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Old Aug 31, 2011, 11:25 AM
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We do sell the MTCS kit but its standard on the GPV Pro Kit as well. No plans to change the design right now. I can check but last I knew we did sell it alone.
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Old Aug 31, 2011, 11:44 AM
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its not listed anywhere for sale and there is no part number, as far as we know it only comes on the pro kit. enlighten us please!! i just need the aluminum side plates as my plates screw on the side and dont effect chain length.
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Old Aug 31, 2011, 12:14 PM
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A little tire tech

Supplies;
Find some fine silk cloth and rubber cement.
Very fine Kevlar fabric will work also if you have a source, just tough to cut cleanly.
Rubber cement.
Get some Naptha, Bestine, or lighter fluid for use as thinner
Small chip brush - throw away type

Start;
Make a silk ribbon that is about 1/2 inch/12mm, no bigger. (10-12mm)
Cut it to length about 19.7in/500mm or two times the circumference of the inside of the tire.
Trim off the center rib and side ribs the rear tire has with scissors or Dremel sanding drum.
Sand the inside surface just enough to take the gloss off and get a rough surface, no more than this.

The next part is like working with fiberglass and its tricky.

Leave the tire in its normal state, dont turn it inside out.

Wet out the silk ribbon with thinner, not dripping wet just damp.

With a brush spread on some rubber cement wider than the width of the ribbon inside the tire.
Start laying in the ribbon and wetting it out by tamping it with the brush.

The thinner will help the rubber cement get into the fiber of the cloth.

Go around the tire a few times and make all the bubbles go away and get an even looking smooth application.

Once thats set up let it sit over night to cure. It might be good to practice on an old tire to get your technique down and test thinning out the rubber cement to be sure it will cure.

Also note you can cut the fabric on a bias, meaning cut at 45deg to the center line, in order to help the fabric lay in the tire better. This helps the fabric gather and not fold as much in a compound curve shape like a tire.

You can go nuts and make two ribbons that are cut 0/90 and 45deg and lay in the bias ribbon first and a narrower 0/90deg ribbon next. You would have to over lap the ribbons and butt join them so they are smooth. The start/ends on opposite sides of the tire too.

Using silk is like old school real tire technology but its very light and strong. If you have Kevlar veil cloth or lighter grade cloth that wont stretch you can use it but some experimentation with it will be needed. A good fabric store should have silk ribbon but it has to be super thin like a veil or lighter. You could probably use 1/2oz fiber glass cloth.

I do have some Kevlar cloth I need to dig up and I'll make a tire to show how it goes.

Give it shot post some pics!

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Old Aug 31, 2011, 12:15 PM
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its not listed anywhere for sale and there is no part number, as far as we know it only comes on the pro kit. enlighten us please!! i just need the aluminum side plates as my plates screw on the side and dont effect chain length.
You need the plates I want some carbon rotors, I'll trade you!
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Old Aug 31, 2011, 12:30 PM
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You need the plates I want some carbon rotors, I'll trade you!
Wooo wooo woo!! What about me?!?! lol, the tire trick seems like a very very good idea. and would like this over the tape idea. Ill have to try both and see if its worth the effort or if i should just tape the tire. I see this being my way to make the tire more stiff and keep the traction i want also... hmmmmmmm
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Old Aug 31, 2011, 12:34 PM
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Yeah you have to try it and see. There is some experimenting but its tried and true if you get the technique down.

Also you probably want to sand the insert like you would the front to change the profile a little bit and also to compensate for the belt your adding. Sand it down to the rib depth and blend the sides away. Again a Dremel sanding drum and some technique will work well here, a light hand is all that is needed.
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Old Aug 31, 2011, 12:49 PM
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I think i can handle this. Not sure why i didnt try it before on other hobbies.
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Old Aug 31, 2011, 12:54 PM
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Ot ebay item im offering for sale

http://www.ebay.com/itm/290605068490...84.m1555.l2649
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Old Aug 31, 2011, 01:41 PM
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Hey hey don't forget about me. I'll buy it if need b
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Old Aug 31, 2011, 03:02 PM
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they are not for sale, i am trading him for carbon and G10 rotors.
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Old Aug 31, 2011, 03:13 PM
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LOL, crack me up man.... Endless.
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Old Sep 01, 2011, 09:33 AM
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No shyt sherlock. I forgot to put the lol after it.
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Old Sep 06, 2011, 12:23 PM
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Is someone running 1/5 scale?
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Old Sep 06, 2011, 04:19 PM
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We will run the 5th scale bikes soon as a nother class, but as it is right now it is run what you bring class. But most of us have the gpv's. They seem to be faster around the track then the 1/5 bikes. But please come out and run with us on sundays. We will be there on this sunday.
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Old Sep 06, 2011, 04:24 PM
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By the way guys!!!!! If you plan on running in the Grand prix race on the first and second weekend of November you wil have to have a Roar Membership!! Here is the website!!

http://www.roarracing.com
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