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Old 09-23-2006, 05:05 AM
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Hi, Im new to kart building and was thinking of building one for a school project. Would it be possible to use the sprockets from a mountain bike on the rear axle to have different gear ratios. Even if its not possible to have different sizes could you use a single one and hook it up to a maxtorque clutch or do they use different size chains.
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Old 09-23-2006, 07:05 PM
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they use different size chains and a bycicle chain wont take the stress of an engine. What hp is ur engine?
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Old 09-23-2006, 07:33 PM
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ya dont try to use bicycle chain its not strong enough i can break bicycle chain on my bike
{iv done it 3 times} i would use 141 chain and a centrifugal clutch


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Old 09-24-2006, 12:35 AM
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I'm not sure what hp it is but its a 160cc victa 2-stroke lawnmower engine.

Do motorcycles use the same size chain as the maxtorgue clutch? I need a cheap solution as i dont have a big budget.
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Old 09-24-2006, 06:22 PM
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ok is your lawnmower engine a vertical or horizantal shaft if its vertical you wont be able to use it without some bevel gears and stuff and some other stuff so its not really worth it in other words you should get a horizantal shaft engine and most motorcycles dont use the same size as a maxitorque clutch

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