best gearbox?

Discussion in 'Motorized Bicycle General Discussion' started by adventureluck, May 1, 2009.

  1. adventureluck

    adventureluck New Member

    Apr 25, 2009
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    I got a crummy gearbox on my huasheng (honda 4 stroke clone) and it squeals louder than the engine roars. The engine sounds awesome. Probably doesn't have the same long term reliability as the honda but it's still nice. Anyhow I was thinking of getting the stage 3 gearbox from to replace my 50 cent figure eight gearbox. Currently my gearbox will slow my coasting speed down to about eight miles an hour, maybe 10 on downhill. I don't even need breaks. Would the stage 3 gearbox solve the sound issue and the slow coasting issue?
  2. Bikeguy Joe

    Bikeguy Joe Godfather of Motorized Bicycles

    Jan 8, 2008
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    I'm bumping this one up....anyone ?
  3. HoughMade

    HoughMade New Member

    Apr 15, 2008
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    I have the Stage 2, but the internals are the same.

    The Grubee has a freewheel built into the gearbox sprocket so assuming that the rear wheel itself spins free, it should coast much better.

    As for noise, some have experienced some gear noise and I did early on, but the engine was always the more prominent noise. With grease in the gearbox, I do not have gear noise any more. Over all, I think it is clearly better than the "Hoot". Some have mentioned shaft length issues with interchaging the boxes, but I don't know anything about that.

    BTW- I have heard all good about the Huasheng. It makes a bit less power than the Honda, but all seem to agree its a good engine.

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