How often do you fix your chain drivin kit-

Discussion in 'General Questions' started by 2stroker, Jun 5, 2012.

  1. 2stroker

    2stroker Banned

    I dont fix mine very often. But of course i only ride it when it rains. Which isn't often. The last time i did have to fix it I busted my chain tensioner.
    I started a post on the friction drive similiar to this one and half the response was from chain guys hating on me for my kit doing what i say it does. So im asking you guys what does your kit do and how often do you fix it? I know they can be dependable with the right care im not putting your kit down. So please tell me when and whats the last thing you fixed? I cleaned my carb the other day on mine.
     

  2. Fabian

    Fabian Well-Known Member

    Well, i can make comment on this thread, for i've spent a good part of the last 2 years working on; fixing and re-engineering the chain drive system on my bike to make it totally reliable.

    In typical operation the bike was quite reliable but a standard setup is next to useless when getting involved in heavy duty off-road touring which has the wheels and practically anything that moves being caked in mud, sand, and and any other element of nature, not to mention water crossings and filthy steep hill climbs in the worst conditions imaginable with a heavily loaded trailer hanging off the back.

    As they say, getting there reliably is half the fun.
     
  3. 2stroker

    2stroker Banned

    So im guessing you fix it often. Let me guess you pull the stuck 4wheelers out of the mud to. ROFTHLMAO-
     
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  4. Fabian

    Fabian Well-Known Member

    Technically your comments are correct but the tense needs definition: prior to my current level of enviable reliability, i often used to spend countless hours redesigning and fixing the drive train and everything surrounding it.

    Gosh no, 2stroker, pulling 4wheelers out of the mud is a walk in the park. I've moved on from such easy challenges - hauling 12Wheelers now.
     
  5. 2stroker

    2stroker Banned

    Your carts dont weigh as much as my 4wheeler dealers does( your not pulling it outta the mud). You were talking like you go through the toughest muddiest conditions on your bike.. i know that your kit has more power and that it will ride on a wet road and go up hills better than mine. But the hardcore fact is its unreliable. Its not gonna last as long as a friction kit and its gonna break alot more. Look at all the post on em. Deathproof was my favorite. "Thats it guys im done with these things they are junk". Exact words. ya you go fast and can pull little carts around but how long can you pull before you break something. I ride my bike 30miles to work everyday and haven't touched it in months. . Yes you have more power, speed. But your lacking reliability and thats what matters when your 30miles away from home on a bicycle. Beats walking. . Try Again!! . If you wanna prove something to me about your kit start a post about your kit and what it does. I like to see what other people do on theres and how much fun they have. Some people like chain drives and like fixing there kits. some people like friction and just wanna get on it and ride. To each his own. Ya its cool being able to pull those carts around. But its just for show.
     
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  6. Fabian

    Fabian Well-Known Member

    2stroker, i gained much humour from your comment. It seems that comprehension skills need to be addressed before posting as i did say:


    prior to my current level of enviable reliability, i often used to spend countless hours redesigning and fixing the drive train and everything surrounding it.
     
  7. Fabian

    Fabian Well-Known Member

    Considering i've pushed past the 35,000 kilometer mark on my bike (the last 10,000 being superbly reliable) i'm quite happy with the mechanical setup, as you have very well seen by the photos.

    Any yes, i have traveled through the muddiest and toughest conditions on my bike, but that doesn't mean you have to emulate my kind of mechanical reliability with your system under friction.
     
  8. 2stroker

    2stroker Banned


    Your so full of it dude! I have checked out your past post and the problems you have had. Was that before or after your 5 engines you have gone through. I have had the same engine since 09 and i haven't done nothing to it except adjust the carb a few times. Just keep up the hard work! Im going riding!
     
    Last edited: Jun 7, 2012
  9. Fabian

    Fabian Well-Known Member

    Oh yes, i've had a wholesale amount of problems, but my bike has now been engineered to cope with the demands asked of it.

    2stroker, in all of your comments you compare my bike and the requirements i ask of it to your bike, of which your bike is not even asked a fraction of the capability of my bike and kit.

