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Old 09-13-2010, 09:06 PM
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Default Re: Something new and kinda sorta 100 years old looking

Originally Posted by BiMoPed View Post
Do you Have a better pic? or a link where you bought it?
It's hard to tell which model it is. Looks like a so called Hoot box.

One gearbox uses chain inside and the other uses gears.

This is the chain drive box
Thanks for the link. Interesting reading. I'll pop the cover off it tomorrow and take a look at what I got. I'm assuming it's not much more than a centrifugal clutch and a step-down gear assembly or gear/chain system like an old mini bike. I saw a simple pulley/belt setup some place. Probably the easiest thing is to run it the way it is until if and when it busts and then fix it.

The mini bike centrifugal clutch/reductions I've been around were dumb simple and generally trouble-free. Kinda hard to imagine how they could mess that up.
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