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  1. He looks a similar size to my 4 year old who is on the 16, def better to be on a slightly bigger bike than a smaller one if they are confident enough.
  2. Agreed. The bms and how to make charging simple is the most complicated part.
  3. The 10s appeared good at first glance but all the extras ruin it on cost. I'm still hoping the other batteries come back into stock before spring.
  4. thanks for the reply, I have nothing for lipo at the moment so am not steered in any direction to suit a existing set up.
  5. Just checked and these have appeared on hk https://hobbyking.com/en_us/zippy-compact-5800mah-10s-25c-lipo-pack.html Pair of those in parallel could be good?
  6. Understand what your saying, could be a good idea. seems they are getting less and less in stock so I am hoping that means a shipment is coming and they will have the "ideal" batteries in stock before spring, at the moment the woods are too wet for a little bike so he just wants to blast around the fields so they weight isn't a issue as much as it will be when it dry's out and we can try the rougher stuff again.
  7. My lad is a tall 4 year old we borrowed a 12.5 for him to learn on but as you can see from your lads feet they angle down to get caught on every bump he rode over he kept hurting his ankles. If you can borrow the 12.5 for a few practice rides to gain confidence then buy a 16. the only down side could be the extra weight of the 16.
  8. unfortunately not, Hertfordshire!!!!!!!! Im looking at anything that's uk or Europe stock to avoid import tax. My lad is very tall for his age so I got him a 16 on his 4th birthday as he was far to big for the 12.5 we borrowed. The extra size and weight has knocked his confidence so I had planned to buy 6 of the batteries I linked and run 3 in series for now and swap them for the other set if he want to ride more to keep the weight down then parallel the two sets at a later date when his a bit stronger to increase the ride time without messing about swapping batteries part way through the day.
  9. After reading this thread I had decided what to buy to make a oset 36v battery but all the recommended stuff seems to be out of stock on hobby king, left it 6 weeks hoping it would come back into stock but no luck, emailed them and no eta either. I did plan on using 3 of these amd the bms posted earlier in this thread. https://hobbyking.com/en_us/zippy-flightmax-8400mah-4s2p-30c-lifepo4-pack.html Can anyone suggest reliable sources for similar batteries or a suitable alternative, I cant see any similar stuff they are all much lower capacity. Thanks.
  10. Good info thanks, i still need to know who can sell the parts though, they are the big problem.
  11. My friend has a 315 with the front grimeca brake and one of the pistons is seized in the caliper. Can someone tell me were I can get spares from? All the places are we have called are out of stock and some even say they spare parts are no longer avalable! Cheers, Lennie.
  12. Ive ridden my 11 beta evo three times, twice ive bent the rear brake lever. Never had a problem on any of my beta rev 3's I owned before. Are they crap quality or am I just unlucky? If they are crap can someone recomend a decent after market one? Cheers.
  13. 5500 for a unproven bike, I dont think so.
  14. Good info, Thanks. I have no set dates so when there is a good trial on that does not clash with local dates I will visit. 1st of april is the first date that does not clash so I will probably enter that event. Any other trials local to the area that you would recomend earlier than april? Cheers. Lennie.
  15. I would like to do some trials near the new forrest when visiting family, I will be based just down the road from the sammy miller museum, can anyone recomend some good trials / clubs in this area? I am from the south midland centre (hertfordshire) and normally ride expert so am looking for similar level trials. Cheers, Lennie.