Q-Matic 2-speed ??

Discussion in 'Dealer Advertisements' started by Quenton Guenther, May 26, 2010.

  1. Quenton Guenther

    Quenton Guenther Motored Bikes Sponsor

    What if?

    What if someone designed a revolutionary new 2-speed automatic clutch for a 4-stroke motorbike?

    What if the 2-speed drive meets or exceeds many state requirements of "incapable of being manually shifted"?

    What if the drive was 100% mechanical, and didn't require hydraulic fluid or a grease reservoir?

    What if someone designed a 2-speed clutch that could work on both low & high RPM motors?

    What if the 2-speed drive is designed to take advantage of current belt drive advancements?

    What if an American 2-speed drive offered over 10 different RPM stall speeds and shift speeds from 18 MPH to 30 MPH?

    What if the 2-speed clutch was able to start the "ticking" RPM as low as 1250 RPMs or as high as 3100 RPMs?

    What if the 2-speed clutch included a feature that allows the shift speed to be modified?

    What if the 2-speed system used easy to obtain maintenance parts [if ever needed]?

    What if the 2-speed automatic drive system's features included easy to change drive ratios?

    What if the 2-speed drive is quiet, and has a high power transfer rate?

    What if the 2-speed drive protects the owner with a safety cover?

    What if the 2-speed drive operates at a lower temperature than most drives?

    What if the 2-speed drive were to use innovative "proven" idler technology?

    What if an American company was currently building & testing a 2-speed drive system?

    What if a company were to mass-produce a 2-speed automatic clutch in the

    What if the 2-speed clutch would fit an existing popular drive system and could be offered as an upgrade?

    OK we confess! The rumors are true!

    Let us know if this would be of interest.

    Have fun,

    Your friends at EZM
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  2. GearNut

    GearNut Active Member

    This is an extreme interest to me! I would like to go about 30 mph on flat land, and I need good hill climbing power because I have a lot of fairly steep hills in my neck o' the woods.
  3. Versitile

    Hi GearNut, yes this system will do that, and even more. The HS or Honda have good climbing abilities anyway, and with the ratio advantages, you will definately be on target!

  4. GearNut

    GearNut Active Member

    Very cool! The hill that I live on is not fun to walk up, and even less fun to pedal up.
    Don't get me wrong here, I greatly enjoy going out in the back hills for a hike or mountain bike ride, but blacktop and sidewalk are boring. I quickly loose interest in conquering the same paved hill every day. It has turned into a boring chore.
  5. Mt. Everest, or the Steep Paved Driveway

    I agree GearNut, and it is fun to see the little 142f's ability to conquer freeway overpasses, Levies and the other obstacles I have encountered, and Low Gear will only make that better!

  6. GearNut

    GearNut Active Member

    Perhaps I should ask to change my name to LowGearNut?
  7. darwin

    darwin Well-Known Member

    Doesnt the HS idle at 3500 rpm? Maybe Im wrong.
  8. Quenton Guenther

    Quenton Guenther Motored Bikes Sponsor

    Hi Darwin,

    It is closer to 2000. +/- 175

    Have fun,
  9. Nuttsy

    Nuttsy Member

    Well if nobody else is gonna ask...

    I might as well.
  10. Quenton Guenther

    Quenton Guenther Motored Bikes Sponsor

    Hi Nuttsy,

    So far the Two-Matic is costing about $125.00 more to make than the Q-Matic, but as always we will shop for better prices before production starts. In our effort to hold the cost down we are using a lot of parts already produced in our Q-Matic drive.

    We looked into cheaper systems including planetary, shift dogs, and even fluid drive, but the reliability just wasn't there, and just presented too many problems.

    Final cost won't be totally known until we actually start production, but we are sure it will cost much less than a "shifter kit" but will be limited to 2 speeds.

    Have fun,
  11. Stan4d

    Stan4d Banned

    What If....

    What if, HECK! Just make sure you let me know about kit form including motor, and production time estimates!! From the description I would like that bad boy! Got a purdy bike it needs to go on. Saving for other kits at the moment but would change direction if this comes out soon enough.
  12. Quenton Guenther

    Quenton Guenther Motored Bikes Sponsor

    Hi Stan4d,

    We have received a large number of calls including many from our dealers asking us to continue the project. It appears many are interested in this project, so we will do our part to make it a reality.

    As soon as we finish the second small prototype production run and finish some minor testing we will consider making a few for in-field testing. We are totally sure from the single test 2-speed drive that the principal is 100% sound and will be the most durable drive system in the marketplace. In order to make the drive as cost effective as possible we must design it so that it is easy to assemble and service[our next task].

    The only problem with the first production prototypes is cost. It costs more to have parts custom made as opposed to quantity production runs.

    I would suggest keeping in contact with us concerning availability. We promise to work on this project as much as possible and do our best to get the cost as low as possible.

    Have fun,
  13. andrewflores17

    andrewflores17 New Member

    dont want to be the dead thread guy but what ever happend to this can i expect it anytime soon ? i love my ezm but would love to climb some hills and still go fast
  14. Quenton Guenther

    Quenton Guenther Motored Bikes Sponsor

    We have two operating 2-speed proto-types. They work well, but the cost to manufactor is still way too high. The problem is using 2 MaxTorque clutches in the drive. One is the stock clutch, however the second clutch used to shift to overdrive adds another $100.00 to the cost.

    We will keep the project alive in hopes that some shop will reduce our costs enough to be able to offer at a reasonable price.

    have fun,
  15. andrewflores17

    andrewflores17 New Member

    dont forget the predators :cool2: .

    have you placed a 2 speed on one yet ? sure would be cool to see in action .

    hope the shops wise up sooner than later.

    be safe out thier .
  16. Quenton Guenther

    Quenton Guenther Motored Bikes Sponsor

    Hi andrewflores17,

    It was tested on both the 79CC and 99CC H F motors. It works best on low RPM motors because of the RPM range. The HS 49 and Honda 50 motors operate from 2200 to 7800 RPMs with a spread of 5600 RPMs, whereas the HF motor operate from 1100 to 4500 RPMs.

    I had to remove the 2 speed from the test bike with the 99CC HF motor as we needed to test the Q-Matic drive for longevity on the larger 99CC motor.

    Have fun,
  17. bhaydonsuperpocket

    bhaydonsuperpocket New Member

    008.jpg 011.jpg ive got a polini rep 46cc motorizedbike revs 14.000 rpm how much 4 a 2 speed right now interested ? or would love to test 1 for your reserch would be a fun learning curve . keep it in mind . would pay and keep u up to date on findings thank u