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Ohvale’s now available in the USA

Discussion in 'Mini Racing' started by gpstar748, Sep 1, 2018.

  1. 2Big4Bike

    2Big4Bike Well-Known Member

    So...have you ever shoehorned a 4 stroke dirt bike motor into an RS50 chassis? If so, how big of one...125, 250, 450???:D

    I'm just thinking about my next bad decision project. :confused:

    Regards,
    Chad
     
  2. sharky nrk

    sharky nrk Rubber Side Up

    Do these things chassis snap into pieces when they crash like the RS50s
     
  3. FastByKids

    FastByKids Tire Warmers What?

    The chassis crash very well.
     
  4. Billy B

    Billy B Old N Slow

    For the guys who've ridden the Ohvales and a 150R or 85/105 motard, how do the two different style bikes compare? I have a KTM 105 with 17s I'm de-mothballing to get back out mini racing but curious how the Ohvale riding experience compares. My KTM has suspension work and at 6'0" I'm thinking the dirtbike's size might be a better match for me. I raced YSR50s for a bit and was really cramped on those.
     
  5. Senna

    Senna Well-Known Member

    I think you would find the Ohvale tight. I putzed around a neighborhood on a GP0 and a 150R. I wouldn’t say the GP0 was uncomfortable at 5’11”, but I did find the cockpit way too cramped. 150R was a couch in comparison.
     
  6. clarustnb

    clarustnb Well-Known Member

    Remember - there is a massive difference between the GP0 and the GP2. I'm 5'11" and I couldn't find the shifter on the GP0. I have a GP2 and once you get out on track, it's like a second nature. [I am quite flexible though, so that helps]

    I don't have much experience on the 150R / 85/105 though, so can't help you there.
     
  7. Mark woodlief

    Mark woodlief Active Member

    Well the best option is to ride what ever you can offered. The kayo is much bigger so it's a little bit easier to ride as far as handling.you can get a rear shock and fork springs. An Ohvale cost almost 3 times more. I have a kayo 150cc with a 190cc kit! best investment that I could afford!!
     
  8. gpstar748

    gpstar748 Well-Known Member

    A GP2 outperforms a Kayo by every stretch in both performance and fit/finish.

    Once you start doing the mods to a Kayo then the price difference becomes negligible as a GP2 retails for $6749.
     
  9. YoshiHNS

    YoshiHNS Mr. Slowly

    Allow me to help you make poor decisions by sharing a thought of my own. Instead of sticking a dirtbike engine in there, why not try to run the Daytona 190 engine? Other than trying to find one for sale, and the $1500 price tag plus carb and all the other things. But don't let that stop you from a good time.
     
  10. Kurlon

    Kurlon Well-Known Member

    The Daytona 190 IS a dirtbike engine, a puffed up amalgamation of a Honda 50, Wave 125 and KLX 110, just like the rest. They just happen to charge more, and actually put some of that towards more QC than some others.
     
  11. Senna

    Senna Well-Known Member

    Considering picking up a used 190 GP0.

    What's reliability like on that motor? Anyone have any horror stories?

    I'm 5'11" with long limbs. I've driven a 110 around a neighborhood and didn't find it too small, but I didn't have my gear on. Is it going to be too cramped for a days worth of riding?
     
  12. Gofastdontcrash

    Gofastdontcrash Active Member

    i have had a GP-0 and 2 GP-2’s (still own) and they are a blast and you will not regret the purchase. Tons of fun to ride and as long as you do regular oil changes and preventive maintenance per the manual they will last. The slipper
    Clutch also helps with reliability.

    I don’t think you will be cramped but the gp-0 is a tad smaller. It usually takes me a session or so to get used to the bike but after that it’s fine. I’m 5’10 for reference
     
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  13. DmanSlam

    DmanSlam Well-Known Member

    ^^^ agreed. A topend refresh isn't difficult either. Parts run about $300 though. I've not yet needed to do the bottom end. Never installed a slipper clutch either.
     
  14. SuddenBraking

    SuddenBraking Spit on that thing

    You still riding at United Karting? If so, did they ever open up for Friday practice or still just Saturday mornings?
     
  15. DmanSlam

    DmanSlam Well-Known Member

    Hey man. I haven't done much of minimoto. But I finally went there the other week. Pretty good turnout.

    Looks like the track only schedules minimoto on the weekends now.

    But I hear the track is available for renting a la private events during weekdays/weeknights. Something I'd like to do from, say, from 4-8. The days are still long and they have lighting in any case.

    DM when you know you are headed there.
     
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  16. PatricksDad

    PatricksDad Won’t die a blob

    All the sessions are sat and/or Sunday mornings from 8:00-12:00 with something like 5 rotations an hour with the karts so I usually get 4 sessions in.

    Just had the first race of the 4 race summer night series. Schedule here: https://www.dmvminigp.com/

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  17. SuddenBraking

    SuddenBraking Spit on that thing

    I'd definitely be interested in this option - any idea costs or anything like that?

    NJMP made it super expensive to rent out their track because they must not like money :confused:
     
  18. onesixsix

    onesixsix Member

    I have not heard of any horror stories with regular maintenance. A local kart track I go to has a fleet of rental Ohvales and they're all running and as said previously they crash well.

    I'm 6'2 with a long torso and I can complete a 15 minute session on a kart track. There are brackets available to lower the pegs a bit and widening the handle bar angle helps open up the cockpit.

    The 190 is an angry little beast and getting used to the speed on a bike with such a silly short wheelbase takes some getting used to, but they are a blast once you're calibrated to it. Elbow drags for days!
     
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