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May 27, 2010, 03:52 PM
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KP Website - NEW scratch bars


Hi All

I've just updated Keith's site with the new sidebar kits. These being available in 2 types, see home page:

http://www.kp-designs.co.uk

...plus a new tab for Craigavon club in the BRCA section. Davy will be sending some more pics from this weekends Irish GP.

http://www.kp-designs.co.uk/html/brca_series.html

Cheers Andy
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May 27, 2010, 05:46 PM
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Very interesting concept. I've been using the the BS102 single ones with no ball bearings on my KP09 for some time now, part number and I like them a lot.
However, aren't the new BS107 (surface mount) quite short overall? Or is it just showing so in the pic of the nitro bike?
May 27, 2010, 06:54 PM
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Very slick design. Ironicly have been making my own as well and converted to 6 mm rod and 14mm wheel.
Your wheels are 20mm and 25mm option?thats a big wheel! What size is permitted for sanctioned racing?
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May 28, 2010, 07:10 AM
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@Steliosh
Hi Steliosh, I'm not certain just how long the new mounts are, I can find out if you like? My bike still has the original protoype ones on that were about 10mm longer. It was felt that the mount should be a bit shorter to allow more flex in the larger diameter 6mm nylon when you shorten them. Some people like to bend the nylon up as opposed to keeping it straight, the ball is at a slight angle then and maybe rides a bit better on the tarmac. The thing I have noticed is the lack of wear, even after 3-4 meetings mine are only just scratched - and before anyone says, it's not because I spend most of the time on the grass!!

@Risknreward
Hi, Keith's done some 20mm ones for the Worlds, so I suspect he's read somewhere those are the rules for that. In the UK we just state no wheels, so technically these are just ballraced balls They are quite smooth on the track and do tend to drag a bit less than the fixed ones, certainly something a few of us have noticed. The ones that go into the chassis giving you a little more flexibility without having to keep trimming the nylon to length are quite interesting.

Cheers Andy
May 28, 2010, 07:32 AM
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Hehe cool well I call them scrub nobs guess that will fly as well . There definately a refinement of the fixed system.
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May 28, 2010, 10:06 AM
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Very slick design. Ironicly have been making my own as well and converted to 6 mm rod and 14mm wheel.
Your wheels are 20mm and 25mm option?thats a big wheel! What size is permitted for sanctioned racing?
Here are the 2010 Worlds rules, go to page 4. It says 20mm maximum.
May 28, 2010, 12:32 PM
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Thanks, for the reply, Andy!
I then checked the site a bit better and realized you can only get the parts you need, actually, and not the whole system. That's very thoughtful as well!

Are they stocked at Formby's yet?!
May 28, 2010, 07:48 PM
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Are they stocked at Formby's yet?!
The basic kit seems to be, http://www.formbymodelshop.com/bs99-...vat-1855-p.asp
Can't see the nylon ball attatchments.
May 29, 2010, 07:00 AM
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yep, I saw the "old" kits. The new ones should be there shortly, I guess
May 29, 2010, 03:37 PM
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The basic kit seems to be, http://www.formbymodelshop.com/bs99-...vat-1855-p.asp
Can't see the nylon ball attatchments.
Hi

These are the old original ball races on nylon bars, not the new ones. I know Keith had a box full at Brooklands two weeks ago so hopefully he should have some more on the way to Formbys. I will hopefully be seeing him tomorrow at Aldershot and will check to see how they are going.

Cheers Andy
May 30, 2010, 04:18 AM
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We have ordered some of the new ones so we should expect them as soon as Keith can finish making them and despatch them to us....I will post when we have them on the site
May 30, 2010, 03:43 PM
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Hi

Saw Keith today they should be on their way to Formbys anytime now.

@Steliosh
The new body mounts are appx 37mm long

Cheers Andy
May 30, 2010, 03:46 PM
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Wonderful! Thanks!
I'm about to order some things from Formby, so these will be included too...
Jun 07, 2010, 08:50 AM
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would they fit the venom bike
Jun 07, 2010, 08:59 AM
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6m bars 20/25m wheels would be inapropriate imo for a venom.I use 3m and a fixed 10m that can be bearing raced for the venom. But hey have at it.They can work but consider the scale.May as well drive a car. With 1/5th system on a 1/8th
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