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Old 10-03-2009, 02:47 PM
fred081646 fred081646 is offline
Motorized Bicycle Newbie
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: michigan
Posts: 6
Default Re: Tire Life on Friction Drive

I have 1000 miles on my tire and it is still going, I might get 1500. I pedel to get rolling and ease in the throttle. You can test to see if your roller is slipping by listining to your engine rpm's when you hit the throttle. If your roller is slipping on the tire you will eat up tires. I use quite alot of pressure on the roller to tire. You can,t jamb the throttle on a friction drive like you can do with chain drive. Hope this helps. Fred
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