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Old 02-15-2009, 12:04 AM
happyvalley happyvalley is offline
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Default Re: eho35 and others.. Does the clutch go bad often?

Originally Posted by Roadkill View Post
I bought the kit from bikemotorparts.. I am willing to accept suggestions as personal messages for the other. I would probably use thread lock to keep bolts from loosening if possible. Also for the clutch.. I will be towing 300 pound loads from time to time and probably using a 7/8 drive pin.
The Robin clutch is fine and should offer miles of service.....under normal use.

When you say towing 300 lbs do you mean in addition to bike and rider weight?
Because if you do I would not consider that normal use, that is a load. I don't know what type terrain you're going to cover but besides needing some phenomenal brakes you might find a 35cc a bit underpowered.
I have that same setup and for me at 190 lbs plus bike, no other load, I have to pedal to get rolling to 10 mph not to really bog and labor the engine.

The Honda GHX50 has a 3 shoe clutch and obviously more power.

Another substantial issue with such a load besides the clutch slipping will be the spindle slipping on the tire.

BTW, with the drive you mentioned, I'm curious how ya going to get a 7/8" spindle when the smallest they now have is 1"?
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