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Ian's TT Base setup:

          Novak 5800 brushless motor & ESC

          Standard $10-20 servo for steering (high torque/high speed not necessary) 

          Rake screw screwed in 0-2 turns

          GRP treaded tires 45 front, 45 rear

          TT stock alum. front and rear rims

          TT stock alum. chassis plates

          Front forks internal springs stretched

          NF steering springs no preload

          Lengthen front forks 4mm

          Bearing holders mounted to middle holes

          K & S music wire 3/32”D crash bars sized so fairing doesn’t scrape at full lean while forks turned

          No steering dampener installed

          No front brake unit installed

          Rear shock: Mugen 7000wt. diff oil

          Rear shock standard kit provided preload spacers

          Gearing: stock gearing

          Chain tension loose such that top part of chain barely clears touching the swingarm

          TT kit plastic rider


Ian's TT Preferred setup (in addition to above):

          TT alum. rear rim and CNR delrin front rim

          TT alum. main plates and CNR carbon double servo and carbon rear plates

          Rear shock: extra 1/10th touring car spring inside of spring

          Rear shock: Mugen 7000wt. diff oil w/shock reservoir

          NF alum. triple clamps

          NF Steering dampener w/2 o-rings

          NF front brake unit: set F/R brake bias to 60/40

          Gearing: CNR 25T sprocket, all other gears stock

          NF lexan rider



          Adjust radio trim to ensure servo horn at 90 degree angle; then adjust all steering trim and left/right bias with spring collets

          Tighten lay shaft setscrews, front axle screws, layshaft bearing holder screws, and fork top screws before each run

          Frequently check condition of rear wheel bearing spacer (lodged in between bearings)

          Compressed air on chassis and motor frequently, oil all bearings every 10 runs

          Adjust steering trim by moving collets first, then fine-tune with transmitter

          Tighter steering springs = faster response but when cornering bike will want to upright itself and harder to turn tighter since you have to steer it perfectly

          Smaller rake angle = faster response but loss in steering stability

          Higher rear shock position = less rear grip

          Steering shock can be used to eliminate remaining head shake but could transfer shake to rear end in the process (can also remove shake by tightening steering springs)

          Higher front/rear mounting position decreases grip at that end

          F/R brake bias: 60/40 allows some braking in turns, 70/30 must do majority of braking in straights

Last updated: 9/20/04


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