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Old 01-10-2013, 12:17 AM   #1
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I couldn't pass up on getting a second Atomik MM 450 dirtbike to turn into a Supermoto bike. I got the ARTR version this time.

Here's a couple quick pics after I mounted the new Supermoto tires, Atomik chain tensioner and added a couple stickers. I also have the Atomik front brake that I will be installing next.

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Now that is Sweet!
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Old 01-10-2013, 08:08 AM   #3
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Nice, John. Can't wait to see how this turns out!
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That is badass!
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Pictures look gorgeous man wow. Can I ask how you setup a background like that?

If you dont mind, I have a few tips you might want to try in the future for supermoto. Let me link to a photo here: Click the image to open in full size. This is an older vmx450 running a custom e-gyro over in Germany for the 1/4 racing they do. I know that not really what your after but mainly illustrating some things to try. First if you notice the bike is running without footpegs. I took mine off for offroad too, but for serious leaning you will need to do that. Second, he's running nylon rods, so not sure if you want to do that (much cheaper to buy bulk of that), but main point is bars are cut shorter and he bent them up. Finally, if you try these, you should pay attention to the feet, as the bike above the guy sits the feet up higher out of the way to avoid touching ground.

Just thought Id share. Enjoy some moto fun. ;)
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I'm doing the same thing with my older Venom 450 bike. I saw an e-gyro conversion kit for $117.00. The supermoto looks awesome badger. Have you guys checked out on youtube the world rc bikes for electric and nitro...RC-Bike Worlds Nitro-Finale 2011 Lostallo... absolutely crazy;)
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Badjer can you post up a pic with the rider. Those pics are awesume. I want to use it for my wallpaper
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Pictures look gorgeous man wow. Can I ask how you setup a background like that?

If you dont mind, I have a few tips you might want to try in the future for supermoto.
Thanks. My photo "studio" is pretty ghetto, the background is a Savage Widetone Seamless Background Paper 66-1253 B&H Photo hung with 3 screws in the wall and a piece of string.

I don't mind the tips at all, I appreciate you taking the time to give us tips. I will definitely be putting those tips to good use, thanks!

I attached 2 photos of my setup to give you an idea of what I'm doing. Try not to laugh.

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I'm doing the same thing with my older Venom 450 bike. I saw an e-gyro conversion kit for $117.00. The supermoto looks awesome badger. Have you guys checked out on youtube the world rc bikes for electric and nitro...RC-Bike Worlds Nitro-Finale 2011 Lostallo... absolutely crazy;)
I'll have to check out that youtube page. Thanks.

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I loaned my camera to a friend of mine and just got it back late last night, I'll shoot some pics with the rider on the bike today.
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I have no clue what does/doesnt look good for a studio and just seeing you have all those lights and background made me impressed. Wish I had the $ for that. Pics look pro to me. Im curious, with the camera you have (dont know what it is but saw the lens your using so its nice Im sure) and the little studio setup, is photography a hobby your looking to get into, for website purposes, or just for fun?

I noticed on facebook Atomik ate those pics up. I knew they would lol. Thanks for sharing. Enjoy.
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now I have to get another one.
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Badjer can you post up a pic with the rider. Those pics are awesume. I want to use it for my wallpaper
Sorry man, couldn't take myself away from working/playing with my Axial Jeep JK this weekend.


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I have no clue what does/doesnt look good for a studio and just seeing you have all those lights and background made me impressed. Wish I had the $ for that. Pics look pro to me. Im curious, with the camera you have (dont know what it is but saw the lens your using so its nice Im sure) and the little studio setup, is photography a hobby your looking to get into, for website purposes, or just for fun?

I noticed on facebook Atomik ate those pics up. I knew they would lol. Thanks for sharing. Enjoy.
For years I was using my Canon Rebel XTi and finally bought the camera I've been wanting in Dec., the Canon 5D Mark III.

I built the photo studio (many versions of it) over the last several years because I always wanted to take good pictures for what every build I'm working on for my websites (RCCrawler, RCShortCourse and here). Only since I got my new camera have really been interested in the 'photography' thing.
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Thanks for sharing. Photos just need your rclargescale.com graphic (like down in corner) of your pics, or do like rc car action and have a sticker somewhere so it cant be taken out, like the fork covers lol. ;)
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Thanks for sharing. Photos just need your rclargescale.com graphic (like down in corner) of your pics, or do like rc car action and have a sticker somewhere so it cant be taken out, like the fork covers lol. ;)
Yeah I normally watermark all my images but I've been lazy and just need to resize my logo for the resolution of the images.
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Thanks, they look great. Im putting this on my desktop at work.
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Took the supermoto bike out today for the first time with Derek. I cut the nylon wire guides shorter and bent them up as JohnnyMc suggested but I forgot to take the foot pegs off so I ended up cutting most of them off with my pocket knife.

