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Old 07-04-2011, 12:27 PM
MaximusPrime MaximusPrime is offline
Motorized Bicycle Newbie
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Washington
Posts: 14
Default Re: Lurker coming out to intro himself.

Welcome to the forums!

I took a look at the pics of what you managed to build and its pretty sweet....

Two suggestions if your not totally happy with the performance of your machine is first.... Yes a bigger engine will help you out a fair amount... and second... a friction drive system like you have set up where your putting a roller on your drive wheel tends to not transfer power efficiently from the motor to the ground.... unless you really hammer that roller into the side of the tire where it makes contact your gonna lose some power...and at that point your also gonna put excess wear on your side wall.... this is also why most of the friction drive systems I have seen put the drive roller on the outside edge of the tire so that the wear from it fits with the normal wear pattern of the tire....

Just my quick thoughts....

Keep on building and posting stuff...
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