cvt vs. clutch 2 jack shaft?

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  1. halfevil333

    halfevil333 New Member

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    has anyone tried running your 4stroke w/a clutch to jackshaft straight linkage as opposed to a cvt?
    ...and, if so, hows that running for you?
    I'm thinking I like the simplicity of the setup- not to mention significant savings!
     
  2. culvercityclassic

    culvercityclassic Well-Known Member

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    Not much savings, you will love the operation of a cvt...trust me
     
  3. wilrod

    wilrod New Member

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    please translate what is a " c v t " ken
     
  4. killercanuck

    killercanuck New Member

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    cvt- continuously variable transmission, Like a Nexus hub? or snowmobile type pully? I forget.
     
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    i am currently trying your idea myself in a diy custom build with strimmer engine, please keep post if it works,I will try to post picture when finished building.xx.
     
  6. Ibedayank

    Ibedayank New Member

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    your a CANUCK and you dont know this... laff
    and a cvt is what snowmobiles use and have used for over 60 years



    bike with a cvt..... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V2aFd3x7Vms
    owner is a member on this forum
     
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  7. curtisfox

    curtisfox Well-Known Member

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    It depends on what 4 stroke you plan to run, some of the small 50cc run up to 8,000 rpm's and then you need to put the clutch on the jack shaft like the 4G kits. Other then that you can put a regular clutch on the engine and run to a jack shaft then back to the wheel. That is usually the best because you can change the pullys or sprokets that way to change ratio. In fact you don't even need a clutch you can do a belt tightener like lawn mowers have............Curt
     
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