The joy of running RC Motorcycles only comes to those who really spend time trying to understand their model and learn everything there is to know about it. When you really think about your favourite cars and motorcycles, the ones that probably come to mind are the ones that left an everlasting memory - good or bad! You always remember those cars and motorcycles that had a personality and it is those ones only that you will always think fondly of. RC Motorcycle are also built along similar lines - if you really want to love them, you will need to understand every single thing there is about them - or they can just sit around on your shelves like any other toy or model, never really showing you how special they can be.
Short of a candle-light dinner and an indulgent nightcap with your RC Motorcycles, there is so much to know and learn about them that you can really spend a good part of every single day and not even dig through the top-layer. We can try to explain some of the basic aspects but if you are really into the hobby of RC Motorcycles, then this isn't going to be enough for you - although you might get an idea of where to get started!
RC Motorcycles and their Chassis
This is where everything sits and this is the part of every RC Motorcycle that determines how brilliant the model is going to turn out to be. Now, if you are a real geek and are interested in tweaking and turning every single nut and bolt, then you might want to look into the process of creating your own chassis for RC Motorcycles, which is quite simple if you have the right tools. However, if you do not have precision cutting tools and know how to use design-software, you might want to get it done from a professional or, cheaper still, just buy something that meets your requirements separately! You can always get thousands of parts for RC Motorcycles, in all shapes and sizes, from any hobby store so head down to one and start digging through the piles.
What's with the Gear and Stuff in RC Motorcycles?
Once you have the chassis, you need to start mounting individual parts onto the machine and this means the gears, the shock absorbers, the front fork and even the rear-swinging arm. You take your chassis and start attaching from one side first, usually the rear end is what most hobbyists prefer. So you start by putting in the rear-suspension mount before fitting in the rear-suspension itself to the mount. The swinging arm-mount is as essential to the overall assembly as the actual suspension itself, so make sure you get everything tightly secured to its place.
Once you have the suspension on, you start fitting the rear-swinging arm into place, which is also where the motor-mount comes into the picture. You work your way up front to the front-forks and get them into place, ensuring that most of your basic mechanical bits are in place and now you can start work on the motor and the electronics.
RC Motorcycles' Motor or Electronics? Which came first?
This is not a matter of preference - it is a sequential process where you need to both together, but in ways that one leads to the other. After you have the motor mount in place, you need to start attaching the rocker arm to the link arm and get the yokes in place. The servo, which is a part of the electronic part of the assembly process, comes next and once that is in place, you mount the radio and other electronic components onto the RC Motorcycle's chassis. On RC Motorcycles, most of this arrangement is divided into two sections, one for the left-side of the bike and one for the right.
Normally, when you buy parts, it will either be side-neutral, i.e. you can mount it on either side, or it will be specified as to which side these parts can be mounted on. If you are buying a ready-made chassis from the store, then you need to find the right parts that will fit the chassis properly. If not, you might need to hunt around to see what might fit and this might take a bit longer.
RC Motorcycles and their Other Bits
Once you get the electronics in place, the rest of the process is more-or-less about getting everything in there now and nothing more. You can, if you want to, put the wheels and the tyres on and it can give you a higher mount to work on. The battery pack finds its way in then and the ideal kind you should be installing is something like a snap-on version, with a quick-release. You get the seat-mounts in place and the motor mounts, which means that all you are left to do is install the motor, connect the electronics to the battery, finish the superficial mountings and you are pretty-much done!
Now, while this might read out as a building-manual for RC Motorcycles - it is more about telling you what goes into the making of RC Motorcycles and, therefore, give you more confidence to explore your own model. With these little reference points to help you get started, you can start tinkering about each part, individually, and work on the overall output or performance of your RC Motorcycles.
Then, when you finally start getting the hang of things, maybe you too can start working on building the world's best RC Motorcycles from parts you can buy in any store. That's when you know you are in a completely different zone and your world is full of RC Motorcycles, all the time!