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Old 07-25-2012, 12:21 AM
Drewd Drewd is offline
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Default Re: motor kit suggestions

Originally Posted by 2door View Post
Just a little advice. Don't go for the jack shaft, shift kit on your first build. They aren't as simple to install, adjust and maintain as advertised. You need to gain some experience with a simple installation before adding a lot of aftermarket parts. After you have a firm grasp of what it takes to install and maintain a motor kit then you can start adding improvements. Like the old axiom says, "Keep it Simple". You'll be gald you did.

I agree with Tom, the sick bike part jackshaft kit is nice but a PITA because it has no chain tensioner and requires overly frequent adjustments. Its a shame that SBP ignores requests for tensioners and has declined consideration of designs that work for chain tensioner.
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