|Jan 18, 2014, 01:08 PM|
I had a couple of hours to kill this afternoon, so I called my friend Bill who wanted to run his new (used, actually!) SB-5... So we went to the local huge parking lot and...
Of course we did some tinkering here and there!!!
(The neon yellow bike is Bill's. He is a seasoned 1/5 LS racer, so he's familiar with a racing setup and he knows how to tinker!)
|Jan 25, 2014, 05:48 AM|
Hahaha, instant pit table, on wheels!
If you work out a permit from racecontrol. You can park in the pits and never bother with unpacking and packing again!
"Smart" solution Stelios!
|Jan 25, 2014, 06:43 AM|
In fact this is a conversion of the original sign, showing an rc car, and is going around in FB!
A friend of mine did THIS for me!
|Jan 30, 2014, 02:57 PM|
So... there were THREE bikes today, running at a big parking lot near my home!
A total RC bike day! First my friend Bill K. came to my home and we tried to fix his Nuova Faor SF501 Nitro bike. In fact we mounted servos, a 15 motor and installed the front brake. Then we cut the lexan fairing and rider. Then we discovered that the carb was at the "wrong" position and we could not connect it to the servo. So, Bill took it home, painted the fairing and rider and found that he had another 15 motor with the "correct" carb! The tires on the bike are GRP "old style" with NF medium insert and look good. If they don't work, we will see if we can use some of my used PMT200's... Next we need is a rear brake for the SF501. Probably the one that goes around the clutch, as is the option from NF. WE will see...
That was from 9 am!
Then at around 2pm, I met with my friends KD and BT -both seasoned 1/5 LS drivers- at a local parking lot. KD (seen with the orange bike) was running the bike for the first time (HW Sensorless 60A ESC and 8.5T motor), on my borrowed older PMT200 cut-slicks.
BT (yellow bike) was running with our newly bought GRP A-gomme, as I was with my stock bike (No.9). I am not using a front brake, but BT does, and we stumbled that the front wheel was almost locked! The bolts holding the brake pads were fouling the GRP wheel. No matter how we adjusted them, they still "braked" the wheel. We even tried using countersunk bolts, with a countersunk brake pad but they still interfered with the wheel. So, he ended using his new rear GRP A-gomme only, while he installed a front kit rim with a PMT200 slick tire.
The other bike showing, is my old 2010 Worlds bike, then a KP09, now transformed into a KP10, using an old Nosram 13.5T and a Roadies rear tire. I ran it for a few minutes, then the 3000mah battery ran out of juice! We had some good fun on the parking lot for almost 4 hours! We stopped when it was almost dark!!!!
Later, at home, I realized my brand new rear GRP tire had caught a SCREW!!!! haha!
here are the pics:
Both should lead to the same end. I hope you enjoy!!!!
Speaking of the new 2014 GRP tires, they behaved extremely well in both my stock bike and the SBK of BT with the 6.5T motor, even popping wheelies here and there, just for the fun of it!
However, this is not a definite test, since it was at the parking lot.
At this particular place we have tried both PMT 200 slicks and cut-slicks with very good results, 2012-model Roadies Softs, also excellent, and last year's GRP B-gomme, with mixed feelings, when they were cold. These in particular, were prone to slide either on the throttle or on the brakes, but as I said, they were last year's model, and this is a parking lot.
Finally, the 2014 GRP A-gomme showed very little wear front and rear, in both bikes, and I dare to say -again, considering the circumstances- they were equal to the (2012) Roadies and at times better than both PMT 200's.
To be tested on track, next weekend, weather permitting... (It is said to rain, let's hope it doesn't!)
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