Well Folks... Here it is, the tech services answer. As many of you know, Kyosho denies the problem (as has been stated numerous times by people contacting them regarding this) and as you will read continues to deny the problem.....
Needless to say, I am less than satisfied with this rsponse. I will call them on the phone as email tag has been too slow with them.
Kyosho reply follows:
Thank you for your Email. Your Email was forwarded to us because we are the Kyosho service center in the U.S.
We have carefully checked our service records, and have not had any comments from our customers about this part. We checked parts demand and did not find any particular part on the car with a high level of failures.
If the front one-way bearing in the Kyosho KX-One is having a difficulty, this is the first we've heard about it.
As far as your comment about many bearing returns to Kyosho is concerned, we have seen absolutelyl none come through the service center. We have had exactly one car sent to us for repairs under the warranty.
One thing to note about comments in Internet newsgroups or forums...most times a large number of comments is generated by a small number of people. The count of posts does not necessarily reflect the actual number of difficulties in the field.
If you are having difficulties with parts on your model, they can be sent to us under the warranty.
We have also passed your comments to the Kyosho management team so that they can investigate the difficulty you mention.
We hope you find this information helpful. Should you have any further questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us at this email address. (Please be sure to copy all previous emails into any future questions.)
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