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Old Jun 05, 2006, 06:31 PM
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Old to TT's, New to HORS, What is best first mods to this bike? Links to old threads?

Please help me out and point me to some threads as what I should do to the new HOR I have as "required" mods.

Lots of frivelless stuff, but what really are the weak links? parts that is!

Thanks,

Ray
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Old Jun 05, 2006, 06:42 PM
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Please help me out and point me to some threads as what I should do to the new HOR I have as "required" mods.

Lots of frivelless stuff, but what really are the weak links? parts that is!

Thanks,

Ray
the stock gearbox, rear suspension, and motor are the weak spots on the HOR...

replace the Stock gearbox witht he GPM alloy one... get the alloy oval washers for the gearbox mount, get the Kyosho steel gears if you can... and get the oil shock for the rear...

after that, a decent motor (brushless) will definately pep it up and with the other parts installed, it should perform nicely..

and get something to fill up the "empty" front tire to improve the handling dramatically... I make/sell silicone inserts for the front tires but I'm not here to sell my wares... but the stock "empty" front tire makes the bike handle like riding a bike or a real motorcycle with no air in the front tire
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Old Jun 06, 2006, 02:33 AM
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where do you get the parts mentioned?
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Old Jun 06, 2006, 03:20 AM
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where do you get the parts mentioned?
Most of the parts he mentioned are available on Ebay. There's a few sellers from Hong Kong that ship pretty fast and have all the parts you're looking for.
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Old Jun 07, 2006, 10:13 AM
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Thank you Muchly Akura2, save me lots of search time. The oval washers are the hardest to find yet, but the rest is there on Ebay.
A Blue swingarm would look nice on the Honda I bought.

The Delrin Upgrade Gears look good enough, but I suppose Aluminum will last longer right?

Also, I have an Orion Coreless motor, would that work? Fit? with a Spy ESC and micro Futaba FM R133 RX??

Do the Mamba motors bolt in easy too?
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Old Jun 08, 2006, 03:01 AM
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The mamba motor bolts in without any mods, but I do suggest that you get the aluminum gearbox, steel gears, and the oval washers first. If I remember correctly, the Orion coreless motor needs an adaptor to fit.
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Old Jun 08, 2006, 10:43 AM
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actually I DO believe the coreless drops right in as well... (same sized motor as stock)
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Old Jun 08, 2006, 12:06 PM
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The Orion coreless does drop right in. Did it last week.
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Old Jun 08, 2006, 09:14 PM
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The Orion coreless does drop right in. Did it last week.

hmmm.... is someone prepping?
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Old Jun 09, 2006, 07:15 PM
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Naaaa, just seeing how much I'm going to spend once I have it in my hands. I like stock but it's never good enough.
Sorry, can't travel for bike races, already have a big Visa bill for racing R/C boats and the season is just started.
Plus I haven't driven the TT in ages! Duh! Collecting I guess. They are reasonably priced now too.
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Old Jun 14, 2006, 03:51 AM
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Do you really need to change the "gearbox"??? I know the steel gears are a good thing but changing the transmission box??? Whats wrong with the stock plastic one?

With a mamba will the stock plastic not work well?

Thoughts. I don't have anything against the metal gearbox but I was told that its "not a must have" to run brushless.

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Old Jun 15, 2006, 09:27 AM
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Kev71H,

Contrary to what everyone else has said, I had an old Mark 1 that ran with a Mamba 5400 and a plastic gearbox and PLASTIC GEARS. Everything seemed to be fine after several runs with very little wear. You have to be carefull about setting proper gear mesh and chain tension.
Steel gears are probably better in the long run, but hard to find, and in the meantime, the plastic gears will work.
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Old Jun 15, 2006, 01:29 PM
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Cool to hear that. They sell hard pinions still(easy to find) and a set of DELRIN gears for the gearbox. Now that sounds neat, considering I'm good at meshing gears properly.
I have a buddy that is just Silly and always strips gears, even 32 pitch Metal gears. So I will stick with stock until it breaks. I still haven't p/u the HOR from my buddy in St. Catherines Ontario.
That sounds odd, "haven't picked up my HOR yet" ..... I said HOR!

Plus, I don't think I would use any more that 4000'ish RPM/volt and IB 1400's.
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Old Jun 15, 2006, 03:44 PM
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I wanna pick up the new C4 9200kv motor from Dynamite. Looks like it would be a fun little motor

http://www.dynamiterc.com/Products/D...ProdID=DYN3715
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Old Jun 15, 2006, 08:45 PM
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I like the 8000 Kv just as well, they are also 6 pole motors, more torque!!!! Lots!

http://www.dynamiterc.com/Products/D...ProdID=DYN3710
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