Nuvinci hub how is yours? How many miles on it?

Discussion in 'General Questions' started by Goat Herder, Feb 6, 2010.

  1. Goat Herder

    Goat Herder Member

    I am considering putting one of these on a Morini engine. Yet having to guess really that it will not last. My main concern is that at 6' 250 pounds + bike + general cargo I would probably be fooling myself. totalling 360 pounds at times

    I would be playing with the motors power a little. [having fun] No off roading really. Just using it as a go getter. So just would like to know from folks with experience what they think of there Nuvinci hub. Should I give it a try?

    Also what weight is your creations carrying? How many miles are on the hub? Would it be recommended or not? Is it worthy? Thanks!

  2. POPS

    POPS Member

    EH Goat

    I have 2 NuVinci's but have yet to run them.

    Still trying to find to finish at least 1 build.

    Just can't find the time.

    From what I read they can take 95 ft. lbs. of torque I think.

    Can't remember. To me it could drive a Volkswagon but thats

    just my opion...POPS
  3. HoughMade

    HoughMade Guest

    Keep in mind that engine makers report torque at the engine. For the hub, you would want to know the torque at the hub. For instance, my Honda engine puts out 2 ft lbs. at the crank. If my total reduction is 18:1, there is 36 ft. lbs. at the driven wheel. Still well below 95 ft lbs., but I would want to compare my own engine's output and reduction to the hub's ratings just to make sure.

    Wish I had more Nuvinci specific info. for you. Good luck!
  4. Goat Herder

    Goat Herder Member

    If I compare that to a torque wrench. My legs are putting out 200 foot pounds and above. Car tire lug nuts are say 80 foot pounds to say 125. None commercial class vehicle. Ever use a foot to brake a lug nut loose? Shoot I weigh 240 pounds. Maybe I am not figuring the relationship with diff size sprockets?

    I am a little confused on that?
  5. give me vtec

    give me vtec Active Member

    I have one with over 1000 miles on it. I haven't been easy on it by any means whatsoever.

    My verdict... bulletproof. Cant hurt it. Not even with 360+ lbs. Guarantee your chain will break first. The only way I could see breaking one of these things would be to put a giant 6.5 or 11 hp motor on it. The 80cc 2 stroke doesn't even put down enough torque to use all the gearing... its not even close to strong enough to break one of these things. It will give you an infinite range of gearing from slow as he!! up the steep a** hill to fast as s*** on flat ground and everywhere in between.

    It is soooo worth the $300+ price tag.
  6. Goat Herder

    Goat Herder Member

    Very cool to know! My Morini will be about 6+ horse power after some modes. Its stock 5.8 rated right now. Thanks for sharing! Here is a link to The creation I am playing with. Be real nice to run it all BMX chains on the final drives! Pretty exited about the Idea!
  7. jawnn

    jawnn Member

    Last edited: Feb 20, 2010
  8. give me vtec

    give me vtec Active Member

    the manufacturer recommended limit is 7 hp... I would be cautious of anything more than that.
  9. Goat Herder

    Goat Herder Member

    Roger that
  10. Goat Herder

    Goat Herder Member

    Just ordered the whole wheel. Can't wait! The said Morini will not be up to 5.8 or higher even with mods till about 11,000 RPM. At which point the bike is under momentum. This set should be righteous.

    I shall report back when I finally get it and get a chance to play!
  11. loquin

    loquin Active Member

    Also, the input/output RPM limit is 1000 RPM, I believe...
    Last edited: Mar 10, 2010
  12. Goat Herder

    Goat Herder Member

    I don't think that pertains to my design? Please edify? I don't wanna go faster than 30 mph really ever. Its the gearing I am after I get to play with.
  13. Goat Herder

    Goat Herder Member

    Well I put my new nuv wheel on gotta say I am real impressed with the wheel. Not really thrilled about the plastic shifter though . Got it all on the Morini and working. Put a few miles on it. It will clime a wall! Runs like a violated ape! Man this thing is quick!

    I can shift it on the fly like running down the drag strip! This thing really compliments the Morini Build!
  14. Fabian

    Fabian Well-Known Member

    vtec, in Australia (or Melbourne to be precise) a Nuvinci hub is worth $1000 at the bike shops.

    Gold is cheaper!

  15. Goat Herder

    Goat Herder Member

    Wow Lots of soul searching and Ebay got mine for 375. While a steep price indeed 1000 I would never have got one! sorry to hear that.
  16. give me vtec

    give me vtec Active Member

    looking forwards to hearing about your experience...

    i was thinking about a morini engine.... very interested to hear how this works out.
  17. give me vtec

    give me vtec Active Member

    man... that sux. i was barely out 4 bills with shipping and professional installation into the wheel.
  18. scottyo

    scottyo Member

    LOL "runs like a violated ape" huh?!
  19. scottyo

    scottyo Member

    Is that 1000 USD?! Cant you internationally order one from the US for like 350 plus shipping?
  20. Fabian

    Fabian Well-Known Member

    That's $1000 Australian dollars, which makes it approx $900 American dollars at the current exchange rate.

    It's cheaper to import a mail order bride to Australia than a Nuvinci Hub.

    I can't wait for the prophesied one world government and the new world order: at least we poor folks in Australia might get to experience similarly cheap prices as to what you guys get in the United States.

    Oh for the joys of an American personal tax rate of 18% and dirt cheap gasoline.