new member..This forum is awesome!

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself' started by bikefreak89, Mar 27, 2008.

  1. bikefreak89

    bikefreak89 New Member

    Hey everyone, My name is clint, and im from Ky...I absolutly love this forum. I have been reading up on things on here for about a week now. Finally I had to get an account on here. I have a 31cc ryobi engine (off a weedeater) and a 10 speed moutian bike. I havent it together b/c I had some questions that I thought maybe you guys could awnser for me. What is the pros and cons of friction drive vs. gear drive? also, where can I find a clutch setup for my engine? I have searched and searched on here. But I really havent found what I need awnsered...anyways....any help would be apprecaited!! thanks

  2. Friction drive is an easy setup but would slip on a wet or contaminated wheel. Chain drive rules cause it's a direct link. People here say belt drive is best cause it's silky smooth. I guess they have merit or else Harley wouldn't be doing that.
    Clutch I dunno.
    I'm glad your reading all the threads!
    WELCOME to MBc!
  3. bikefreak89

    bikefreak89 New Member

    thanks! yea I figured chain would be alot better b/c you wouldnt have any slip compared to belt or friction..will a bike run on friction without a clutch?
  4. mickey

    mickey Guest

    Welcome aboard, clint. I would think it would as long as you have a way to lift the motor/roller off the tire when you want to disengage.
  5. graucho

    graucho Active Member

    Hi Clint Welcome to MBc! Home of many answers, and awaiting your ideas.

    General request to all new members.
    Please, before posting any questions, do a search. Then READ,READ,READ.
    There is a ton of information here. Many of your engine and performance issues in the Garage & Tech/Mech Help have already been covered. Here at MBc we are the home of nearly all MoteredBike questions. If you search and are unable to find your answer, don't hesitate to post your question. Were here for each other! Enjoy! :grin:
    Here's a great link to get you started.
  6. quay1962

    quay1962 Guest


    hello and welcome to MBc, do post pics in picture gallery and check out the rack mount threads for ideas...there is allot to read so good luck and hope there is something that helps? Happy motoring...:smile:
  7. Abeagle

    Abeagle Guest

    Welcome to Mbc, glad you joined. :cool:
    We look forward to your pics and progress.
    Please read the forum topics Headlines and post in the appropriate forum.
  8. Alaskavan

    Alaskavan Guest

    Welcome to MBc. There's a lot of info about mounting weedwacker motors in this thread:

    Maybe you could post pictures of your motor there. That would give us something to look at to try to help you with the clutch issue.
    One of the issues you'll run into if you decide to go chain drive is the gear reductions necessary to make it work.
  9. Scottm

    Scottm Guest

  10. sparky

    sparky Active Member

  11. Welcome to MBc Clint.