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Old 05-04-2012, 02:04 PM
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Default Re: Started by Necessity, Now I'm addicted.

Originally Posted by BoDean_LP View Post
I'm using a 2.125 whitewall street tire that's pretty smooth now. I relieved some of the roller pressure because I broke a crank on a different motor. Part of that was due to a flat spot in the wheel though (which I have straightened out now.) It's a home-built job that uses a pretty smooth bicycle peg for the drive roller. I need something rubber or rubber coated to help with traction. I've wrapped the peg in duct tape and ran it in the rain without too much trouble, but the tape eventually wears out.
I'm building a FD for my wife. Just got a kit from DAX. Was thinking of an easy way to get more traction from the shaft when I thought of getting a can of PLASTI DIP from Home Depot for around 6 bucks. Should work.
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