RC Bike Forum - Moto-5.com

Please login or register.

Login with username, password and session length
Advanced search  

News:

Author Topic: Latest forks in KP13.....  (Read 2987 times)

jimlee

  • Racer
  • **
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 76
  • Jim Lee
Latest forks in KP13.....
« on: July 05, 2014, 09:34:23 PM »
Fitted the HP50 Forks today in the KP13 at Craigavon and they transformed the bike....:)
Took nearly a second off my best time today with them fitted and could hold a consistent line through the corners......
I'm starting to appreciate the subtle changes to the bike can produce results on the track like I've come to expect from my Touring Car background......:)
Logged
Jabber 2015
Jabber 2013
M3R

Mark Plested

  • Professional
  • ****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 526
Re: Latest forks in KP13.....
« Reply #1 on: July 05, 2014, 09:48:28 PM »
Nice one Jim.
Logged

Roy Davies

  • Professional
  • ****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 411
  • Roy Davies
Re: Latest forks in KP13.....
« Reply #2 on: July 07, 2014, 05:25:42 PM »
Hi Jim,

Have the same forks but needed to replace the oil, would appreciate any help with assembly/setting tips.

eg, Volume of oil (assume grade 40wt), spring preload, do you exhaust any of the air before refitting the screw?

Thanks in advance

Roy
Logged

davr0

  • World Champion Poster
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 1106
Re: Latest forks in KP13.....
« Reply #3 on: July 07, 2014, 06:24:04 PM »
hey roy

yes 40wt oil... fill about half way up the spring.... plunge them once or twice to be sure no air is trapped..

a good starting point is run the springs flush with top of fork tube... make sure fully extended and replace the top nut!!!  done
Logged
--KP11.5e--M5--KP14e--JABBER15--M3R--YAMAHA R6... and god knows wat else!

Roy Davies

  • Professional
  • ****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 411
  • Roy Davies
Re: Latest forks in KP13.....
« Reply #4 on: July 07, 2014, 07:53:13 PM »
Thanks for the info Davy
Logged

davr0

  • World Champion Poster
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 1106
Re: Latest forks in KP13.....
« Reply #5 on: July 09, 2014, 05:15:22 PM »
no probs roy...
Logged
--KP11.5e--M5--KP14e--JABBER15--M3R--YAMAHA R6... and god knows wat else!