> Born to be WillD Wrote:
> Yea I wound up with one of those motors at one point from a guy who
> bought it to motorswap a nonrunning hobbit but couldnt get the "parts
> not included" to swap from a PA1 and abandoned it to me. Pretty
> unimpressive but theres more meat on the cases for bigger kits like
> athena without having to add material. but beware it's also way easier
> to crack the mounts off or otherwise break the metal, tabs, stripping
> threads etc.
> As for chain final drive, a few folks have done it. It's pretty easy -
> just search go-kart torque converter. it's basically what gokart folks
> call a variator, lotsa setups with final chain drive you can convert to
> work as a rear pulley and b good 2 go. Tom Suz HnRz did it years back,
> more recently tyler shearer dcons posted about it here:
> Others like julian guns' "the internette" and a dude Roy from east PA
> did hung hobbit motors to a french final drive so the motor pivots like
> moby or pug.
> It's got some advantages for sure -
> 1) better wheel selection w cheaper better wheels and brakes, easier to
> rear disk
> 2) hobbit subframes suck and replacements common but expensive. just
> have a normal rear frame and chain drive!
> 3) tunable final gear ratio! derbi style. though hobbits rip, it'd let
> you turn on high speed more or megafast holeshot
Yea yea something like that photo but more compact and one unit. Where you can use it on a wide selection of bikes. Keep it small like a derbi motor or an e50 size.
Difficult part is finding a var with a sprocket. https://www.ebay.com/i/221558481260?chn=ps&norover=1&mkevt=1&mkrid=711-117182-37290-0&mkcid=2&itemid=221558481260&targetid=881488264994&device=m&mktype=pla&googleloc=9001818&poi=&campaignid=2086088304&mkgroupid=94333157892&rlsatarget=pla-881488264994&abcId=1141016&merchantid=101687977&gclid=CjwKCAiAvonyBRB7EiwAadauqV8morIogRB2ILJbjaSr8g5FaO4fRBmDA4ZMxL_PPCo20Hzzw05_zhoCBTUQAvD_BwE
Thought about cuting one of these up but that’s a different thread! PCE. Seems to be a lot of interest in this idea, might start a thread later.