on their homepage**

 

Worthwhile hopups:

-7000 wt. diff oil for rear shock $5

-Nuova Faor spring steering kit $14 (internet-rc.com)

-fork axle grub screw mod $1 (see mods section)

-setscrew-type holders for crash bars

-Velcro battery straps (Home Depot)

-Nuova Faor lexan driver $30 (crazynutracing.com)

 

TOOLS:

-screwdriver

-pliers

-metric allen head wrench set

-lexan body scissors

-zipties

-double sided tape

-soldering iron, lead solder

-wire strippers

-drill with sizes 4mm dia. and below

-dremel w/cutter and sanding bits

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WEBMASTER: Ian Francisco (ianfran@hotmail.com) - "grymg" on rcgroups, yahoo groups, yahoo messenger, etc... WEBMASTER: 2nd Kevin Hicks (kev71h@gmail.com) "Kev71H" on many forums: RCgroups.com