- Mon Jan 09, 2012 12:03 am
I will be hopefully finishing up my first BPRO paint job soon and moving onto another BRPO project, but I don't really have direction and focus right now, nor much disposable $. Looking for guidance on what I can do with what I have.
I have plenty of 12 AWG wire, angle grinder, wire feed welder, drill press, recip, etc, but no bench vise.
I also haven't gotten too deep into the wiring on these, so I don't forsee hall effect throttles, ESC controllers, and relays on my upcoming build, but I would consider pulling my harley harness to easily wire 18v NOS. I am certainly willing to pull GB from anything on the list to swap with anything else, and perhaps exchange or purchase different pinions for the HPIs.
HERE IS MY INVENTORY OF PW BPROs and PARTS
Arctic Cat - 17T
Dale Jr 12/18v - 19T
XM 12/18v - 21T
Classic Chrome Harley (2x) - 21T
13" diameter, 5" wide pneumatic tires (4x)
PP Polaris 700 tires (set)
15" diameter, 5" wide in front, 8" wide in rear, or something like that...
16T GB (2x)
19T GB (2X)
21T GB (2x)
HPI GT 550 (4x)
HPI Pinion 21T (2x)
HPI Pinion 17T (2x)
Heat Sinks with fans (2x)
My son rides almost exclusively in very short grass, mostly level, with a hill to get back from the track to the house. A bit more incline in the backyard, but he seldom rides there. He's almost 3, a little over 30#, and can steer a BPRO at 24V with the best of them.
Original plan was to put HPIs in XM with 21T, but with risk of burning up motors, I think I want to dial down to 17T with HPIs and 18V.
Considering Arctic Cat 4wd with 19T and pneumatic tires.
At this point, I'm planning to swap the Dale Jr 19T GB with the XM 21T GB and throw the HPIs in Dale Jr.
On Arctic Cat with monster traction, would bumping from 17T to 19T cause it to spin the tires too much and lose traction? I assume I can get that traction back with 4wd, but do I need 4wd with monster traction tires? Do I even need the pneumatic tires? I assume 4wd with 19Ts and pneumatic tires would be to much for HPIs, but would consider the whole package. Would 21T and 4wd just be crazy?
Do I just need to buy some 700 motors for the 21T XM for the torque to turn 14" tires?
The bodies are in very good shape on everything, except for Dale Jr, so no paint is planned at this point. Perhaps later, after I finish painting the gaucho.
18V Silver Gaucho - Blue metal flake now...
Blue Hurricane (2x)
Green Arctic Cat w/ Brute Force tires and 18v
Eliminator Go Kart - 19T - 18v
CAT Skid Steer - 12v
Kawasaki Brute Force - 19T (2x)