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Old 11-16-2007, 09:07 AM   #1
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Hi, I could use some help on motor maintenance. By that I mean what should I do on a race day to race bassis with my motors. I am running brushed (stock usually). Not to sound rude or anything I do not want to hear anything about switching to brushless.

Any help or insites are appreciated.
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Old 11-16-2007, 09:49 AM   #2
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Oil and cut the motor and but new brushes on it if needed.
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Between heats at the races it is a good idea to spray out your motor with motor cleaner - let the motor cool somewhat first. Lube the bushings (or bearings if not stock class) with a drop of oil and go race. If you are racing on-road then cleaning so often probably isn't a big deal but definately do it after each heat if racing off-road.

Between racing days I will pull the endbell and clean the comm and brush ends AND SIDES with a Trinity fiberglass bristle comm pen. That little pen works wonders between comm cuts. Every 3 or 4 race days I'll cut the comm and put in new or re-serrated brushes.

You can cut comm and replace brushes more or often depending on how much time you want to spend and how long you want your motor to last. I just race at the club level so I don't get too carried away with it.

Don't forget to take care of the batteries too.
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Old 11-16-2007, 10:44 AM   #4
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Here's some great reading that should help you out. It's excerpts from Big Jims RC Motor Black Book...

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