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Old 10-06-2006, 02:11 AM
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has anyone taken the transmission off of a mt. bike and used it as a finale drive? like this- engine to centrifugal clutch to sprocket welded on to one side of the shaft to derailer/bike gearing on other side to derailer/rear wheel gears? any tips on working this out would be really appreciated thanx
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Old 10-06-2006, 09:35 AM
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we get questions like this all the time and the answer is no you cant use a bicycle gear system or chain on a go kart or minibike unless youre using a rediculously small engine like a 50cc or so because it snaps under a low power and a 141 or 135 chain {which is normally used on a minibike or kart} isnt flexible enough to be used on a bike style shifter so if you want to use some kind of shifting on your kart or minibike you can get a torque converter which will give you two gears or a two speed jackshaft found here

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Old 10-06-2006, 09:39 AM
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anyone thinking of using a bike chain should first look at a #35 sprocket and chain, my reaction was "holy **** that's thick"
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Old 10-07-2006, 11:12 AM
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thax guys
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