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Old 10-01-2003, 12:51 AM
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Hello Ray,

Thanks for the quick reply on the Kyosho motorcycles. I did check this out and I guess the company has decided to make these again, but the bad news is that it is coming out of Hong Kong. Not sure if or when it will make it out here. The price is not that good once you add shipping. I also need to find that in a combo deal so I'm not trying to find the radio system to run this. I would like to use the Kyosho set up.
Old 10-01-2003, 11:20 AM
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Ray,

Thanks for the good info. I will search around the other auctions to look for the radio equipment. I am trying to find the entire package deal / combo with everything.

Torrey
Old 10-01-2003, 01:48 PM
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It's all there if you look at the "buy now" bikes the RGV and the NSR(65.00by the way) once on that item look at his other auctions it's a long list but near the end you will find the ESC/RX combo unit to get it all going, (it's also about $65.00)
Then all you need is to buy a 6 cell 600Mah pack (look at the one he has in "other auctions" as well but, you decide were you wat to get a pack) and any am futaba transmitter and you are good to go. I think But Do Not Quote me on this, I think you get a TX x-tal with the RX/ESC combo but don't yell at me if you don't. Crystals are easy to come by. I was temped but I am holding out for something else like the possible Ducati Version of the FM-1e Thunder Tiger.
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Old 10-01-2003, 06:33 PM
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I had a buddy send this link to me, Useless for the FM-1e BUT FOR those with a KYOSHO 1/8th scale and need More Power these motors could possibly do the trick, they are close to the right size, and brushless of course. I think a brushless mod on the Kyosho would make a world of difference if you get the right motor THAT IS.


http://www.icare-rc.com/mpjet-motors.htm

Now thats better than my earlier post Slagging the Kyosho Eh?

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Old 10-02-2003, 03:42 AM
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hi guys, i just bought the Honda NS 500 with BB set , so now i need advice about reciever, speed controller , and indispensable options

as brushless motor when avalaible , battery ? any advice for the top speed ?
wich gear ratio are u using ? 10 T , 12 T or 14T ?

many thanks for your advice

Old 10-02-2003, 04:45 AM
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Default RE: Kyosho 1:8 scale, What are the best mods?

Hi ray schrauwen :

The brushless motor it is too big to fit in a Kyosho HOR without major work !
Check the AXI 1512/12 : http://www.modelmotors.cz/

For Fongwong :

For brushless the best gear is always the bigger one: 14T ... for wheelies you may try a 6T ... but top speed will be poor.

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Old 10-02-2003, 04:57 AM
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e_lm_70 thanks for the answer ,
now for the reciever and speed controller are u using the kyosho one ? or did u try others ? can u give me somes tips as i am a newbi
thanks again
so impatient to paint it and to try it
Old 10-02-2003, 11:35 AM
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Default RE: Kyosho 1:8 scale, What are the best mods?

Hey Ray,

I thought the Kyosho combo kit came with its own two gimble TX. Is that the combo you were referring to?
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Default RE: Kyosho 1:8 scale, What are the best mods?

Sorry if I have missled anyone but I don't know for shure??? I ASSUMED that it wasn't included considering the low price, but, one person Posted that the got it with the one they purchased on Ebay. So basically it's a crap shoot as far as I know? Sorry.
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is there any brushless motor for kyosho bike ?
Old 10-03-2003, 04:55 AM
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i have seen somes pictures peoples are using a spedd 300 graupner or a black motor (d onyt know the reference) but they say it s can run more than 30 mph seems incredible
Old 10-03-2003, 11:08 AM
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Isn't that with an 8cell pack?
Old 10-06-2003, 12:41 AM
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Default RE: Kyosho 1:8 scale, What are the best mods?

I can't imagine fitting an 8 cell battery, and a brushess motor. I did use the larger gearing for top speed.

Cheers,
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Default RE: Kyosho 1:8 scale, What are the best mods?

We race them around here in San Jose

Visit: R C Groups . com Under the CAR section. Look for the MOTORCYCLES secions after then.