After running the bike for a little bit the rear tire seem to break in which allowed me to get a full on drift going with the steering at full opposite lock, man was it sick looking! This wore through the nylon guides fairly quick and by the end of the session both sides were wore thin and broke at the mount. It was cool to see the rear tire wearing only on the sides and not in the middle. Unfortunately I did not zip tie Deegan's feet up high enough because after one battery about 1/3 of his feet are gone, it was a horrible site looking out on the asphalt at the trails of foam blood in large circles.

Need to swap out the stock pinion for 2 teeth higher as I did with my dirtbike, it seems to top out to quick and has plenty of low end power to sacrifice with the taller gearing.

Hope to take my camera out next time to try and capture the killer looking drift action.
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Yes it is sick the way that thing drifts.
Big gear a must have
How about those hundred foot wheelies I was getting.
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Sorry my suggestions caused some damage on your bike badger. You mentioned your running nylon. I run 1/4" 6/6 nylon but Im on dirt and yeah it wears pretty quick on street. I have another idea for you to consider to replace side bars with: create rollers instead. Some of the 1/5 street bikes run rollers specifically made for those bikes, which are typically wheels mounted on ends of a nylon bar coming ou of one crash bar mount. However, I have a youtube channel with about at least 160 rc dirt bike videos and one buddy of mine created his own rollers for the vmx. You might get some ideas from this video:
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Sorry my suggestions caused some damage on your bike badger. You mentioned your running nylon. I run 1/4" 6/6 nylon but Im on dirt and yeah it wears pretty quick on street. I have another idea for you to consider to replace side bars with: create rollers instead. Some of the 1/5 street bikes run rollers specifically made for those bikes, which are typically wheels mounted on ends of a nylon bar coming ou of one crash bar mount. However, I have a youtube channel with about at least 160 rc dirt bike videos and one buddy of mine created his own rollers for the vmx. You might get some ideas from this video: 00137 VMX450 E GYRO / NEW INDOOR-OUTDOOR ROLLER BARS - YouTube
No your suggestions were great, they did not cause any damage to the bike. The only real damage to the bike was the foot pegs being cut off with my knife but that was easily fixed by properly removing the rest of the foot pegs. His feet getting worn down a bit was cause by me not zip tying them high enough and I knew when I bought the stock nylon wire guides that they would wear out quick and break.

Thanks for the tip on the rollers, I don't think I will be doing that just because IMO it doesn't look that good, I would rather replace the plastic guides every battery then have training wheels on.

I took the bike out again late yesterday and unfortunately after about 2/3's of the battery the e-gyro just stopped working. The gyro's ESC looks like it's going through the startup procedure with the red LED blinking at first then the green LED starts blinking and about 20-30 seconds later the green LED goes solid, meanwhile the e-gyro is not spinning up at all. I just submitted a support ticket with Atomik, hopefully I can get it replaced fairly quick.

Edit, forgot to mention that I took the rear wheel apart to look at the gyro and everything looks normal, spins freely and all connections look solid.

Also, red your tip on the e-gyro red spacer, great article. I noticed I have the same problem on my supermoto bike but my dirtbike does not. Hopefully Atomik will send me the correct red spacer with the e-gyro so I don't have to file mine down.

Thanks again for all your tips and advice on your awesome site.

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Thanks for the kind words, it means a lot. Except for a core group of guys from rcgroups, I dont really hear any input on site. I see page views increase which is nice, but must of the input is on facebook. Its all for helping the hobby. ;)

I purchased the atomik nylon guards and they were too soft for my dirt bike (this is back in the days of vmx450 and mechanical gyro). So I bored those spare nylon crash bar mounts out to 1/4" and purchased some 6/6 nylon rod by the foot at like 10ft for maybe $10 shipped. That will extend life of bars, but they are thicker so they dont flex like the atomik ones do. If interested check it out here (do NOT get the MDS-FILLED) McMaster-Carr

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