1.5" Roller Upgrade To BMP Friction Drive Kits

Discussion in 'Friction Drive' started by rohmell, Apr 12, 2011.

  1. rohmell

    rohmell New Member

    I am sending out quotes to some local machine shops to make a drive roller for the BMP friction drive kit in a 1.5" size. The drive roller will be the same in every respect as the 1.00" and 1.25" rollers, except the diameter will be 1.5".

    I am wondering if anyone here would be interested in such a roller, to see what kind of pricing I can get on a run of, say, 10, 25, or 50 pieces.

    To use this roller, you will probably need a 52cc engine, such as the Harbor Freight Tools Auger engine.

    'A' is the 1.00" roller
    'B' is the 1.25" roller
    'C' is the 1.5' roller
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  2. 5-7HEAVEN

    5-7HEAVEN Guest

    Will your 1.5" roller have the one-way bearing like the 1.25" roller has?:detective:

    Did you know that the Staton friction rollers can be made to fit the BMP friction drive housing?:idea:
     
  3. rohmell

    rohmell New Member

    For the sake of simplicity, and to keep costs down, no, they will not have a one-way bearing.
     
  4. 5-7HEAVEN

    5-7HEAVEN Guest

    The Staton 1.5" roller worked well with my Mitsubishi 43 cc engine.

    I like its aggressive contact pattern.
     
  5. rohmell

    rohmell New Member

    Hi 5-7HEAVEN,
    You wrote that in the past tense, so you are no longer using it?
     
  6. strotter

    strotter Member

    I would buy one.
     
  7. 5-7HEAVEN

    5-7HEAVEN Guest

    I've had four MB's with friction drive. I'm no longer using friction drive. I probably worn out more tires and had more flats than anyone on this forum.

    I use Scooterguy chain drive/shift kit now. No problems with tires now.
     
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