1/8 kyosho HOR (hang on rider) are exciting! getting 4 or 5 of these suckers taking the first turn is awsome! (to say the least)

A number of hopups for them (ebay it)

RCMCC *Radio Control Motorcycle Club of California* San Jose NEW to the ones even locally get together 2wide a month. Sundays.
We are looking to promote the racing of 1/8 AND 1/5 bikes!

A number of us have the 1/5 bikes also...NITRO and brushless. Its a B L A S T !!!!!!!!

Visit the R C Groups . Com website: Its under the CAR section

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In my 1/8 scale Kyosho I run the:

ball bearings (throughout even the stearing bulk head)
aluminum rear sprocket
metal gear box
Metal gears
Metal stearing bulkhead
Soft tires/black rims
Hi tech HS-81 MG servo

1/5 bike:

NOVAK BRUSHLESS.
Carbon fiber rear section
everything else mostly stock

IT ROMPS !!!
rear tire spin at will..and controlled power slides A PLUS!!!!
When lighter rims/frame are installed...wheelies very possible. for now rear tire spin
Old 10-14-2003, 10:41 PM
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Hey List,

What battery combo did you use in the NSR, and why did you change the steering servo? Will the stock speed control support an upgraded motor?
Old 10-20-2003, 02:25 PM
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I've got one of the NSR500's with oil shock absorber and Speed 300 motor, it's soo quick now but keeps splitting the plastic front sprocket.

I was thinking about fitting the adjustable steering damper, does it make much of a difference?
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Default RE: Kyosho 1:8 scale, What are the best mods?

Hey all, I too have a Kyosho NSR. Just finished building it. I have a DMC20BB motor waiting to go in.
By the Way, the Web site I have been following for many years for these bikes is

http://steliosh.net/rcmoto/index.htm

It has heaps of info and tips from our European Kyosho Bike loving counterparts.

Take a look, has a great deal of hot up kacky type tips. Enjoy.
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Default RE: Kyosho 1:8 scale, What are the best mods?

You all have to check this site out!

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/forum...s=&forumid=183


Its at RCgroups . Com.......... Under the Cars section...scroll down to Motorcycles


its great! Much Info on 1/8 and 1/5 bikes
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Dont forget my site

http://www.dringeruk.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/kyosho.htm
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Default RE: Kyosho 1:8 scale, What are the best mods?

this is my kyosho with a 540 sized 19 turn motor in it, the bike was very slow even with a upgrade 17 turn standard sized motor. it went well with 14 cells untill the motor overheated. this should go some..........hopefully
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Default RE: Kyosho 1:8 scale, What are the best mods?

I'm running the mamba brushless in two of my HORs and they work great.Still using nimh batterrries.Going to get some lippo's.I'm even going to try a 3s to see how fast they will go.
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Default RE: Kyosho 1:8 scale, What are the best mods?

Hi guys i signed in just today in this forum, there are lot of kits available in ebay for the kyosho HOR including Hopups. There is one store who would be able to help you guys. contact 2wheelhobbies.com BRUCE is the name he has some stuff which might interest you.
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Will this battery fit in the KYOSHOHOR battery case?
http://2wheelhobbies.com/product_inf...roducts_id=769
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Default RE: Kyosho 1:8 scale, What are the best mods?




ORIGINAL: ****ur93

Will this battery fit in the KYOSHOHOR battery case?
http://2wheelhobbies.com/product_inf...roducts_id=769
Yes but the someone here sent me over to cheapbatterypacks.com a guy named mike there helped me. Igot mine for $25 shipped. It was like 18 for the pack and 7 for shipping.

Go to www.cheapbatterypacks.com
on the left click battery packs -> custom pack
6 cell 7.2v
Double stick
Elite 1500 2/3A
20AWG wire
Pick your plug, i picked Large Female Tamiya cause thats what fit my esc



And you're all set. Mine fits great. Ran it tonight.


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