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Thread: Baja 5B beats hobao/ofna Hyper 8...

  1. #1 Default Baja 5B beats hobao/ofna Hyper 8... 
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    Yep, that can happen! This is shot actually a month and a half ago, but I'm slow to get my vids out..

    http://video.google.com/videoplay?do...47552794838009

    This was the only time when my baja ran decently. Then it all turned in to ****.

    Pic quality is not much since google video packs and does several things to these.. Original is watchable.. Really.. But I guess one can see from this what was happening. Barely....

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    The baja won!! That's the important part. What's wrong with your baja that it's not running good now?

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    He crashes it all the time and takes out servos.. We are thinking a steel bumper and a rubber room and all should be good LOL!!

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    Ok, I can tell you. This is a story of bad luck and of one company to excel!!

    So the story went like this..

    I got Oneill brothers reed ported engine. It was a complete engine. Ready to bolt on. So I did it..

    Problem was that the cylinder wasn't tightened enough.. So it leaked. No biggie, really.. I tightened my cylinder only to discover that my magneto bolts were loose.. So I tightened them also. But my cylinder gasket was already blown..

    So I gave them an email about everything that what was going on...

    They send me a copper gasket which stopped any further blow outs. It was all good for a moment..

    THEN I took notice that my reed ported engine got beaten my friends 30.5, which was NOT ported for reed. So I started thinking wtf!!??

    I thought that my jetting's were off. They weren't. I checked every piece of my motor and not to find the reason.

    Then I decided to pull the cylinder. What I found was that Oneill's first generation of reed had given up. There was at least a 1mm gap between the fiber and the reed body.. :o They immediately offered to replace those reed petals, but I negotiated a decent deal about their newer version of that reed..

    Second thing I found was that piston ring retainer pin (the really small one..) had came loose. I found it under the piston ring when I pulled the cylinder. Piston ring had turned so that it's gap pointed to the exhaust...!! Not a good thing.. I was amazed that the engine run altogether. When I found this I wasn't too amazed what happened to my engines performance...

    To put it short, my piston, my cylinder and everything was screwed

    BUT!!

    Oneill's dudes were top notch!! They replaced the piston, the cylinder and everything what comes for the top end!

    I know that the cause was the CY piston, but those dudes stand behind their product!

    I give them two thumbs up!!

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