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Re: Qulbix 165/140 Raptor /NYX Carbon - Sabvoton/Adaptto - 20s/22s Build #5

Posted: Apr 10 2018 6:00pm
by liveforphysics
Nice work on the drop outs! I will copy that if my own dropouts spread.

Re: Qulbix 165/140 Raptor /NYX Carbon - Sabvoton/Adaptto - 20s/22s Build #5

Posted: Apr 11 2018 8:34am
by ridethelightning
I was worried about those dropouts spreading, so made clamping stainless "spanners" to shift the leverage up the swingarm. I got a stainless 12mm thick block lazercut that press fits tight in the dropout socket, welded on a piece of flatbar with a single 8mm bolt that is not visible in the pic(behind phase wires) that transfers the torque ~8ich up the swingarm.
torque arm nix.JPG
(sorry about the crap resolution :| )

Re: Qulbix 165/140 Raptor /NYX Carbon - Sabvoton/Adaptto - 20s/22s Build #5

Posted: Apr 11 2018 8:54am
by Merlin
Looks promising...
Maybe you can post more detailed pics?

Re: Qulbix 165/140 Raptor /NYX Carbon - Sabvoton/Adaptto - 20s/22s Build #5

Posted: Apr 11 2018 5:17pm
by eCue
For the seams I would sand the top coat off fill the seams with a carbon epoxy mix sand then respray a top coat.


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Re: Qulbix 165/140 Raptor /NYX Carbon - Sabvoton/Adaptto - 20s/22s Build #5

Posted: Apr 11 2018 5:34pm
by efMX Trials Electric Freeride
eCue wrote:
Apr 11 2018 5:17pm
For the seams I would sand the top coat off fill the seams with a carbon epoxy mix sand then respray a top coat.

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I think they are more concerned with the misalignment issues (with the suspension etc) more than the aesthetics of the seams not matching up.. although it would be nice if it both works and looks perfect, for the price paid..

Re: Qulbix 165/140 Raptor /NYX Carbon - Sabvoton/Adaptto - 20s/22s Build #5

Posted: Apr 11 2018 5:39pm
by ridethelightning
yeh, my seems also dont match perfectly, but the bike seems to be well aligned and havnt had any issues with the plastic bushings wearing.

Re: Qulbix 165/140 Raptor /NYX Carbon - Sabvoton/Adaptto - 20s/22s Build #5

Posted: Apr 11 2018 8:02pm
by Merlin
yep that gap isnt a Problem. changed the M6 Bolts 8.8 to strongest 12.9 + filled it just with black silicon.
you cant epoxy that because you have to open minimum one side if you need new bushings.

Re: Qulbix 165/140 Raptor /NYX Carbon - Sabvoton/Adaptto - 20s/22s Build #5

Posted: Apr 12 2018 2:28am
by brumbrum
Thanks Merlin, maybe i will try some washers and see if it stops excessive wear of bushings and movement on swing-arms

Re: Qulbix 165/140 Raptor /NYX Carbon - Sabvoton/Adaptto - 20s/22s Build #5

Posted: Apr 12 2018 4:07pm
by eCue
efMX Trials Electric Freeride wrote:
Apr 11 2018 5:34pm
eCue wrote:
Apr 11 2018 5:17pm
For the seams I would sand the top coat off fill the seams with a carbon epoxy mix sand then respray a top coat.

Image
I think they are more concerned with the misalignment issues (with the suspension etc) more than the aesthetics of the seams not matching up.. although it would be nice if it both works and looks perfect, for the price paid..
The more I read about the frame the stronger it resembles knock off Chinese junk

Plastic bushings. Buyer beware

Re: Qulbix 165/140 Raptor /NYX Carbon - Sabvoton/Adaptto - 20s/22s Build #5

Posted: Apr 12 2018 4:40pm
by brumbrum
eCue wrote:
Apr 12 2018 4:07pm
efMX Trials Electric Freeride wrote:
Apr 11 2018 5:34pm
eCue wrote:
Apr 11 2018 5:17pm
For the seams I would sand the top coat off fill the seams with a carbon epoxy mix sand then respray a top coat.

Image
I think they are more concerned with the misalignment issues (with the suspension etc) more than the aesthetics of the seams not matching up.. although it would be nice if it both works and looks perfect, for the price paid..
The more I read about the frame the stronger it resembles knock off Chinese junk

Plastic bushings. Buyer beware
:lol:

They are made from POM sometimes called Delrin. It's self lubricating and often used in engineering.

Re: Qulbix 165/140 Raptor /NYX Carbon - Sabvoton/Adaptto - 20s/22s Build #5

Posted: Apr 12 2018 5:44pm
by MadRhino
Swingarms pivots need bearings, bushings are wallbikes domain.

