Directrunner DR1L Motorized Bike Kit

Discussion in 'Friction Drive' started by JGH122, Nov 25, 2016.

  1. JGH122

    JGH122 Member


  2. bakaneko

    bakaneko Active Member

  3. darwin

    darwin Well-Known Member

    Interesting kit, like to see more details of how it mounts, the roller, how it connects to the honda crankshaft. Seems it's spring loaded to put pressure on the tire. Very interesting.............................
     
  4. JGH122

    JGH122 Member

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  5. darwin

    darwin Well-Known Member

    That is awesome, you can change the gearing ratio. It looks like it's made to last. Seems it would work best on 700c rims being it's recommended to be used on 28/30mm wide tires. Only downside is you need a motor with the 52mm clutch and that limits you to the 25cc motors. Maybe with the ability to change the drive ratio it will work with adequate torque for hills. Let us know how it goes. If you could hook up a 76mm clutch I'd try that in a heart beat. Thanks for the links/headsup.
     
  6. JGH122

    JGH122 Member

    Here is their latest installation video....
     
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  7. darwin

    darwin Well-Known Member

    Remember you can buy a quality DAX kit and it comes with 1-1/2in roller. Only downside is the price at $172 including shipping. Great warranty service if needed.
     
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  8. darwin

    darwin Well-Known Member

    Be careful of those china F/D kits, a lot of posts about clutch bells snapping off, holes not centered, cheap bearings etc. Trying to get the warranty honored is next to impossible.
     
  9. JGH122

    JGH122 Member

    After watching the video I got to have one.
    It appears to be well made.
    If it works good DAX and Staton are behind the 8 ball.
     
  10. darwin

    darwin Well-Known Member

    I've never taken a Vbrake arm off, I wonder if all/most frames have the same bolt size to make those step up bolts work. Also it seems you have to do away with the rear brake, I don't care for that. Also the setup on the handle bars is going to interfere with the gear selectors on the bars if you have front/rear multisprockets. It's going to push the brake lever to the inside of the handle bars away from the grip if I see it correctly. That is an issue. As you should know using just a front brake can be dicey going around corners, on any loose gravel surface, grass etc. Hmmm it's still neat as hell though.
     
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  11. JGH122

    JGH122 Member

    I notice the bike has the mounting hole for old school cantilever brakes.
    It looks to me he has the brakes mounted between the shifters/throttle.
    If need be you could install longer brake pulls.
    Just mount them on the underside and they are out of the way of the motor mount like I did with the fender mounted on the topside.
    You could also put a disc on.
    All kinds of options.
     
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