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Jake755
2015.09.15, 02:52 AM
Just got an mr01. I've had xmods before but always wanted a mini z so I got a used mr01 to start with. It needs a new motor mount and a controller though. Can I still buy those parts or are they impossible to find?

fastmax
2015.09.15, 07:18 AM
If you want a Kyosho radio just search ebay for Kyosho Perfex and find one that is 27mhz AM.

However just about any 27mhz AM radio will work with the MR-01

There should be a few options available for motor mounts. A quick google search should give you several results.

imxlr8ed
2015.09.15, 12:41 PM
Chances are it's an RM type mount. They are out there but I think the rear axle is a bit too short for the newer style mounts. You may want to get a newer ball diff anyways.

What body do you have on the car?

There are usually many GPM leftovers on Ebay that may suit all your needs. Just look for big clunky aluminum rear mounts (mostly in blue anodized :rolleyes:)... that was the style back then.

That is what my only MR01 is set up with, all blue anodized GPM alloy. I don't drive it, just collect dust with it.

arch2b
2015.09.15, 01:15 PM
ebay, lots of MR-01 parts show up there frequently. should be able to find old kt-2 or kt-5 at any club or even ebay. most people will just give it away. i'm sure i still have a couple i could part with as well.

Jake755
2015.09.15, 01:47 PM
Chances are it's an RM type mount. They are out there but I think the rear axle is a bit too short for the newer style mounts. You may want to get a newer ball diff anyways.

What body do you have on the car?

There are usually many GPM leftovers on Ebay that may suit all your needs. Just look for big clunky aluminum rear mounts (mostly in blue anodized :rolleyes:)... that was the style back then.

That is what my only MR01 is set up with, all blue anodized GPM alloy. I don't drive it, just collect dust with it.

It's a dodge viper body, and what is an RM mount?

Jake755
2015.09.15, 01:49 PM
ebay, lots of MR-01 parts show up there frequently. should be able to find old kt-2 or kt-5 at any club or even ebay. most people will just give it away. i'm sure i still have a couple i could part with as well.

I'm not sure if there are any clubs near me, how would I find out? Also if you find one of your old controllers I'd be happy to buy it off you.

arch2b
2015.09.15, 01:53 PM
It's a dodge viper body, and what is an RM mount?

quick response, wrong chassis but same motor layout terminology throughout the line. MR-01 only had RM and HM options if i recall correctly.

https://www.kyosho.com/jpn/products/rc/extra_img/car/32700/Chassis_type_e.gif

arch2b
2015.09.15, 01:53 PM
I'm not sure if there are any clubs near me, how would I find out? Also if you find one of your old controllers I'd be happy to buy it off you.

send me a message via my profile. happy to send it to you, just cover shipping.

imxlr8ed
2015.09.15, 02:38 PM
Where to find clubs...

http://mini-zracer.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=19

Mods... Maybe we could sort the club threads by activity level, and whether or not they are closed or shut down?

Jake755
2015.09.15, 03:19 PM
quick response, wrong chassis but same motor layout terminology throughout the line. MR-01 only had RM and HM options if i recall correctly.

https://www.kyosho.com/jpn/products/rc/extra_img/car/32700/Chassis_type_e.gif

So would the HM or the RM be better? How easy would it be to convert to MM?

byebye
2015.09.15, 08:19 PM
The viper is an RM 90mm wheel base. Wide rear "0" offset and Narrow fron "0" degree offset.

Jake755
2015.09.15, 09:26 PM
The viper is an RM 90mm wheel base. Wide rear "0" offset and Narrow fron "0" degree offset.

I don't understand what any of this means!!

imxlr8ed
2015.09.15, 10:20 PM
Wheelbase on any vehicle is the length from front tire center to rear tire center. Offset is how far out the wheels go as measured from the rear of the outer rim to the first surface area of the inside mounting surface.

helped?

Jake755
2015.09.15, 11:40 PM
It did. I got an aluminum motor mount off ebay, now I just need the H plate things...

byebye
2015.09.16, 06:09 AM
I don't understand what any of this means!!

There is much to learn :)

In a nut shell-
Wheelbase or lengths of chassis are from 86mm, 90mm, 94mm, 98mm, 102mm. This measurement is from the center of the wheels front to back.

Width is Wide or Narrow.

Wheel offset is from "0" offset meaning the wheel sits very close to the chassis to +3 where the wheel sits far from the chassis.

A Dodge Viper is a narrow car and runs wheels that sit close to the chassis.

arch2b
2015.09.16, 12:49 PM
it would not be easy to change to MM. you would have to find a conversion H plate. the shop here may still have them though. the MM motor pod debuted with the MR-02 and the H plate design is different form the MR-01. initially, we had to make our own conversion plates and called it the MR-015, which kyosho subsequently released themselves allowing you to take the narrow MR-01 platform and use the new rear end configurations provided by the MR-02. the kyosho MR-015 also included the valued servo saver function that the MR-01 lacked which is mostly why the MR-01 was left to history.

Jake755
2015.09.17, 04:37 PM
Wow I've learned so much. I found and ordered the H plate as well. What is the servo saver and is mine useless because it doesn't have it?

arch2b
2015.09.17, 05:58 PM
servo saver just addressed a fault in the MR-01 design in which servo gears and tie rods were much more susceptible to breakage. it was a significant design improvement within the line however it does not mean the MR-01 is useless. just means it's prudent to have extra servo gears on hand. :cool:

herman
2015.09.17, 07:58 PM
Welcome to mini-z :D

You might want to consider a used mr02. Parts may be easier to find compared to the mr01. However you will have to get a body that is mr02 specific. Eventually Kyosho came out with a mr03 which is a one chassis fits all bodies platform. Ultimately, if you're serious you might want to get a mr03 or go to a shop or track and see how they perform. Hope this helps.

arch2b
2015.09.23, 05:28 PM
Sent you a message with the tracking number for the transmitter.