Moon Dog W/Stanton friction drive

Discussion in 'Photos & Bicycle Builds' started by billintexas, Jun 30, 2008.

  1. billintexas

    billintexas New Member

    Here are the pics of my moondog with the Stanton friction drive 7/8"roller with a 1.6 hp robin suburu powering it. I run 8.1 mi one to work each day and get there in under 30 min. This is the front entrance to work. Having a blast every day with it too.Got over 200 mi on it since 2 1/2 weeks ago when i got it.
     

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  2. stude13

    stude13 Active Member

    yahoo! great looking ride.
     
  3. Dug3x3

    Dug3x3 Guest

    Looks good!
     
  4. sabrewalt

    sabrewalt Guest

    Looks great.

    Wow, Simple, Reliable, Economical. Nice Combo!!
     
  5. Esteban

    Esteban Active Member

    RELIABLE,, is the MOST important description !!
     
  6. Mountainman

    Mountainman Active Member

    Hi Bill -- Nice looking bike you got there !!! I am also running the Robin Subaru friction drive -- I am using the 1" roller -- weigh 195 lbs -- getting around 23 -24 mph top speed --- what does your top speed happen to be ? Happy Riding from - Mountainman
     
  7. billintexas

    billintexas New Member

    Speed on the friction drive

    I run a 7/8" stanton knurled steel drive roller and I weigh 228 lbs.Bike all up weight is 43 lbs. The motor 7/8 throttle cooks along flat at 22-23.8 mph.Up a fairly steep hill it goes back to 15 mph. and steep hills i need to assist or its 10mph. It cruises at 19 mph 1/2 to 3/4 throttle flatland. I did put an extra kickstand ie rear frame hub mouted to assist keeping it upright. Looks cool with both stands down too. THe front basket is walmart/bell quick release type. Running no more flats tube in front 10$ at walmart. I also run the schwinn digital wired speedodometer 9.95 at walmart. It is nice shuts off five minutes after no movement so its auto off no off on to worry about.
     
  8. Mountainman

    Mountainman Active Member

    Hi Bill -- That's very cool !!! I think that you may have made the best choice in regards to kickstands -- that double stand set up -- looks good and sturdy... I recently ordered a center stand -- on my mountain bike 26" tires -- it is not as great as I had wished for -- maybe works better on other bikes ? Just in from an all day ride with my Subaru -- nice running little motor -- a great day for a ride... Happy riding from - Mountainman
     
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