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Old Jul 27, 2007, 05:07 PM
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Kyosho H.O.R. Good first bike?


I'm thinking about trying electric RC motorcyles. How is the Kyosho HOR for a noob. I'm not racing, just playing around.

What is the prefered set up - brushed or brushless? Any "must have" hop ups?

Thanks in advance!
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Old Jul 29, 2007, 08:21 PM
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Old Jul 29, 2007, 08:52 PM
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I'm thinking about trying electric RC motorcyles. How is the Kyosho HOR for a noob. I'm not racing, just playing around.

What is the prefered set up - brushed or brushless? Any "must have" hop ups?

Thanks in advance!
For your first Bike I would grab a Ricky. Search ebay or this forum to buy one.
Old Jul 29, 2007, 10:37 PM
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Ricky first bike? not sure for a newbie....HOR is perfect and not expensive if you want hkow if you like driving bike i think...
Old Jul 30, 2007, 07:29 AM
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Ricky first bike? not sure for a newbie....HOR is perfect and not expensive if you want hkow if you like driving bike i think...

I checked out the Ricky and I would rather go with a street bike than motorcross. Also, I prefer to build it instead of rtr.

BTW, I'm not new to RC. I've flown planes, heli's and have had many car both nitro and electric. Trying rc motorcyles looks like a lot of fun and it's something new.

Is the Mamba 25 a good set up for a HOR? If not what is a good motor/ESC set up?
Old Jul 30, 2007, 10:12 AM
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Kyosho HOR


If you are new to bikes then i would try the HOR with the standard ESC and Servo that Kyosho sell for these products (although made by futaba)
Price is about same as kit though part number 2567-27
Then when you get good upgrade the bike to cope with more power then stick in a mamba brushless
Old Jul 30, 2007, 12:35 PM
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just use a durtrax vendetta esc they are cheap and work well. but to let you know once you get more power plan on buying more chassises.
Old Aug 04, 2007, 10:29 PM
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just use a durtrax vendetta esc they are cheap and work well. but to let you know once you get more power plan on buying more chassises.
Its states in the info on Towers site it cant be used with an FM radio. My younger bro just got a HOR bike and needs a set up cheap that will work with the stock motor for now and an FM radio set up. I'd like to try and find an ESC that will run the stock motor/pack set up but also be able to use a little bigger motor later down the road.. Can you recommend anything else maybe from Tower?? I am not good with the electric stuff..

Thanks
Old Aug 04, 2007, 11:44 PM
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I would go with a 1/5 scale bike. The HOR"s are nice, but I think
you will find the 1/5 a little more to scale. Most of the people, not
everyone is running the TT Nitro or Electrics so you'll have someone
to race with. YOu might consider a TTN or TTE, maybe an NF bike?

Lorenzo
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Old Aug 05, 2007, 06:29 AM
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Hi
Just for information !

What is a good price for a Ricky on ebay ?

Thanks

Jeff
Old Aug 05, 2007, 10:53 AM
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i won one on e-bay a few months ago, i got it for $46+shipping
Old Aug 05, 2007, 02:54 PM
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Yesssssssssssss

it's impossible to have one for this price in France ! ! !

If somebody have one : i offer 80 and i am paying for shipment !

sorry , i am waiting since a so long time !

Jeff
Old Aug 05, 2007, 06:45 PM
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sorry i haven't got back to this but the vendetta ecs i used with am fm and dsm just fine. just fyi. but a 5th scaler is tougher than the 8th. in the long run a 5th is better and if you decide to sell it there is more of a market.


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