Re: Qulbix 165/140 Raptor /NYX Carbon - Sabvoton/Adaptto - 20s/22s Build #5

Posted: Apr 12 2018 6:50pm
by eCue
Good to hear it is a proper material for bushings etc , I was worried for the owners wobbling down the road :)
I replaced Motorcycle bushings before do to play/ wobble being steel they were hammered out and pressed in using a vise.

Re: Qulbix 165/140 Raptor /NYX Carbon - Sabvoton/Adaptto - 20s/22s Build #5

Posted: Apr 13 2018 12:59am
by eCue
Could be the Raptor uses ABC bushings as I was reading that my RM element uses plastic bushings as well.

description: ABC a self-lubricating plastic bushing injection molded from a blend of thermoplastic materials, embedded with reinforcing fibers and solid lubricant.

A RM manual instructs to lightly lube "ABC" bushings at assembly and infrequently after.

ABC Bushings https://www.igus.com/wpck/6410/plastic_bushings

iglide® plastic bushings have a low wear rate, superior chemical resistance to sintered bronze bearings, and operate quietly. They are dirt, dust, UV, and corrosion resistant and have a high load capacity.

Re: Qulbix 165/140 Raptor /NYX Carbon - Sabvoton/Adaptto - 20s/22s Build #5

Posted: May 08 2018 1:53am
by smurphy
Merlin wrote:
Mar 04 2018 7:09pm
Quokka wrote:
Mar 04 2018 4:50am
Nearly ready to race you merlin. I will have to transfer to holland to meet up lol
let me know when you re there, i will transfer my bike too :D
smurphy will happy to share his garden with us *lol

not sure but this sabvoton....looks..ehh....longer?
About time we hit the woods in Belgium Merlin :-)

Re: Qulbix 165/140 Raptor /NYX Carbon - Sabvoton/Adaptto - 20s/22s Build #5

Posted: May 08 2018 4:53pm
by Merlin
absolutley :D
but not too hard please, iam afraid my frame could self-disassamble while riding :lol:

Re: Qulbix 165/140 Raptor /NYX Carbon - Sabvoton/Adaptto - 20s/22s Build #5

Posted: May 09 2018 12:42am
by smurphy
No problem Merlin, i always carry duct tape in the backpack :lol:

Re: Qulbix 165/140 Raptor /NYX Carbon - Sabvoton/Adaptto - 20s/22s Build #5

Posted: Aug 09 2018 5:37am
by Merlin
Not build related but iam tired of seeing only stealth chicken doing wheelies :mrgreen:




Re: Qulbix 165/140 Raptor /NYX Carbon - Sabvoton/Adaptto - 20s/22s Build #5

Posted: Aug 09 2018 7:45am
by Offroader
Yo, how does that thing work to make you do wheelies?

Re: Qulbix 165/140 Raptor /NYX Carbon - Sabvoton/Adaptto - 20s/22s Build #5

Posted: Aug 09 2018 9:42am
by Rix
Merlin wrote:
Aug 09 2018 5:37am
Not build related but iam tired of seeing only stealth chicken doing wheelies :mrgreen:



Damn, now everyone can look like a hero on one wheel. :P

Re: Qulbix 165/140 Raptor /NYX Carbon - Sabvoton/Adaptto - 20s/22s Build #5

Posted: Aug 09 2018 10:35am
by Merlin
Offroader wrote:
Aug 09 2018 7:45am
Yo, how does that thing work to make you do wheelies?

in the description of the video :lol:


@Rix :mrgreen:

Re: Qulbix 165/140 Raptor /NYX Carbon - Sabvoton/Adaptto - 20s/22s Build #5

Posted: Aug 09 2018 11:06am
by eCue
What a beautiful feature / mod / add on I can see this also having applications in other areas where balance is useful

Re: Qulbix 165/140 Raptor /NYX Carbon - Sabvoton/Adaptto - 20s/22s Build #5

Posted: Aug 09 2018 7:03pm
by Offroader
I don't see any mod or Gyro in the video, I believe you just know how to wheelie well?

Re: Qulbix 165/140 Raptor /NYX Carbon - Sabvoton/Adaptto - 20s/22s Build #5

Posted: Aug 09 2018 7:05pm
by Merlin
of course its just a joke :D

but sketch has build one. not for sale yet but i think only a matter of time.

Re: Qulbix 165/140 Raptor /NYX Carbon - Sabvoton/Adaptto - 20s/22s Build #5

Posted: Jan 31 2019 3:11pm
by mark 324
Hey Merlin i send pm u did u got?

Re: Qulbix 165/140 Raptor /NYX Carbon - Sabvoton/Adaptto - 20s/22s Build #5

Posted: Jan 31 2019 5:38pm
by Merlin
no...not even one.

if you read my messages, just click above in the message "send reply".
or write me here your email. then i email you back.