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  • DarkStang
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    Bike is still holding up great, no issues. Just had a good ride on Sunday.

  • Kauaiguy
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    How’s the bike holding up?

  • Kauaiguy
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    The close up photos of the frame welds is enough to make me pass,it sounds like a good deal,hope all goes well for you.

  • DarkStang
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    I am far from an expert but I think the welds are good enough. I've put some more photos in the album showing this up close. Also put a pic in there of the engine mounts (ignore the oil on the case, I changed it yesterday to make sure the clutch wasn't burning up. looked all clean).

    If I'm wrong and that rear shock mount point breaks I'll just take it to a local shop. There are places around me that make racing chassis for dirt track and drag racing. I'm sure one of them could take care of it.

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  • Kauaiguy
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    Where the rear shock mounts to the swingarm looks kinda weak ,big gap between metal and incomplete welding.For me there will have to be more reviews over time before I would buy.

  • davidige
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    I would keep an eye on the motor mounts since it looks like it doesn't use the strong mount on the back. I saw photos of empty engine mount holes. I have the gas version of what I think the frame is based on and the motor is only held on by the bottom mount and a thin upper back mount and there have been reports of the upper mount breaking and I had my bottom mounts come loose.

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  • DarkStang
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    Went for a good ride today. About 2 hours of real seat time over a 2.5 hour session, which was enough to wear me out thanks to all the mud out there today. I updated the first post but the two big things I want to point out:
    1. 100kg isn't a lot until you have to pick it up, which I got to do twice thanks to MO's finest clay soup and some leaves hiding a root.
    2. God damn, this thing has torque. Any time I was turning less than 5,000 rpm and snapped the throttle, that front end came right up. Feels great.

    The welds just seem like they haven't been cleaned up if you can't see them. I guess I get it, grinding inside of the chassis is probably a PITA. They seem more than strong enough though.

    Regarding spare parts, from what I can see most of the controls are standard stuff. The brakes appear to be a KTM or Husqvarna equivalent part. Front fork, rear shock, handlebars, pegs, hand controls, foot controls, chain and sprockets all look like normal stuff. I'm unsure about the clutch but maybe Greg will chime in. I've never actually burned a clutch in an off-road bike. As little as you need to use this one I assume I'll never need to replace it.

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  • Kauaiguy
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    Thanks for the info,I could not find that model of fork on the Fastace site either.Some of those welds look pretty sloppy.Any spares available like clutch plates ,etc.
    Last edited by Kauaiguy; 03-27-2021, 08:33 AM.

  • DarkStang
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    I added some photos to the google album showing close ups of the suspension and brake model numbers.
    Front fork: Fastace AKX28RC - Can't actually find this on the fastace.com website
    Rear shock: Fastace BDA07AR with a 300lb spring (http://www.fastace.com/pro.php?m=d&pid=81)
    Front brake caliper: zhy2093 - Appears to be a generic 2 piston caliper, probably easy to replace if you wanted something beefier: https://www.aliexpress.com/item/32968951232.html
    Rear Brake caliper: zhy1093 - Appears to be a generic 1 piston caliper, probably also easy to replace: https://www.aliexpress.com/item/32955873929.html

    I also added a couple photos of the chassis welds. Note: I am not a weld expert by any means. Most of them look great, some of the more hidden ones look kinda gross. I think they look strong enough to hold but I'm guessing cleaning them up from inside is kind of a PITA so they don't bother because they're hidden.

    I have not pulled the battery out yet, but in technical terms I describe it as "she's a big boi".

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  • Kauaiguy
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    Let us know what suspension it has,makeup of battery,any other details you can describe.Please

  • DarkStang
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    I bought one and I can't wait to take this thing out on Saturday. Updated first post with some notes and a link to a photo album.

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  • Kauaiguy
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    How about a video with the storm racing a 450 on a motocross track with Pro riders?

  • greg2222
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    nati cycle - YouTube

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  • Kauaiguy
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    200 is not that heavy,the Storm bee was around 260,will be looking forward to a review!What suspension does it have,is it Mtb forks and shocks?Also looks like it has a wet clutch and oil pump.Very curious about this bike.
    Last edited by Kauaiguy; 03-12-2021, 05:31 PM.

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  • greg2222
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    I'm sorry - "so far it is most powerful bike we ride"

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