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Alan Jackson

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Welcome, you share your name with a famous guy I grew up with, same age too. You probably get to ride most of the year in Texas, am I right?
Yes I can ride most any time I choose. This is my daily rider. At 4,000 miles. When Alan first made it big I was slim and had longer sun bleached hair. Got ribbed all the time when I wrote a check or showed my ID or said my name. This was back before everyone knew what he looked like.
 

Tom from Rubicon

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Hey Alan, can you tell I don't follow new country? :)
My son's in laws live north of you a bit in McKinney.
Nice to know folks that can ride most of the year.
The high temp here today was 21F and going down as the full moon rises.
Tom
 
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Alan Jackson

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Hey Alan, can you tell I don't follow new country? :)
My son's in laws live north of you a bit in McKinney.
Nice to know folks that can ride most of the year.
The high temp here today was 21F and going down as the full moon rises.
Tom
Hey Tom unfortunately my engine self destructed after 2 rebuilds. Have a predator 79cc under the tree now. By the time I buy all the extras and get it going 4 cycle it will be getting hot. 100 + degree temps then. Guess it couldn’t take the cool weather.
 

Tom from Rubicon

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Alan, if y'all ride in 100F+ that is no fun. Back in the 80's riding my BMW R80/7 in 90F was very unpleasant. I don't think you will regret powering with a 79cc Predi.
It has a lot of grunt and pulls my heavy build fast enough.
Your bike with a 49cc would climb a a moderate incline with ease. The 79cc is just better.
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Alan Jackson

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Alan, if y'all ride in 100F+ that is no fun. Back in the 80's riding my BMW R80/7 in 90F was very unpleasant. I don't think you will regret powering with a 79cc Predi.
It has a lot of grunt and pulls my heavy build fast enough.
Your bike with a 49cc would climb a a moderate incline with ease. The 79cc is just better.
Tom
Glad to hear that. Yes My bike weighed in at 100 lbs. with all the gear and then my 200 lbs on it. Tools, parts, rain gear etc. I had to peddle hard with the engine to make the hills. I make long trips. I will also be changing out the peddle cassette to a lower gear ratio to help get it moving easier. Still deciding on a manual clutch or a belt driven torque converter.
 

Alan Jackson

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Glad to hear that. Yes My bike weighed in at 100 lbs. with all the gear and then my 200 lbs on it. Tools, parts, rain gear etc. I had to peddle hard with the engine to make the hills. I make long trips. I will also be changing out the peddle cassette to a lower gear ratio to help get it moving easier. Still deciding on a manual clutch or a belt driven torque converter.
 

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Tom from Rubicon

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Alan, I think you need to shop for a new bike or motorcycle.
As is, there only three power transfer systems worth noting.
A CMT variable drive which from what I have observed needs 212cc or more and needs a 3/4" output shaft. they work well but rob HP.
Manual clutch by https://3dmotorsport.net/
which at present is still only available for a 3/4" shaft.
Lastly EZM, https://www.ezmotorbike.com/
Shaft size is 5/8" .
There is a jack shaft system by one of the dealers that transfers power to the derailleur. One builder used it a lot.
KC Vale was his handle.
Tom
 

Alan Jackson

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Alan, I think you need to shop for a new bike or motorcycle.
As is, there only three power transfer systems worth noting.
A CMT variable drive which from what I have observed needs 212cc or more and needs a 3/4" output shaft. they work well but rob HP.
Manual clutch by https://3dmotorsport.net/
which at present is still only available for a 3/4" shaft.
Lastly EZM, https://www.ezmotorbike.com/
Shaft size is 5/8" .
There is a jack shaft system by one of the dealers that transfers power to the derailleur. One builder used it a lot.
KC Vale was his handle.
Tom
I was thinking of this with the centrifugal clutch.
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79CC TRANSMISSION/TORQUE CONVERTER FOR PREDATOR ENGINE, 4-STROKE

It is chain drive. Would have to figure the ratios.