    Your debate isn't on a level playing field.
    If it was, your bike would be wholly unsuitable and incapable to cope with tasks asked of my bike.

    It's a case of apples not being apples - more like sour grapes trying to be strawberries!
     
  10. 2stroker

    2stroker Banned

    no my bike would not pull around what yours does. How many people out there are pulling around a bunch of goofy carts for attention. Not many. I come from the average MOB side. The type that depends on there kits to go to work and back. The type that needs something reliable and thats not gonna break 30miles from home. not everyone knows how to fix motorized bikes. The average motorized biker would love to just slap on his engine and ride and not worry about all the stuff that goes wrong. how many kits have you gone through? 5 oh ya real reliable.
     
  11. Steve1990

    Steve1990 New Member

    meh. My bike hasn't been the most reliable, but TBH with probably 700mi on it, its not been too bad. Most of my issues have been my own **** fault. Its not as reliable as my real moped, but it cost much less and I get the joy of being able to say I built it myself. Most of my problems have also NOT been with the engine its self, its been with other things. I knew full well when I built the thing in the first place that it wasn't going to be as reliable, and in reality its actually been better than I thought it'd be.

    Also 2stroker, I love how you start the thread by saying you aren't putting down these kits, then proceed to do just that. In fact, you proceed to put down the build of someone who probably has done way more with his bike in the way of customization than most others on the site. class act.

    (sorry, that just rubbed me the wrong way, never put down another man's project)
     
  12. Fabian

    Fabian Well-Known Member

    As i said 2stroker, my trailer train was designed for the most part with young kids in mind.
    I remember back to when i was very young and the endless hours of enjoyment gained from wooden train sets; attaching as many carriages to make the longest train.

    That joy is no less for young children today, beaming with enthusiasm of being able to jump inside the trailers whilst taking a ride on the front lawn and sidewalk in a cul-de-sac; consistently going bananas over the experience.
    As i explained in my previous note to you, it was adult Moms who were even more enthusiastic than their kids at last years Christmas party.

    I can understand that the trailers might (in your opinion) appear goofy, but they were not designed and created with you in mind.
     
  13. 2stroker

    2stroker Banned

    LOL- Come on fabian im just razzin ya- Your train bike is cool!! Im sure little kids love it. I know if i as still a kid and i seen you with on your bike with the trailers i would wanna go for a ride and probally talk about it for a week!
     
  14. 2stroker

    2stroker Banned

    I started this post just for fabian. When i started this post in the friction drive forum he kept posting about his chain drive and the post was how reliable is your friction kit.. So i started a post for the chain drive guys to.
     
  15. Fabian

    Fabian Well-Known Member

    Oh gosh, that's so wonderful to hear.
     
  16. wheelbender6

    wheelbender6 Well-Known Member

    I had to do clutch maintenance after every ride until I got a centrifugal clutch kit. The bike is far more reliable now.
     
  17. Steve1990

    Steve1990 New Member

    Really? granted mine doesn't have a whole lot of miles, but I haven't had to do anything to my clutch other than adjust the cable. Have to watch out for that I guess. Maybe 1 out of every 10 times I try and start it, when I pop the clutch it will just slip and feel as tho I applied the rear brake, but otherwise it hasn't been an issue.
     
  18. Fabian

    Fabian Well-Known Member

    @ wheelbender6

    If you've got a 2-stroke China-Girl/Happy-Time accessory centrifugal clutch, and haven't done the centrifugal clutch modification, unreliability will manifest itself at about 200 miles...
     
  19. 2stroker

    2stroker Banned

    Oh Fabian Im just giving ya a hard time:grin5: I actually started this post to hear about the chain kits and there reliability. I had to break out my golden kit last night its been raining for 4days here.
     
  20. 2stroker

    2stroker Banned

    Thats a bummer only 200miles outta the box and its gonna break. That would last me a week. After all the money you spend upgrading your kit you might as well buy one reliable outta the box! Unless of course you like building stuff and personalizing your bike kit to your needs.
     
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