FD spindle sheared

Discussion in 'Friction Drive' started by u2smile, Sep 6, 2012.

  1. u2smile

    u2smile New Member

    Hi all,

    I had this happen the other day. New kit and a cheap one from the manufacturer. It was running along and poof.

    I had had problems with this one having the bell unscrew on the decel

    Lock tight all good.

    Took this one apart to find the bell on the clutch, and the wholes threaded pc twisted off...?!

    I have several FD's and have never seen this.

  2. Richard H.

    Richard H. Member


    What brand is it?
  3. u2smile

    u2smile New Member

    Sorry a no name brand I bought this one fro canadaboys, the other kit had most of the screws missing, and the channel was not tapped for the screws to help position the engine.
    By now China should have enough of our cash to become of quality. As the Japanese did in the 70's, But no, GIGO.
  4. darwin

    darwin Well-Known Member

    U2 buy a dax or staton f/d kit. Those oddball chinese f/d kits have been nothing but trouble for folks. Holes not centered, bells being oblong. All sorts of problems, oh and bearings failing after 20 miles etc......cheap isn't always the best buy.
  5. Jake11

    Jake11 New Member

    Rats I thought I'd find a bit o info on a clutch drum here.
    I see that Stanton has been mentioned several times here. His prices are outrageous.
    I have no idea how you could ask that much for something so simple without blushing?
  6. Richard H.

    Richard H. Member

    You get what you pay for. If the original poster had bought Staton to begin with he wouldn't have need to post here.