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Old 01-08-2012, 01:14 PM
trug trug is offline
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Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: moscow, idaho
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Default Re: just looking for some relitivly cheap entertainment.

Thanks for the welcome

Ya, that intro was a bit heavy on the philosophy, i think how to keep your vw alive had a larger impact on me than it should have. (You have to read the book to understand-- How to Keep Your Volkswagen Alive 19 Ed: A Manual of Step-by-Step Procedures for the Compleat Idiot (9781566913102): John Muir, Tosh Gregg, Peter Aschwanden: Books )

The attached pic is kind of what I'm thinking

the scale is probably off by a bit and the bike I drew it on does not have a derailleur but that is the idea. I think it would be less complex than a jack shaft shift kit and save some weight. I imagine the carb will be turned to the side not strait ahead and the motor mount system will be messy but at this point it is a theoretical exercise.

thanks for the ideas on the friction drive as well
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