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Old 01-15-2012, 10:11 PM
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Unsure if I mentioned this before.

When I was running friction drive, I modified my two rear support struts.

Every vendor offering friction drive allowed their engine and drive housing to rise maybe 3 inches when the quick-release was loosened. Good enough to disengage the friction roller.

Engine motor mount bolts were always a pain to get access to, even when the roller was raised 3 inches. Sometimes, I wish I could raise the drive housing high, maybe 12" or more.

What I did was simply cut off the tops of the support struts. When the quick-release was loosened, it allowed the drive housing rise rise off its struts. The housing was almost perpendicular to the ground.

This allowed EXCELLENT access to motor mount bolts, even to the front pivot nuts and bolts!
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