Centrifugal Clutch Option?

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  1. foureasy

    foureasy New Member

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    there is what looks suspiciously like a drain plug in the cover that comes with the cent clutch. just high enough to keep oil in the bottom inch of the cover.
     
  2. Cabinfever1977

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    Nope not a drain plug,its a bolt to hold something in place.
     
  3. foureasy

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    thats the best you got? "something"
    in my "expert" opinion, it's a drain plug.
     
  4. diceman2004

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    Foureasy , i,m lookin at that bike and its like WOW , nice setup .
    but then you come out and say you can,t find a 24inch wheel with a disc hub ?

    get the hub ya want and spoke it to a 24inch rim .

    lookin at that killer engine setup , i can,t believe ya said something like ( i can,t )
     
  5. foureasy

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    most everything on the bike is labor, that said, im too cheap to spend 2 bills on a rear wheel. i know, i know, you say " but haven't you put 5 wheels on it at 30-50 dollars a pop?" yes. sometimes i am too stubborn. what i need is fairracings rear wheel, it even has the right tire.
     
  6. Cabinfever1977

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    They use the same cover for both types of clutches and thats why it has a bolt.

    You only use oil bath if there is no manual clutch("GGG-1 rope pull start only")
    But theres still a manual clutch with the addon centrifugal clutch and with the dualstart dual clutch engine("GGG-2 dual start").

    So they use diffrent clutches, one is a dry clutch and one is a wet clutch.
     
  7. happycheapskate

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    Why? When my 1st HT motor grenaded, I took the chain off the back cog and zip-tied it, then pedaled home.

     
  8. happycheapskate

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    That is hard to find (24" ATB rim with disc brake hub).

    Why not get a standard freewheel hub 36hole rim complete wheel and one of the clamshell cog adapters.

     
  9. Goat Herder

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    Rags joints are not the same. IME they break spokes prematurely
     
  11. happycheapskate

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    Oh wow! Thanks! I will pass that on. That is really deluxe. I suppose someone will have to put the disc on "the wrong side", but that is a nice hub.

     
  12. Goat Herder

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    For folks wanting powerful stopping power how is it you think its on the wrong side? Mine has worked flawlessly.
     
  13. flmotorbikes

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    Same here never had one complication
     
  14. happycheapskate

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    Did you have to weld your own tab for the caliper?
     
  15. Goat Herder

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    You have to weld your own tab anytime you want more superior stopping power like this disk brake set up. The thing is we are talking about running the bike single speed right. Its not hard to do.

    No it is not a kit like a bolt on China or such. Got to remember these bikes were not meant for a motor to begin with. What do you expect? lol. Not gonna find them at wallies.

    Thing is you put the caliper on the disk brake put a heavy duty rubber band on the hand pull part at the bars. Do this when it is perfectly line up. Next tack weld the caliper mounting bracket onto the bike. Do it right and it will be lined up perfect as it will not go anywhere when you tack it in. Then take the caliper out of the way and finish welding it right.

    From what I have read in the bike frame building forums. You want the caliper mount on the upper rear trailing and have the g forces pushing into the steel. Not pulling.

    Cheap department store bikes? I Just don't have a lot of faith in them me personally. Yet a fellow that knows what he has and uses a good steel frame , this is a walk in the park. Very easy! I have done it and would not hesitate to do it again.

    I go with disk brakes because they have never disappointed me. Guess we are all creatures of habit. Shrug
     
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  16. happycheapskate

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    A lot of mountain bikes and now even road bikes (flat bar or specialty) come with disc brakes, from the factory. I even have an Iron Horse entry level bike that has disc tabs on the frame, though it came with v-brakes.

    I have not seen any factory bikes that had the disc tab on the right side. That is why I asked if you had to weld one (or if you might have used some after-market kit/part, or a custom/specialty frame).

    If you are using the disc hub to hold a motor cog, I am assuming (but could be wrong) that you are running the motor cog on the left side, and the disc brake rotor on the right.


     
  17. Goat Herder

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    Ayup and none of these bikes come with a engine mounted in them
     
  18. happycheapskate

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    It would be a good idea to brace the chain stay to the seat stay when adding a bracket, maybe by a gusset or a large plate including the brake tab. I saw a steel townie bike that was folded up after mounting a drum brake in it, and attaching the torque arm to the seat stay.
     

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