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Oct 28, 2019, 07:49 PM
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I used resin slot car gears in my HOR transmission before. It allowed for a small ratio change as well as more durable gears.
In order to use brushless motors you need to go through the whole stock bike and toughen it up. Even a mild set up will push the bike way beyond what the 280 and 300 motors with NiMh or NiCad ever did.
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Oct 30, 2019, 11:20 AM
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People are probably wondering why the metal gearset isn't preferred for the faster setups, and why even bother at all with the plastic gears. Personally I feel the metal gears aren't smooth, they hang up sometimes and end up getting destroyed.
Oct 30, 2019, 08:07 PM
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How has the direct steering conversions been working? Is there a setup that works with the carbon fiber frame and hot racing front damper?
Nov 28, 2019, 09:14 AM
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New HOR chassis

ZH Racing new chassis (for KYOSHO HOR) (2 min 3 sec)
Nov 28, 2019, 09:47 AM
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That looks similar to the dean tech one.
Dec 04, 2019, 12:37 AM
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Dean tech doesn't have belt drive...
this is the first HOR I've seen with belt drive!
Dec 04, 2019, 01:16 PM
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Also this chassis doesn't use the kyosho gearbox.
Dec 08, 2019, 12:32 AM
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We did direct steering mods in the late 90’s. I still have the parts in my parts box I’m sure. It was a lot of work tweaking and figuring out how to make it work so it wasn’t so fast.

The optional steel gear set from Kyosho was brittle and would shatter in a basic crash. They could be a little rough as I remember. I still have a set of them too.

I have a bunch of HOR parts and most of the new kit in the box. I bought the single sided swing arm set in HK on the last day of one my trips thru there. I’d like to build a new bike with all the Atomik mods just for the nostalgia. Plus I have some GPV parts and old custom parts I’d like to build into the bike. Last time I handled a bike was around 2012!!
Last edited by Chris Nicastro; Dec 08, 2019 at 12:42 AM.
Mar 12, 2020, 09:09 AM
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Heres some pics of my kyosho HORs.
The honda and suzuki are shelf queens but i run the other three
The aprilia rs125 rep i painted up last year and was originally a used honda nsr.
The kawasaki ive nearly finished and that used to be a very badly painted suzuki rgv500 that i got off ebay,
the shape lent itself so well to a ZX7R.
Ive made an alloy exhaust for the side of it so will mount that when i get chance and finish painting the rider


Rs125 is in this video
RC bike sesh (7 min 49 sec)
Last edited by mark675; Mar 12, 2020 at 09:22 AM.
Jun 12, 2020, 06:49 AM
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excellent driving skills , wish I could get my HOR to handle like these.

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