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M_V

Member since Aug 2008 • Last active May 2015

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    ^ Was gonna say, constructeur style rack that doubles as support for/mounts to the guard would surelky be the most integrated looking system?

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    If you can find the petcock and pipe to the carb, remove one end of that pipe and drain tank that way. Wouldn't worry about getting every last drop out, just get rid of most of it and chuck a few litres of fresh in.

    People probably suggesting bump starting as repeatedly attempting to start off the button will quickly drain the battery. Maybe a bump is s 'stronger' start too? Either way, should be possible to get it back to how it should be working ie off the button.

    Carbs aren't too complex really. If you can put a headset on a bicycle together then you should manage to strip and rebuild a carb. Get a Haynes for the bike, it should have a step by step guide for things like carb cleaning.

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    Premix is where you mix the 2 stroke oil with the petrol before putting it in the bike. I imagine yours will have a separate tank you put think in and the bike does the mixing?

    I'd maybe drain the fuel out and replace it with fresh stuff anyway. Can't hurt.

    If the plug smells of gas then presumably you're getting fuel, you've told us you have a spark so it should go.

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    Has the bike been in use up until you bought it?

    If it's been sitting at all the petrol may have gone off. If say even more likely if it's a 2 stroke but I presume it's not pre-mix so maybe not.

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    I bought a Thomson dropper off them recently. Took a day or so for the tracking to kick in and I could only get it in English on a desktop, mobile site was all in German.

    Delivery was pretty quick, tracking was accurate about when it'd be with me etc.

    Price was a lot cheaper than I could get in the UK.

    10/10 Would order again.

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    Is it a sign of the times that I think that's just a big wind up?

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    Is the other end of the axle shaped to accept an Allen key?

    I'm sure there is a legit Mavic tool but a pin spanner should do.

    If the axle will take an Allen key then I think you use that to hold the axle and tighten the cap you've pictures onto it. If not shaped for Allen key use an axle vice to hold and tighten as above.

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    Yeah head/helmet mounting will defo make for smoother footage but saying that, I tried handlebar mounting on my rigid mtb recently and didn't think the vibration was too bad.

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    Well my M10 shit the bed the other day.

    I plugged it in to charge and nothing happened so pulled the lead out and the socket (which should be soldered to the circuit board I side I presume) came out with it.

    After that it was intermittently refusing to switch on, switching itself off etc.

    Contacted Banggood about it and after I sent them a video of the problems they have said they'll send me out a replacement so I'm pretty impressed.

    Re helmet mounting, check out some youtube vids that have been shot from different mounts. I think helmet mount gives the most boring and unengaging viewpoint. Chest mount looks best I think but my experience with a chest mount has not been so great, difficult to get the angle right and either end up with the camera pointing at the floor when I get out the saddle or at the sky when I sit down.

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